should I go???

A year ago, I was waking up to this incredible view:

IMG_0626Today, the sun is shining and I am sitting in awkward positions on the ground just to soak up a little bit of vitamin D.  It is so deceiving though considering it is 25 degrees outside.  Needless to say, I have warm weather on the mind.

The other day while reading through my bloglovin’ feed, I came across several posts and tweets about Blogcation.  I visited the site… 10 times… and slowly became mesmerized by the idea.  At first, I thought to myself oh no, not for me.  I just blog for fun, I am not a lifestyle blogger, I am new to blogging, I could never afford this, people would think I am stupid for even considering it, will it be beneficial for my food blog.  I mean it went on and on.  I was trying to convince myself it was something I didn’t want to do.

I am not good at convincing myself about something that I know isn’t what I am thinking.  It is a component of my anxiety that I deal with more often than not.  That being said, I continued to visit the blogcation website on the reg. Trying to learn more about it.

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In a nutshell, Blogcation is a blogger conference on steroids.  Erin behind the blog Two Thirds Hazel is the brain behind the event.  Blogcation is a week long cruise January 2015 that includes stops to beautiful tropical places, a couple days of blogging conferences, and blogging cocktail parties.

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The speakers/teachers at the conferences are some of my favorite bloggers.  Their blogs are very successful and I would be so interested in hearing their advice.  Not to mention, who doesn’t want need a week long vacation during snowy January??

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I have a few reservations and still need some convincing/thinking, is this for me?

1.  I am mainly a food blogger. Will I learn useful things to put to use? Or is the conference mainly for lifestyle bloggers?

2.  It is not cheap.  Let’s be serious, I get paid in meatballs at work so money is very precious.  I suppose I have plenty of time to save up, but would the money be better invested elsewhere?  I am sure it can, but is this an opportunity that is once in a lifetime?

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3.  My blog is not even 6 months old.  Do I have a lot more to learn before boarding a ship with fellow bloggers that are pros?

4.  It’s about a year away.  Will I still be blogging then?  I hope so!  What if something comes up that week, say a wedding 😉

5.  Will my anxiety get the best of me and prevent me from being social, engaging with other bloggers, being myself etc.?

6.  I need a buddy to join me.  Sure, there is the option to share a room with another blogger, but I would prefer someone to join me.  I am trying to convince Bryan along with myself… he is not a fan of cruises.  Do you want to be my buddy on the trip??

There are also several things I am already sold on:

1.  A vacation.  yes, please.

2.  Meeting some talented ladies (and gents) behind some of my favorite reads.

3.  Being spontaneous and doing something I never have before.

4.  Going on a trip with Bryan (if I can convince him to come) to somewhere beautiful.

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5.  Developing relationships, learning more about a successful blog, connecting with other bloggers in order to increase traffic to this little ol’ blog.

I obviously have a bit of time to think about it, but it has been on my mind all week so I thought I would write about it and see what my readers are thinking.  Are you a blogger and going?  If you were a new blogger, would you go?

Now back to my morning coffee and reminiscing about being here:

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3 thoughts on “should I go???

  1. Heather (@mylittlehea)

    I had a lot of the same concerns and then I see those gorgeous images you have and it makes me even more convinced that I + you should go! I live down here, so I get the sunshine a lot but have never been on a cruise or a blog conf, so this is a perfect opportunity for me! I hope you can convince Bryan to go, but in the instance you can’t there is a group of girls looking for roomies!

     
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    1. not so doughie

      hey Heather! thanks for stopping by. I am still going back & forth, but my pictures from St. John had me nearly 100% convinced. If anything, it would be a beautiful tropical vacation. I also am looking forward to meeting all you wonderful ladies that are visiting my little ole blog! It is nice to meet you and like you… I am almost all in!

       
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