The city of Atlanta has always been good to me. And no doubt, did I have a great time again in “The A.” This time it was for Blogalicious 5, a multicultural conference for women bloggers. This year we celebrated the conference’s much deserved 5 year anniversary. I highly suggest for any serious blogger to attend. Between the networking and informative workshops, you will definitely walk away with plenty of resources. And the people who attend are awesome. It's truly a community. This was my first time back in Atlanta since being a Spelman exchange student in 2001. I was so excited to speak at the conference about awareness blogging or covering social issues in social media.
The first night was a Scandal viewing party. Our outfits were Olivia Pope inspired. I kept it classy with a black dress. Xfinity sponsored the event. We were hooked up with a red carpet, champagne and gourmet popcorn. It was really nice. But I must say, watching the season's premiere with 100+ mostly black women was an unforgettable experience. There was a lot of talking back to the screen. HaHaHa!
Then it was time for me to speak. I was on a panel with fabulous women about awareness blogging. Shout out toChristine Koh of Bostonmamas.com and TheMissionList.com, an online community of women with social media influence who want to use it for social good; anti-domestic violence advocate Rhachelle Nicol of RhachelleNicol.com and Lisa Quinones-Fontanez, founder of the award-winning blog AutismWonderland.com. We had a lot of information to share and received positive feedback. Thanks to everyone who attended our session.
|L-R:Rhachelle, Lisa, Christine, Jenee.|
And these guys were models at the party. I asked the one in the middle, "So you just get paid to walk around and be fine?" And he replied, "Yeah, there's worse jobs." Hey, I'm not mad at the brotha. I enjoyed being in the middle of this BLT (Brothas Lookin' Tight).
And lucky me again had the best roommates! These ladies are doing it on their blogs and they were a pleasure to room with. I learned a lot of from them. Shout out to Jyl of Mom it Forward and Quiana of Harlem Love Birds. This is what happens when you get three women from Utah, Cali and New York together.
Saturday I went to more incredible workshops and that was the end of the conference. But it wasn't the end of fun times in Atlanta. I have a couple of more posts to come. Before I wrap this one up, look who I saw at Blogalicous, lifestyle TV personality Tanika Ray. She was rocking the curly look way before the natural movement. She is so sweet and so gorgeous. I can't wait to see her on TV again. She said she left the entertainment news show Extra because she wasn't feeling too hot about covering celebs and their private lives. I can dig that. I'm excited to see what she's going to do next.
This is the interior of the Hyatt Renaissance in Atlanta. My room was on the 11th floor. The conference ended Saturday night. But I didn't get back to my room until 4 a.m. A certain blogger kept me out way past my bedtime. And it was so worth it! I'll tell you who it is in the next post.
In the meantime, check out this video on Blogalicious. I speak at 0:55.