What Happens in Nashvegas, Stays in Nashvegas… Unless You Blog

There ain’ t nothing like a blogging conference bahbay,
to get a bunch of mommas out going crahzay.

I started this post when I had just arrived home from Nashville where I attended the Blissdom blogging conference… I am finishing this post a few days later when I have had time to catch back up with life.

PS: I use the word “attended” loosely since this was the first, and what I fear may be the last, chance I had to take a nap, get a manicure, and get a massage while the sun is out for at least the next eighteen years.

This is what happens when four bloggy mommas pack into a VW, drive 85 m.p.h. down a highway for four hours, and cram themselves into a hotel room for three nights and four days.

I know. Jealousy is a cruel mistress (and thank you roomie Hannah for the pic!)

So what did I learn during my trip to Nashvegas for Blissdom?

1) MC Hammer has nothing on my most excellent rommie, Hannah. When she says it’s Hannah Time, she means it…

2) Two free drink tickets per blogger makes for a bunch of really cheap dates.

3) I know the song typically goes that you don’t want your babies to grow up to be cowboys. Whoever wrote that song never met an ag salesman. “Tractor Convention” is really a euphemism for “Horney Married Dude Gathering.”

As if that wasn’t earth shattering enough, I attended the amazing opening keynote by Brene Brown, whose entire speech was inspirational in a way that I am pretty sure will shape the way I look at both my business and motherhood. (What really got me was when she said, when someone asks something of you to, “Choose discomfort over resentment.”)

I also had a blast hearing all of the creative content ideas from Mrs. Flinger,  Amy Turn Sharp, and Jim from the Busy Dad Blog during the one writing session I was able to attend (and not just because, they pulled out the super-meme slide of awesomeness replete with rainbows, ninjas, and unicorns).

Next stop, hopefully Type A Parent in Asehville. Or dare I hope to afford the ticket price for BlogHer? With all the two free booze tickets every night, and me being a super cheap date, it totally pays for its self.

Devil Horns! | Melody