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New York Here I Come!

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I'll be childfree at BlogHer '12

Tomorrow I’m off to New York for BlogHer ’12!

I’ll be speaking on Thursday but other than that, the conference is a complete blur. Frankly, it’s just so overwhelming! So I thought I’d take a moment to give myself an agenda…

Thursday Aug 2

  • 7AM Bootcamp
  • 9AM Welcome
  • 10:15AM Good Coach, Bad Coach? (Session I’m moderating)
  • 1 PM Technology Rocks Your Running Socks
  • 2:45 PM Dedication vs. Obsession Panelist
  • 6PM Expo Opens
  • 8PM People’s Party ? Not sure. May just hit the town!

Friday Aug 3

  • 6AM BlogHer 5k
  • 9AM Speed Dating
  • 10:30 AM The Brand-Blogger Connection
  • 11:45 Martha Stewart
  • 1:15 PM Podcasting 101
  • 2:34 PM Media Training for Bloggers
  • 4:45 PM Voices of the Year
  • 9PM Sparklecorn

Saturday Aug 4

  • 9:30 Advanced SEO for Bloggers
  • 11AM Avoid Analytics Overload: Google Analytics Tips
  • 12:15 Katie Couric
  • 3:15 PM How to Price and Value Your Services AND/OR Hot to Make an App (I can’t pick!)
  • Jen and I are going to the 9/11 memorial
  • Parties??

Wowza am I gonna be busy! Or should I say WE are going to be busy. My friend Jen is coming along again. I think she’s attended 3 BlogHer’s with me now. She’s not actually a blogger (yet) but I’ve been slowly converting her. After last year she took the leap to twitter. This year, well, she’s helping me cross something off my bucket list. We are soft launching a travel blog starting with our trip to NYC together. Don’t expect a regular blog schedule there. It’s just a space for us to archive our travels, share our thoughts and review places we’ve been. It’s a complete work in process and will be for some time but I thought I’d invite you to take a look as we build it together.

Ok, must sleep. Oh! and pack! Crap. Haven’t done that yet.

Here’s my food journal for today and if you are interested click click here to see BlogHer’s of the past. :)

What Why
1/2 banana Quick bite while dropping Little Guy to camp
1 egg on a while wheat english muffin with peppers I needed a breakfast I could eat easily while cooking/cleaning
Ham and Laughing Cow on whole wheat with spinach, tomato and mustard and carrot sticks on the side Haven’t had a sandwich like this in ages! It was yummy.
Small piece of sausage I had to taste test my batch of sauce. :)
Cherry tomatoes I have them on the counter for snacking
Leftover Spaghetti Squash and Tomato Bake with a little whole wheat pasta on the side and chicken breast cooked in sauce Dinner
strawberries Fruit after dinner
McDs cone Light night run to Kinkos. Totally seduced my the neighboring McDs.
2 mile run + BodyPump
A little better.

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There are 5 comments so far.

    Greg Kuhn

    August 1, 2012

    Have a great time, Roni. I’m excited because you’ll be inspired and invigorated at the convention, which will lead to lots of cool blog posts.

    I don’t know if you’re like me, but if you are – make sure you give yourself permission to enjoy your child-free weekend with no nagging guilt. You deserve it!

    And bring the energy of the convention back with you to share with your family and with us!


    August 1, 2012

    Sounds very exciting Roni! Love attending things like that – I find it so invigorating! Maybe someday I’ll get to experience it too, but I have to get rid of this job first (I’m working on it). Have a great time!

    Yay! Sorry we won’t be there together to run the 5k again. Say hi to Jen and I expect a full report…


    August 1, 2012

    Have a blast! I can’t wait to hear all about it :)


    August 1, 2012

    I can’t wait to read your new travel blog. Hurray!