So, I got back from the wonderful Type A Conference last Monday. However, I have barely had any free time with internet to post about it. It was such an awesome experience and I hope to be able to go again next year. It’s really hard to sum up everything that I was able to enjoy there. I finally got to meet my blogging buds, Cindy from The Mom Maven and the wonderful Connie from Brain Foggles. Both of which are just wonderful and fun women. I wish I had the time to talk with them more. Nonetheless, I wanted to do a quick post listing the top 5 things I learned at the conference.
1. I need to be on Pinterest more. I was lucky enough to sit in on Kelby Carr’s session on Pinterest and learned lots about it. Now, I need to go implement this new found knowledge and be more active on the site.
2. I am capable of walking up to people and talking to them. Now, I know this doesn’t seem like much, but I have never been outgoing in my offline life. In fact, I have had to learn some social skills. So, imagine my surprise when I realized how easy it was to approach the sponsor tables at the expo hall or to meet new people at the conference.
3. I can go from stranger to bffs with someone in less than 5 minutes. I had the extreme pleasure of rooming with Jennifer from The Big Binder for the majority of my stay at the conference. At first we were complete strangers with what seemed like little in common. However, within minutes of meeting, we hit it off. We have loads to talk about and get along great. I am already hoping to room with her again.
4. It is fun to volunteer at a conference. Shh! Don’t tell anyone because then they might want to apply next year. Haha! Really though, being a volunteer allowed me to meet people I never would have met otherwise. For instance, I got to meet Jennifer James (you know from Mom Bloggers Club) as she crashed the party I was doing security/drink tickets for. Haha! Plus, it’s amazing how nice everyone becomes once they see you with the drink tickets.
5. I am not a city girl. It was nice to visit Charlotte for a few days. However, I greatly missed my mountains and simple roads. I am glad to be back home where I don’t get as stressed out on the roads (even if I’m not the one driving). Plus, my family worries me about a lot less when I’m near.
So, thank you to the wonderful sponsors of the conference (including About One for the awesome “Protect Your Nuts” shirt, De Wafelbakkers for the pancakes, and Zone Bars for the non-cookie jar) and I hope to see everyone again next year.
Disclosure: I received a free shirt, pancakes and coupons, zone bars and a jar at the conference but was not required to post about any of it. The opinions expressed are my own.