It is oh so elusive: not quite a conference, and not a trade fair. Blogfest is described, instead in a rather understated way: as an event. In attendance are interior designers, design enthusiasts, e-boutique owners, furniture manufacturers, stylists, and graphic designers. We all blog and most of us are entrepreneurs, and solopreneurs at that. Now an annual event, #blogfest2012 is a resounding reminder of Oprah Winfrey’s wise words: “Surround yourself only with people who are going to lift you higher.”
While the majority of us work and write alone, the emphasis of blogfest is that – united – we are anything but. Each and every sponsor and participant in blogfest is motivated, collaborative, and forward-thinking. From the Kravet family corporation, to the shelter publications, to the brands that host and gift us, to each of the 168 bloggers (representing 28 states and 4 countries) attending, we all want to collaborate and be a part of something bigger than our individual identities. I love this – I find it inspiring and exciting.
To realize that all of us have connected with each other because we have embraced the possibilities of social media is truly amazing.
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