Sticking to Your Own Path, Not "Theirs"- A Cautionary Tale

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Conference: 
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Impact 2: Change Yourself
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Cristie Ritz King

Last year, my first BlogHer conference left me feeling overwhelmed on good days and totally inadequate on bad days. Meeting so many remarkable people and making future contacts can really do a number on someone who is just figuring out their way in the blogosphere. It is easy to get caught up in what everyone else is doing and lose track of why you do what you do. While there are some great sessions that will help to educate on what to do when we leave the conference, this ROYO topic will have a personal spin based on how I got myself out of the rut of comparing my work and my worth to everyone else.  We will look at ways to set goals that are specific to each individual. While we'll focus on not basing our success on what "they" are doing we will still maintain a healthy respect for and acknowledgement of the fact that there is a lot to learn from those who've gone before. You'll leave with an understanding of how to keep the enthusiasm and excitement you feel at the conference alive later- while you're in your quiet office or kitchen typing away. Consider this a "How to Surive Outside the Three Day BlogHer Bubble" Class.