August 14, 2012

Random Pics From BlogHer

Yes, another BlogHer post!  Just a few more!  

Having a great phone is a must when attending a conference!  My new Galaxy III S came in just in time from Verizon!  If you follow me on twitter or instagram you know I was going hard with the pictures!  Here are some of my favorites I took with my Galaxy III S and my thoughts on BlogHer!

To get in the BlogHer spirit, I wore this shirt on the flight.

We found the Naked Cowboy the first night!

Lipstick popping with Jennifer from Real Posh Mom at the Lipstick + High Heels Party!

With my BFF Rhonda at Lipstick + High Heels Party!  She was the host and bouncer for the party! LOL! 

I told yall she was my BFF! Confirmed on twitter! LOL!

My Verizon buddy Jeff kicking it at BlogHer!

Spooning with my BFF Rhonda from Looms Lids and Layers.  We were trying out the Sheex brand in the BlogHer expo.  They have this cool technology like sports wear but still soft like 1000 count sheets!  You have to check out Sheex!  The thing on my head is supposed to tell me how good my sleep is.  I am sure I failed!

I spotted this ...this... THING, as I was heading into the Sparklecorn Party!  Scary!

Part of the BlogHer crew at the Sparklecorn Party.  Mimi, Tamra, and LaShawn.

After all the parties, swag, and laughs, I am sure you want to know what I got out of BlogHer!
1.  The BlogHer parties are off the chain!  Both the private ones and the official conference parties at the hotel. I think Lipstick + High Heels may have been the best.. *wink

2.  Blogging is definitely a business!  Every brand was there wanting to talk to us!  They know that our readers like us and trust us to tell them what is good!

3.  It's ok to be compensated!  If people are reading your blog, you have influence.  You know how much stuff I buy just because one of you guys talked about it?  You should be given something for it!  Plus, running a blog takes time.  We all stay up late hours blogging, pinning and tweeting.  I learned that it's ok to receive compensation for your time!  Especially if you are a mommy!

4.  If you want to be a SUPER blogger like Man Repeller, Style Pill, Momtrends etc... it doesn't happen overnight!  Most of the bloggers we admire have been doing this for years and put in a lot of work!

5.  If you have any blogging goals, for ex. be an ambassador, write reviews, be on TV, write a book, photographer or just want to get better and learn more... you should attend BlogHer or other reputable conferences.  Or if you just want to talk bloggy stuff for the weekend and hang in NYC with cool people!

6.  Don't bother blogging if you don't love it!  Don't do it just because you think you will get free stuff!  When I started a blog I had no clue that people would send me stuff, invite me to events and that blog conferences even existed.  I barely even know what a blog was for that matter!

I am going to keep it real with yall.  I did not go with the intentions of hitting each session.  I wanted to meet people in real life, learn about new brands & products and a party or two : ).  For me, it was a total success!  Obama address all the attendees (which I missed because I had to put on my makeup for my party)!  Had lunch with Martha Stewart (with 5000 other folks) and bumped into my bff Jeannie Mai walking the halls!

What are your feelings on blog conferences?  Do you plan on attending one?  Next year BlogHer will be in Chi-Town!  Yall know that is my home town so I will be there!  Lipstick + High Heels part II!


  1. OMG! That just made my day to know that it will be here next year. I hope to attend. your shirt so much I got one. I can't wait to wear it.

  2. I need this shirt!!! I love our spooning picture! We will be there in our town next year!!

  3. You took such great pics! I am dreaming of a Galaxy III S and hope to get one soon. And I have to have that shirt you wore on the flight.

    It looks like you really enjoyed the BlogHer event. And to see Jeannie Mai again? OMG I'm so jeally! She is totally my best fashion friend in my head lol. I hope I'm able to attend in the Chi next year with my bestie. *fingers crossed*

    Hope you're having a great day, lady ;-)

  4. I love your BlogHer 12 recap. I'm so happy you had a blast, but I really wa supposed to be a part of that BlogHer crew picture at Sparklecon. So, sad. :-( But, I will definitely be at BlogHer 13 in Chi-Town. Lipstick & high Heels II here I come! Thanks for the highlights and lessons you learned. Love it!

  5. 1. I'm totally obsessed with your t-shirt! I need one in my life!

    2.I'm pretty new to the blogging word and I never knew all that was involved or could be involved in blogging, but now that I'm a blogger I really love it!

    3. I've never been to a conference but you made Blogher Look super fun!!

    Thanks for the great post!
    Taylor Brione

  6. I totally aggree with your sentiments! I've learned long ago that it is OK to get compensated and now I ask for compensation if it isn't offered up front. Homie don't play that! LOL.

    And yes, don't start a blog JUST to get free stuff b/c you'll be highly disappointed if you do it that way.

    So glad I was able to meet you IRL!

    YES, Lipstick and High heels was off the chain!

  7. Love your review on BlogHer! I am planning on attending next year with a few bloggers from Cleveland! Hope to meet you next year!!!

  8. Great post! looks like you had a ball.

  9. Grrr, you're making me jealous all over again with these pics. I must have one of those T-Shirts.

  10. I have been doing some catch up, you are the "it" girl, and NYC was just fabulous!!

  11. so... I NEED that T-shirt!!!! Sounds like a great time and I'm sure I'll see you next year in the Chi!


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