Heading to Bloggy Bootcamp

Friday, September 10, 2010
Tomorrow I'll be heading to Philly for my first official blog conference, Bloggy Bootcamp. Yes, I've been to various other blogger events where I've met and mingled. But this is a first for me. And I have to admit that I am filled with excitement and trepidation.

I am anxious to meet so many people with whom I have exchanged blog comments, Facebook comments and tweets. However, walking into a room full of virtual unknowns is, quite frankly, frightening. I spent countless years in the corporate world walking into rooms full of people I had never met or even exchanged emails or phone calls. I was never nervous. Never worried. But this is different. I want to connect with these women. I want to have engaging conversations with them, learn from them, be inspired by them. I can't say that about my former corporate world clients. So, I feel pressure. Pressure to fit in. Pressure to impress. Pressure to know all there is to know about social media.

Then last night amid my anxiety, Erica from Mommy's Still Fabulous posted this, and I was grateful to read it. I felt as if the weight of the world had been lifted from my shoulders. Although I am still nervous, my nervousness is playing back seat to my excitement.

I'm ready to meet, mingle, learn, and have fun!

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