First off I must have been a southern woman in a past life...I am certain of it. My smile widened from the moment I stepped off the plane. Atlanta is seductive. I am still intoxicated with its beauty, hospitality and vibe.
When I signed on to attend the Blogging While Brown conference my motives weren't purely about the conference...I had other delusions of a tryst of a romantic nature. That notion was a bust, but the conference became the thing I most enjoyed. That and meeting some of the most gracious and welcoming folks on the planet! More about Tony OH, Torrance aka Raw Dawg Buffalo, Sista GP, and Mizrepresent in tomorrow's post...they need their own post!
The conference was a great success for its debut. I think Gina McCauley, of What About Our Daughters is a jewel and phenomenal talent. She convened an interesting mix of Black/Brown bloggers who are really making this blogging thing work for them in a very lucrative way. I swear there was a lot of technical information that really was quite overwhelming and I certainly could have used a blogging terms 101. I followed along and was quite pleased with the information I did come away with.
Now there are 2 parts to my Atlanta trip the conference and the in-between-and-after-conference experience. I have photos to reflect both. Today I am highlighting the conference and some of it will overlap with tomorrow's post about the second part of my Atlanta experience. There is no way I can adequately capture my deep and abiding feelings for the friends I have made in Atlanta or the love I have for this very glamorous and gracious city.
I am looking forward to the Blogging While Brown Conference next year...no matter where it will be held. And I certainly will be back to Atlanta...soon!