So, here’s the thing. Relevant is my first major blog conference. Last month I went to a local blog conference (Blog Sugar) and something weird happened: a bunch of people knew me but didn’t approach me (maybe I look different in real life than I do online?). And then I didn’t recognize a bunch of people because THEY looked different in real life than they did online.
It was weird because after the conference, all these people on Twitter and FB were like: “It was great to see you at Blog Sugar!”—and I didn’t even remember SEEING THEM.
Basically I came away feeling like because I’m an idiot at recognizing people, I missed some major opportunities to meet people in real life whose blogs I really loved. Also, maybe my bold, extraverted personality comes off as intimidating? I promise I don’t bite!
So, here’s my proposal to you. Let’s do our homework on each other. If you’re going to Relevant next week and would like to meet me–I want to meet YOU! I want to get to know you more before we meet. I want to scroll through your blog posts. I want to study up on your life and look at your picture so that maybe I will recognize you IRL–not only that I’ll be able to match your face to your stories.
Then leave a link to your About page in the linky form below!
If you want to get fancier, then create a new post on your blog filled with a bunch of links to your favorite posts. Then come back here and paste the link to that compilation post (not your home page) in the linky form.
Hello, I’m Elizabeth Esther and I’m going to the Relevant blog conference. This is me with the two boys I sponsor in Bolivia:
And here’s a little about me:
I found the unconditional love of God in Catholicism and this is how Mary brought me back to Jesus. I was raised inside an abusive fundamentalist church which is why I still struggle with going to church. But despite all that, I’m actually an extraverted fun-loving, zany, singing show tunes, dithering, ENFP goofball.
Now, it’s your turn! Go write your compilation post and then link to it here! Be sure to include a picture of yourself in the body of your post!
Alternatively, if you’re not in the mood for creating a whole new post? Just leave a link to your about page in this linky form!