My first task is finding a more effective system of turning the random thoughts and ideas rolling around in my mind into blog posts. In a day I have tons of fleeting ideas triggered by anything from people I meet, phrases I hear or things I see. Many would make great posts, but in my haste to create thoughtful, well-edited and usually photographed posts, many of these potential ideas fall to the wayside.
That's something I'll be working on, but for now I just want to revel in Blissdom. I already wish I had taken more photos, but I was just too busy soaking it all in or taking care of the baby.
I absolutely loved 'Nostalgia Lane' (aka the CBC Radio Museum), where I had a chance to sit in Mr. Dressup's tree, touch the stool and easel that Mr. Dressup actually sat on and look at THE tickle trunk up close and personal.
All of the sessions and the panelists were fabulous, here are some quotes I tweeted during Blissdom Canada. Seriously, brain food for bloggers.
- 'If you want to improve, be content to be though foolish and stupid' --Epictetus, who was not at all stupid. @herbadmother
- Be confident in who you are and what you do @alisonipr
- The 'employer' has to want you as much as you want them... @kathybuckworth
- There is power in saying no @barbarajones
- Your blog is your home and you make the rules @marrtinwaxman
- 'I live in the country of motherhood right now'
- Take the time to invest in you...and have an engaged community...and you can make magic happen @jeffpulver
- write about something you really care about and when you hit publish be prepared to answer for it @nummiesbras
- If you let people dictate to you who you are, you will very quickly lose yourself.
Although it meant that the conference had come to an end, the much anticipated Costume and Karaoke party was tons of fun and I absolutely loved my costume. I admit that I was nervous about going down to the party, but once I got there it was impossible not to smile seeing all of the innovative costumes, including fellow 80's cartoon, Rainbow Brite.