One of my New Year’s resolutions was to get out, well a sista has been doing just that. I kicked last Friday off with the Blogger Week Networking Mixer. The event took place in Washington, DC. Blogger Week™ 2014 is a multicultural festival of bloggers, journalists and social media mavens hosted by Black Bloggers Connect
I arrived and to my surprise my cousin was also there. hahaha Had no idea. We went in and mixed and mingled. I met some virtual friends in person for the first time and made some new friends. I went in with no expectations but I was pleasantly surprise that everyone was social. They were friendly and they had no issues sparking up some chatter with a stranger. LOVE THAT! Perhaps it’s the blogger in us all.
Saturday Was the Blogger Week Unconference (Conference) it took place in Silver Spring, MD. I won’t tell you how I had to worked on some shoes and style my daughter’s hair prior to leaving. I didn’t want her looking crazy while out with Daddy and brother. I won’t say how I got on the highway greeted by non moving traffic and 45 miles to empty until I sat in traffic for 30 mins not really moving and had to then pull off and get gas as not to end up on the side of the road. Nope I won’t.
Mi and Kumi, this dude here is pretty dope.
Mi & Faye
The Conference had great panel sessions and topics. I was able to get great information from each of them. By the time I left I was down to 1 business card. Networking was had by all, I hope to collaborate with some of my new friends in the near future. Late night, early morning.
Sunday morning was an early one. We participated in the Race for Hope for the third year in a row. We started participating in support of a friend. We walked in memory of his brother in law that died from a brain tumor, well this year we would also be walking in honor of his sister who is currently battling a brain tumor. My party of four jogged most of the 3 miles, I walked some because I’m out of shape. We finished in 45 minutes which isn’t horrible but isn’t that great either. I was walking like a robot the next day.
She was so proud and so cute!