Saturday morning started bright and early for presummit registration. I had the pleasure of helping Heather, Julie and Meghann prepare for all of the great ladies (ahemm and one gentleman) that attended the summit. I only helped at the registration table for a bit before I moved into the ballroom and grabbed some breakfast! I was excited to see who the winner of the Wild Harvest breakfast challenge was, it was such a great experience! Breakfast that morning was so good! I helped myself to a little bit of everything before settling in at a table for morning introductions.
One person that I ran into this weekend was another local upstate NY blogger, Courtney. We had exchanged a couple of tweets before, but never met in person. It was great to finally meet her, I hope we can get together soon! I was live blogging one of the first sessions of the day, so I wanted to make sure that Amanda and the room good to go.
After breakfast I moved into the Hosting a Virtual Challenge session room. I learned SO much from Amanda! Not only did I learn a lot of different tools you can use when hosting a challenge, but I realized that you can host a challenge in whatever means something to you. It was a great discussion, I was happy to be there!
After the first session I stuck in my awesome front row seat and got ready for the next session, blogging with brands. I don’t have much personal experience working with specific brands, so found this panel to be very informative! Check out this great post by Madison of Pilates Makes you Happy. She did an awesome recap during her live blog! After the second discussion it was lunch time! Lunch was super tasty… but I couldn’t eat much, I was nervous for the panel that I was on after!
When Heather asked me if I would be interested in joining Courtney and Chase on a panel for newbie bloggers I was shocked and super excited. I have blogging for a while and felt like I had a side of blogging that others would be interested in hearing. I think that it went well, if anyone has any questions or just wants to chat about blogging in general, please feel free to email me!
After our panel was finished, I stuck around and introduced Heather from Running with Sass for her panel, Social Media: Keeping Up With Online Trends. I learned so much from this discussion! Heather really put a lot of time finding some amazing resources for the session, it was so informative!
After that the sessions were over! A whirlwind day, but such a wonderful experience. I had a little bit of downtime before it was time for dinner with a great group of girls. More on that later!