|My new favorite necklace from Amy Cornwell -|
she gave one to everybody at Snap!
- approximately 320 bloggers from across the country attending Snap,
- 60 speakers from some of the most well-known blogs in the creative blogging world,
- 46 of the best vendors selling their homemade goodness at the Queen Bee Market,
- three FULL days of classes, and
- several fabulous sponsors who showered us with tons of swag (free goodies and product samples).
It really was uh.may.zing.
The venue was perfect. (Of course, it being only 20 minutes away from my house maybe clouds my judgement a bit.) Thanksgiving Point is a beautiful place. There are tulips everywhere, the food is fantastic, and the Emporium is such a fun place to shop.
I went to the conference by myself, but not without first trying to find someone to come with me. I am a little bit socially challenged. Okay, maybe more than a little bit. :) I am not good at all at small talk and chatting and mingling and, having never been to a blogging conference before, I wasn't really sure what to expect. I think I was practically hyperventilating as I walked into the building to register. There were 2 girls greeting attendees at the door and as I said hello to one, I mentioned that I was nervous. She gave me a huge hug and the two girls behind me (thanks Zoe & Jeremy!) heard me and began chatting with me, helping me feel at ease. This was the atmosphere: welcoming, friendly, and supportive.
After that initial stress and nervousness, the rest of the weekend was a virtual blur of meeting people, exchanging business cards, attending classes, and tweeting!
At registration, Xyron gave us each a ring with hole punch so that we could keep our collected business cards organized. It's ideas like this that make me giddy!
|Listening to the inspiring Ana White speak.|
|With Kelli from Lolly Jane Boutique!|
|The adorable Shelley Smith speaking at the Discovering & Defining Your Style class.|
I could listen to her speak all day long!
|With Kate from Centsational Girl!|