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In the beginning of this year, I decided to set a lofty goal for myself. One I actually didn’t think I’d hit, but like they say, AIM FOR THE STARS blah blah blah fall blah blah moon. Or something.

I wanted to attend the three blog conferences I attended last year. Blogging While Brown, BlogHer and Blogalicious. Each conference was amazing in its own way. The people I met and the connections I made were so great. Most of those folks, I’m still in touch with. What was cool about last year was that 2 out of those 3 conferences were paid for by my former full time gig, where I was a Marketing Coordinator and Social Media Trainer. This made it even doubly great. Conferencing can cost a good grip, but they’re usually worth it.

Anyway, my goal was to speak at two of the blog conferences this year. Lawd, I got my nerve. I didn’t verbalize this goal though because I didn’t want to be laughed out of a room for it. “Luvvie, whatchu got to talk about?” I kept my mouth shut about it and decided to go after this.

Luvvie's BlogHer Speaker Badge

I just got my BlogHer speaker badge in the mail! I'm low key official. *cartwheels*

Well, I’ve actually hit my goal and SURPASSED it and I’m so shocked. I’m speaking at ALL THREE! I’ve hit my holy trifecta! *does Bro Franklin* And the coolest thing is that at each conference, I’m speaking on a different topic. Each conference touches on a different area of my life that I’m passionate about and actively working towards.

Blogging While Brown – Beyond Gossip, Hip Hop, Hair and Politics: Bloggers as Changeagents (The Red Pump Project)

BlogHer – Humor Writing Lab (Awesomely Luvvie)

Blogalicious – New Bloggers Guide: Blogging 101 & 202 (AweLuv Inc.)

BlogHer Voice of the Year Finalist Badge*cartwheels* DC, New York City and Miami will be seeing me. Well, DC already saw me. But I’ll announce next month why it’ll be seeing me again this year. AND I just found out last week that out of 1,000 submissions, my blog post from last year “Dear BET, iQuit U” is one of the 90 pieces picked for BlogHer’s “Voices of the Year.” Mine is one of only 20 picked for the humor category. At the BlogHer Conference in August, all these works will be auctioned off at a Gala to benefit recovery efforts in the Gulf.

A GALA! I ain’t never been to no GALA before. What will I wear??? Is it like in Beauty and the Beast? Is someone gonna come sing “Tale as old as time?” How fancy! (This is why y’all can’t take me nowhere). Watch me be mad that there’s no beast sweeping a dainty girl across the floor at the event.

I'm speaking

So allow me to say major thanks to the organizers of these conferences for thinking I’m worthy of such a platform. I’m all types of touched.

I give all glory to God for looking past my foolery and finding that my dreams are worthy of coming true. And for Him showing out in my life and blessing me so much. God is doing the running man and the cabbage patch on my life right now. HE DA BESS!!!

Many thanks to my blog readers and twitter followers for making me feel like I’m somebody.

I’m blessed. And I say thank you every day for it.

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26 Comments

  1. July 23, 2010 at 8:20 am — Reply

    You’re AWESOME! I’m so happy for you, girl! Keep writing fetch pieces! Be blessed!

    • July 23, 2010 at 12:49 pm — Reply

      Thanks Aisha! :-D

  2. July 23, 2010 at 10:04 am — Reply

    That’s awesome Luvvie! Congrats. I’ll see you at BlogHer and probably Blogalicious to!

    • July 23, 2010 at 1:16 pm — Reply

      Thanks Liz! See ya in NYC! You going to BasseyWorld Live, per chance?

  3. July 23, 2010 at 10:18 am — Reply

    You are the manifestation Queen!!
    Congrats, you worked hard and deserve your props!

    • July 23, 2010 at 2:33 pm — Reply

      Thanks, Nurse Amy!

  4. Cheekie
    July 23, 2010 at 11:25 am — Reply

    Luvvie is doin’ big thangs, ya’ll! She you deserve every bit of it, Luvvie. I’ve only got a brief glimpse of your hard work being an outsider looking in (through the e-world), but even by your personal accounts of said work and what you got to show for it? I can tell you works hard for your brand. And you should be proud. I know I am!

    *hugs* Go girl!

    • July 23, 2010 at 2:09 pm — Reply

      Cheekie! You know I appreciate you. *HUGS*

  5. emti
    July 23, 2010 at 11:39 am — Reply

    Congrats Luvvie!!!

    You absolutely deserve it…

    **HUGS**

    • July 23, 2010 at 2:10 pm — Reply

      Thanks Emti!

  6. legitimate_soul
    July 23, 2010 at 1:10 pm — Reply

    Miss Luvvie, you are really puttin’ it on smash! Congratulations and I think it’s well deserved. Your blog is well written and so entertaining.

    • July 23, 2010 at 2:11 pm — Reply

      Thanks Legit Soul! I be trying :-)

  7. Flair
    July 23, 2010 at 2:06 pm — Reply

    Luvvie, you are awesome and deserve all these accolades. You have certainly kept me entertained and waiting eagerly for your next post. Thank you for writing the things I think in such an irreverent way.
    Big Hugs!

    • July 23, 2010 at 2:12 pm — Reply

      *takes a bow* It’s my pleasure.

  8. July 23, 2010 at 2:10 pm — Reply

    Blessed indeed. Congratulations luvvie…you deserve it and make it seem that much more attainable for the rest of us. Dreams certainly do come true.

    *smiles and hugs*

    • July 23, 2010 at 10:28 pm — Reply

      Mignon!!! Are you gonna be there this year? Blogalicious, that is.

  9. July 23, 2010 at 4:54 pm — Reply

    Congratulations! That’s awesome. The first two are topics I’m really interested in. It’s too bad I’m saddled with an infant this year. I’ll catch you next time. There will be a next time!

    • July 23, 2010 at 10:27 pm — Reply

      The babies! And “There will be a next time!” made me smile! :-D <— like this

  10. Jonez
    July 23, 2010 at 6:58 pm — Reply

    That’s awesome! 1000 congratulations to you. I’m BEYOND distraught that I’m missing this year’s Blogalicious conference. I remember seeing you there last year. I have no doubt your presentation will be all kinds of awesome. *high five*

    • July 23, 2010 at 10:27 pm — Reply

      Aaawwww! Thanks for the kind words! Sad to hear you’re missing the conference. Tis ok though. I’m sure the live-tweeting will be popping. You won’t feel like you’re missing a thing.

      • Jonez
        July 26, 2010 at 4:14 pm — Reply

        I can totally envision me holding my blackberry in one hand and my bridesmaid bouquet in the other hand, reading all the live tweets while my best friend is reciting her vows. *Wall Slide!*

        • July 27, 2010 at 1:05 pm — Reply

          LOL! Gurl… don’t get me started on my addiction to my Blackberry.

  11. July 23, 2010 at 9:13 pm — Reply

    Congratulations on sharing yet another goal accomplished. Keep on keeping on!

    • July 23, 2010 at 10:26 pm — Reply

      Thanks Marcie! :-D

  12. July 24, 2010 at 2:04 pm — Reply

    Whoot! Whoot! This is awesome, I thought I was going to be able to go to Blogher, but I will definitely be at Blogalicious and I’ll be able to meet you and hear the fabulous Luvvie!

  13. July 28, 2010 at 12:15 pm — Reply

    Hey Luvvie! Congrats from your friend and #BWB homie over at Prune Juice Media. I’m about to make out my 2011 conference list. You confirmed what I’ve been thinking for the past two weeks. I need to get out there on the conference circuit more. Much success to you at BlogHer and Blogalicious. Enjoy!

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