Dear Blogalicious...

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Dear Blogalicious,

Normally I adhere to the rule, “What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas.” But I couldn’t resist telling people about the amazing time I had at Blogalicious 2012 in Las Vegas.
Last year’s conference was my first. I was a bit nervous because I attended alone. But I’m so glad I took the risk. I was in a space that I identified with so much; a conference full of creative, passionate women with business dreams, who love social media and desire to learn more. I found myself among a group of people who work hard, but make time for fun too. I was in love.

Through Blogalicious I learned more about Google+ and branding.

I connected with a social media maven I’ve admired for a long time. 

I met the first black woman to win a Sundance award for best film director (and she follows me on Twitter).

I got a makeover...

...and some fashion inspiration (I still want that orange purse).

I made new friends and connections.

I danced so much at the Doug E. Fresh concert that my feet were swollen the next day. That has never happened to me before. It wasn't a cute moment so I'll spare you the visual of my feet. 

I had a great time and left with a lot of information. 

Stacey, Jazzy and the rest of the Blogalicious team do more than just organize a conference. They encourage us to pursue greatness. And they help make dreams come true. All of this has been accomplished in the first 5 years! At this rate, you’ve surpassed the sky’s limit. Blogalicous, you’re out of this world. And that is why we keep coming back.  Cheers to you!

Peace, Blessings & Continued Success,

Jenee Darden