Conferences can be terrible things. Confusing location, stupid speakers, annoying people. Thankfully MNBlogCon doesn’t really have those problems. If you follow the crowd you’ll pretty much find your way around. The speakers have all been selected, and you’re allowed to jump from session to session if you like. And the people are wonderful. Either you’re finding your people, or you’re finding new people to learn from.
The last two weekends I’ve thought of blog posts to write…and yet none of them have made it from brain to page. I want to blame my schedule (next week’s outline listed below) but I could find more writing time if I really wanted to. It would probably mean giving up some running, cooking, or relaxing time. And I’m pretty firm on needing those things in my life.
I can usually allow one fun thing in a week, but I really need a few nights during the week at home to keep things organized and sane. I’m saying “no” to a lot of friends lately. Its not that I don’t want to see them, its that I can’t over commit myself. I know that when that happens, my happiness tanks. Even with a schedule full of fun things, the too-full schedule brings me down.
Saturday night instead of going to the Blogger Conference after party, or a co-worker’s house warming party, or dinner with another friend…I had some family time. It was much needed. Just the four of us, Johnny was sleeping off a seizure, but being able to see them was much needed after two weekends of somewhat networking events. I needed my roots.
Did you attend the Minnesota Bloggers Conference? What did you think of this year’s event?
Does a full calendar make you happy? Or stress you out?