Another conference under my belt, and I’m still a blogging slack ass. I keep thinking if I go to these conference, I’ll get motivated to work on my business blog. Because this “flog” (fake blog) just don’t count for shit.
People ask me ALL OF THE TIME: “why do you go to those things, you aren’t a writer.” No, assholes. I’m not. I don’t pretend to be either.
I enjoy being around writers or creative people in general. But because I am not a writer, I get uninspired and discouraged easily. It’s not like I want to BE a writer, I just wanted to tell funny stories and do weird shit. Or do weird shit and tell funny stories about it. I have good ideas for my business and want to connect the two. I enjoy getting advice from people in a field I’m not familiar with, but they are.
Some days I don’t have time to take a shower let alone read a bunch of blogs. I am much better keeping up with a scrolling twitter feed, and watching “stories” or conversation in 140 characters. Once in a while, a link pops up in my feed and I HAVE to stop, click, and read.
But there was one person that inspired me to even START a blog, just as an online journal for myself. Ree Drummond. I didn’t know her name 6 years ago, but I sure as hell knew www.thepioneerwoman.com. I found her by googling a recipe I think. I was pregnant, puking but always hungry. It was early 2006 maybe. When I first started reading her blog, it was simple, easy, filled with pictures and great recipes. And then she BLEW UP. All around the internet you saw stay at home moms, and former business women turned “inspiring online journal writers”, and “want-to-be-but-cant-make-it-with-a-publisher” dabblers getting a shit ton of attention for “blogging.”
Then Ree had a cookbook, and another book, and finally a tv show. If there was ever a “blogger” that could inspire business success for me? It’s her. I felt lucky to be sitting in an intimate group of people (considering the sheer size of Aiming Low to the monster anxiety filled Blogher GAH- kill me!) listening to her story. To me, she is absolutely inspiring.
At Aiming Low I was able to meet new people, and spend “quality” time and drinks with (mostly) ladies I met at Blogher and TypeACon. We had a blast, because that’s what Tricia and I do.
Unlucky people go to work conferences and sleep with their eyeballs open and consider conferences a drag. But this group of bloggers and bakers, well we happen to have super powers.