Wednesday, July 13, 2016

5 Things I Love About the BlogPaws Conference

   For the past three years, my husband and I have attended the annual BlogPaws conference. There are countless reasons why it is important for us to attend. Since we are joining Wordless Wednesday, I thought it would be best to narrow my list down to a mere
5 Things I Love About the BlogPaws™ Conference.
Dr. Marty Becker teaching a session at BlogPaws conference 2016

BlogPaws offers sessions on all aspects of blogging for new and veteran bloggers.
Yes, that is none other than the famous Dr. Marty Becker who spoke at a session. I was star-struck when I met him earlier in the hotel lobby, but when he mentioned my blog during the class, I was so excited!
Bloggers sitting around a table discussing work

You get to eat great food and network with fabulous friends and brands.
We have been to the BlogPaws conferences in Las Vegas, Nashville, and Phoenix. All of the locations have had terrific food. One of the best parts of our days is discussing blog ideas and our pets with other like-minded people and companies.
A large pile of pet products from amazing brands

Did I mention swag? Since both of us are attendees, we score twice the swag! That makes Bentley & Pierre very happy.
We are like children at Christmas when it is time to dig into our BlogPaws swag bags. Each year brings a bevy of new treats, foods, and toys to enjoy and share. A big thank you to all of the participating brands. 
A collage of photos from the BlogPaws 2016 conference

Your virtual friends become real friends and they are AWESOME!
Here are some of the many friends that we connected with during the fun-filled three-day event. I would love to spend an extra week just visiting. They are from upper right clockwise, Leah, Bernard, Christina, Amanda, Denise G. & Shasta, me, Darlene, Dexter & Carol, me & Jean Dion. Center photo includes: Front row~ Spencer the Goldendoodle, Robin, Sugar the Golden Retriever with her mom Rosalyn, me, DeAnna and Kona. Back Row~ Brittany (Spencer’s mom), Ann, Gina, & Cathy.  
Man and wife with Basset and Westie dogs at Grand Canyon

BlogPaws is pet-friendly! It gives us a chance to take a road trip with the boys as we explore the beautiful U.S.A.
Our travels to BlogPaws took us through Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona. We visited the lovely cities of Amarillo, Flagstaff, Sedona, and Phoenix along with stops at the Grand Canyon, the Petrified Forest, and Winslow. Bentley and Pierre loved traveling and we loved being able to have them join us.
We are joining our BlogPaws™ friends for
Wordless Wednesday's blog hop.


27 comments :

  1. How fun! I hope I can go one year!!

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  2. Looks like a fun time. When you come home with treats and foods, what can possibly go wrong?

    Love and licks,
    Cupcake

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  3. So sad we had to cancel this year. No matter how many times you attend, you feel so left out if you are not there, but next year, we will be there. So much fun and so many great experiences.

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  4. Great reasons :) I hope to go next year.

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  5. OMD Fun Food and SWAG... what more could anybuddy beg fur????

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  6. Those are all awesome reasons! I can't wait to go next year! :)

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  7. Mom wants to attend one of these conferences. Maybe next year
    Lily & Edward

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  8. SWAG!!!! Sounds pawfect to me!
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

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  9. What a pawsome event! We're definitely gonna have to attend one of those conferences. Sam loves swag. 😉

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  10. We are definitely hoping to make it one year!

    Monty, Harlow and Ramble

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  11. BlogPaws conference looks so much fun! We really wanna go next time and meet you guys! That would be so much fun! :D

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  12. It does look like it would be great fun to go!
    hugs
    Mr Bailey, Hazel & mabel

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  13. Yep, I'm still going through all the swag! The dogs are loving the liver snaps from Rocco and Roxie.

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  14. Yep, I'm still going through all the swag! The dogs are loving the liver snaps from Rocco and Roxie.

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  15. Aw, thanks for the shout out! I love that photo. And I love all of your reasons for heading to the conference. I agree with them all!

    Jean from Welcome to the Menagerie

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  16. Yep, those are all great things about BlogPaws. 'Specially the one about hanging out with friends. The mom said it was great seeing you there!

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  17. Meeting you, the family and especially rolling around the vendor floor with my man Bentley was the doodle best!

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  18. Great post! Meeting my blogging friends would be wonderful!

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  19. Those are awesome reasons to love BlogPaws! We hope we can get back there soon ... maybe next year!

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  20. This is a wonderful list! Talk about being star-struck, my mom was when she saw you and the boys!!! ;)

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  21. Pawsome list! My favorite part was the people. So many good things about going.

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  22. Great reasons! On my bucket list

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  23. This conference changed my life; I'd never miss. I wish we had more time to hang out. I am grateful for your friendship. Great post!

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  24. How wonderful that you got to meet Dr Becker, he's terrific!
    Love & biscuits,
    Dogs Luv Us and We Luv Them

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  25. I missed you guys! Looks like you had so much fun!

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