Blissdom Blues

Summing up Blissdom is really hard for me. I met so many wonderful people that were just genuinely kind, and I have to admit, I’m a little sad being back home in Waco where I only have a handful of friends. They call this feeling the “Blissdom Blues,” and I can’t help but feel it.

Y’all know I’m a HUGE fan of blogger meet ups. I met Neely, Sar, Sarah, and Taylor that way, and then made so many friends at the Austin meet up that  I kind of seriously love them. So when the opportunity for Blissdom arrived, I knew I had to jump on it. The chance to meet oh-so-many bloggers that I’ve been chatting with for a year or two?! It was too good to be true.

I know there have been several posts from bloggers about their bad Blissdom experiences, and I’m honestly sad that they felt that way. Of course, there are two sides to every coin, but I sincerely enjoyed my time at the conference. Not only did I connect with people, but I foraged stronger friendships, laughed at hilariously awesome and creative blog names like From Carpools to Cocktails, made connections with businesses, and learned a TON of information that really inspired me to find a TRUE direction to my blog.

In any case, I still have no idea how I’m going to recap the conference, but there were a TON of pictures taken. The girls and I all shared our pictures with each other, and Neely made us this video. I know it’s long, but I love it :)



  1. I have no clue how I’m going to find time to do my recap! I wish I had taken Mon off so that I could catch up on sleep and blogging!! I’m sad that people are blogging about negative experiences too. I’m just glad that I had a good time. It was really fun meeting you and hanging out!
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  2. I’m glad you had a great time — thanks for letting me vicariously live through your group via Whitney! I was really astonished by the bad reviews… I don’t know about you but it sure made me think twice about how intentional I am with bloggers the next time I am around a group of them!!

    Happy Tuesday!!
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  3. Good for you! I’m so glad it was a great experience! I loved seeing all your updates on Instagram! I can’t wait to hear/read more!

  4. So glad you had a great time! Loved seeing all the fun you were having. I could see the joy beaming from all your instagram pictures.
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  5. Sounds like so much fun. So glad you’re experience was a positive one.
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  6. Looks like you had a fun time, and that’s awesome! I think different experiences are just because people are different… ya know?
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  7. I am so glad we got to hang out and get to know each other! You are so precious and I am SO happy we formed a new friendship! That makes Blissdom worth it to me!
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  8. Loved the pic recap! :) I had a great time but have read a lot of recaps of negative experiences. I’m tired of all the blogger hate…check the junior high crap at the door. You have to make these conferences into what you want them to be. You have to be Team Yourself first and foremost if you want your blog to go anywhere. Although when you do get 600 women together it’s kind of hard to avoid confrontation, I suppose?? Anyways, I had a blast. Made so many connections!!! So enjoyed seeing you there!!
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  9. Stephanie, it sounded like a great success!

    I am not sure why anyone would take to the worldwide web and express negativity over a conference that is there to help everyone – so I for one, will not be reading those posts.

    I am def attending next year – !!
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  10. I am so jealous and glad you had a great time!

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  11. The video is AWESOME! I’m so glad you enjoyed the conference, I really want to go next year!

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  12. As a new blogger, I hope to have the chance to attend one of these conferences. I love how you all have such a great community!
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  13. I’m also feeling the Blissdom Blues. None of my IRL friends blog, or get blogging, so I miss being around people who are such an inspiration and understand my passion. I’m sorry we didn’t get a chance to spend more time together at the conference. Maybe next year?! :)
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  14. Hi there! I have ventured over from another blog where I saw your button. I’m enjoying this little peek into your world! Just lovely!

    Wanted so much to attend Blissdom, especially since I’m in Houston, just 4 hours away. But I had to stand in my friends’ wedding.

    I’m hosting a super duper group giveaway, on my blog. Don’t miss out! And if you’d like to be a co-host on my next giveaway, I would be honored!

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  15. Seriously, I’m SO happy that I met you. You’re such an amazing and genuine person. It was so great to hang out!
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  16. I’m so happy that we were finally able to meet in person! Felt like it took forever!! Now that we’ve connected and became friends, I’m forever grateful for Blissdom help form our friendship. Thanks for being you Steph <3
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  17. I completely agree with you. It was a wonderful time had by all!
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  18. I’m sooooooo happy we got to hang out at BlissDom! I love you, and I already miss you terribly! Can’t wait to see you again and can’t wait to read your full recap!! <3
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  19. Loved meeting you this weekend!! Can’t wait to see your full recap
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  20. I’m so glad we got a chance to meet, even if it was just for a minute! But I love finding new-to-me blogs through meeting the writers at BlissDom! And Mr. Q’s Party Bus was the best!

  21. So glad you had such a good time at Blissdom!

  22. Hey ! I was in Waco last Monday at the Zoo with my kids. If you need a teeny tiny dose of Blissdom, just shout the word out and we can get together some bloggers for another Austin tweet-up. :) So nice to meet you at Blissdom.
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