Let me start out by saying Fitbloggin has the most awesome swag EVER. Yesterday morning we did a 5k run in new shoes from New Balance, who also gave us running shorts. New Balance pretty much rocked this conference.
Love my shoes!
They were super comfy, and well cushioned for a stability shoe, but they are comparable to a shoe a level below my Asics, and did not have quite enough support for me to wear them running. I’d totally wear them to the gym for a strength training work + elliptical though!
Afterwards, Quaker served us breakfast.
TONS of toppings!
Pecans, craisins, brown sugar and honey!
The first session I attended was Blogs, Accessibility and SEO: Dispelling the Myths with Scott Stawartz
It was really useful and informative, especially since I know nothing about SEO.
Savvy Julie was there!
I loved meeting her, she is so sweet and genuine!
We had a quick break afterward, followed by the second session, of which I picked WordPress: From .com to .org with Jim Doran.
Jim was a great speaker and I really enjoyed learning the ins and outs of WordPress and what you can do with it.
Lunch was next on the agenda, and I was totally impressed with the selection!
I had a chicken panini with steamed veggies on the side and a spinach salad that was divine!
For dessert there was a selection of fresh fruit + jello.
I had both.
The weather was fabulous, and a few of us were dying to get out, so we took a quick walk around the harbor.
Baltimore is so pretty right now. Love all the water. And sunshine.
After the walk we met back in the lunch room for some announcements.
I thought this was cute.
I chose to go to Beyond the Blog: Getting Published, which was amaze.
I loved hearing everyone’s ‘getting published’ stories, as well as advice from agent Linda Konner.
Between sessions I grabbed an orange + coffee to snack on.
I kept my seat from the last session and stayed for Making Money on Your Blog: Could You, Should You, Would You?
The panel of speakers were really interesting, but I don’t believe I will be making a living from blogging any time soon. The tips were really useful, and it was interesting hearing from people who did make a living from blogging.
That rounded out sessions for the day, and everyone headed to the main room for the keynote speaker followed by a reception by Jell-O.
I grabbed some free sushi and a cute Jell-O cup.
I never eat Jell-O, but I had it twice yesterday because it was served so freaking adorably.
All in all, Fitbloggin had it goin’ on. Great food, great people, great speakers…Can’t wait for next year!
PS: All my notes from the sessions I attended have been posted to my twitter. I know several of you guys that could not attend wanted them. If you can’t find them, just e-mail or tweet me and I will send you the link!