October 15, 2012

Music for Monday...


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I do some of my best thinking when I'm out walking the dog. I've discovered this simple action of getting out of the house and into the fresh air is invaluable for my mental clarity. It's the perfect healthy way to help release all the thoughts held captive in my head and put them into some semblance of order. I don't mind telling you there's a lot to process up there at the moment.


I was lucky enough to attend the ProBlogger Event 2012 in Melbourne this past weekend. A welcome break from my normal life with boys, I would have three nights and four days away. The conference was to be two days of bloggers meeting and networking, as well as being jam-packed with information, advice and inspiring speakers. I knew my brain was in for a serious workout.


Moving upwards and onwards...


I learned a truckload of stuff this weekend, stuff that I'm really excited about and consequently impatient to begin implementing here. This was the second conference I'd attended and I was determined to make the most of the opportunity - despite my high-school-like nervousness - and meet some new people. It's such an awkward dance we bloggers do at these sorts of things. You find yourself sidling up alongside people in the hope that they'll catch your eye, giving you the chance to strike up a conversation (hopefully with a witty opening line) before nerves get the better of you and you sidle away - like (metorphorical) ships that pass in the night!


However. You'll be pleased to know I persevered and was thrilled to meet bloggers whose writing I really love. People like Kerri Sackville, Allison Tate and Eden Riley. These women are so hugely talented and all, without fail, were exceedingly generous to everyone with their time. It's very much appreciated ladies, so thanks.


Meeting the gorgeous Kerri Sackville


I'm still trying to process all that I've learned over the weekend. I'll be posting more about my adventures later in the week. But I thought I'd make today's Music For Monday dedicated to everyone who came along to ProBlogger Event 2012. We may be a small group of people but we are growing in number, every day. We will keep on speaking our own truths. Being consistent and real. We will continue to connect with our readers, and each other, while we spread and share our words.


I think that is a beautiful thing. Happy Monday, everyone.


It's a beautiful day!
Don't let it get away!


U2 - Beautiful Day





6 comments:

  1. So glad you enjoyed the conference. Can't wait to hear more about it.

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    1. It was fantastic, Alana! Well worth the time to go, that's for sure. And meeting lots of new people was good for me, too.

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  2. Great photo and glad you enjoyed the conference.

    Love the song and it was very appropriate for today.

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    1. Hasn't the weather been awesome this week? And today, it's supposed to be 33 degrees??!! The conference was awesome - one theme that really resonated with me was that it's okay to be small, small is good. It's where we all start when we're blogging. But we grow and we learn along the way, it's all about being consistent and continuing to persevere. :)

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  3. Exercise is so good to clear the head!

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    1. That has to be one great thing about having a dog. Spencer encourages me to get off my backside and get outside! And the weather here the past few days has been gorgeous!

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