Bloggy Boot Camp San Diego Link Up!

How do you measure success when it comes to a blog conference?

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Is it by the connections formed?

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Mama Kat and Angie Lee, The SITS Girls

The “giving back” that happens?

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Over 1,000 diapers were collected on behalf of the Help A Mother Out (HAMO) organization.

The information gained?

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"I promise to e-mail this entire PowerPoint to you if you'll just look at me while I talk to you..."

Or maybe it is simply that a good time was had by all.

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The lovely David Mirassou and his wine


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However you define success, we’re pretty sure that we achieved it San Diego.  The first stop on the 2011 Bloggy Boot Camp tour was incredible…

The speakers were smart, interesting, funny and engaging.  The attendees were kind, open, ready and willing to support one another.  We shared laughter, successes, fears and a few tears.  It was an awesome experience.
- Tiffany Romero

Bloggy Boot Camp San Diego was one of my favorite blog conferences to date.  The setting was beautiful. The views of the Pacific Ocean were the perfect backdrop for the amazing speakers present.  I particularly loved Mama Mary’s talk on vlogging.  She made me want to go out and vlog.  Immediately.  Anna Viele’s remarks on transparency were also well said and the SEO workshop was particularly helpful.  The food was delicious and the swag.  Oh the swag.  My kitchen gadget drawer has been completely restocked.  Thanks Smart and Final and all the sponsors at #BBCSD.  And thanks to my good friends, The SITS Girls, who made it all possible.  I *HEART* you.
- Angie Lee

I was disappointed to wake up and realize I was going to be too sick to attend the San Diego blog conference. However, after a quick trip to urgent care and a prescription for antibiotics, I was back to my shenanigans in no time. I’m always amazed at how nice everyone is at these things. I met people that I would have gladly stashed away in my pockets to take home with me.
- Mama Kat

For me, it was a wonderful start to what I expect to be a fantastic year.

If you wrote a post about your experience at Bloggy Boot Camp in San Diego over this past weekend, link it up below!  We’d love to read what you have to say about our day together.

Next stop, Boston!  See you there.

Interested in joining us when Bloggy Boot Camp comes to your neck of the woods?  Tickets are currently on sale for Boston, Seattle, Chicago, and Denver.  Get one before they are gone.

About Francesca

One of two behind The SITS Girls and Bloggy Boot Camp. Believer that this community is a movement, and not just a website. Currently on a quest for unending free WiFi & stronger caffeine. I'd love to get to know you better: Find me on Twitter @FranBanducci and on Google+.


  1. I’m so there next time around! I’ll be checking my schedule to see if I can squeeze some time in somewhere else around the country in the mean time.
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  2. Oh my goodness, you totally make this look SO MUCH FUN!!!! Awesome!

  3. Lindsey (aka modchik) says:

    Really doesn’t get any better than this you were a FABULOUS group to shoot – I truly enjoyed myself!
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  4. I had an amazing time at BBC in San Diego! Thank you for everything, ladies!
    Aimee @ Ain’t Yo Mama’s Blog recently posted..Getting Back to Blogging

  5. Thank you so much SITS Girls. Bloggy Boot Camp truly was amazing. And Francesca, I’m so happy that I got to hug you in person on your birthday. Love you girls and everyone who attended.
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  6. I had so much fun! And? I learned a ton! Thank you guys so much!!!
    Mama Mary recently posted..things i learned at bloggy boot camp san diego

  7. How I envy! I’m sure it was fab! Love you SITS!

  8. Looking forward to joining such fun and supportive women bloggers…sometime in the future! Love that Charlie Angels pose pic! :>
    Karen @ Time Crafted recently posted..Down Came the Trees

  9. I agree, the Charles Angel pose was great! :)
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  10. Sounds like an amazing time! Bummed I had to miss it. And Charlie’s Angels were there too? Damn.
    The Flying Chalupa recently posted..Subterranean Homesick Blues

  11. When are you bringing it to Australia? Sounds like a great time!
    ShaynnaB recently posted..BACK IN BLACK- CROSSING ALL BORDERS

  12. I had an absolutely fab time! Hope to get to another one soon!
    Erin recently posted..Learning from the best

  13. It was an absolutely wonderful time! Thanks SITS Girls for such a wonderful day of meeting, networking, learning and OMG fun!
    Ginger recently posted..8 Things I Learned At Bloggy Boot Camp

  14. Oh… oh… someday!!!! I hope to go one day!
    Rene W. recently posted..Life Happens

  15. We just heard about it and we live in San Diego! Oh so wish we would of heard about it sooner =(
    It looks like you ladies had a great time!

  16. Ahhh…Wednesday. Just 2 more workdays to the weekend. Luuuuuv that.
    Turtle recently posted..Ready- Set- Blog!

  17. WOW! I sure wish I was there. It looks great & I am sure the net-working and support was very motivating. I am about to go on-line to see if there are any Blogger Conferences in my part of the World. Thanks for sharing. ;-)
    KeeKee recently posted..DMV Naturals Meet Natural Chica

  18. I want to thank you and Tiffany for such a positive learning experience. It really was so magnificent and worth every moment I was there. You guys are inspirational, and I thank you for being no holds barred.
    Candice @ Fashionably Organized recently posted..The Lessons I Learned at Bloggy Boot Camp – San Diego Style

  19. I am soooooo close to convincing hubby to let me sign up for the boston stop. *fingerscrossed*
    Kimberly recently posted..Wordless Wednesday- Please Take Us on Another Vacation!

  20. I am soooo sad that I just found out about you! I saw a post from my girlfriend Nina @ MommaGoRound, and asked her what exactly she was attending, and by that point, it was just too late. :( I am totally going to try and attend the next California stop! Nina has been raving about the event, the connections, the fun, and how much she learned! Can’t wait to join in the next time!!!

  21. Happy Hump Day, y’all!
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  22. gotta love the charles Angels pose
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  23. I had so much fun…thanks SITS girls!
    Chelsea recently posted..Five Blog Conference Takeaways

  24. So much fun! I wish I had more time to sit down and talk with some of my favorite bloggers. The day really does get away from you. So much to see and do and learn. Love it.
    Mama Kat recently posted..Writing Prompts

  25. Wish on was on the West Coast. Hopefully I can catch you if/when you make it to the East Coast. Looks like you ladies had a blast!

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  26. YAY! Can’t wait for Boston!

  27. Looks like it was an amazing time. I can’t wait for Chicago! I am so there. :)
    Jen recently posted..If You Don’t Have Anything Nice to Say…

  28. I love Bloggy Boot Camp. I wish I could have attended in San Diego!
    Lynn from For Love or Funny recently posted..I’m addicted to exclamation points!!!


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