What is a Blogger Bash?!


This is the question I asked my friend Joey Fortman from Real Mom Media last year when I saw her at my first blogger conference Mom 2 Summit here in Atlanta! Joey and I had known each other for a while from being in the same radio world. Joey was a big time deal on the radio in Chicago and she happily gave it all up to be an even bigger success blogging, doing Television and growing her empire! She has been featured nationally on Good Morning America, Dr. Phil, Anderson Cooper, the Katie Couric Show, Dr. Oz, Red Book, The Today Show with Kathie Lee & Hoda, The Talk, Fox and Friends and as they say in the movie Elf, I KNOW HER! I love, love, loooove to see other women achieve success and so does she, so when I told Joey I was heading to HER world now…to be a blogger full time, she stepped right up and said, “how can I help you?” When Joey and I chatted at that Mom 2 Summit conference last year, she told me about her event called Blogger Bash in New York City. She told me that it was the first year they were doing it and I should come! So what is a Blogger Bash? Well, Blogger Bash was started by three awesome ladies, Joey, Laurie Schacht from The Toy Insider and Charlene Deloach from Charlene Chronicles and it connects OVER 400 bloggers and 100 members of the traditional press (People, NY Post, CBS etc) with more than 120 big name lifestyle brands from baby, fashion, toys, food, travel, and more.  I.was.in!!! Except I was unfortunately and immediately out because our family was moving the same weekend. Boooooo. 

Blogger BashFast forward to this year when in the middle of sitting out my little forced six month “vacation” from my radio career, lol, I am totally free to attend Blogger Bash in NYC in July! Wooohooo! So what does that mean for me and my Surviving Mommy website? BIG things! First, I get to network with really cool brands like LeapfrogCrayola, Lego, Goldie Blox (which I am kind of obsessed with for myANNE girls!), Nickelodeon, Bonjour Petite (duh, I love ALL things French!), Tomy, Rite-Aid, Project Gravitas, Boiron and like a million more awesome brands. Oh and I also get to check out all of the coolest and newest toys! Blogger Bash will have parties sponsored by Disney Infinity, Care Bears, Canadian Lentils, the new Peanuts movie and did I mention a special performance by The Blue Man Group?! Oh and if that isn’t enough the famous beautiful baby photographer Anne Geddes is speaking!!

So needless to say, I am counting the days until Blogger Bash 2015. A little over a month now. I can’t wait to meet all of these amazing brands, the awesome bloggers, new friends, old friends and did I mention I get to go to New York City for TWO DAYS??!!!!Whoop Whoop! Make sure you follow along with me on here, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Just look for the hashtag #BBNYC I’ll even be participating in some fun Twitter parties with the cool Blogger Bash sponsor peeps I mentioned above so stay close on Twitter!

Oh and PS… it looks like it’s about to sell out too so if you are a blogger, know a blogger, make sure to have them click here for a little sumpin, sumpin kinda deal on your ticket. #WinkWink #JustSayin

I will now be listening to Empire State of Mind by Jay Z/Alicia Keys, New York State Of Mind by Billy Joel and of course Sinatra’s New York to get ready for next month. Blogger Bash 2015 Baby!

XO Surviving Mommy


Joey, Meghan Cooper, me and Jenny On The Spot from Mom 2 Summit 2014.






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