Friday, October 3, 2014

Follow Friday #BlogElevated Edition

Last weekend, I attended Blog Elevated 2014.  Thanks to Lisa and Bobbie for giving me the opportunity to volunteer with a great group of bloggers.  This conference for me was so different than any I have attended before.  Last year I attended and mingled.  I met several bloggers and the conference was awesome.  I obviously wanted to come back.  But what was different about this year was the connections I made.  Thanks to me working the registration desk I was able to greet so many attendees.  It was awesome, no need for an ice breaker or anything.  I asked them their name and I introduced myself.  Later on and during the conference I knew so many people, it was ridiculous.  It felt great to be at a place where I was not in the corner waiting for someone to talk to me.  I was talking to people.  I was asking if they were ok, if they had any questions, and even offering help.  I normally am shy, even if you do not believe me.  So my mission was to meet, mingle, break out of my shell, and guess what?  I did.  Check out some of the great people I met:


On the last day, last minute-I decided to run around and take pictures of all the people I had met.  This is only some of the people I met.  I had new and old friends that made this experience, an awesome one.  The reason for the pictures was so I could have name/face recognition.  My take from all of this is-step out of your shell.

BE open.
BE social.
BE yourself.
BE there.
BE friendly.

Great friendships start with a HELLO!  Some of us hide behind our computer screens.  I won't be hiding anymore.  I hope to meet more new people, and can't wait to stay connect with the people I have met.  I no longer sit in a room full of people in the corner.

And you should not either.


Unknown said...

Hahaha my eyes were closing!

Amanda @ Fun In The Oven Blog said...

Awe, I'm so happy I had the chance to meet you & volunteer! What a great weekend with so many great people!

Lisa Henley Jones said...

Every time I saw you, you looked like you were having so much fun! And it rubbed off on everyone you interacted with. It was really good to meet you! Love being included in your picture collage. Can't believe it's already been a week - when does the conference high end??

Renee Qpon Junkie said...

Alba, what great pictures you got. It looks like everyone had a really good time. Can't wait to see you next year at #BlogElevated 2015.

Renee - Qpon Junkie

Unknown said...

YOU are so awesome! Gurl, I had so much fun hanging with the dbl A's. Love how positive you are, it's infectious!

Connie Leon said...

You are awesome. As always. Thanks for being yourself and so nice! AND OH YEA..HILARIOUS!!!!!

S. Yissele said...

Great event and people! I see it was a great day.


Natalia Carter said...

It looks amazing! I want to go next time ;)