Bliss Pre-Conference Package


Thanks to my new cyber friend {soon to meet in real life} I met via facebook, Stephanie from This One Click, I have this photo to show all the goodies I received in the mail this week. Blissdom Conference sent us a box of ‘Prep for Bliss’ goodies from their sponsors. They know how to get their attendees super excited!

Only 5 more days,
Shan

Blissfully Blogging with Music


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I’m excitedly preparing for a conference called Blissdom. It’s a blog conference devoted to helping bloggers connect in real life as well as improving their blogs. It’s interesting to hear the comments I receive when I tell friends & family I’m attending. Being a blog reader for several years now, I am used to seeing blog conference badges. I’m realizing how ‘unique’ I am in my little world. This is one of the reasons I’m grateful to attend.

Many of the blogs I read are very helpful in my everyday life. I like ones who help me with organizing, books, decorating, photography, crafts, scrapbooking, running, parenting, etc. Many of these bloggers have similar interests as me. They might share my faith. Many have children and stay home as well. So, I’m looking forward to meeting women I feel like I know already from reading their blogs.

I looked back yesterday and realized I have been blogging since August 2008. Reading over some of those early posts I wrote are very enlightening. Some of them kind of surprise me. Is that really me? I began my blog to be able to keep in touch with my friends and family on a regular basis. A place for me to share my photos and journal about our family life. As with most things, it has evolved and changed over the years. I enjoy having a little place in the cyber world that is just my own. It keeps me grounded and helps me not forget who I am, as most Mom’s can do when their children are young. {incredibly therapeutic too!}

Most of my readers are usually family and friends. I love it when they leave me comments. 🙂 Every once in a while I will have other visitors who find me from a link party or such. I even had a well known author write a comment. What a special surprise! Meeting and making new friends this way has given me a sweet boost. Basically, it’s taking me a while to get to this point, {sorry!} I am hoping to be able to learn more about this at the conference.

After registering I received an extra special bonus when Blissdom announced Michelle Branch & Matt Kearney would be performing for the attendees! Music is HUGE in my life. These adult alternative artists are superbly talented. I have enjoyed listening to their music and decided to share the above playlist. Enjoy!

Music is what feelings sound like,
Shan