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Do You Have The Post-Conference Blues?

There's a very interesting discussion going on at Amy's blog. You should go visit and chime in. It seems this affects alot of bloggers in one way or another.

Here are my comments on the post titled: 'The Post-Conference Blues"
I would love to go to a mom conference, but I think it would be hard with my husband’s work schedule and my young kids at home right now, and also I’m not in a certain league of bloggers where I’d get sponsorship as easily just yet. It is just a reality.

This is a very good post highlighting some of the various experiences and also giving your personal experience and what you did to change the outcome.

As conferences for moms, I’d think they’d work out ways to ensure everyone felt involved, if even by doing some sort of buddy system that gets widened and interlinked as the conference goes on.
Mommy cliques do exist and while not all of these groups are negative, there are some who definitely will look down the nose at others and fight to get the favor of one they deem successful. It is the way life seem to flow. So we should not gloss over the experience of one who says they felt snubbed.
We have seen that even in the blog community online, many will viciously attack each other and also get others involved to do this dirty work too.

People are easily influenced when it suits their palate.

I have heard both negative and positive about these conferences, but it would not deter me from attending and having my own experiences.

It is true that in all areas of life there will be positives and negatives.
I would suggest that moms/dads try to attend the conference with someone they know so that they can have some sort of support system as they navigate all the different events and various groups and individuals they will likely meet.

It is good for us to share our experiences so that we can learn better ways to deal with a situation or get the support we need to bolster ourselves in a tough world.

How did you feel after leaving a conference (i.e. Blogher) or a visit with other mommies in a group setting? 

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Owner of JamericanSpice. Sharing my journey in the present, from the past or thoughts for my future. Mom of two who loves to travel and read and decipher people.

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  1. Hello, as you may already discovered I'm recent here.
    In first steps it is very good if someone supports you, so hope to meet friendly and helpful people here. Let me know if I can help you.
    Thanks in advance and good luck! :)

  2. So true. Making the most out of your personal experience is what it should be about. I think you have a wonderful blog and a great voice. I'd love to meet up with you at a conference one day. its about that friends we meet and the relationships that we build not about the soap opera blog drama

  3. I'd love to go to a conference at some point. Just not sure I'm ready for one at this juncture in my life.

    Callie - not as if you need any more because you're uber terrific and everyone knows it but you can come to my blog and pick up yet another award. :)

  4. I would love to go to one of those one day. I think it would be such a great experience! I'm sure it could be very intimidating too.

  5. I really want to go, and plan to do so this year.

    I don't have a sponsor, but I think it will be fun. I hope to learn a lot in the process.

  6. Darling, I am doing a tribute for William,
    for his 6oth birthday,
    come and greet him?


  7. Thanks for the Friday Follow! Followed you back!

  8. I've attended smaller conferences by myself but if I were going to something as big as BlogHer, I would definitely make sure I was going or at least meeting up with someone. Those large events scare me!


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