Every time I go to Blogher I learn something new about how to schedule my time and what ultimately is most important to me in this community. Last year, I learned a lot and vowed never to run around Blogher like a crazy woman ever again. And while this year I did a better job of scheduling my time, I still have a lot to learn about not overscheduling.
This year, like last, I learned quite a bit. Here are the five key lessons I learned at Blogher 2010 that I will surely incorporate into my Blogher11 plans.
1. Go Schedule-less: Next year I will be arriving at Blogher’s door without a single meeting or event on my agenda. I can’t take the pressure of being here and there and everywhere. I’ll be in San Diego and likely will run into my friends. We’ll do dinner, hang out in San Diego, and it’ll be fab.Or, we’ll have a quick hug and know we at least saw each other.
2. Throw a Party: I think it’s about time that the Mom Bloggers Club hosted a party of some sort at Blogher. I have no idea what it will be yet. Maybe it will be a series of intimate dinners where different moms sit and talk over really good meals. That would be fun!
3. Have More Lunch Dates: I don’t know why, but lunch dates are perfect! Mornings, I’ve found, are too unpredictable. And at night I’m ready for bed around 10. Lunches are at the perfect time for me because I’m awake, coherent, and alert! That’s always a good thing.
4. Get Pampered: Maybe it was my imagination, but I think there was a lot of opportunity to get pampered at Blogher this year, from getting your hair and makeup done to getting manicures and pedicures. I think I need to seek out those fun opportunities next year. Who doesn’t want free pampering?
5. Take More Photos: I took all of ten photos — all on my iPhone. That just isn’t acceptable. Next year I vow to take photos that actually have clarity and focus.
Compared to last year’s lessons learned post, I have come quite a long way. I’m thrilled for my progress.
What lessons did you learn?
By the way — stay tuned for my next post about my marketing observations from Blogher and what I believe they mean to mom bloggers.