Saturday, April 17, 2010

Relevant 2010

This October, I will be attending the Relevant conference. This is crazy for a number of reasons:

1) I've never been to a blogging conference in my life, or even thought about going to one.
2) Um, it's in Pennsylvania. I live in California.
3) Large groups of people I don't know make me highly anxious.
4) I will not have met (in person) any of the 200 women there. (Remember #3?)
5) At this point, I'll be flying out there alone, getting to the hotel alone, sleeping alone, and leaving alone.

BUT

I'm soo excited!! I've been blogging for less than two years now, and only recently have I discovered that God wants to use my little ole' blog for His purposes. Since then, everywhere I turn, I see/hear something about the Relevant Conference. I am confident that He is going to bless this conference and use it to grow and teach me, and all the other women there. And through their blogs, I'm starting to get to know some of the amazing women attending, and can't wait to meet them in person!

So, to the ladies who are atteding: If you or someone that you know who is going needs a roommate and/or travel buddy, let me know! I also have a Relevant page on my blog for this purpose, and in the hopes of getting to know some of you, so check it out.

Today I'm featured on Gather Inspirit, so thanks to Chele and the other lovely ladies over there for putting that together so we can get to know each other.

I can't wait for the conference!!




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17 comments:

Kristy K said...

Hey! I'm visiting from Gather Inspirit! I'll see you at Relevant :). I won't know anyone except my friend Kristin who is attending with me. And crowds make me nervous! But I just know it's gonna be AWESOME! Can't wait to meet yoU!

Karen said...

I left you a comment on your Relevant page and said to to re-read your 4 reasons....and I had the same ones...well you have 5 and I have 4 ( I am not from CA) :) I feel so much in the same boat as you. I just know God wants this to be my first blog conference and I know we are all going to feel like we know each other just by joining together in twitter land!

Michelle @ SomeGirl'sWebsite said...

lol... I just commented at Gather Inspirit that I'd come check out your blog and then realized that I've already been here... I love it! Can't wait to meet you in person! I won't know anyone there either and I've only been blogging for 3 months, so we can stick together! :) ♥ Michelle (from Texas)

Colleen said...

Thanks for the comments ladies. :) I'm glad my feelings are shared by others, and that I can get to know people virtually beforehand, so I won't feel like such a stranger.

Thanks Michelle! I read your comment on Gather Inspirit and laughed because I just finished reading Lady In Waiting. Like, 2 days ago. Lol. It was very encouraging, so it was a good one to recommend!

Rachel said...

Hey! I can't wait to meet you!! Totally understand the "not knowing anyone" yet!!! Same here!! I will be such a great time to meet other women who share the same passion we do!! See you "soon!" =)

Rachel said...

How exciting for you! The Lord can and will and already used your blog for HIS purposes.

Can't wait to read more.

Blessings,
Rachel

Julie said...

I really can't wait to meet you! I too have not been to a bloggy conference before but after "meeting" so many of these lovelies on twitter (and now their blogs through Gather in Spriit) it's going to be so exciting to get to know everyone! :)

Blessings!

Kaira said...

I think you will continue to find that many of us have the same thoughts as you. We're going to have a great time. I too am traveling solo but I trust it will all work out :)

Kaira said...

Or, I should clarify, I might travel with another blogger from my area but we aren't roomies or anything. I'm solo at this point.

Mandy said...

Colleen, you are such a sweetie! :) By the time we all make it to Relevant, we will know and love each other dearly! So have no fear!! Thanks for letting us "show you off" on Gather Inspirit!

Coupon Clippin' Mommy said...

I'm so excited about meeting so many great bloggers from all over! See you in a few months.

Amy said...

I think we all have the same anxiety about Relevant. Which means we will all be in the same boat. It will be so much fun and I know that we will all be welcoming each other with open arms! Thanks for sharing with us at Gather Inspirit today!

Cherie said...

Hi Colleen! It is so nice to meet you. So glad you hooked up with Gather Inspirit!! By the time October rolls around, you'll feel like all these women are your best friends and you'll have no worries about meeting them!!!

Alicia, The Snowflake said...

Yep, I can definitely relate to the reasons for not going, except I live in South. I did find a roomie. I'm sure you will too. And I think with all the posts/Tweets about Relevant, we'll all be good friends by Oct. Then we'll be surrounded by friends and not strangers. Pretty cool!

I enjoyed "meeting" you! Hope your week is off to a great start!

Colleen said...

Thanks so much for visiting and saying hello ladies! Now I'm even more excited for the conference and to meet all of you!

The Not So Perfect Housewife said...

Thanks for the twitter follow!
Relevant looks like it is going to be quiet a blessing to the blogging world. Have a great time!!

Debi said...

It's nice to meet you! I actually found you through Google :) I, also am going to Relevant and was featured on Gather Inspirit. I, also am a new blogger and have never been to a conference. We're in Texas.
Small world, huh?
I hope to meet you there.