For what seems like forever I’ve sat at home and watched social media enviously as some of my favorite bloggers tweeted about the fabulous time they were having at the blog conferences they attended. Wait. Who am I kidding? I was full on Shrek green jealous. The sessions. The parties. The swag. I wanted to be a part of it all. But…I wasn’t a blogger back then. (Well, depending on the timing I might have been running my first blog which didn’t last long and won’t be mentioned here…) So you don’t exactly show up at a blog conference when you’re not a blogger…that wouldn’t make sense. But I really wanted to go. To something. To anything.
It’s not that I haven’t attended conferences for my day job. I have. And I learn a ton. And I enjoy them. But it’s not the same. The education conferences don’t seem anything like the blog conferences I’ve followed online. (For one thing, there’s a huge lack of parties at most of them. Well…there was this one time I presented at a national conference. There were parties there. And I have this funny story about crashing one…wait…I’m getting off track….) There’s also the issue of budgets for funding education programs right now. We don’t exactly have tons of money so a conference is most likely not in the cards in the near future.
I decided with a full year of blogging at As The Bunny Hops it was time to attend my first blog conference. So I picked the one that turned me the absolute greenest online. BlogHer. I will be at BlogHer 12. I don’t really know how I’m going to do it. And I don’t really know what to expect. All I know right now is that I’m going to be there in August.
And despite my utter cluelessness on the topic of blog conferences I do know I’ll need business cards. (I’ve heard more than once I’ll need about twice as many as I think I do.) That’s where Tiny Prints comes in. Tiny Prints has always been a favorite place to go for all of my printing needs. I’ve gotten business cards for my Etsy shop, thank you cards, gift tags, notebooks and more from Tiny Prints. Every product has been amazing and the customer service is top notch.
Now I just need to pick out what cards I want from their huge selection…Fresh Logo? Sleek Simplicity? Corporate Chic? I can’t decide! But I will pick out something…and if it’s from Tiny Prints I know I’ll love it.
This post was compensated as part of the Tiny Prints Blogger Program.