Disclaimer: This blog post is geared towards bloggers. If you aren’t a blogger, please feel free to read it.
The other day it hit me…I’m not going to Alt. I have a laundry list of reasons why I can’t attend. From missing the original sign-up deadline to just getting in an accident on Saturday that is going to set us back quite a bit – those are just a couple reasons why. I sat there thinking about all the connections that are going to be missed: all the fun parties, all the fashionable outfits that I won’t be able to see, all the inspirational speakers that I want to learn from, and my bloggy friends that I won’t be able to meet. Talk about a downer moment.
[image by Mallory Ming]
The thing that pulled me out of my mini-blogger-breakdown was that I am probably not the only one thinking this. I know a lot of the #BeHappylinkup crew is going [or speaking - YAY Sandra!] to Alt. But, on the other hand, there will be a lot of bloggers that won’t be able to attend. If you are really upset that you are missing out I want to tell you that you are not alone. Not only that but [here's the best part] the amount of fuel and inspiration these bloggers are going to have will trickle into their blogs after Alt and hopefully we can pick up a thing or two that they learned along the way. It is not the end of the world. We will survive.
Instead of letting jealousy, defensiveness, or even pride get in the way – over the next month I challenge you to be proud of where you are with your blog. You still have tons to offer. You are still worth it if you aren’t attending Alt. Don’t get pissed off when you see others having fun at the conference via instagram or twitter. Don’t let this rock your creativity. And please don’t think I am anti-Alt. I would LOVE to attend in 2014 [or win an all expenses-paid giveaway]. But, as 2013 approaches and Alt gets closer I am thrilled for those of you attending, and here for those of you who aren’t, because in the end I’m all about promoting a healthy blogging community.
I’d love to hear your thoughts about Alt, if you are going and if you aren’t how you are coping.
This is a Happiness linkup. Be inspired by the other amazing bloggers and please check their blogs out & join the fun!