Digital Parents Conference “It’s OK to be You!”
I have a lot to say about the Digital Parents Conference but I’m feeling nice (and have my Mr 7’s Birthday Party in a few hours) and will not bore you with the continuous stream of thoughts inside my head, so in just some bullet points this is what I learnt.
- It’s OK to be exactly who you are, your voice, your blog, do it your way. There is not an actual printed Blogging Rule Book, with the laws about Blogging.
- Digital Parents know how to put together a rocking Conference and how to Party
- Bloggers know how to Party- Big time
- Bloggers carry their heart on the outside, we are so very real and our Blog shows who we are
- I want a Photo Booth in my house
- I want everyone I spoke to to live in my neighbourhood
- I was on a panel with Edenland and Baby Mac and managed not to drool on them
- I love to dance
- It’s OK to Value myself and my Blog
- When I grow up I’d like to have just a little of Valerie Khoo’s knowledge and stage presence
- I cried listening to Bloggers read their story
- I laughed a lot, I laughed at least every 10 minutes and every 1 minutes with my room mate Imperfect Mum and our extra room mate Modern Parent
- I forgot to pack a Toothbrush but remembered to pack my bucket of Maltesers
- The Buddy system was a fab idea, made two new friendships Eden Rose and Madmother
- Edenland is going to Africa, her voice is strong, tough, raw and so very real, a MUST Read
- I want a chocolate fountain in my house
- I have a lot of cleaning products in my goody bag I admit I wasn’t sure what some of the cleaning products were, thank goodness for the 3 part video to show me how to clean.
- Apparently my room was in the dodgy part of the hotel
- You cannot make everyone happy, you can only be you.
- I cuddled Mrs Woog a least twice
- I cuddled a lot and there is a lot of power in a cuddle/hug
- You can use your Voice, your Blog for Social Good
- Magnetoboldtoo Tattoos last for ever, I’m branded for life
- Although you may be focused on the party and Conference if you stop and look carefully there may be somebody else who needs a hug
- Its Ok To cry and admit you miss your kids, no need to hide
- It’s OK to cry for anything, an emotion is real and valid, let it out
- I may not attend another Conference as it will be hard to not compare the awesomeness of this one.
- I love talking into the early hours
- I still get clucky seeing babies, very clucky
- I will continue blogging
- I will not be scared to blog
- I missed those who couldn’t attend at the last minute and those that just couldn’t make it.
- A short conversation or an acknowledgement nod, smile, eye contact means a lot
- I eat far too much chocolate
- Some people may not like you and that’s OK, that is life
- Some people may like you a lot and that’s Brilliant, that is life.
- My feet are sore from killer heels
- I miss the hotel breakfast choice
- I miss the hotel bar
- Australian Bloggers are Super Powerful
- I’m a mum, wife and carer and the break at the Digital Parents Conference allowed me to be Just ME – I like that a lot.
What did you learn at The Digital Parents Conference?
If you have a any photos that I may be in and any others you don’t mind me having and I know you do, could you email them to firstname.lastname@example.org I’m making a photo board for my office hint hint Bernie Brand
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