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BlogHer 2013 in Pictures

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by Lori Cunningham

 

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Every year I attend the BlogHer conference (see 2012, 2011), which is a conference focused on female bloggers to hone their craft with regards to running their blog, choosing the best tools, figuring out the myriad of advertising options, or even speak about their experiences so other bloggers can learn.  The conference is also a great place to meet other bloggers and network with companies they would like to create a relationship with.  There’s nothing like meeting people face-to-face to jump start a new friendship or business opportunity.  Often times you know people only by their twitter handle, so meeting them in person makes the relationship more real.  See this CNN article on BlogHer that we are quoted in, “BlogHer13:  Where Everyone Knows Your Twitter Name.”
BlogHer is also a lot of fun as there are many parties sponsored by large companies, great food, and wonderful keynote speakers, such as Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook and Guy Kawasaki, known for helping to launch Macintosh in 1984 as well as a well-known author and speaker.
Here are just some of the pictures I took while at the convention in Chicago, IL this past week.

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I was thankful for my Samsung Galaxy Note 8 to keep my schedule color-coded and somewhat clear.

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Sheryl Sandberg gave a brilliant talk on “What Would You Do if You Weren’t Afraid,” from her book, Lean In.          Guy Kawasaki, famous speaker, author, and marketer of the Macintosh in ’84 with Elisa Camahort.

 

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At the Disney Infinity Event, holding up my favorite little hero, Dash from the Incredibles.                                    We had the opportunity to see numerous scenes from Disney’s upcoming game, Infinity in this fun setting.

 

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Verizon through a fantastic party with a great flashback band.    Loved seeing my friends,                                            Fun at the  SocialLuxe Lounge with Michelle of HonestandTruly & Kate from TheGuavaliciousLife.

Heidi – C2CMom, Janis -MommyBlogExpert, Elena – LiveDoGrow, and Kate- theGuavaliciousLife

 

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Oh the fun!  Mark Hill is a famous hair stylist in Brittian, he’s bringing his product over to the States through Walgreen’s.  I loved the smell and performance of his shampoo and conditioner…and Mark Hill (left) and his stylists were great too!

Many people don’t know this about me, but for many years, I dreamed about working for the Pillsbury Dough Boy.  I never did because I couldn’t fathom taking on the cold of Minneapolis for this Southern California girl, but it was still a dream to meet him in person on the BlogHer conference floor!

LazyBoy had quite the party at BlogHer with well-dressed gentlemen adorning custom suits made from actual fabrics used on their LazyBoy couches and chairs.  It was a great party and I even found myself sipping a drink while reclining in one of their great lazy chairs!

Lastly, thanks to The Mom’s, I attended a Mamarazzi bash with a screening of the Smurfs and visits by them…in person?  Or should I say, in Smurf?  Complete with Build-A-Bear party favors, this was a bash to remember.  I found Smurfs 2 to be very good, I was quite surprised for a sequel, and one I don’t mind at all watching again…this time with my kids!

There’s so much more I’d love to show you.  Even still, some of what I experienced there you won’t see in pictures.  BlogHer does a great job of pulling together women bloggers and speakers covering numerous topics.  I felt inspired and rejuvenated, ready to take a look at WellConnectedMom.com and see what we can do to improve it.  Watch for changes coming soon.

 

If you attended BlogHer, what was your favorite part?

 

 

 

 

 



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8 comments
Arnebya
Arnebya

I enjoyed way too many things to pick just one favorite part. The Disney party looks amazing.

Elena
Elena

It was so good to see you!!

Janis @MommyBlogExpert
Janis @MommyBlogExpert

Loved your photo recap of BlogHer, especially the photo of us with some other of our blogging friends at the Verizon TimeShift event.

Lori Cunningham
Lori Cunningham

Arnebya, I agree, it's hard to pick just one. The Disney party was cool, had a great vibe and such a fun game to play.

Lori Cunningham
Lori Cunningham

Hi Susan! I saw your sister there, I had to take a double-take. In fact, I squeezed into one of her pics because I thought it was you at first! I'll post it on twitter. Thanks, I'll add our post to your linky.

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