Bloggy Boot Camp, Round 1

I have a lot to say about this “little” conference.

And when I use the word “little” I only mean it in the sense that it has a smaller attendance per city (since it has and will be in a total of 10 places, I think) and in that it is a one-day conference.

I do NOT use it in the sense of “little” information because…


Did I learn a TON from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in ONE day.

I don’t have the time or brain capacity to share it all with you here, right now but I just want to say that I may be making some slight changes to the blog soon and I will share a few tips that I learned later…

Seriously, Tiffany Romero is a Rock Star (and very pretty too…)(kind of an inside joke…)(but she really IS pretty…) and Bloggy Boot Camp was totally awesome. The SITS community is really amazing as is their dedication to what they do and to other bloggers.

And the other best part, besides all the info was of course, the PEOPLE. Because we are no one (as bloggers!) without the people who do this with us and understand us and share our goals and ideas. It really is amazing to be in a banquet room full of women who just “get it”.

Jennifer from Momma Made it Look Easy* and Me. She’s so funny and gorgeous too!

Ash, Gretchen, Holly and Susan* – Some of my best Texas ladies!!

Me and Tip Junkie, Laurie* – her smile and attitude are contagious!

Brittany from Not Your Average Teen* and Priscilla from The Wheelchair Mommy* – they sat across from me at dinner. Such sweet ladies!

A shot of a bunch of bloggers at dinner…

Me and LaQuishe (Channing Tatum Unwrapped*), she’s practically a celebrity – hello red carpet!) and Lisa from Mommy Mo.

Madame Bernthis* herself, Me and Ash (yes, my eyes are sorta opened)

Angela from Untrained Housewife*. How cute is she in that Cowgirl hat??
Tiffany (@SITSgirls)* and Me. She ran the show. She’s awesome.

Tiffany and Lisa – love this shot!

Lisa, Me and Amanda (look Amanda, I linked to your blog!!) ;P

*This denotes a blogger I just met IRL at BBC.
Lots, huh?



  1. You are so sweet and fun to hang out with!!! Thanks for linking to me :).

    I hope to keep in touch.

    It’s not that often someone really KNOWS Shiner for more then the beer ( or should that be than, ACK!!)

  2. Now I’m excited because I plan to go to the Boston one! :)

  3. I love how my peace necklace is crooked in almost all the pictures. I just had to get that off my chest! 😀

    I love this. So many great bloggers! xoxo

  4. I look like I have a lazy eye in that last shot, lol! Love you and I gotta run and clean Sam’s ass- HA!!!!!

  5. What fun! It’s so nice to meet bloggers in real life!

  6. I imagine it is surreal seeing all the people who you’ve only “read” before…like long lost buddies I bet with some of them!

  7. Awe, this post makes me SO sad that I was not there but SO happy that you were. I am glad you had a good time.

  8. LOVE all the pics! Dying to go to a bloggy boot camp as well! Glad you had a blast.

  9. Sounds like so much, fun, Elaine! I will one day (hopefully!) make it to Bloggy Boot Camp! You have to come to BlogHer11, though – I must meet you soon! xo

  10. Looks like fun. Someday I’ll go to a conference. Maybe.

  11. You are such a doll!!! I loved meeting you and this a fabulous post- thank you so much for coming and bringing such a great energy.


  12. Glad you had fun! And, you look super cute in all your photos :-)

  13. So glad you found your memory card.

    Great shots.

    Great time with you and your fine skinny-jeans fanny!

  14. Did no one get a picture of me WITHOUT that cowboy hat? LOL!

  15. how fun!!!

  16. I LOVED reading this. So fun to see so many bloggers that I’ve met irl and those that I just know from online, too. Glad you had such a fantastic time and learned so much!

  17. You got so many more photos than I did. I’m so jealous. I wish I had taken more.

  18. Fun! I’d love for you to share some tips with us!

  19. So fun to see you again! It was a great, great weekend.

  20. Wow! What an awesome time.

  21. I just read this and I’m so jealous! I went to Bloggy Boot Camp in Philly, but I was hoping to move to DFW before this BBC so I could go.

    Glad you had a great time!