Hi Everyone! I know, I know, we usually share a design post on Wednesdays, but this week we thought we’d share the latest TBB road trip.
Four of the TBBs descended upon Toronto this past Friday morning in anticipation of BlogPodium on Saturday. Since we had most of the day in TO, we may or may not have done a little bit of shopping, wining and dining, to make the time go by faster.
(A future Friday Night Wine Post)
But with total disregard to what happened the night before, BlogPodium started up bright and early on Saturday morning and thankfully for most, it started off with some HOT COFFEE. After some of the “wake me up potion” and a little bit of carbs, we were soon wide awake and listening to the opening speech by Sarah Richardson, which was so inspiring and a little reminder to treat everyone the way we would like to be treated. A wise woman that Sarah.
We were then off to join the sessions that we had signed up for, which ranged from learning how to use Power Tools (courtesy of Home Depot Canada) to Creating a Style Guide for your blog. It was seriously hard to pick from the many sessions and I’m looking forward to sharing notes with the other TBBs. If you are a new or even an ahem….an older blogger, this conference is a MUST to keep you on your toes and to give you, oh…about 100 ideas to implement…like tomorrow. So mark your calendars for next year’s Blogpodium!
A beautifully served and delicious lunch broke up the morning and afternoon sessions.
Next up, a keynote panel discussion on Traditional, New and Social Media, featuring:
- Emma Reddington – Home Editor of Chatelaine, you probably know her from the Marion House Book fame.
- Margot Austin – Senior design editor and editor of special publications for Canadian House and Home.
- Jacquelyn Clark – Editor for Style Me Pretty Living and blogger by night of Lark & Linen.
- Rhonda Riche – Toronto based writer and co-founder of the online magazine, Covet Garden.
- Moderated by none other than Leigh-Ann Allaire Perrault – I’m sure you’ve enjoyed Leigh-Ann’s regular appearances on CityLine.
Then, we were off to yet more sessions and at the end of the day, we met up again in the Ballroom for the Closing Remarks. We were then treated to a wonderful cocktail reception where we had appetizers and perhaps, a bit of wine.
The funniest part though was the TBBs fooling around at the Photo Booth, where we had a little help from Katharine Cornfield, of Girl About O Town fame.
All in all, a fabulous weekend and all the TBBs came away with some wonderful swag and some were lucky enough to win a few of the prizes. SCORE!
Seriously looking forward to next year’s BlogPodium, rumour has it, it may be stretched to two days!
Donna says: “I am still giggling over those pictures! BlogPodium gets better and better every year thanks to the tireless work of it’s organization team, headed by Jennifer Flores of Rambling Renovators!”