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Blissdom Canada ~ Follow Your Bliss

Twas a few days before the conference and all was abuzz

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The excitement is building, the lists are being made and the clothes are being packed. Everywhere we look, Canadian women are a buzz with the excitement of Blissdom Canada. 

And GoGirlfriend will be there.

Blissdom Canada 2011Blissdom Canada 2011On their website, the Blissdom Canada Conference is described as "Canada's first and only social media conference for women, by women; it's an exploration and celebration of how, why, and in what ways women use the Internet and other digital tools to pursue, achieve and hold on to their bliss."

The buzz for Blissdom Canada started back in March when tickets went on sale. They sold out within the hour.

Many women are traveling from opposite corners of Canada but luckily, we don't have far to travel. Thanks to one of the major sponsors of the conference, GM Canada, I'm driving a Chevy Cruze to arrive there in style. GM will also be chauffeuring attendees around to the different events in Toronto.

Connecting in real life

Connecting in real lifeConnecting in real lifeAlthough most of us talk to each other frequently online, nothing compares to a face to face connection. Twitter helps us begin our friendships but spending time in real life creates lifelong friendships. Anticipation of meeting old and new friends has me excited. Guaranteed there will be much hugging. 

This summer, we held a contest on GoGirlfriend, asking readers to write about following their bliss in the hopes of winning a free ticket to Blissdom. Lisa McDonald won the ticket and I'm very excited to be sharing this experience with her - it's her first time to Blissdom.

Getting the most out of Blissdom takes planning

Rossana Wyatt with GogirlfriendRossana Wyatt with GogirlfriendI've been making notes of what I hope to learn at the conference, sessions I want to attend, speakers I want to hear and people I want to meet and reconnect with. There are some amazing sessions packed into the two day conference and it's been tough trying to decide which track I want to sit in on. May have to sneak back and forth!

A great part of the conference is the evening events. On the first night, a "Red Carpet" event will kick off the conference in high style. Needless to say, planning what to wear takes as much time as planning what to do and who to meet.

My favorite thing is the energy that I feel when I walk into the room comprised mainly of women. It's a sisterhood. We laugh. We cry. And we get crazy and have fun.

The Karaoke costume party on the last evening gives us the chance to really let loose and have enjoy our last evening together.

If you're traveling to Blissdom Canada to find your bliss, let's meet. I'd love to meet you and enjoy hearing about how you find your bliss.

Have you been following the #BlissdomCanada conversation on Twitter - I'd love to chat with you! Follow us on Twitter or like us on Facebook and let's start talking!


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It was a real treat to meet you IRL at Blissdom Canada!! Thank you so much for coming by the Travel Tribe table and introducing yourself. I had such a fabulous time at the conference, and met so many intriguing and intelligent women! (And now I need a big ol' nap, it was so much fun!) Let's keep in touch via twitter! :) Julie

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