Wednesday, January 25, 2012

I'm going to Blissdom 2012!

 What the heck is Blissdom? Basically, it's a conference for women bloggers in Nashville. I happen to be a woman who blogs, so I thought I might go.

Okay, it's a little more than that. 

There are several conferences held all over the country for bloggers but Blissdom sounded like it might be a good fit for me.  Blissdom 2012 will have sessions on Business, Life Development, Photography, & Writing.  I'm not so interested in Business or Photography but the Life Development & Writing tracks seem interesting to me.

Well, Meghan from The Tuckers Take Tennessee & Creative Kristi teamed up to host an online ice-breaker for attendees to use to introduce ourselves ahead of time.  I'm going to use this as an excuse to share a few facts about myself that haven't necessarily been covered by my "official" About Us page.

1 - I don't always wear sunglasses. This is is what I look like without them. Since I'll be inside at Blissdom, I probably won't have my sunglasses on all the I do in most of my profile pictures.

2 - I generally like food. I really hope the food at Blissdom is good. I don't like buffets or any meat generally served on a buffet...partially because I don't eat a lot of meat. I also don't eat seafood when I'm inland and I may be allergic to shrimp, a buffet favorite.  I don't like overcooked vegetables or chocolate cake - also regularly found at conference buffets.  All of these things make it difficult for me to be fed when food is served in mass quantities. Anyways, if you see someone who keeps going back for more rolls, it's probably me. I tend to eat a lot of rolls at long as they aren't sourdough or rye.

3 - I make lots of faces. Sometimes it's on purpose; sometimes it's because I'm thinking, "Really, what in the hell was he/she thinking? I wish I owned his/her mirror. DAYUM!"

 4 - I hope that I'll get some good tips on how to further use this blog to spread awareness about Klaw's VLCADD & mitochondrial diseases, in general. It never hurts to get some tips on better writing and time management, while I'm there.  I also hope I can connect with some other parents raising kids with special needs (hint, hint - don't be a stranger).

5 - Sometimes I have nose bleeds. It's nothing to be concerned about, I promise. Just hand me a tissue if I need one.

6 - Every once in a while, I get possessed*. If you see me looking like this:


Can't wait to meet a whole bunch of people at Blissdom!

Bonus - would anyone like to guest post for me during the last week of February & first week of March? Right after Blissdom, we are taking Klaw to a follow-up appointment with Dr. Vockley in Pittsburgh, so I'm going to be a bit distracted.  Topics could include a post about your special needs family member or rare disease close to your heart, "greener living" topics, or really, just about anything.  I'm open to ideas.  Pop me an email at ReallyWhatWereWeThinking (at) gmail (dot) com.

Creative Kristi Designs

*I'm just kidding. I don't get possessed. We had just finished cleaning the garage.
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