Bliss at Home Schedule Revealed…and an announcement…

If you are a blogger, you know about blog conferences.

If you know about blog conferences, you know that Blissdom’11 is at the end of this month.

In August, I learned about Blissdom.  I was determined to go.  Yes.  This would be my first blogging conference.

Except that it’s not.  I’m not going.

I thought I was Ok with not going, but then facebook and twitter started blowing up with lots of blissdom talk and roommate pairings and what to pack and…well?  I got all jealous.  It’s true.

So a few of us who were NOT going start tweeting about how great it would be to get together for wine and pedicures.  Except that we live ALL. OVER. THE. COUNTRY (and Canada).

That lead us to talking about doing local blogger get togethers on one day and tweeting/blogging about it.

But then we thought it would be fun to each write a post that was sort of about blogging and how to be better at it.

And it just snowballed and snowballed and…ZOMG!

Bliss at Home was born!

And holy cow did you guys make it BIG…FAST!

So far we have over 120 “fans” on facebook who think it would be fun to check out.  (by the way, for now?  facebook is the best place to get updates.  So go “like” us there).

We thought it would be good to have a place where we could post sort of a schedule for you though, hence this post.

Bliss at Home will run the same dates as Blissdom:  Jan 26-29

The blog hostess for this event are:

Kate at Sluiter Nation (um, here.)

Shannon at Shasher’s Life

CDG at Move Over, Mary Poppins

Kristin at Peace, Love, and Museli

Maija at Maija’s Mommy Moments

We are all very different in our blogging.  We have all been doing this for different lengths of time.  We all have something unique to share.

Here is our schedule as we have it right now:

Wednesday, January 26:

Sluiter Nation:  Write Like You: finding your blogging voice

Shasher’s Life: Tips to Make Your Blog Suck Less

Move Over Mary Poppins:  —-

Peace, Love, and Museli: —-

Maija’s Mommy Moments: Everything I’ve Learned, I’ve Learned from Scott Stratton (plus a giveaway!)

Thursday, January 27:

Sluiter Nation:  Inside the Blogger’s Studio:  A new blogger and a seasoned blogger discuss blogging.

Shasher’s Life: — Tentative Guest Post By Adria McKenzie from GM Canada: A Sneak Peak Behind the Brand/Blogger Curtain PLUS a post from Shannon:  DO NOT FEED THE TROLLS

Move over Mary Poppins:   NOT Marketing Your Blog…and Why That is Ok Too.

Peace, Love, and Museli:  Blogging is Stinking Hard Work but We Should Still Do it

Maija’s Mommy Moments: Starting a Blog 101: From a newbie blogger to internationally syndicated in eight months

Friday, January 28:

Sluiter Nation:  SWAG, baby!  NINE giveaways to thank YOU for participating!

Shasher’s Life: Tentative Guest Post by Christine Lu from Edelman PR Firm: PR/Blogger Relations PLUS a post by Shannon

Move Over Mary Poppins: —–

Peace, Love, and Museli:  Turn Off The Computer: Go outside, read a book, get inspired!

Maija’s Mommy Moments: Community Blogging:  Why I Joined Urban Moms

Saturday, January 29:

The Best of Bliss at Home!  We will all be choosing our favorite posts by YOU to link to on our blogs!

Sunday, January 30:

Sluiter Nation will announce the swag winners.

*In addition to the “hostess” bloggers, there will be other bloggers doing posts on these topics as well that we will be linking to, so stay tuned!

**this is a preliminary schedule.  Things are subject to change or switch around.

There you have it! You know you want to join in, yes?  YES!!

Do you have questions?  Suggestions?  Worries?  Excitement?  Share with us!

Ok, so the title of this says there is also an announcement.  There is.  Something I am over the moon excited about.  Something that has me so honored I am still sort of in shock.

It’s so wonderful…you are just going to have to go HERE to find out.


Ahem.  So.

Bliss at Home.  The Red Dress Club.

I am one happy, blessed girl.

Can’t wait for all of you to join in on BOTH!

**DISCLAIMER:  Bliss at Home is in no way associated with Blissdom.  It was imagined by a bunch of blog-crazy women on twitter as a way to celebrate blogging**

About Katie

Just a small town girl...wait no. That is a Journey song. Katie Sluiter is a small town girl, but she is far from living in a lonely world. She is a middle school English teacher, writer, mother, and wife. Life has thrown her a fair share of challenges, but her belief is that writing through them makes her stronger.


  1. Yay! So excited! Can’t wait!

  2. Very cool. But I also think a Michigan blogger meet up would be cool too!!

  3. I’m excited!

  4. Congrats on TRDC! I just started reading that blog, and it sounds like a great network and community. You seem like a perfect fit!

  5. Love this idea! I too was getting jealous! I just joined the FB page. I’m really looking forward to yall’s posts & I’d love to meet &/or get together with other NC bloggers.


  7. I can’t wait! It looks like it’s going to be a lot of fun!

  8. YAY!! I’m getting so very excited!!! I’ve got a lot of writing to do…. better get some more COFFEE! 🙂

  9. How awesome and how did I miss the boat on this? Sniff

  10. I wanna be at Bliss at Home!! 🙂

  11. I so wanted to go to Blissdom in Toronto (practically my back yard!!) but it didn’t work out. I’ve never been to a blogging conference but would love to go. Swag is fun but I have so much to learn and that would be my real motivation.
    A blogging conference in my Pj’s at home? Sounds delightful!


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