Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Multitasking: Attending The Nate Show While Participating in a Blog Crawl

Hello, Splendor

Today while I am meeting many of my blogger friends and attending the Nate Show, I am also participating in a blog crawl. How is that for a busy day?

And as for the blog crawl, the idea is to introduce readers to new blogs and I am introducing you to two blogs, if you don't know of them already:

The first is Michelle from Studio Surface.

The second is Grant from Cashmere Cowboy.
Wow, one of the rare men in this crowd of design bloggers. Check these blogs out!

Also, as part of the crawl, each blogger participating will be writing on the same topic. And now it is time for a confession. I got the email reminding me of this event literally hours before I needed to leave for the airport. I somehow missed the earlier notification, in the sea of emails I get each day...and so am feeling completely unprepared to write on the below topic:

"My Life is an Open Book"

With the following areas to be included:

The Author:
The Setting:
The Characters:
The Plot:
The Twist:

The author.

Okay, I got this one, I'll make that me.

The setting.

Let's try NYC, as that is where I am right now.

The Characters.

How about Lakeitha, Jade and I, who are sharing a hotel room. And for fun let's throw in about 80 more design bloggers, Nate, a couple magazines and HGTV.

The plot.

What happens when 80 plus design bloggers get invited to NYC, with less than a week's notice, to attend a taping of The Nate Show? Well, social media shows it's power and within minutes the tweeting, emailing, and posting begins and yes, even a phone call or two are made. All asking the same questions. Are you going?!? Should I? Could I? How much is your flight? Do you have miles? What hotel has a good rate? Do you want to share a room?

(Don't worry, many say to their husbands, I know them!)

Ah, not really...

It is not long before the inevitable, and possibly most important, question gets asked...what are you WEARING?!?

Then it gets even more interesting. HGTV sends out an invitation for a luncheon. I send out an email suggesting we organize a party afterwards and learn Camila has already been talking with the Nest about an after party, an event which the magazine will cover in an upcoming issue. Then Rue, a fabulous new online magazine sends out a Launch Party invite. Can it get any crazier? So you know everyone who can make the trip does...

The Twist, or as I'm calling it, The Cliff Hanger.

This part of the story involves me and one of the other special people in this story.

Sorry, but you'll have to come back later in the week to hear how this tale ends...


  1. Aww, what a great post, have SO much fun!! Can't wait to hear all about it, safe travels! *Amy

  2. coming over from the blog hop... my day was today too!

    this is amazing and i'm way jealous. i hope one day someone invites us "everything but the kitchen sink" blogs o something as fabulous!!

    your newest follower

  3. How fun! A lot of blogs that I read are at The Nate Show along with you and I can't wait to see what everybody says about it!

  4. Janell I am so excited for you!!! Can't wait to hear all about it.

  5. What fun! All of it! So excited for all of my faves there and wishing I could meet you all. I'm off to visit the new blogs.

  6. How fun!? I am so jealous!!!
    Thanks again for taking your time to do this... I love the post!! Can't wait to hear more...

  7. WOW! I am so jealous and excited for all of y'all:) Have fun! Can't wait to hear all about it.

  8. So many of my fave bloggers are going... what am I gonna do if you all dont post for two days? HAVE FUN! looking forward to the post!

  9. Janell, you design bloggers should get together more often. It sounds like such fun for all of you!

  10. Will definitely be checking back later to see how it all went down:) Have a blast!

  11. ahaha Multi-tasking at it's finest! :D Can't wait to hear about the show!

  12. OK Janell, I'm not going to lie, I really want to be there :( Sounds like a blast!

  13. ohmygosh,
    what a fun post. i am sure you are having a ball.
    cant wait to hear more.

  14. I really wish I could have gone! sounds like so much fun and it would be great to meet so many fellow bloggers! You are a multitasking queen - I wouldn't expect you to just leave us hanging all week! Can't wait to hear more! :)

  15. I want to be in NYC dang it! It sounds like such a blast and I can't wait to see your post about all the fun you're having.

    P.S. thanks for the shout out!!

  16. Blog crawl? Dayum...I have heard of a pub crawl. Does it involve any throwing up?

    Wow...ya gotta admit...how better to get the ethernet firing up than inviting a bunch of blogs to your show?! Ingenious and cheap marketing! Love it!

    How dare you make us wait...hanging on said cliff!

  17. Ohhhhhhhhhhhhh! What a great post!! Awesome, awesome! It's good to finally hear you are meeting Lakeitha! :o) Hope you have a blast!!


  18. Love your blog! Sounds like you have had a great trip! Thanks for the shout out on the blog crawl!!



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