Today I’m packing up everything I own (I never have learned how to travel light!) and will be leaving bright and early tomorrow morning for Atlanta. I’ll be speaking at the Haven Conference for “house bloggers” and DIY enthusiasts.
My panel will be about how to earn a living as a blogger, something I’ve been lucky enough to do for a couple of years now (I started blogging in 2008 but “went pro” in 2010). If there are any specific questions you’d like answered on the topic, let me know and I’ll do my best to get to them!
The keynote speakers will be John and Sherry from Young House Love. Very excited about meeting them in person after following their DIY adventures online for years. Their kitchen makeover was one of the first things I ever featured on my blog, so I feel like we’re old friends (whether they know it or not–ha).
I hope some of you will be there, too, and that you’ll introduce yourselves. I love meeting my readers and fellow bloggers, so don’t be shy! My biggest fear about conferences like this is not the getting-up-and-speaking part, but the who-will-talk-to-me-between-sessions part.
So if you’re nervous about finding friendly, familiar faces in the crowd this week, you’re not alone. Come sit by me!
Okay, I’d better get back to figuring out what the heck I’m going to wear. Hope to see you there! -Julia
P.S. Sadly, my luggage isn’t nearly as cool as these suitcases from SteamLine. Don’t be disappointed if you see me in line at the hotel check-in with my old black bags…