Now that I am a serious blogger I need to be in the loop of all blogging things. I need to personally know other bloggers. I need to know what they are doing to be successful bloggers. I need to know the best strategies to implement to get my blog noticed by millions. I need to know more about blogging technology. I just need to know. So, on a whim, I decided to go to my first blogger conference and ultimately found out all that I needed to know and more.
The 3rd Annual Blogging While Brown (BWB) conference was held in Washington, D.C. I found out about the event four days before it started and made an impulsive decision to charge everything to my American Express card to attend the convention and I am glad I did.
I met loads of wonderful people who blog just like I do. Many were rock star bloggers, beginners, like myself, and others had a place in the middle. But all were not bloggers. Some attendees were reporters, folks thinking about setting up a blog, and those who just like being in the company of bloggers.
The BWB conference had a lot of natural heads in attendance. All of them were not hair bloggers – actually most weren’t – but just seeing all of the kinky curly afros and puffs made me anxious. I can’t wait to rock my natural du. I wonder if my hair will look fly like theirs?
Anyway – below are pictures from the conference – check them out.
At the meet and greet I played Scrabble for the first time (I know) with rock star bloggers and presenters Danielle Lee of Urban-Science and Scott Hansel. I came in last but I did a good job for a neophyte. Danielle was the winner at our table. She won a lab top!!
Serious bloggers with their lab tops at the conference.
Tweeting about the panel discussions at the BWB conference.
With natural head and rock star blogger, Carmen Dixon Rosenzweig of All About Race and her mother, Dorothy.
With superstar natural hair blogger Patrice Yursik of Afrobella.
L.A., a natural head and beauty blogger at, LaBeautyBeat.
Stephanie, a PH.D. candidate at Yale and natural head.
Lunch break! I was eyeing the Grilled Veggie Wraps.
Chatting with the girls at lunch.
Curtis, a young bright brother from the NAACPdefending his organization when a comment was made that the 101-year-old establishment does not support brown bloggers the way major corporations support non-brown bloggers.
Former Mayor of Atlanta, Shirley Franklin, was a panelist at the Town Hall discussion.