Monday, May 13, 2013

Bon Voyage BlogPaws 2013!

Sadly, I will be watching from the dock when BlogPaws 2013 sets sail on Thursday, May 16. John Lennon said “Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans,” and my life requires that I stay home this year.

I have been lucky enough to attend every BlogPaws conference since the very first one in April 2010, and I will greatly miss seeing all my blogger buddies – as well as the opportunities to learn and network with the event sponsors. But that doesn't mean I'll miss all the fun!

First, my dear friend Cathy Keisha will be taking plush Bunny Jean Cook along with her to the conference. I’m counting on everyone to post lots of pictures of BJC in the sessions and at the social events!

Second, I will be following along on Twitter as conference attendees tweet from the event. Attendees will post updates throughout the entire conference - from the opening keynote to the closing reception. You can join me (and them) by following the hashtag #BlogPaws.

And third, I will be hosting the online wrap-up party on Saturday, May 18 from 6:30-9:30 p.m. EDT! How cool is that?

Chloe, Kristen and all the other BlogPaws staffers will be busy at the conference, so I will be tweeting as @BlogPaws to let online participants know the winners of the Nose-to-Nose Pet Blogging and Social Media Awards. Other BlogPaws community members will also be participating, and there will be the usual DJs, barktenders, sekurity and prizes! You can join us by following the hashtag #BlogPawty.

So I will be at BlogPaws 2013 both online and in spirit – and you can be too! Just follow the Twitter hashtag #BlogPaws from Thursday, May 16 through Saturday, May 18. Join in the fun, learn about blogging and social media, and network with other pet bloggers and event sponsors!

18 comments:

  1. I'll miss seeing you. But I'm sure the pup will be glad to have you tweeting from home. :)

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  2. I'm sorry you can't go this year. I'll be sure to take and share lots of photos!

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  3. I'll miss seeing you, but it's not like we couldn't get together any other time since we live in the same city!

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  4. I'll be on the dock right next to you, waving as the ship departs...Of course I'll be following along on Twitter and will try to make the party on Saturday

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  5. you will be greatly missed!!! Last year I got sick at the last second and couldn't go, following via livestream for me was the next best thing!

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  6. Dang, CK is not feeling well and I hope she makes it. I hate not being able to see you again, but yep, life happens.

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  7. I will wavin at u from across da state az I will be home dis year too :(

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    1. We still need to set up our cross-state BlogPaws tweetup!

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  8. I'm sad to be missing it too! Seriously, those of us not going this year need to have our own little virtual party so we aren't too sad.

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  9. Glad you get to join in in some way Vicki! We will have to start thinking about a PA blogger meetup once Blogpaws is all done.- dawn

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  10. We'll sit behind the scenes together. I'd love to be going. Oh well, maybe next year I keep telling myself.

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  11. TW has perked up some and hopes to accompany BJC, George the Duck and plush me. She's not a big picture taker but will try hard.

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    1. Glad to hear TW is feeling better. Take it easy on her CK, you know she can't party as hard as you can!

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  12. I will miss seeing you, my friend!

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  13. oh poo! So sorry to hear you won't be there. We'll miss you but I'll try to get the real plush Rocco included in the photo opp for you. Hope to see you some other time soon!
    Diane

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  14. We missed you this year and are so grateful for your help with the hugely successful Nose-to-Nose #BlogPawty. THANK YOU! (Sorry, I just had to scream that! :))

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    1. I really missed being there although the living streaming was great! It was a blast hosting the BlogPawty, but I will definitely be in there next year. Viva Las Vegas!

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