After popping my cherry on the biggest conference of the year in 2011, I knew I wanted to attend a conference this year. I asked fellow bloggers which conference I should attend if I can only afford *one* conference.
The overwhelming response was
Type-A Parent Conference.
Everyone claimed it to be the best all-around. The community, the speakers, the content… Type-A is the conference you should attend if you want to get the most bang for your buck.
|@AlissaEnders & I on the Charlotte PhotoWalk|
I was skeptical, would I really connect with people like me? Would I really gain relevant knowledge from the sessions? I mean, I made some connections at that big conference last year, but it was such a large event that was overwhelming & felt a bit cliquey at times. I didn’t want to attend another high school reunion. My fellow bloggers continuously assured me that Type-A was different.
They were right.
Even though my anxiety grabbed me by the balls and didn’t let go for the first few hours… something happened to change that.
I heard a familiar voice standing in line to check-in behind me. Alissa from Clever Compass & I attended high school together. She drove in with Jen from Hey Y’all… and I was immediately granted two hugs. One from a familiar face, another from someone I had only known virtually. The hugs continued throughout the weekend… from old friends, friends I had only known from their words & avatars as well as new friends.
On the flip side of that coin, no one judged me for only having a certain number of followers either. We were all different and unique in our own way, but we shared a common bond. We were all attending Type-A to connect and learn from one another.