So, I've been talking about going to Bloggy Boot Camp for .... um ....... months now!
It finally happened this past weekend -- so Mick and I headed to Seattle for a mom's night out. :)~
We stopped in Olympia for dinner on the way up -- and by total random luck, found the YUMMIEST, most GORGEOUS restaurant I've been to in a long time.
(We're already making plans to go back with our husbands for date night!)
Here is Mick, standing next to the restaurant ... and the amazing view:
We made it to Seattle and unloaded the Blue Bullet - (Mick's husband's sweet ride!).
.... and then, we proceeded to stay up WAY too late, talking.
One would think the 4 hour car ride and 1+ hour dinner break might be enough time to get all the talking done. But nope! Not for us! :)~
6:15 a.m. came early - although, neither of us slept very well because we were NERVOUS.
First problem: What to wear!?!
Well. Let me just tell you .... if you ever end up going to Bloggy Boot Camp in the future .... please DO NOT STRESS about what to wear. There were people there in just about every kind of getup you can imagine.
I was SUPER glad I had decided on my less-dressy/more-comfy option (yes, I brought more than one option along!). Dark-rinsed boyfriend jeans (rolled), cute silk cami, 3/4 sleeve casual, lightweight jacket, and peep-toed wedge espadrilles.
We enjoyed the Starbucks in our hotel before the conference started ... and finally got brave enough to head upstairs to the meeting room .... (armed with my totally fab Little Lucy Lu tote from Bag Full of Posies, which I got LOTS of compliments on - thank you, Kellie!!!)
As the title of this post infers ... it really was not what I expected.
Not in a good way.
Not in a bad way.
.....Just in an unexpected way. :-)
While I did get some good tips for my blog .... it was the life lessons that I was surprised to receive.
LOTS of inspiration.
Just not necessarily inspiration pertaining to blogging ....
Which is where my new problem comes in.
Oddly, I am now feeling more UNmotivated to blog than before I went to Bloggy Boot Camp!?
Maybe it's because I am overwhelmed at the vastly HUGE variety of blogs/bloggers out there ....
Maybe it's because I feel like my blog doesn't fit into one certain box ....
Maybe it's because I feel guilty that the original plan for my blog (to be a "scrapbook" for Lucy) has kind of disappeared into a sea of my crafty projects ....
Maybe it's because I feel sad that the only way to get readers is by posting said projects and linking them up to gazillions of linky parties each week ....
Maybe it's because I am a total weirdo who completely "missed the boat" and didn't glean what I should have gleaned from the many accomplished women who spoke at the conference ....
I really don't know.
All I know is, I'm not so much feelin' it at the moment.
And by "it", I mean blogging.
This is not a desperate plea for you to tell me how wonderful my blog is and how much you'd miss it if it were gone (although I won't stop you if you want to do that! haha!) (I'm kidding.)
But if .... and I do mean IF you are still reading this and feel compelled to tell me what you DO want to read here at Little Lucy Lu, I would love to hear your thoughts. What do you like? What do you not like? What should I do differently?
I can take it. I promise.
Meanwhile, I am also working on a post that will actually TELL you what I learned at Bloggy Boot Camp, in both a blog sense AND a life sense...
Stay tuned. :-)