Glam moms, the dominatrix, coupon clippers, and PR companies galore, all with high hopes of being praised in the next big blog. This past weekend I worked at the expo of BlogHer Conference 2011 on the behalf of a client of mine. As my first time attending this event, I found it to be quite intense with surprises lurking around every corner.
Let me tell you, at BlogHer the attendees are not shy about announcing how many Twitter and Facebook followers and web hits they tally up.
The California Raisins booth served as my home base and the perfect spot to gawk as the madness ensued. This is the team I got to hang out with. We laughed so hard that I think I grew new smile lines.
Thursday proved to be a non-stop day, and nestling in with Manchester Grand Hyatt room service for dinner sounded like a good antidote. I was famished so ordered a cheeseburger with French fries and a glass of cabernet. I consumed half of everything.
Celebrity Photo Alert!
You’ve probably seen her in the movie Bridesmaids or Reno 911. I rank Wendi McLendon-Covey right up there with Saturday Night Live’s Kristen Wiig for delivering laugh-out-loud humor, so I was thrilled to meet her at the Hillshire Farm Bistro where she made an appearance.
Breaking away from it all for a little quiet in the convention center, I tried this YoCrunch Greek yogurt that contains fruit on the bottom and a granola pouch on top.
Another celebrity spotting included scoring an interview with Guiliana Rancic, host of E! News,
at the Tropicana Trop50 lounge where she dished on her rules for eating healthy. Stay tuned later this week for the video.
I tend to procrastinate dealing with the aftermath of conferences, like filing away business cards and product info and putting swag to good use. Today I will make an honest attempt to unpack it all. The CalNaturale wine and Glad To Go Lunch containers stand out as my faves at first glance, along with a stack of free product coupons.
In my hot little hand I hold an envelope of free product coupons from PepsiCo that I can’t wait to send to one lucky, randomly chosen winner. It contains coupons for:
- Four (4) free 59 ounce Tropicana Trop50 Beverage Product
- One (1) free bag Stacy’s Pita or Bagel Chips
- One (1) free bag SunChips, Tostitos, or Lay’s
- $1.00 off when you buy one (1) pack of Sabra Go Mediterranean Hummus
- Buy one get one free 20 ounce bottle of 100% Natural Lipton Iced Tea
I buy and love most of these products, so giving them away is my little way of saying thank you for reading my blog.
Think back to all of the swag (free stuff) you’ve ever received. Comment on this post or on my Facebook page and tell me which item excited you the most. Your comment will count as the giveaway entry.
Update (8/17/11): This contest is now closed and the winner has been chosen. Congratulations Mary!
Disclosure: I work closely with Tostitos and SunChips. I did not receive compensation for including anyone or anything in this post.
Estimated Calories: Thursday (dinner 618), Friday (breakfast 354, lunch 433, snack 170)
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