Friday morning, at early o’clock, Cindy and I popped on a plane to head to Orlando for Food Blog Forum! We’d been chit-chatting for awhile now about wanting to attend a food blog conference, and this one seemed too good to be true!
We had all day friday to lounge by the pool with frozen boozy drinks (pineapple garnish forever) and relax until the welcome reception. We even went down a water slide (3 times in a row)! I smiled the whole way down. At the reception we finally met Erika of Souther Souffle! We had drinks and toasted to Billy because we really wished he could’ve been there. (Next year!) That night we ate overpriced spaghetti and meatballs in the Italy part of Epcot and laughed about the employees wearing coolots or un-coolots.
Saturday was the conference! I had toast with strawberry rhubarb jam for breakfast and cupcakes for lunch (kinda?).We learned about goals and sorting out what you’re trying to achieve from blogging from Jaden Hair from Steamy Kitchen, about telling a story with photos or video from White On Rice Couple, and about building a community from Elise of Simply Recipes along with Julie from The Little Kitchen and Lindsay from Love & Olive Oil. I realized that I need to get organized and figure out where I want to go on this blog train. And I just want to make a video. I just need to! Elliot should probably be in it, too.
Saturday night we headed over to the Magic Kingdom to go on a few rides. (I looked super angsty in the Tower of Terror photo. I had to cross my arms to keep my clutch from flying off the ride!) We also FINALLY got to try dole whip, which is this pineapple, orange, or vanilla soft serve dream. It was worth walking all over to find. A fruity miracle!
I’m already thinking about next year’s conference. Can’t wait!