So Blissdom Canada is coming up in a few weeks. Whenever there is a big blogging conference approaching, I go through this cycle:
- Get excited, imagine how fun it will be, imagine attending.
- Pay attention to when tickets go on sale, monitor the situation closely, load up the ticket buying page.
- Chicken out, don’t buy ticket, watch it sell out.
- See people on Twitter and Facebook talk about what they are packing and who they are rooming with and how thrilled they are, and get bitterly jealous.
- Read people’s tweets from the conference and see their blissfully happy child-free photos and feel extra bitter.
- Read people’s joyful post-conference posts and feel totally disconnected from the entire community and vow to give up blogging forever.
- Sulk around the house for a couple of weeks before reading something funny on someone’s blog and deciding not to give it up quite yet.
I have been blogging for over 10 years and have never been to a conference, but I am seriously trying to talk myself into going to Blissdom this year, just for the experience.
Here’s how serious I am: I told my husband about it. That’s MAJOR, people.
However, I still haven’t made any actual plans to actually attend or anything.
Still, the hope is there. Baby steps.