Thursday, March 10, 2011

Let's Go to Fitbloggin' 11

I've been reading healthy living, fitness, and food blogs for the better part of two years. And just recently became active in the community, via commenting, e-mailing thanks, and congratulations to bloggers, and most obviously this blog. I love this community, and I have developed friendships with these bloggers (in my head), and think of them as friends. I have learned so much about food, fitness, and life, and I want to learn so much more.

I have heard of, and read about many of the different conferences that go on throughout the year, and while I have thought about what I great time all of these bloggers are having, I never really thought about going myself. That is until this year....

I have pledged to myself that I will attend at least one blogging conference before October 2013 (101 in 1,001). And Fitbloggin' is giving away 5 tickets to Fitbloggin' 11 in Baltimore this May! This is my chance!

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Fitbloggin' is a conference for fitness, wellness, and healthy living bloggers to come together and "educate, network, and make friends." I would really love to go to Fitbloggin', especially this year. They've created a 3 track structure for the conference this year. So along with the 5K run, and fitness classes, and expo on Day 1, Day 2 features 15 different sessions, falling under one of the three tracks: Lab, where you'll learn hands on skills to apply to your blog; Discussion, a group of panelists will discuss hot topics, providing insight and inspiration; and Newbie, which is specifically designed teach new bloggers the basics, and an informal format for them to ask questions.


I am most excited about networking and meeting other bloggers, and potentially making friends. But as far as sessions go I am so excited for, "Building an Online Community," "Better Blog Photography," and "Design 101." I am excited so excited to learn from so many smart, and talented speakers, including some of my favorite bloggers; Jenn Emmert - a fellow Minnesotan (PriorFat Girl), Kath Younger (Kath Eats Real Food), Monica Olivas (Run Eat Repeat), Tina Haupert (Carrots 'N' Cake), and last but not least Matt Frazier (No Meat Athlete)!!

I think this sounds like a blast, and I would love to go! if this is something that interests you, I suggest you click on the fancy little countdown doo-hickey up there and get to registering. Maybe (hopefully) I will see you there!

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