Community. Collaboration. Renewed Energy. {Blogalicious 2012}

by Melanie Edwards on October 12, 2012 · 3 comments

in Blogging, life

Blogalicious 2012 Community Jam Townhall Session Panel

It’s been two weeks since I attended the Blogalicious 2012 conference in Las Vegas and what a great conference it was! I may be a little biased since I helped the Blogalicious team organize the agenda and speakers, but overall and aside from that, I truly enjoyed this year’s conference. It was great to feel such a sense of community, reconnect with bloggers I hadn’t seen in a while, and meet new ones!

I was able to enjoy various aspects of the conference, including several sessions, sharing my views on the Community Jam session, attending sponsored events, and even some networking. Sometimes sitting in the hall near the session rooms chatting with fellow bloggers is just enough. Great conversations and ideas begin that way.

Melanie Edwards from Ella Media and Speaking at Blogalicious 2012

I also chatted with a few of the bloggers about CVS/pharmacy, a partial sponsor of my Blogalicious trip. After sharing that I had partnered with CVS for the conference, I asked them what they like about CVS/pharmacy. Here’s what a few of them had to say:

  • Denisse Icaza from Ahorros Para Mamá said, “I love CVS! I like how easy it is to save money there using coupons and the ExtraCare Rewards program. The program is so easy to use and understand, that when people want to start using coupons I always tell them to start learning at CVS“.
  • I like the discounts I can get with my ExtraCare card. I also like the convenience of the MinuteClinic when I need it. It’s been a sanity saver more than once.” Christie Glascoe Crowder, {chatterbox christie}
  • Dariela Cruz of Mami Talks shared: “I love to go to CVS because it’s a one-stop with a great range of products from pharmacy needs to household items or kids’ school supplies! I also love the fact that now they have ATMs!”

Personally, CVS is convenient, something that is very helpful when you have two young kids as I do. It’s really easy to stop in on my way home for a gallon of milk, a necessary product that we seem to run out of quite often due to baby boy.

Blogalicious Founders Justice Ny and Justice Fergie

Blogalicious had a great vibe this year and from what I’ve heard from other attendees, just about everyone felt the same way. When a group of people share an interest and work together to further a community and industry, it shows. But, more so, it renews people’s energy, sparks creativity, and promotes collaboration. I feel Blogalicious 2012 did just that for our community of bloggers.

Did you attend Blogalicious this year or follow along from home? What was your major take-away from this year’s conference?

Disclosure: CVS/pharmacy supported my trip to Blogalicious 2012 as a sponsor. As always, all experiences, stories, and views are my own.

All photos © Eric Payne Photography and Be Blogalicious

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

Denisse October 12, 2012 at 11:40 am

I loved seeing you at Blogalicious, Melanie!


modernmami October 12, 2012 at 11:43 am

Same here!!


MommyPowers! October 12, 2012 at 4:48 pm

This was my first Blogalicious, my first blogger’s conference, period. I had the time of my life! I met amazing people that have inspired me to be all I can be (minus the enlisting in the U.S. Army part!) I got to speak on-on-one with brands, something I had never done before. I learned so much and found everyone to be genuine. I am happy to be a member of the Blogalicious family! Oh, and CVS- LOVE them! I wait for the weekly flyer & see what’s on sale & what I can get for FREE and then I make my weekly pilgrimage to the store and try to beat all the other coupon queens to the goodies! 😉


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