Earlier in the year, I did a post called Reviewer’s Retreat 2012 Presidential Scholarship Application where I almost begged for a chance to attend the only review blog conference called Reviewer’s Retreat. Sadly, I did not win that scholarship. However, thanks to the generosity of one of my favorite blogger friends, I am now able to go!
Back in 2010, I was lucky enough to be selected to attend the WeBlog Conference. I had the opportunity to ride to the conference with and meet Shanaka who lives in Virginia (like me). Shanaka blogs at Mama Bee Does and she offers coupons, deals, crafts, reviews, and giveaways. Long story short, she had an extra ticket to the conference she couldn’t use. So, she gave it to me! Isn’t that the nicest thing? Thank you, Shanaka!
Not only did Shanaka give me her extra ticket, but she invited me to stay with her and several other bloggers in a suite at Great Wolf Lodge. All I had to do was pay my very minimal portion of the room and get transportation to and from the conference! Obviously, I said yes right away! So, next Sunday I will be traveling down to Charlotte, North Carolina to attend my first blogging conference! Yay! I’m so excited about this adventure. I just know it will be packed with lots of fun. It will be great to see Shanaka again and to meet other bloggers as well as connect with brands.
One night there will be a tailgating party and I hope to have tailgating gear on. The next night there is a slumber party with a scavenger hunt. Hehe! I’m simply giddy with excitement at this point. So, do you have any tips for me before I head to my first real blogging conference? Things I should/shouldn’t pack?
Disclosure: Shanaka paid for my ticket as a friend and I am paying for other expenses. She never even asked for me to mention her. Also, Meesh and Mia is sending me an outfit to wear to the tailgating party. The opinions expressed are my own.