Here is what I have learned so far about how to become a popular/good blogger:
2) Blog about babies and or pets. Include cute pictures
3) Did I mention Crossfit?
4)Anything with you and your significant other. Blog it.
Got it? Good. Just kidding.
I have learned that blogging is really about the people that blog and how the readers connect with the story/message that the bloggers are sharing.
I started off day two of Fitbloggin with my very first Crossfit workout. My roommates are a huge fan of Crossfit so I was really excited to see what it was all about.
Ericka– The Sweet Life with Ericka
I was glad that we did a workout using only of our body weight because even though it is exciting to throw around heavy weights, you can get a kick ass workout with JUST your body weight.
We did a partner WOD, I worked with Coco and together we did as many reps as we could of air squats, full sit-ups and burpees/pushups. We repeated this workout twice.
I was not sure how I felt about doing a burpee so I just stuck with a modified push-up. You guys, air squats are no joke! I am super sore today, major props to all you Crossfit people.
I also never thought I would be blogging about Crossfit.
And a huge thanks to all the motivating trainers from Reebok and to Coco for being an awesome WOD partner.
I totally love Meg’s Crossfit outfit, this was her 2nd CF workout of the day!
My roommates and I hit up a coffee shop at the hotel for some liquid sustenance. I rolled with some Naked juice.
For breakfast I had muesli with some strawberries and a quinoa+frittata. I did not end up eating the quinoa dish because the chocolate muesli tasted so good with the strawberries.
Sorry for the blurry pictures, can you tell that I am awesome at blogging?
This is actually my 3rd time attending Fitbloggin and I needed to get a picture with Roni, she really has put together a fantastic conference and I can’t wait to see where Fitbloggin goes next!
I also spent some time at the Popchip booth- they have been my go to snack peeps with all the chips that they have to try.
Basically the perfect snack.
I love how they set up the fun photo booth. We had too much fun.
We also got some shoes and a tank from Reebok, which I will review later but Julie and I had a bit too much fun expressing our love for endorphins.
My favorite thing about blogging will always be meeting bloggers in real life, Julie is just as fantastic in person as she is on her blog.
I also attended Sarah’s presentation on harnessing the power of YouTube. I love how her personality really shines through her videos.
You can check out the Fitbloggin Liveblog post HERE.
We broke for lunch and I did was not impressed with the vegetarian options but I was able to come up with a really tasty lunch.
I also tried celery root soup for the first time and, I did not expect to enjoy it as much as I did.
I used the eggs from a snack break to add some much needed protein to my salad.
After lunch I attend a session Session Overview: Blogging – How Much is Too Much? lead by Monica, from Run Eat Repeat and Cynthia, from It All Changes
I do have to say the discussion was so much fun, I absolutely love talking about blogging. To me this entire weekend has been a discussion about the world of blogging, and I have really enjoyed learning about why people blog.
Here are the topics that we all sat and discussed together:
- Where do you draw the line of what to share? Boys, religion, political and personal family stories.
- Would you rather die than post your weight on your blog? Do you care if others do? I used to but now I just show progress pictures because that is how I measure my progress.
- Does oversharing make you anxious? Sometimes, I am not the best writer so I want to make sure I am sharing what I want to say effectively.
- Do you take time off from blogging? All the time. I am not organized enough to live my life and blog.
- Have you considered skipping out of a blogger event because it’s nerve wracking? I almost did not come to Fitbloggin because I had an exhausting week and I was just a mess. But I am so glad I came!
After the session, I met up with Carly– despite the fact that we live so close I never get to spend enough time with that girl. She truly gets how hard my life is sometimes .
The biggest takeaway I got from this session is that we all have a story to share and our blog is the platform to do so. I am always inspired by bloggers and the different stories that they all share, I will forever be a blog reader over a blogger.
After a long day of blog sessions, I headed out to dinner with the roommates:
It makes me so sad that I live so close to the Inner Harbor and I rarely come out to visit, the views were stunning especially as the sun was starting to set. We walked around the Inner Harbor to Rusty Scupper Restaurant for a major seafood dinner.
We were seated near the window and had another lovely view of the harbor as we ate.
I was a little overwhelmed with all the seafood options for dinner so Meg and I decided to split a few appetizers for dinner.
We started off with some bread which I LIVE for because I am usually starving while I am waiting for my food to come so I always stuff myself with the bread.
We ordered the artichoke & crab dip, which was my favorite.
The crab bruschetta (the bread was too tough to eat, so I could not get more than a few bites).
And we also split a crab cake. And it is safe the say that I am officially over seafood for the next month.
After dinner we relaxed in our hotel room blogging. I do have to say blogging around other bloggers is SO MUCH FUN. They just get it.
Would you ever attend a blogging conference? What is important to you when it comes to blogging?
When it comes to blogging, I really want to be able to enjoy what I am doing. I enjoy my life and blogging is just a small part of it.
Thanks for being a part of my life.