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#BlogHer12 Begins!

by Meghann on August 3, 2012

Whoa! What a morning!

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You guys were NOT kidding, BlogHer is CRAZY. Fun, exciting, informative, and definitely a one-of-a-kind experience, but above all, it’s CRAZY. Crazy in a good way. :)

My morning started off a little less crazy. Theodora met me at Ashley‘s apartment and we went for a quick 4 mile run by the river.

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And I’m not kidding when I say “quick.” Apparently we were keeping a sub-7:30 pace. Not sure where that came from, I haven’t kept that pace in a long time. Maybe that’s a sign I need to start running with friends a little more regularly, especially ones that will push the pace and make me go faster. I need more of that!

After the run, I showered (no one wants to sit next to a smelly runner all day), got dress, and met Theodora and Sabrina at BlogHer in midtown.

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I was expecting a huge line for badges (you know, being 5,000 attendees after all), but there was none. I think most people had picked their’s up last night. It only took a few minutes to flash our IDs, grab our badges, and get in line for food.

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There was quite a spread – pastries, muffins, fresh fruit, eggs, potatoes, and bacon. Yum.

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I had it all. I was starving at that point.

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So good!

Best part about breakfast? Catching up with my girls.

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<3 Sabrina and Theodora!

We skipped the opening remarks in favor of hitting the expo up instead.

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It’s hard to see in the photo, but please note The Lorax had his own name badge which read “The Lorax.” ;)

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The expo was INSANE. I spent close to two hours checking out all the booths and networking with the company representatives. So many brands – not enough business cards!

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I said “hi” to my friends at Dole.

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Took some photos with Quilted Northern Toilet Paper (the official TP of BlogHer ’12 <– yes, that’s a serious sponsorship)

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Grabbed a few goodies

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Made some funny faces

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Had my digital caricature done

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What do you think? Does it look like me?

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And then I rested.

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To say the expo was overwhelming would be an understatement. :)

Time for lunch with Martha Stewart(!!!) . This day is speeding by!

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