In the last two months, I have touched down in 5 great Canadian cities to facilitate BlissDom Canada’s first-ever cross-country tweet-up tour.
What’s a “Tweet-Up” you ask?! —— It’s a real-world social gathering for people who know each other through online channels, to have an opportunity to meet in person, network, and have fun.
When Jennifer and I took over BlissDom Canada earlier this year (yup, it’s true. BDC is 100% licensed and organized by a great Canadian team this year), we decided to do things a little bit differently. It was the perfect time to change things!
We wanted to visit people where they were at, ask them what they wanted at their conference, thank those who have been HUGE BlissDom advocates and part of our personal cheerleading squad, and meet those who had not yet been introduced to all things BLISS.
Calgary, Ottawa, Montreal, Vancouver, and South Surrey filled our days in May and June.
Tonight Jenn is in Winnipeg and soon Toronto’s tweet-up will take place. We’d love to add Halifax to that schedule as well, it wouldn’t be a coast-to-coast tour without dipping our toes into the Atlantic! And as much as we’d like to have been able to hop over to Edmonton and visit those in Saskatchewan… between the time away from our families and the finances, it takes…. doing this on our own… it just wasn’t possible this year.
With each location, our love for this community grew! With each hug, smile, laugh and business card traded, our hearts were filled to the brim! To listen to people tell of their favourite BlissDom memories, their chrysalis moments in blogging, their desire to take their business to the next level, their passion for social media, and their passion for this community…. seriously, I need a bigger head to hold the smile that all this brought on.
We feel so blessed! We may have started with the thought that we were bringing BlissDom across Canada but it’s ending off with the knowledge that YOU brought Bliss to us!
BlissDom Canada takes place at the Delta Meadowvale in Mississauga, Ontario October 3-5, 2013. Early bird tickets are only on sale until July 31st. I’m sure there are a few people who we met along the way who’d tell you, THIS IS THE PLACE TO BE THIS FALL! 🙂
Special thanks to the National on 10th, Delta Ottawa City Centre, Jack
Astor’s Dorval, Delta Vancouver Suites, The Roadhouse Grille, and for
tonight’s tweet-up at the Lobby on York. Julie V, Jen, Merry, Becky, Sherrie-Mae, Fariha, Joanne from Delta Vancouver, Julie N, Nicole, Susan & Janice, Lise, and Susie. And forever grateful for my new friendship with the amazing Amber.