BlogHer ’11 Highlights

I was lucky enough to attend BlogHer ’11 last Friday which was hosted here in San Diego, California. I had such an amazing time and met so many incredible people from all over the world. Here are the highlights!

I started the day at the Newbie Breakfast and Welcome where I met awesome mom bloggers from Life Well Blended, Motherscribe and Twofer Mom. Then, I just had to check out “Minding Your Own Business | Bad Blogger Pitches,” which was moderated by our friend Liz Gumbinner from Cool Mom Picks. The session was very informative and also light-hearted and full of funny stories. . . I learned a lot of good tips on what not to do! I was also very happy to meet up with Lori, a local tech blogger from WellConnectedMom.

Lunch was an especially fun part of the day and not just because of the great food and great company. There we were enjoying our meal in the beautiful upstairs pavilion, when suddenly music started playing and a flash mob broke out right next to us. Here’s some video I caught of the action!

After lunch, I visited with our good friends Shannon Rosa and Jenny Alice who helped host the Special Needs Mini-Conference. There, I enjoyed chatting with some fellow app developers who share our enthusiasm for creating fun, positive apps for children. It was also great to meet up with Leticia from TechSavvyMama who was sharing all of her techie knowledge at the Geek Bar.

The Voices of the Year reception was my favorite part of the conference. There were many fun and interesting people there and I probably met almost all of them! I really enjoyed hanging out with Katrina and Katie from FabFitFun, Thara from RebelMom, and of course all the HTC girls from Seattle. Everyone at the reception had a chance to write about what inspires them on a big canvas HTC phone. You can’t see it, but I drew a big heart and wrote love inside :)

Thanks to all the coordinators of the event, the sponsors, and the event staff. Everything about the day was truly wonderful. And of course, thanks to the awesome people I met. I’ll see you online!

And to the flash mob ladies, if you’re reading this, I’d like to get in on that next year!

3 Responses to “BlogHer ’11 Highlights”

  1. It was great to see you. I’m so glad you had a good time at the conference; I love meeting all of the people I find fabulous online in “real life.” We’re hoping to put together a larger Special Needs mini-con next year-maybe even a full day… New York is pretty fun… Jennyalice

  2. Natalie,

    It looks like you packed a lot into one day, way to go! I enjoyed meeting you and learning more about Oceanhouse Media. You have so many great titles for kids. I look forward to working with you in the future.

  3. Diana says:

    It was so much fun to meet you at the Newbie breakfast. I had such a fantastic time, and it looks like you did too! I am glad you caught that Flashmob. I almost missed it. I like your blog too, and I recall reading that Once upon a potty book to both my boys…over and over again.

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