According to my “editorial calendar” (fancy word for daily planner), I was supposed to have put this post up a while ago. However, I have been so busy since I came back from BlogHer16. I put so much on my plate, and now, I’ve been running around like a headless chicken. I need at least two weeks of sleep to be completely recuperated. Anyway, the conference was great, although it felt like I was trying to catch up the entire time, thanks to Southwest Airlines misplacing my bag. Speaking of Southwest Airlines, I’ll tell you how they misplaced my bag in another post (which I hope to type today too. God help me!) Below, enjoy the BlogHer16 recap via pictures and video.
I got to work with five brands during the conference this year, and honestly, the more I work with these brands, the more appreciative I am of them and how they make the BlogHer conference more affordable for us.
Ada Verastic was the person who enjoyed this trip the most. She was always cruising in her stroller and getting all the attention. I mean, people were literally asking for permission to take pictures of her and with her. It was like Igwe and I were invisible, but I did not mind. She also managed to lose her favorite toy because her new thing is throwing everything on the floor on purpose, so we don’t even know where or when she threw that toy. One minute it was there, and the next minute, it was gone.
We traveled with three pieces of luggage, not including our carry-on, Igwe’s laptop backpack, and the diaper bag. On our way back, each of the luggage was at least 65 pounds (and the limit is 50), thanks to all the swag we got from the conference. Our room had two queen-size beds, and each day we left the room, we came back to find more swag from sponsors, and they always left two of everything (since there were two beds). Below are pictures of some of the gifts we got. These pictures do not represent all the swag/sponsors at all!
The conference ended on Saturday, but we stayed till Monday. The plan was to tour Los Angeles, but we were so tired!! I completely forgot how exhausting a conference could be. We ended up just strolling around. The good thing, however, was that I was able to have a breakfast meeting with Elisa Camahort-Page on Sunday morning. She’s one of the founders of BlogHer. And while at the meeting, Laurie from Mom 2.0 (another conference I’d like to go to) joined us. They were very open and full of knowledge. They taught me a lot.