My Experience at Blogher ’16

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imageI was fortunate enough to have the chance to attend Blogher 2016. I have been following the conference for years and really wanted to be a part of it, but with the cost of the show I never thought I would have a chance to go. Then I found out they had a student rate and I am a full time student, and my mother decided to buy me a ticket for my birthday because she knew how badly I’ve wanted to attend.

The show focuses on Women in the blog, marketing and journalism worlds. It’s focus is to bring together women from all over the world to talk about what they are passionate about with other women in the same field and connect them with major brands so they can continue to do what they love. It really is a small show with a big idea and great sponsors.image

I got there real early in the morning the first day. One of the things I really loved about this show was how incredibly welcoming all the women were. There were facebook groups for everyone to talk. I even had breakfast with 2 of the attendees by the pool because they were up early and posted in the group looking to connect. That’s the kinda feeling you got from the whole show. Everyone is there to learn something and to be a part of something. That was what made the show so wonderful. It was like being part of a blogging family reunion. Everyone wanted to connect with everyone.

There were speakers everyday. Sarah Michelle Gellar spoke about her new food company, Kim Kardashian spoke about her success, Sheryl Crow talked about her life and her cancer. All these powerful women spoke about how they’ve become names in their fields. They were so open and inviting about their lives.

I ended up going to the McDonalds luncheon because I was invited. I think they gave me one of the coolest items I got at the expo. It was a little totebag shaped like a french fry box. I can’t wait to use it. Every company was so friendly and inviting. They wanted to speak with everyone and gind out how you might work together.

I am beyond excited for the chance to go again next year and meet new people. I would love to have the chance to learn so much more.