The Awesomeness.

The Awesomeness.

photo: MooshinIndy

I had an absolutely fabulous time at Blissdom.

FABULOUS. Seriously, I can hardly believe how many wonderful people I met this year. This photo shows just a TINY fraction of the awesomeness of Blissdom.

I learned, laughed (hysterically, I might add), cried, talked (a lot) and sat back and watched women that I admire come out from behind their laptop screen and show me once again that these are REAL AUTHENTIC women whose voices you can trust. They are exactly who they present themselves to be online. No bald old men in the bunch (phew, I know you are GLAD to know that!).

I could fill up several posts of valuable lessons, fun photos (which I will have to steal because I did not even take ONE photo. FAIL!) and hilarious tidbits for you, and I will, but tonight, I’m shutting off the laptop and curling up in my own bed for a long, long, sleep. It was a long, amazing and unforgettable week. Next conference I’m going to? Relevant. I hope you’ll plan on being there!

PS. Do you recognize these bloggers? Ha, and I have to tell you I was wearing heels. LOL.

The Awesomeness.


  1. Looking at this picture I’m so sad I didn’t get to come stalk y’all like I did last year. : )

    I am working (or is it burning?) my fingers to the bone to get to go to Relevant! Woo hoo!
    .-= Heathahlee´s last blog ..Please Stand By… =-.

  2. Sounds and looks sooo fun! Glad you had a wonderful time!

    .-= jenjen´s last blog ..Giveaway: Madison Reece Designs! =-.

  3. You guys look like you had so much fun!

    p.s: I tagged you for a Best Blog Award

  4. Oh that does sound like fun!

    My son would be so proud of you for using the term “Fail”!
    “Epic Fail” is his big slang of late.

    Hope your week is a great one as you settle back in.

    Becky K.
    .-= Becky K.´s last blog ..The Marketing Blues…. =-.

  5. So glad you had fun! I can’t wait to experience it for myself . Have a restful week getting back into your groove at home!

  6. Looks like a blast! Glad you had a good time.

    .-= Jennifer´s last blog ..Come On, Get Happy! =-.

  7. It was so nice to meet you and hang out for a little while! And, yes, it was nice to see people from behind their screens.

  8. Wish i could have gone…you girls look like you had a great time!
    .-= Stephaine @ Geezees´s last blog ..Unique gifts for the person or couple who has got it all … =-.

  9. Hi Mellissa, I’m so happy to hear that you will be at Revelant 10. I haven’t been to any blogging conferences :( but will be at that one since it’s so close. We can actually meet in person.

    Thanks for sharing all the fun you had at Blissdom., wish I could have been there
    .-= Debra´s last blog ..Snow! Lots of it =-.

  10. Sounds like it was a fantastic time … wish I could have been there. It’s always wonderful to be re-inspired.
    .-= Lesley @ TheDesignFile´s last blog ..Black & gold – in honor of the Super Bowl champs =-.

  11. I do recognize lots of those bloggers! How fun.

    I was so jealous that I didn’t get to go. Thrilled for you guys though!
    You’re a tiny little thing!

  12. Been waiting for some photos from Blissdom. Looks like a good time was had by all the lovely ladies! Think I do, recognize a few.

  13. I love that pic!!!! Miss you already, Melissa.
    .-= Emily@remodelingthislife´s last blog ..Blissful =-.

    • Aw, sweet Emily. Nothing made me happier than to see you there having fun and meeting people. Seriously. I was just so proud of you, I know it was scary and you were AMAZING at getting out there and making friends. Best of all, we are now officially friends in real life. That makes me happy!

  14. So enjoyed our short airport chat. The connections made the Bliss!
    .-= Amy @ Finer Things´s last blog ..Finer Things Friday: Blissdom =-.

    • Wasn’t that just the most awesome thing that we all ended up there together waiting for the same flight?! I could have chatted with you all for several more hours! Especially had I not been so tired :-) What an amazing group of women! That is what those conferences are all about for me, making connections that will last! Now I have met you in person, so we are officially real life friends. Love that!

  15. Great pic! I’m thinking I should’ve skipped the Wisdom Workshops on Thursday so that I could’ve hung out more with all of you! :) Just kidding, I learned a LOT. So glad to have met you, the weekend was simply awesome. Hope to see you again at Relevant, but now I have to fit in a Spa trip to AZ too! :)
    .-= Kimm at Reinvented´s last blog ..Blissdom 2010—Words Elude Me =-.

    • There is never enough time to hang out, is there? I feel the same way. Congrats on that spa trip! WOW. You could bring us along and we could hang out there! Great idea. thank you!

  16. The conference looks like it was a blast! Love your site and all the beautiful pictures!!! Have a great day…

  17. It sounds like so much fun. Maybe next year I will make it.
    .-= gina´s last blog ..get YOUR Spring started. =-.

  18. I’m so glad y’all had a good time! I just love the photo you shared (you didn’t need to take pictures when there were so many girls there with cameras!). It is fun to see all these women who look just exactly like you’ve pictured them in your mind’s eye.

    Glad you made it back home safely–it was a long trip for you, wasn’t it?

    Take care!

    P.S. You’re wearing heels? That’s the one surprise to me–I had no idea you’re such a tiny girl. Good things come in small packages!
    .-= Richella´s last blog ..For he’s a jolly good fellow. . . =-.

  19. That sounds like such a fun event – with some great women. One of these times I’m going to have to go and experience it for myself.
    .-= gina´s last blog ..heartfelt =-.

  20. Hi Melissa! Thanks so much for sharing! Looking at the pictures is so exciting!!! Seeing all of you there, having so much fun… I really wish I had been there… =)

  21. Oh man, how fun….wish February wasn’t such a busy month for me.
    You look cute….glad you had fun.
    Happy Day
    .-= teresa´s last blog ..Dog Day Monday- =-.

  22. Hi Melissa, it’s me again.
    I know you must be exhausted right now, but I want to invite you over to my blog when you recover and come back to the computer. You are such a great inspiration for me, I would love to know what you think of it:
    Take care,
    .-= Rocio @ Casa Haus´s last blog ..It’ Complicated – Set Design =-.

  23. Melissa it was absolutely AWESOME meeting you too!
    I just wish we lived closer together so we could do that more often!

    Layla :-)

  24. Melissa,
    The movie (It’s Complicated), is definitely worth by the house alone! (though the movie is funny too). Hope you like it, and thanks for stopping by!
    .-= Rocio @ Casa Haus´s last blog ..It’ Complicated – Set Design =-.

  25. I so wish I could have gone. I had been planning and just before I bought my ticket – life happened. Next year, for sure! Glad you ladies all had fun here in TN!
    .-= candace´s last blog ..wicket awesome =-.

  26. Looks like a wonderful time…..
    sandy toe

  27. I was so great to meet you this weekend! You did great on the panel too! Kudos!
    .-= Jess @ Frugal with a Flourish´s last blog ..Blissdom Round Up: The People =-.

  28. I lerved meeting you! You all were sweethearts – I regret that I didn’t have more time to hang out, but was thrilled to have the opportunity just to sit at the same table for a while! I’m glad you had a wonderful weekend:) {We have about a half an inch of snow now, by the way!}


  29. So enjoyed getting to visit with you again. Thanks for letting me rest in your room.
    .-= Laryssa @ Heaven In The Home´s last blog ..New Cupcake Paintings! =-.

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