I’m off to Chicago for Nourished!
Jen and I were reminiscing this week. Neither one of us can believe that we had this little dream to start a conference for all of the specialty diet bloggers and it not only happened but SOLD OUT and has had so much support from the gluten-free, niche blogger community and gluten-free brands.
Really, we wanted a better way for bloggers to see their dreams realized.
We know how much time and energy it takes to blog. We know the passion and creativity it takes to make a splash in today’s blogosphere. We know the late nights, the failed recipes, fumbling through food photography disasters, the crazy joy when one is successful. And we also know that feeling of wanting more from our blogs…more money, more connections, more recognition, more opportunities. Even more freedom. (Part of the dream is not to spend all day and night behind our laptops.)
So we gave birth to Nourished. And today all 100+ bloggers who were lucky enough to get tickets will get to network with other bloggers, meet influential brands, learn how to improve their blog, and yes, eat really good food.
We have an incredible speaker line-up including Cybele Pascal, Silvana Nardone, Susan Voisin, Dianne Jacob, Karen Morgan, Peter Bronski, Mary Fran Wiley, Melissa Jennings, Ricki Heller, Cara Lyons, Lauren-Lucielle Vasser and more.
Our sponsors, well, they shocked us. They showed up and they showed up BIG. If I learned anything, it’s that the gluten-free companies believe in the power of the on-line blogging community. My hope is that Nourished can help bloggers and companies work together for their mutual benefit.
You can also keep up with conference updates on Facebook.
I can’t wait to tell you all about it when I get back.
Nourished 2013 will be even better – so look for next year’s location and date announcement soon!
And, yes, I know I owe you a post about the other little guy I gave birth to. He is the love of our lives. Quite honestly, I haven’t been able to pull myself away from him to blog. Even if I wasn’t his mom I would tell you that he is the cutest baby I’ve ever seen! He’ll make an appearance here very soon.
Don’t worry – I have some recipes coming your way soon, too.