Saturday, March 23, 2013

The big world of blogging

I'm enjoying a relaxing morning at home. It is snowing outside, Mike is at his boot camp, and the furries are stretched out all over me.

I have not been able to put as much time into my blog since starting my new job back in February. Crazy busy is an understatement. And this morning, as I read notes from our readers and other bloggers I feel so fortunate to be part of this community.

I am also preparing to go to my first blogger's conference. Back in 2011 I went to a blogger's reception as part of Creating Change, an annual conference presented by the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force and I was thrilled to chat with national bloggers from all over the place. At that time I was just starting my fundraising blog and really had no clue about blogging. The Gay Vegans blog wouldn't come around for another few months.

By the way, my profession is fundraising. I use my fundraising blog, Adventures in Fundraising, to support other fundraisers and to show folks in activist communities how fun fundraising can be.

Now, The Gay Vegans blog will be two years old in June. Just before that I will be attending this blogger's conference, Vida Vegan Con, in Portland, Oregon. I am beyond super stoked, if you can imagine what that looks like! There will be a ton of other vegan bloggers, from all over the world. There will be sessions on just about every topic imaginable, and most of all there will be other bloggers who I can learn from and who currently are or in their past have been right where I am in wanting to learn more, make my blog (especially the visual part of it) better and see what their ups and downs are in their world of blogging.

It's going to be a blast.

I am also looking forward to going to other blogger conferences, ones that will include different topics and different focuses. I know there are a ton of bloggers out there who blog about the same things I do, like compassion, equality, marriage, activism and politics, and meeting up with those folks with be just as much fun.

What are your favorite blogs? I would love to know.

If you are going to be at Vida Vegan Con, let me know. I will look forward to meeting you. And if you live in the Portland, OR area, I will be there for five days during the conference.

Thanks to all of you who read our blog, who take action when we ask for help, and who each day work towards making this world a better place for all living beings.

9 comments:

  1. I'm so excited for Vida Vegan Con and even more excited that you're going to be there too! Portland won't know what hit it!

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    1. Lauren! Thank you! I can't wait to meet you!

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  2. You guys are awesome! Your blog is on my list of favorites. :-)

    Let me know if you're ever in the DC area.

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    1. Chad! Thanks so much! We are totally grateful. We love DC (I am from Norfolk, VA) and we should be there this year or next. We will for sure let you know.

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    2. Excellent! We live just 15 miles or so south of DC. We definitely need to hook up when you two come for a visit. :-)

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  3. I'm SO looking forward to VidaVeganCon! See you there!
    Kim Miles
    PositivelyVegan

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  4. I just found your blog on the Vida Vegan Con site and I'm so glad to know you'll be there. I will too!

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    1. Jean! Thank you so much. I (Dan) and super stoked and seem to get more excited about it every day. Mike is a teacher and won't be quite done with the school year so won't be able to attend. I look forward to meeting you!

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