Saturday, October 27, 2012

More Bliss

Some people asked me what pillows have to do with a social media convention :).

BlissDom is " a gathering for women (and men!) developed to not only bring together Canadian bloggers, social media specialists, relevant brands and agency folks, but also to support and celebrate a burgeoning community who had not yet come together AS a community in one place to learn from each other.  With sessions, parties, round tables, brands and networking discussions, BlissDom Canada helped everyone in the Canadian social media community learn new ways to connect, to create, and up their game." (description from the Blissdom site).

Come talk to the best social media folks in the business about how  – and why – they do it.
Sit down with your blogging idols and creative muses and have an in-depth conversation about getting where you want to go.
Listen to accomplished authors, businesspeople and social media mavens as they inspire you with their stories of success.
Engage with some of the most relevant brands in Canada who will be there to get to know you and to figure out ways to work with you in the future.

So last weekend, that's what I did. I took sessions on iPhone photography; How to take better photographs for my Blog; and How to make Pinterest work for me. I learned so much!

 (I always look so serious when I'm concentrating)

The speakers were fabulous. Jian Ghomeshi, Susan Cain, Ami McKay, Amber MacArthur, and Bonnie Stewart.

 Jian Ghomeshi was so funny! I can't wait to read his book, 1982.

Amber Mac was so inspiring.

I have been on the waiting list (a the library) for Susan Cain's book " Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking".

and Bon Stewart is ALWAYS fascinating.

I have both of Ami McKay's books -- The Birth House is set in Nova Scotia -- a place I hold dear to my heart. (and for all of you lovers of  Moth, in The Virgin Cure -- she'll be back! in Ami's next novel :)

More on the Saturday night event and the Sunday Excursions in my next post...


vivian said...

HI Martha!!!! what a great picture of you. i hope all is fine. I miss you. That book sounds interesting. about quiet people in a world that wont stop talking! Im one of the ones that wont shut up!! lol!
anyways.. I hope I get to see you again someday!

Joanne Huffman said...

It really does sound like a neat conference.

jocelyn said...

Hi martha. So many blog posts ..... and so much great content! I'm just getting caught up with all that you've been involved in recently. I need to be reminded of the Blissdom conference ... I never hear a thing about it but it sounds awesome. I have to get there next year!