First, foremost and most importantly I want to thank UGIFIT.
If they werent sponsoring me for Fitbloggin—I wouldn’t be going.
Thanks to them I will be in Maryland in two weeks (!) talking Ugi, demo’ing Ugi, letting you play with the Ugi and giving away the Ugi!
For those of you who asked (after my last Ugi-post) for a video of the Ugifit ball I give you this:
(if youre checking in via a reader theres a 38 second video above)
Many many many people have been asking me
yes which makes me laugh. Im nothing if not NOT stylin’ what to wear to the conference.
Wear whatever attire it is which, when you have it on, allows you to be your best self.
Sure my mom’s adage applies of dress for the job you want and if you see Fitbloggin as an opportunity to network you may choose not to wear your pajamas.
That said, we are writers. Bloggers. We spend the majority of our time behind computer screens with fingers flying.
For this MizFit that doesnt translate to wearing business casual to conferences (yada yada yada dizclaimer this is just what I do).
To non-fitness conferences I tend toward nice (read: clean and not ripped) jeans, a nice (same definition) long sleeved shirts and cowboy boots.
For Fitbloggin? Im going comfy.
Im going ready willing and able to ‘drop & give you 20‘ at a moments notice. I’ll be clean, rip free, and presentable (*cough* jumpsuits *cough*), but I’ll be clad in clothing which allows me to be ME and not constantly wonder if my blouse is riding up or my skirt suit all twisted.
Another question Ive been asked lately is: Im nervous about Fitbloggin. Should I be? Is everyone friendly?
I give this one a resounding NO! and YES (indeed I realize I cannot speak for everybody—but you get the idea).
I also gave these emails the response of Good GOSH I know exactly what you’re expressing.
Been there. Had those fears.
Was socially awkward. Did it anyway.
If my experience from last year is any indication Fitbloggin is unlike any other conference Ive ever attended.
Not only are we all bloggers–we are all share the same blogging niche.
You may never have read *my* blog—but chances are really high we share the love/adoration of another blogger in common. Or hobby. Or passion for the same book.
Another thing I observed last year at Fitbloggin were no closed circles. A group of women might be chatting animatedly about a topic—-but if you approach and want to join in they ready opened up. Put yourself out there. It’s hard for all of us but at least at Fitbloggin Ive always seen people respond.
Lastly: REACH OUT TO OTHERS even if you are feeling shy. Do you spy that “popular blogger” standing alone at a meal? Go up and make him or her feel welcome. Frequently we assume (*raises hand*) shyness is aloofness. Often we assume someone is alone by *choice* not feeling awkward. Lets make this an assumption-free weekend.
Whether you are able to attend Fitbloggin or not.
Please take a moment to THANK RONI.
I remember when the notion of a fitness conference was bandied about at a BlogHer conference a few years ago.
Roni moved on it.
Roni organized it.
Roni has worked her ass off on this and with a newborn to boot.
In short: Lets give Roni some love.
(yes ‘in short’ made me laugh as nothing else in this post is short. youll have that)
That’s pretty much it here on this Friday.
Im conference .02 proffering.
Im in awe of all Roni and so many of you are capable of juggling on a day-to-day basis.
Please to hit us all up with your UGI, Fitbloggin or life-thoughts below.