|My new "mom-slash-beauty-editor" business cards|
Eek! I leave tomorrow for my first-ever blog conference! Yep, I'm heading out west to San Jose, CA for BlogHer '14. I am so excited--I can't wait to learn and network and talk all things digital for a few days.
But here's the truth: I'm also kind of nervous. I know exactly zero people attending! Well, unless you count Robin of The Balanced Life, who I "know" entirely through Instagram. (Hi Robin!) I'm what BlogHer-goers affectionately refer to as a "newbie."
And now here I am, heading off to a couple of days jam-packed full of parties and events and meetings, and I don't know a soul. Hence the nerves.
See, I like to fancy myself an extrovert, but more recently, I've realized that I really lean more towards being an introvert. (This awesome quiz on A Cup of Jo helped me to see that. If you haven't taken it yet, I highly recommend you do.) I mean, it's not like crowds or new people give me a panic attack or anything, but I'm not typically the type to start a conversation with a random person or go up to a group of strangers out of the blue and introduce myself. (And from everything I've heard so far, that's totally what BlogHer is all about!) It just does not come naturally to me. I love hanging with my peeps who I already know, what can I say?
So all you extroverts (or conference veterans) out there: Help me out! What's your best tip for meeting people if you're at an event or party where you don't know anyone? I'd love to hear your suggestions. (While we're at it: Is anyone out there attending BlogHer this week? If so, definitely let me know!)
And, to be honest, I already feel a little more comfortable, because I just Googled and found out that there is a DryBar in San Jose! So, if nothing else, my hair is feeling a sense of relief right now. What can I say? I love being with my peeps.
p.s.- Check out the new business cards that I ordered for BlogHer, above. They are from TinyPrints, and if you're curious, they are this style. I am so, so happy with the way they turned out! I feel like they really capture the mom-slash-beauty-editor spirit of this site. Plus they're really pretty! What do you guys think?