Today is a big day for me. It’s the last day of the official BlogPaws conference. I just got back from attending the VIP lunch sponsored by PetSafe. In a couple hours I will get myself and Wynston gussied up for the Nose-to-Nose awards and closing ceremony. What a day!
This morning I attended an advanced workshop on SEO techniques presented by Jill Caren. It was extremely helpful and I learned a ton! It took place after the opening keynote presentation by Sandy Robins, Laura Nativo and Harrison Forbes. We also enjoyed a delicious fancy yogurt treat – I was able to share it with my son. Prissy and Poppleton, the famous pigs, also graced us with their presence! Wynston was very curious about them.
After the SEO workshop, I had the privilege of attending the VIP luncheon hosted by PetSafe. The lunch was by invitation only, for influential and active members of the BlogPaws community. What an honor! It’s funny because a few months ago I told Matt that I really want to work with PetSafe because I love their pet fountains! Now here I was, eating a fancy meal amongs the PR team at PetSafe. I took full advantage by talking to the reps and letting them know how much I’m looking forward to endorsing their company. They also gave us a generous (to say the least) gift of some goodies and a $500 credit to buy ANYTHING we want from PetSafe! Wow. I’m definitely going to get a new pet fountain and a dog door. I can’t wait to see what else I can get to make my life as a pet parent easier – or of course what I can buy for my kids 😉 Since PetSafe was so kind as to present the VIPs with such a gift, I will be reviewing some (if not all) of the products I receive with my credit.
So far today I have met even more of my online blogging friends in person. It’s so crazy that even four days in, I’m STILL meeting everyone! I just feel so blessed to have this opportunity. To be able to fly across country to a place I’ve never been with Wynston and meet the most amazing, supportive, helpful people in my life is just a dream come true! Not to mention the fact that I’ve been nominated for a Nose-to-Nose award in the Best New Pet Blog category. It’s been the best first BlogPaws conference I could have asked for!
I admit that I’m very nervous for the ceremony tonight. It’s livestreamed and I’ll be walking the red carpet with Wynston in his custom tuxedo, made by C H Couture. Everyone is wishing me luck to win, which I really appreciate, but I’m up against 3 other great blogs! It’s been an honor to be nominated, especially since I took advantage of it and got myself a lot of local media exposure.
I will be writing a post (probably tomorrow) on how the ceremony went and recapping our plane ride home. Thanks for following this amazing trip with us!