Fellow bloggers and business biatches - get excited! Texas Style Council 2015 has a date and registration opens next month. Take a Sharpie and write "Hell Mothafuckin Yeah!" over the weekend of March 20 - 22nd, 2015.
This year TXSC is getting "back to basics." We're heading to Camp Texlake, Texas (read about accommodations here) and focusing on creating crazy good content as opposed to crazy good statistics. It's precisely the type of programming I'm interested in during this blogging vs slogging era that we're existing in. Indiana's tagline for the weekend (Hi Indiana! I love you!) is "create a meaningful presence". She gets it guys.
This analogy makes me feel old (#botox) but TXSC is similar to college in that the people you meet early on often end up becoming life long besties. I walked into my first TXSC event intimidated and not knowing anyone. I nervously introduced myself to a tall blond whose name was Kirsten Stoddard. A year later Kirsten and I were in her apartment working on the Houston Blogger Symposium. Later that night I saw a hot girl in a black bodysuit from across the room. We eventually spoke, bonded over the fact that we were both from Chicago, and before I knew it Lauren Kelp and I were working for Lulu & Georgia on this little ditty. (P.S. Check out Lauren's brand new website.)
The list of women I met through TXSC and went on to work with, trade leads and opportunities with, hone friendships with, and most importantly, get drunk with during this respective weekend, is too long to count - but I will anyway.
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(Some of the many) friends made through TXSC:
-Davina Tweedy - Um, she's now my boss at Langford Market. NBD.
-Michelle Pimm - Michelle wrote a SXSW trend report for the Langford Market blog, she wrote a rave review of my book (I had to pay her but still!) and Macy is showing signs of looking just like Michelle when she's an adult which is exciting because Michelle is a smokeshow.
-Jessie Artigue - We were #teamspeakeasy at Alt Summit and I used her consulting services to help me come up with PR/marketing strategies for my book.
-Jessie Coulter: I had Jessie write an ATX City Guide for Langford Market's blog.
-Becky Murphy: We were written up in the Houston Chron together and did a book signing together this July. We also presented, From Blog to Book, at TXSC last year. Our biggest collab of all, however, was this Saturday when we joined forces to split a pizza at dinner.
-Jen Moulton: Wear her jewelry, k guys? I know I do. Jen too was in on the pizza collaboration on Saturday night. Her contribution was essential as she made us order a salad in effort to be healthy. #vegetables
-Linda - Linda was a creative contributor to my BHLDN Style shoot, contributed to the Langford Market Bride to Bride series, and she is my go-to girl for wedding gifts.
-Amber Venz: I'm such a Amber Venz fangirl and I got to spend significant time with her last year.
This blogroll of sorts is making me feel way too emo (#needkleenex) and way too anxious that I'm forgetting someone. (#needxanax) The point I'm trying to make however is that TXSC is truly a beautiful thing. I've gotten so much out of it; professionally, personally, and materialistically (#swag!) that I'm passionate about encouraging greener bloggers to attend and reap the "life value add" that I have.
See you guys in March!
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