Why Not Me? Why Not Now?

Hey Y’all!

So, I must say that I just came back from the most AMAZING weekend. 

Bloggy Bootcamp was fantastic….everything I expected & then some! I got to meet some girls that I seriously consider my best friends, I got to meet a few women who are considered CELEB status in the blog world & I learned SO MUCH!

Me and the super amazing women I was with! 
We learned about blogging, making a business out of my blog & how to be an all around better blogger!

Instead of overloading y’all with TOO MUCH information about everything I learned…I decided I’m going to share my experience in parts! Today is part one!

If you’ve been to this blog before you probably know this about me…I’m a self-proclaimed quote junkie. I love quotes in any capacity, so, of course a lot of what I took away from this weekend were the one liners that stick in your brain & get your wheels turning. So, what better way to share my top takeaways from BBC than in quote form!

Tiffany Romero is one of the ingenious women behind The SITS Girls and Bloggy Bootcamp! To hear her speak, to meet her, take a picture with her and socialize with her was nothing short of COMPLETELY inspiring. 

Tiffany made the superb point above. If we are not out there in the “real world” living it…how can we be writing it?! Knowing that we need to be PRESENT in the real world in order be a better blog makes time management so much easier. Blogging, to me, is like a job. Hearing Tiffany say that words above has encouraged me to make sure I’m finding a “work-life” balance with blogging. 

This quote was another part of the presentation by Tiffany and Francesca. We are all different. Just because someone looks, acts, appears to be a certain way…it doesn’t mean you have to be that way too! Be original. Do you! 

Danielle Smith was not present at BBC, but, she was quoted with saying the phrase above. This is still resonating with me…in every aspect of life. If it’s not something I’m passionate about, crazy about, can’t wait to do…I’m not going to do it. (Granted, sometimes we have to do things that we DON’T want to do like paying bills, cleaning the toilet and doing laundry…I’m not talking about those things….)

I’ve taken this to heart. I didn’t really FEEL 100% inspired to write on Monday…or Tuesday…so I saved it for Wednesday! If I’m not screaming YES I WANT THIS then I’m going to be careful about what opportunities I accept. 

Plain and simple. Be nice! Just because we are all behind computer screens does not give us a right to bully, belittle or be rude to ANYONE. The other women that we deal with? They’re people too! They have feelings…just like you! Before you make a comment or go to say something that is not 100% nice…reevaluate. Think about the comment and ask yourself if you’d like to receive it. If you wouldn’t want to hear it…chances are someone else doesn’t want to hear it either. 

I cannot stop thinking about this and asking myself this question. Posed by Robin O’Bryant during her presentation on writing, this really struck a cord with me. What is my goal with blogging? Why am I doing what I’m doing? How am I going to accomplish my end goal? 

Another HUGE point made to me this weekend. What is holding me back from accomplishing what it is that I want to accomplish?! Not just in blogging! In my professional life, my personal life, my health & fitness…WHY NOT NOW?! This was one of the last points made during the conference. Now is MY TIME.

Y’all…this weekend was incredible. Flat out incredible. I hope that you’ve enjoyed these little tidbits of what was taught & what I learned! 

I’ll be back with more Bloggy Bootcamp Pictures and stories soon! 

16 thoughts on “Why Not Me? Why Not Now?

  1. Nikki

    I am so glad you had such a great time! I really wanted to go but just coudlnt swing it this time around! I love all the quotes!

  2. Emily Carnes

    I wrote EVERY one of those quotes down, too! So, my “what I learned recap” post may look similar to yours. haha

    Good job with your photos..they look great!

  3. ExtraordinaryMommy

    Jenn – I so love that this weekend resonated with you – and I’m delighted I was there in spirit. These are all thoughts I carry around with me and choose to repeat to myself over and over. THESE quote? It is why I do what I do. Keep it up! xoxo

  4. Jane

    Awesome quotes! I am so jealous!! It looks like you had such a good time and learned so much. One reason I am super excited about moving is that I might more likely be able to go to a blog conference.

  5. Family Balance Sheet

    I went to a BBC last year in Philly. It was excellent. There aren’t any within driving distance for me this year, but I’m crossing my fingers for next year.

    Stopping by from Sharefest.

  6. Jeanine Tribley

    Hi Jenn!

    Happy SITS Sharefest day! Why have I not discovered your Blog before, as it is really lovely.

    So true about these quotes. I was just thinking of what my “goal” is to this blogging thing and just this week, it has popped into my head what my next target has to be, and I am elated about it. Wish I could have attended the Bloggy Boot Camp, but in the near future I hope to.

    Great post!

  7. Kamila Gornia

    Aww soo cool! I wish I could have went. I love attending conferences like this especially when they are about blogging and talk about all these amazing things. It’d be great to get to meet Tiffany and Francesca in real life! They seem like lovely ladies.

    I’m hopping over from the SITS Sharefest! :)
    Have a great weekend!

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