BlogHer`13: Suddenly I See

by Kathy on July 29, 2013 · 31 comments

in BlogHer, Conferences, Friends, Memories, Perfect Moments

LogoThis past week I had a truly awesome experience at my second BlogHer annual conference, here in Chicago. I have so much to share about BlogHer`13. However, until I have the time and inspiration to process and post my reflections here on my blog, I will show you some highlights in this video I made, filled with many perfect moments from BlogHer’`13.

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It’s the last Monday of the month, when we share our Perfect Moments from July with Lori from Lavender Luz. I look forward to participating in this monthly blog hop/writing exercise hosted by my friend, and newly published author.

Lori from Lavender Luz says that “Perfect Moment Monday is about noticing a perfect moment rather than creating one. Perfect moments can be momentous or ordinary or somewhere in between.” I love the idea of being mindful of and blogging about perfect moments. Over the years I have often used my blog more to write about things I am struggling with and though I know that is valid and important for me at times, I appreciate the idea of being intentional about also sharing the simple and very special moments in our lives. Many thanks to Lori for this wonderful opportunity to focus on what is right in our life, instead of what is wrong. 

Click here to read about and comment on more Perfect Moments (there are links to others’ posts at the bottom of Lori’s blog entry) and/or add a link to one of your own. Thank you for reading/watching. I hope that you have a wonderful week and that you are aware of, as well as able to notice, many perfect moments in your own lives.

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April July 29, 2013 at 10:52 am

Aah! I’ve been anxiously awaiting your BlogHer recap and I can’t watch the video on my phone. :( I’ll keep trying and cross my fingers!
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Kathy July 29, 2013 at 1:33 pm

Thank you for the heads up April! I accidentally saved it as private originally. But it is fixed now and you should be able to watch it! :)
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April July 29, 2013 at 4:19 pm

Yay! I was just getting a generic error message earlier.

It looks like you had a great time! Thanks so much for sharing with us. I hope I get to see you there one of these years. :)
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Kathy July 31, 2013 at 9:21 pm

I am glad you could finally watch and enjoyed it! You are so very welcome and I hope the same (that I get to see you there someday)! :)
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Nicole @RumourMiller July 29, 2013 at 1:45 pm

I hope to see you next year! Missed you all this year.
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Kathy July 29, 2013 at 1:53 pm

We missed you this year too Nicole! :) I am not sure if I will be able to make it to BlogHer`14, but have not ruled it out completely. It would certainly help to know when and where it will be. ;)
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Christine July 29, 2013 at 1:55 pm

That was so lovely – and what a perfect song to go with it! I’m proud to feature in your video and want to thank you once again for being a vital part of my great first BlogHer experience!

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Kathy July 29, 2013 at 1:59 pm

I am so glad Christine! It was awesome being a part of your first BlogHer experience and I am grateful that you were such an important part of my second one! :)
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Lori Lavender Luz July 29, 2013 at 9:34 pm

I watched your Twitter stream intensely so I’d seen most of these pix, but having them set to this perfect song brought me a vicarious set of perfect moments.

Missed being there with you!
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Kathy July 29, 2013 at 9:44 pm

Aww! I love that you followed my tweets so closely and that you experienced some vicarious perfect moments from watching the video. I imagine it was bittersweet for you to be watching it all transpire from afar, as I recall doing in previous years (thought at the time I had never actually been to a BlogHer annual conference, as you have).

You were intensely missed and I believe that some of how I was able to mentor some of the newbies in our tribe this weekend came from what you and others did for me last year. xoxo
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Justine July 29, 2013 at 10:22 pm

I *love* that song … and I love you! Your smile exudes happiness in every picture! So blessed to know you, and so inspired by your openness to joy. *hug*
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Kathy July 30, 2013 at 3:18 pm

Thank you so much J! The feelings are mutual! It was so awesome for me to get to experience my first and second BlogHer annual conference with you. xoxo
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m. July 30, 2013 at 11:25 am

oh what a gift! So cool to see familiar faces and the joy on yours as you got to interact with them. I so wish I could have been there, but this is a sweet substitute. Thank you for sharing!
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Kathy July 30, 2013 at 3:20 pm

You are welcome m.! I wish you could have been there too. Thank you for your kind words and I hope that we can meet up at a BlogHer annual or another such conference someday in the future. :)
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St. Elsewhere July 31, 2013 at 4:47 am

Saw many of the pics on your FB…Loved the video. I can recognize a few faces – fellow awesome bloggers.

Thank you.

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Kathy July 31, 2013 at 9:09 pm

Thank you! Glad you recognized some fellow awesome bloggers’ faces! :)
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Melisa July 31, 2013 at 4:02 pm

LOVE your video. Perfect song too! *teary*
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Kathy July 31, 2013 at 9:10 pm

Aww! Thanks! xoxo
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Mel July 31, 2013 at 8:33 pm

I love that HugHer 2013 bag! Where did that come from?

This made me really miss BlogHer and Chicago and you.
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Kathy July 31, 2013 at 9:17 pm

Me too! It belongs to Lizz Porter (amiafunnygirl.com), the woman pictured with me in the photo right before the close up of the bag. I believe she had it custom made for BlogHer`13, along with pins that stated whether or not you are a “hugger.” Lizz would ask people she met last week if they were huggers or not and then give them the appropriate pin. I got a hugger pin, since I am one! :)

I miss BlogHer and you too. xoxo
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Casey July 31, 2013 at 10:07 pm

I LOVE THIS SO MUCH!!!!!

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Kathy July 31, 2013 at 10:17 pm

Thank you so much Casey!
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Marianne July 31, 2013 at 10:11 pm

LOVE LOVE LOVE IT! Just as I tend to find the funny in things, you find the beauty. Nicely done!
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Kathy July 31, 2013 at 10:19 pm

Thank you, thank you, thank you, Mar! I guess we are yin and yang like that… :)
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Vikki July 31, 2013 at 10:16 pm

That was great! Loved every minute.
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Kathy July 31, 2013 at 10:22 pm

Thank you Vikki! I am glad you enjoyed it.
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Jenni Chiu @MommyNaniBooboo July 31, 2013 at 10:26 pm

This is so great! I love seeing how everyone’s BlogHer experience was so differently amazing.
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Kathy July 31, 2013 at 11:02 pm

Thank you Jenni! I know what you mean and thank you for being part of such an inspiring panel. I loved your session!
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Cristi Comes July 31, 2013 at 10:40 pm

That rocks Kathy! Love the video! :) So happy we met.
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Kathy July 31, 2013 at 11:03 pm

Thank you Cristi! I am glad we met too! :)
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Molly Jo at Frankly, My Dear... August 6, 2013 at 10:22 pm

How wonderful for you! Perhaps next year we’ll meet at the next BlogHer. It’s introduced me to so many wonderful bloggers from all walks of life and all styles of writing. Your video is so inspirational and leaves me wanting to learn more from you.
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