Blogalicious Conference - 1st blogging conference for Women of Color and I’m TIRED. Tired but still feeling fabulous. How can I not feel fabulous when I’m surrounded with all this exhilarating group of ladies?!
A few months back when I was asked to join and speak in this Blogalicious Conference, I was very excited BUT at the same time, I’m not too keen with the actual word “blogalicious”. I felt that the word itself takes away the professional career I've built in blogging. It bothered me so much that I actually almost turned down what I am calling now a pretty fabulous event.
If you google “Asian” or “Filipina” you will find that the first pull are most probably of sexual nature (or on mail order brides). So you can imagine that using the word “blogalicious” in my blog may make it even more attractive to those who are looking for just that. So yeah, I had a rough time with the word.
The date got closer and I knew I had to decide if I wanted to go. Hotel and airfare rates are going up, and sponsors are tapping on someone else’s shoulder if I don’t grab what I can. One day a girlfriend of mine who happens to be Asian-American herself said, “Why didn’t you want to go again? About the word “Blogalicious”? GET OVER IT already!” And so I did.
3 mama lawyers (founders of Blogalicious), I am actually ok with it. I'm hanging out with my favorite blogger Carol - NYCityMama.com and I even got to rub elbows with a Hollywood celebrity Kim Coles at the Clever Girls Collective partay! AGAIN - I can’t believe I almost passed this up! What was I thinking?!
More on blogalicious soon. Oooh, and go check out SunkissedMommy.com site. This social networking site is built for Mommies just like me :-)