Ever since I got the first email, I’ve been somewhere between a state of shock and disbelief. Me, really? You want me? Are you sure you got the right girl?
This weekend I’m speaking at Elevate Blog Conference. It’s the first conference that I’ll ever speak at. I’m excited, a little nervous, hoping I don’t feel like crap, and mostly wondering, “does anyone want to hear what I have to say?”
I mean, who am I to be sharing advice on blogging? Am I legit enough to have my thoughts matter?
I will never forget arriving at CE in March, meeting some of the sweetest girls I’ve ever met, crashing their room with my GIANT aerobed, and then learning that one of the girls was totally looking forward to meeting me. ME? Really? I’m just a dorky momma fumbling through this.
I guess the bigger question is what makes someone legit enough to talk at one of these things? Are there quantifiable meausures that must be met, or buzz that must be gained?
No matter how “big” I get, I don’t think I’ll ever feel legit enough to be sharing at a conference. But that’s just the thing, I’m sharing my story, my perspective, and my thoughts. I don’t have to be legit to have a story….it’s just if anyone gives a hoot!