Well ladies and gentlemen, today’s the big day. In a few short hours I’ll be mingling at the #HauteGreen Social rubbing shoulders with all of my “blogger idols”. Just the thought of it makes my stomach tickle with butterflies…I’m still in denial that I was even worthy of an invite. I mean, this is only my third blog post and I get to be one of 50 people going to the hottest “green” blogger party of the year!?!? How did I get so lucky? (Besides begging The Eco Chic for an invite) I am slightly starting to freak out about the whole thing….What if I don’t fit in? What if I’m not what they expected? What if I pee my pants because I am an excited, nervous mess when I get there? Haha, just kidding on that last one, I hope.
Frankly, I’m afraid I may be going a little bonkers over this whole Blog Her thing. It can’t possibly be normal to stalk all of the #BlogHer11 Twitter posts at every waking hour, read over my Blog Her schedule 20 times a day and be perfectly content staring at my new business cards for hours on end. What the heck is wrong with me? I’m supposed to be the cool, calm and collected one. A few days ago I laughed at the tweets about all of the nervous newbies going to Blog Her, and now I have become one!
I don’t know why, but I feel like going to Blog Her is some sort of initiation, or right of passage as a blogger. So I can’t help but wonder, do I really have what it takes to write a blog? Am I on the right path? I think my biggest fear is failure. I don’t want to have one of those blogs that only has 5 followers! I want to be successful, I want to be heard, I want to motivate others to live an eco-friendly life and help new parents see that they don’t have to raise their children the “mainstream” way if it doesn’t feel right. I wonder if any of my “blogger idols” ever felt this way when they first started blogging?
I’ve read countless stories about women who went to Blog Her last year as “nervous newbies” who are now speaking at the conference, publishing books, doing PR for huge companies and have taken their blogging to a whole new level. I’ll consider myself a success if I have a several hundered followers by next year! Heck, I’d be happy with a single comment that shows this blog made a difference in someone’s life. The possibilities are endless, and although it’s scary, I can’t wait to see where my blogging journey takes me.
So, since I am the creator of my own reality, I am going to choose to dream big at Blog Her. I’m going to leave the nervous, self doubting, intimidated little girl inside of me at home and choose to be courageous! I will put my best foot forward, make some awesome new friends and connect with as many bloggers as I can. I would love to find a seasoned blogger to take me under her wing and help me learn the ropes of being a really great blogger. I’m also going to look for some newbie bloggers that want to keep in touch, and learn together as we start our blogging journies this weekend.
If you are going to be at Blog Her this weekend and would like to connect, tweet me @EcoCrazyMom. I’ve been tweeting back and fourth with some other newbie bloggers, and we’re planning to meet up that the People’s Party tonight, so please feel free to join us! Only 9 hours and 57 minutes until the party starts, but who’s counting?
Oh, and if you want to see if I end up peeing my pants at the #HauteGreen Social today, or are curious how my Blog Her adventure is going I’ll be posting updates regularly on Twitter. Follow @EcoCrazyMom for all the latest updates and be sure to check back for blog updates too, I have a feeling a giveaway is in the near future!!
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