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Recapping FitBloggin from start to finish…

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Delicious pomegranate cocktail

POM Wonderful POMtini Reception with tasty POM cocktails.  This event was crowded with bloggers and it was great to meet so many familiar faces in person.  Plus the drinks were pretty tasty, and you can’t beat getting antioxidants while sipping a cocktail!

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Joined a large group of bloggers for dinner at Taco Fiesta.  My chicken quesadilla was great.  I chowed down on the entire thing!

We headed back to the hotel right after dinner cuz the 6:30 am Fun Run was going to be rough.

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At 6:30 am, lots of bloggers were up but not exactly at ‘em.  I half asleep and enjoyed running a slow an steady 5K around the waterfront area.

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Watching the sun rise as we ran!  So pretty!

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Quaker sponsored breakfast so I had a hearty bowl of oatmeal with LOTS of toppings.  Mmmm.  Plus a banana on the side cuz fresh fruit never hurt anyone.

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Bloggers excited for the full day of FitBloggin events.

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My 1st breakout session, I attended Blogs, Accessibility, and SEO Optimization with Scott Stawartz.  It was a great presentation and I took a lot of helpful notes.

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My 2nd breakout session was Getting Noticed:  How to Pitch to Traditional Media.  While I didn’t get many of my current question answered, I learned a lot of valuable info for the future.  I was hoping they’d discuss freelance writing, but the session focused more on pitching stories to  TV stations.

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Lunch time!  Sandwiches, salad, and some fresh vegetables.  I forgot to photograph my dessert…I had Jello, courtesy of our sponsor, and some fresh fruit.

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Me (Melissa only, do NOT call me Missy) and Missy!

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I chose to attend Beyond the Blog:  Getting Published.  It great to listen to Caitlin speak about her writing/publishing process for her Operation Beautiful book.  Can’t wait until the book goes on sale!

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The Pure2Raw twins provided our afternoon snacks through their bakery Twin Cakes.  I don’t eat raw food very often (I’ve had it once!) so it was fun to try new things and figure out my likes and dislikes.

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With my AWESOME FitBloggin roommate Julie!  (She got tickets to see comedian Aziz Ansari when he comes to Boston.  Aziz is hysterical so I’m going to join her.  Yay!!!)

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Final breakout session discussing how to earn money through blogging.

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Dave Grotto gave a humorous Key Note speech to close out FitBloggin.

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Some bloggers took a walk to Whole Food to grab dinner and then we ate by the water.

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Abby, Jessica, Caitlin, Kacy, and Julie New friends and such a fun group of girls!

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Salad with TONS of veggies.  Exactly what I was craving!

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A huge group of bloggers met up for drinks and chitchat.  Fun times and lots of laughs!  I called it a night early and headed back to the hotel…all weekend I loved seeing this display in the lobby!  I kept telling Julie I was getting future wedding ideas. ;)

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And here’s where I’m at now:  Breakfast in bed!  I enjoyed a scone that I bought during our WF adventure yesterday.  I might hit the gym before checking out and heading to the airport.  Or I might continue to relax.  Who knows?!?!

FitBloggin was such a fun experience!  I’m so glad I went!  Thank you to Roni for planning and organizing, the many sponsors with all of the swag (especially love my New Balance sneakers, Thriv t-shirt, and Gruve)…and to all of the awesome bloggers I got to meet live and in-person. :lol:   Such a great weekend!!!!

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COMMENTS

19 Comments

  1. 1.  Lisa

    March 21st, 2010 09:43 AM

    Looks like a wonderful weekend.

  2. 2.  Jenna

    March 21st, 2010 10:14 AM

    That looks like such a good time! Maybe I’ll get a chance to go eventually!

  3. 3.  Tina

    March 21st, 2010 12:04 PM

    Sounds like it was an amazing weekend. I bet the best part was being able to meet so many people you get to connect with on blogs. :D

  4. 4.  Melinda

    March 21st, 2010 12:13 PM

    Looks like a really great time. Good food and I am sure there was tons of good people and good information there too.

  5. 5.  Shannon

    March 21st, 2010 01:57 PM

    What a great time! It must be wonderful to put names with faces!

  6. 6.  Shelley Leeman

    March 21st, 2010 02:20 PM

    so glad you had fun- fitbloggin seems like it was awesome.

  7. 7.  kate

    March 21st, 2010 03:21 PM

    sounds like you had an amazing time!

  8. 8.  Gabriela (froyolover)

    March 21st, 2010 04:18 PM

    Amazing pics – looks like you´ve had a BLAST at FitBlogging!
    So cool :)
    Have an amazing week, girl!
    Brazilian XOXO´s,
    Gabriela

  9. 9.  Kelly

    March 21st, 2010 06:13 PM

    Looks like it was so much fun. I really wish I was there :( We need some Boston blog conferences haha

  10. 10.  Jessica @ How Sweet

    March 21st, 2010 06:14 PM

    LOVED meeting you. You are amazing and the sweetest ever. <3

  11. 11.  The Candid RD

    March 21st, 2010 06:51 PM

    Wow!! What a weekend!! I would love to go to this some day. Even just to meet people, and socialize. Glad you had a good time!

  12. 12.  Kacy

    March 21st, 2010 08:10 PM

    So nice to meet you girl!

  13. 13.  Julie

    March 21st, 2010 08:10 PM

    Totally fun!! :)

  14. 14.  MelissaNibbles

    March 22nd, 2010 02:52 AM

    Looks like a fun weekend! I’m glad you were able to learn a lot.
    I’m going to see Aziz too!!!! Where are your seats?!

  15. 15.  Naomi(onefitfoodie)

    March 22nd, 2010 07:08 AM

    LOVE all the pics! looks like you all had so much fun! I can’t wait to meet you in our boston blogger meet up! I am thinking April30th?! how does that sound? I know its a while away but we blogger need to plan these things because I know stuff gets in the way pretty quick!

  16. 16.  Hilary

    March 22nd, 2010 09:24 AM

    I’m new to blogging, but Fit Bloggin looks like a wonderful community to be a part of. I’d love to make it some year.

  17. 17.  Kelly @ Healthy Living With Kelly

    March 22nd, 2010 09:49 AM

    Awesome…I definitely want to go next year!

  18. 18.  janetha b

    March 22nd, 2010 09:53 AM

    GAH. these recaps are killing me.

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