Later on this week, I’m heading off to Atlanta to become a temporary Georgia peach. I’ll be attending a blogging DIY (do it yourself) and home decor conference called Haven.
And aside from the allure of transforming myself into a piece of fruit, I’m really looking forward to the conference.
I was at Haven last year and had a wonderful time meeting my favorite bloggers, making new friends and attending super fun classes.
Now there were 3 items that I was especially concerned about last year before the conference:
1) Business Cards: I was so happy to bring business cards last year. I met so many new people and exchanging cards was a good ice breaker. This year, I wanted an updated card and designed my own through Vistaprint. (I found a great tutorial on how to do that from Simply Kierste.)
2) Clothing: Let’s be honest here. This isn’t a fashion blogging conference. (Most of us DIYers spend a good amount of our time in paint splattered yoga pants.) We still want to look good, though. I was quite concerned on what to wear and went out and bought a few new items last year. Most people dressed casually, but I can’t remember what anyone wore specifically. So my game plan this year is to not stress it so much.
3) Friends: The Haven conference sold out rather quickly last year before I was able to get a ticket. I was bummed that I had missed my chance to go. I asked to be put on the waiting list and luckily, ended up receiving a last minute ticket. Since it was right before the conference, I didn’t have a roommate or a buddy to go with, but I was fine with that. At the conference, I made it a point to talk to each person I saw. Everyone else was so excited to meet other bloggers too, that it was really a fun experience.
And yes, I did go shopping for some spiffy new clothes this year. Unfortunately, I became a little distracted at the huge handbag sale at Dillard’s and came home with two bags instead.
I’m packed and ready for my trip.
(I know, another feline photo. I just couldn’t resist.)
So what about you? Have you attended a blogging conference before? Or are planning on going to Haven?
If so, I’ll see you there. (Just look for the girl with the meowing handbag.)