My First Blog Conference

As I sat down to write this post, I had a hard time knowing where to start. It’s a little difficult to put into words the Blog Fest experience. So much energy, So much learning and So much inspiration. Oh and soreness too, lots of workouts and my body was definitely feeling it, but in a good way of course!

I finally had the opportunity to meet some twitter/blogging friends in person! (shout out to Caroline and Moe)

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Our days were packed with exercise classes, expo time, and lectures.

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It’s Casey from Blogilates!

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A panel with Run Eat Repeat, PB Fingers, and Fitnessista! So cool to see them in person. They are all just as sweet and funny as they seem on their blogs.

The Yoga class was awesome and an especially great way to start the day.

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 (Photo Credit to Fit Appraoch)

Listening to Jillian Michaels was the highlight of the weekend. For sure.

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I’ve seen Biggest Loser over the years and she seemed so intimidating….it wasn’t that I didn’t like her, but I was indifferent.  After hearing her speech, I can proudly say I am a fan. Her tv persona is SO different than how she is in person: she’s humble, sweet, and really hilarious. She seemed genuinely happy to be the keynote at our event. Super motivating and inspiring.

My biggest take away from this weekend was reminding myself why I started a blog in the first place.

Writing has always been a passion of mine. I loved writing papers in college (weird, I know). Being in the workforce the past couple of years took me away from pursuing that avenue much. I’ve read blogs for years and one day it clicked “well I could write one too.” I started when we had recently moved down to LA, didn’t have much of a social life and wanted an outlet for my fitness passion.

After this weekend I feel like I got another push to dive back into my writing and the ‘ol blog. I’m hoping someday to have the opportunity to do some freelancing discussing various fitness topics. We’ll see what the future holds, but writing that down makes me feel excited!

Have you been to a blog conference? 

What did you learn? 

Until next time! ~Marielle

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10 thoughts on “My First Blog Conference

  1. Mar on the Run!

    I don’t think we met, but I feel the same way! i have a renewed focus and energy now than before. I love writing and blogging and using this opportunity to take on other areas of interest I’ve been neglecting!

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  2. Carrie

    Yes! I love the motivation that stays with me after a blogging conference. I love to write as well and really enjoyed the push from this conference. I love Jillian!

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  3. Amalia

    The conference was awesome. Jillian Michaels was my favourite part apart from meeting such awesome women and men who are all dedicated to blogging and fitness as I am! I really hope that they hold it again next year so I can go and learn even more!

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  4. foodielovesfitness

    Ha, I liked writing papers in college too! I’ve always loved writing, and that’s one of the reasons why I started my blog as well. I agree that I felt really inspired being at IDEA World!

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