I don’t have time to write a full recap about all that made BlogHer14 an amazing and thought provoking experience. Besides, so many of you have already written recaps that mirror much of what’s in my head and heart. So instead, I’m perusing the notes I took and the tweets I tweeted or retweeted – and listed below are the statements that impacted me most. Apologies in advance for not being able to attribute them or bungling them a tad — but know that your words were heard and felt.
Be all of who you are
What people think of me is not my problem
I an unable to can
Be a conduit not a vessel
Don’t fear the stories that make you uncomfortable and make you think
I try not to tell other people’s stories but I’m very committed to telling my own
The best networkers are givers
No is a complete sentence
Sometimes the words burn hot and I just have to get them out
Live life as though everything is rigged in your favor
Being tired is the new norm and we have to change that
We need to listen even harder
Make connections that map to your values and your soul
Find the moments when you can enter the conversation and have something meaningful to say
If you don’t have a seat at the table, bring your own chair
You don’t need permission: you’re you
Just give a crap
Good intuitive poignant writing will always be relevant
Comparison is the thief of joy
I want my blog to be a love letter to my kids
Value the slow
We are creating culture with every blog post we publish
Writers write. Always. Everywhere.
Words make the world.
P.S. I write about the key takeaways from BlogHer for brands for my company’s blog. You can find it here.
P.P.S. I also pulled together a Storify to highlight the tweets and images from BlogHer – it’s over here.