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Why Flying Home From BlogU Nearly Killed Me

Every year I try to attend at least one conference where I will hone my skill of writing, and network with others in the same genre. This year I attended an amazing conference called BlogU – short for University. It is held on the beautiful campus of the all girls college Notre Dame University in Baltimore, Maryland. The panels were made up ‘faculty’ who are all successful in their own areas, and ...

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BlogU | WIRL Project

The 10 Things That BlogU Taught Me

Guys, I’m not gonna lie. Going to a conference is hard work. But if you’re dedicated, like me, this is what you have to do. This weekend I went to the BlogU blogging conference where they run a pretty tight ship. They keep you going the whole damn time. I guess they want people to get their money’s worth or something, but I’m like, “Hold up, Ladies. I’m gonna need a nap now.” Unfortunately, this y...

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Left Shy Self At Home | WIRL Project

I Left My Shy Self At Home This Year: BlogU15

Last year I went to The Blog University known as #BlogU. Hashtag getschooled. And there was definitely a lot of schooling to be had there. Writing, promoting, making money, social media, “branding” your blog, treating your blog like a business. A lot. And despite the notion that one should go to a blogging conference to learn about blogging, I actually learned more about myself last ye...

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Embarrassed | WIRL Project

When You’re First Impression Contains the Word “VAG”!

I went to BlogU this weekend, one of my most favorite weekends of the year because I get to go hang out with other writers and bloggers who are off the chart weird like me. It’s pretty fucking awesome. During check-in, however, something embarrassing and downright hilarious happened that I’m going to try to tell you without crying laughing tears. I had just had lunch with several of the women chec...

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What Blog Conference is Really Like | WIRL Project

Blog Conferences: What They’re Really Like

I was a first time attendee at BlogU last weekend in Baltimore. When I checked in, the guy at the front desk asked whether I was traveling for business or pleasure and I wasn’t sure what to say— obviously this is all very fun, but I also want to write for a living. I navigated this dichotomy by saying something along the lines of “I’m drunk right now!” Thankfully I’d been driven there by McCall of...

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My First BlogU | WIRL Project

My First Blog University Experience

I had no idea what to expect and tried to hold no expectations lest they be the wrong sort. I wanted a pure, completely real experience. And there I was. BLOG U 2015 Land of the bloggers. The bigs, the littles, and all the in betweens. Honest to God I had no idea of what to expect. I just know I needed – no – WANTED to learn more. And how much there is to learn. “Oh. My. God. I’m so out of my leag...

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All Eyes On Story | WIRL Project

When All Eyes Are On You and Your Story

I spent the majority of last week far from home – in the exotic land of Baltimore, at BlogU’15. It was a remarkable trip- I met dozens of new friends, caught up with even more old friends, learned, laughed, danced my ass off, and was beyond honored to be chosen by the Huffington Post for the Term Paper of the Year - an award to recognize the best of blogging over the past year. This aw...

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BlogU15 | WIRL Project

The Top 10 Things I Learned at BlogU

This past weekend I attended the Blog U conference in Baltimore, MD. I overcame fears, met inspiring people, and learned a mind blowing amount of information to help me become a better blogger and overall writer. Listed below are just a few of the things I learned… mostly silly, but seriously epic.   1. I don’t know jack shit about Pinterest Pinterest is like the female g-spot. We assume it’s...

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Awkward BlogU15 | WIRL Project

BlogU: The Good, The Awkward, and The Bloody

For those of you not obsessively stalking me on social media (First, PSA – what are you thinking? You can savor little bits of me in small doses, and each social media outlet is like an adorable and ridiculous puzzle piece that fits into the grander scheme of me, people. Go forth and use those shiny social media buttons at the top of my page and love the shit out of me…), you may not k...

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Fight Attendant | WIRL Project

What It’s Really Like to Be a Flight Attendant

Being a flight attendant comes with some major perks: For one, you get to travel the world. But the job isn’t without its own challenges, too. Those of us in more grounded offices get to go home everyday; if your office has wings, though, you might be away from your home on nights you’d rather be in your own bed. So what wins out: Homesickness, or love of travel? Turns out that’s just one of the q...

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