Recently I attended the Aussie Bloggers Conference which I loved, but one thing I have always wanted to attend is a financial bloggers conference, as my blog is about finances.
My mind is racing. I just came across a Financial Bloggers Conference. This conference happens to be in the month my sister in law is planning her wedding in Hawaii. My husband has family in many parts of the USA, so accommodation and things between the conference and wedding would not be a problem.
The conference is in Chicago, but a flight from Hawaii to Chicago is not as expensive as I would have thought. In fact most flights around the USA are not as expensive as you would think considering how big the country is.
As much as I would love to attend, I probably won’t be able to due to many variables, but I think I am going to look into it further. I think it would be very beneficial as it is more geared towards what my blog is about and I would learn a lot. Also there are heaps of bloggers going whom I would love to meet.
It’s no secret to most people I know how much I love America. I love Australia too, but for some reason, ever since I was a kid I have always wanted to live in America. I’ve only been once, in 2005 and I got to do a lot of what I wanted and had dreamed about for years.
I can find pretty much any excuse at anytime to go there. Actually doing it is a different story. Whilst I would love to, it is not always practical.
If I am going to be in America in October I will go. I should know soon if we will be there, as my sister in law is getting married in Hawaii, well that’s the plan. She hasn’t booked yet, so we’re not sure.
What would you do? If you found something you have wanted to go to but it was on the other side of the world would you find any way to go or would you just leave it?
I know I need to weigh up the pros and cons of attending. I did this with the Aussie Bloggers Conference. I almost didn’t go to it and only did decide to attend as it was so close to me. Had it been in Melbourne, I may not have gone. (Although if it is in Melbourne next year I will definitely still attend). I unsure as I had never been to a conference, my blog was small compared to many I followed and I really couldn’t see what I would get out of it besides networking.
I am not a drinker so didn’t want to attend the dance after wards, but that clearly looks like it was heaps of fun.
I am so glad I decided to attend that conference because if I had not, I would not be in the position I am in now, with a book coming out in June and a variety of other opportunities which have presented themselves.
This is why I am questioning if I should just go.
What would you do?