I’m still aglow from the BlogHer Food 09 conference that I attended this past weekend. I met so many wonderful people and got to revisit with some friends that I’d met at IFBC in February. I can’t even express how much energy this group of food bloggers have! I’m so completely excited to be a part of this community.
The panels were amazing, and I was heartbroken to have to choose between them – but I ended up camped out in the photography track all day. I got to learn from the best in contemporary food photography: Matt Armendariz, Heidi Swanson, Lara Ferroni, Diane Cu and Todd Porter. I took a ton of notes (if anyone wants them I’m happy to share – email me) and came home inspired. This reawakened urge to create is something I’m really grateful for.
After the conference, three ladies that I’ve come to view as the “big sisters of the food blogging community” threw an afterparty at a bar downtown. Thank you Jaden, Ree and Elise for hosting us all and showing us a great time. It was hilarious seeing everyone let their hair down and get their drink on, but I spent most of the evening hiding outside because everyone was having too good a time! Food bloggers + booze == shenanigans. That’s all I going to say about that – besides that I ended up with a big handprint on the seat of my jeans. Heh!
Thank you BlogHer for putting together a great event. I learned and experienced so much that I’ll just pretend lunch never happened.
I’d also like to thank Nasoya for sponsoring my attendance to the event. Lots of BlogHer attendees got some great coupons and swag!