This spring, I went to Disneyland for the first time ever as part of the Disney Social Media Moms Celebration. It was awesome. While I was on the plane flying to LAX I received an email that a major brand wanted to use a recipe from my blog on their site. Which was also awesome. They wanted me to send them my headshot in the next 24 hours so it could be included in the post. Which was not awesome because I only had my headshot on my hard drive of my desktop…at home…definitely not awesome. (Yes, I know – I have since loaded it into Dropbox so I have it everywhere.)
Luckily my amazing friend Kate Eschbach was also at the conference and volunteered to snap a quick picture of me that I could use as a headshot. You have to understand that Kate is an amazing photographer – people make appointments and pay to have her take their picture, so I was feeling pretty blessed to have her offer to take mine. (Seriously – go check out some of her work on her Facebook page!) Of course, once I looked in the mirror and saw my jet-lagged, been-traveling-all-day, haven’t-adjusted-to-this-time-zone-yet face staring back, I held little hope that even Kate could make me look presentable.
Well, as usual, I was wrong. Check it out.
You may be wondering why I am telling you this story in a post that is supposed to be about how you can win a ticket to a blogging conference. Well, here’s the connection. Kate will be at Blended Conference in Arizona in October and she has openings to shoot a few headshots at the conference. Now, the catch is that you have to actually GO to the conference to take advantage of this, but why wouldn’t you want to??
Blended may have started out as a conference for food bloggers, but it has since grown to a two day conference covering things that all bloggers need to know. The speaker line up is fantastic including Maria Bailey (if you’ve never had the chance to hear her speak at one of her She Streams conferences or at a Disney Social Media Moms event, here is your chance!), Dan Morris who is the king of SEO and making actual money from your blog, Rachel Martin with advice and wisdom on how to create an ebook, Christine Pittman sharing her secrets of being a fab food stylist, Marly McMillen Beelman on mastering Pinterest, and yours truly talking about media kits. Plus, Arizona in October is pretty much my idea of Heaven and flying into Phoenix is super easy and affordable! All of this adds up to a can’t-miss event…
The Wendys have been nice enough to provide me with a Blended Conference ticket to give away. Enter below:
Good luck and I can’t wait to see you there!!