When I saw this contest via Facebook from a fellow Wine Blogger named Tammi Ramsey, I thought, I am so in! Thanks Tammi for the post. I also shared the love!
Why am I attending the WBC2012 and what do I want to get out of it?
I have been blogging for about three or so years now. Last year I saw a Google Alert come in about the Wine Bloggers Conference 2011. I had missed it… It was telling about all the twitter posts, follows, retweets and such, and that there were about 350 attendees. I was so excited to find out that WBC2012 was going to be in Portland, OR. I just visited Portland last summer and got to venture to a few wineries. I love it there and hope to one day make that the final destination for our family.
I am anxious to make tons of new friends at this conference. I have already met a few people on Twitter that are going and am excited to meet them in person. The lineup of speakers and events is mind blowing. I recently met Joe Roberts with 1 Wine Dude, who is going to be speaking at the this year’s conference, at a Drink Local Wine Conference Featuring Colorado Wines.My expectations are High and Low at the same time. High that I am going to learn from some of the best in the industry on how to write better blogs and how to monetize them to make a living off what I love to do... Drink Wine, Review them, and Share it with the world. Low expectations because I have no idea what to expect! I am sure that I will be WOWed every step of the way and hope that I can retain everything... and hoping I don't drink too much wine. I should really practice spitting! It just seems like alcohol abuse to waste it. :-) If someone told me it was a sign of respect to the winemaker, then maybe I could do it!
My friend and I are partaking in the 2 day pre-conference excursion and are just tickled Rose'. How many new friends can you make on this trip?! I should run a contest. I am anxious to try new wines and meet new winemakers so that I can add their wineries to my growing list of ones I have visited!
I guess it comes down to this.. I would love to win 2 FREE hotel nights... This would give me more Wine Money!
Next year’s conference I hear is going to be in Canada... Have to go get my Passport renewed so I can see you all there!
Check out the Wine Bloggers Conference Website for the Awesome line up of Topics and Events! winebloggersconference.org.
Thanks to the folks at The Wine’dUp for putting this contest together! www.whichwinecooler.com ! You are super cool!