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The Blissdom Conference 2011: The Home Bloggers

The Blissdom Conference 2011: The Home Bloggers

I love Blissdom. This was my third time at this now famed blogging conference and I have to say, I thought this was the BEST ONE ever.

The Blissdom Conference 2011: The Home Bloggers

I enjoyed Blissdom for many reasons this time, including these blogging girls who hung out with Nester & me for a Home Blogging Round Table Discussion on the floor of the Opryland Hotel in Nashville (the bloggers on this list signed their blog addresses on my paper during our discussion, I know there were many more at Blissdom!):

Bradford Avenue
High Heels and a Hammer
Take Off With Katie
Pretty Handy Girl
Two Story Cottage
Honey We’re Home
Decor Chick
Pink and Polka Dot
The Year of Hope
The Shabby Chic Cottage
Miss Mustard Seed
Lean Remodeler
My Cottage Love
Beneath My Heart
The Cottage Chick
Frugal With a Flourish
The Borrowed Abode
Casabella Project
House of Hepworths
The Pennington Point

The Blissdom Conference 2011: The Home Bloggers

I hope you’ll visit all of these girls, befriend them and encourage them. They are all unique and inspiring, and were so eager to learn from and share with each other.

The Blissdom Conference 2011: The Home Bloggers

Oh, and of course, Julie from HGTV was a part of our circle too! What a great contribution she made, loved having her be a part of our niche group!! You just never know who might be sitting next to you at these things.

One of my favorite inspirational quotes (originally from someone named Barbara Cook) is:

“When you are able to be yourself, you will have no competition.”

I shared this quote at our Blissdom home workshop and it is SO true, we need not look at these home blogging women as our competition, they are our friends and peers who can challenge us and help us grow our blogs and reach our dreams in ways we never dreamed possible, and we can give that gift right back to them.

Nester & I had a wonderful time leading the Blissdom Home Blogger Tribe and presenting at the Home Blogger Niche Workshop. What a privilege to rub shoulders with so many wonderful women bloggers, and even a couple of yet-to-be bloggers. You are so AWESOME! We are going to be recapping our Home Blogger Workshop soon, if you missed it or want to review!

The Blissdom Conference 2011: The Home Bloggers

But for now, I want to let you know, that wherever you are on your blogging journey, this home tribe rocks. You can reach for the moon and these girls are going be right beside you cheering you on so make them your BFF’s!

I’m so glad I have always had a great group of friends to keep me going in blogging! I was honored to meet these lovely ladies and hope you’ll keep me posted on how things are going for you!

I really want to thank Alli for the privilege of being a part of this amazing conference and for your confidence and support over the years. You are an inspiration and I’m so honored to call you my friend. xo Muah.

There is so much more I want to say about the conference, but I’ll have to put it out in bits and pieces.

And now, for my 10 Ten Referring Sites for The Inspired Room in January:

These girls are insanely talented, kind, generous, and I’ve met all but three of the ten in person. GO ME! Love and admire you girls in a big way. Thank you for sending your readers over to little ol’ me, and for being my fabulous friends. January 2011 was my BEST month EVER thanks in great part due to your support. I owe you lots of chocolates.

1. The Nester
2. Censtational Girl
3. Simplemom
4. Thrifty Decor Chick
5. Life In Grace
6. Hooked on Houses
7. Cote de Texas
8. Holly Mathis Interiors
9. Reluctant Entertainer
10. Meg Duerksen – Whatever

Did you do a Blissdom Recap Post? You can link it up here so we can see what you learned or who you met or how much fun you had! If you haven’t done one yet, go write one and link it up here so we can find your post! This linky will be open for a week!

Happy Blogging!