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2nd Annual Great BlissDom Conference Giveaway!

This giveaway is now closed. Winners will be notified via e-mail. Thanks for entering!

It’s that time of year again — no, not the holidays with shopping and decorating and indulging in treats — it’s BlissDom giveaway time!! We hope to make someone’s holiday very merry this year by giving them an opportunity to attend the 5th annual BlissDom Conference. BlissDom 2012 will be held February 23-25 at the fabulous Opryland Hotel in Nashville, TN.

Let’s relive the bliss of 2011, shall we?

 

Do you need a tissue? We do! Are you excited? We are!

BlissDom gets better and better, year after year. We are especially excited about the sessions that have been announced – Business, Writing, Photography and Life Development. Each year the “Bliss Chicks” take what conference attendees have deemed as most valuable to them and turn it up a notch. Breaking from typical conference format, BlissDom 2012 will have single speakers/presenters (no panels!) for each topic with extended sessions designed to give attendees lots of time to not only learn but to practice, plan and connect.

If you are already planning to be at BlissDom, we look forward to seeing you! If you’d like to go to BlissDom but need a little help getting there, we hope we can help with that! One2One Network is happy to announce that we are sending FOUR One2One Network members to the BlissDom conference in February!

PRIZING:

  • GRAND PRIZE: Full conference registration + 3 nights in the Opryland Hotel for one member ($900 value)
  • THREE (3) RUNNER-UP PRIZES: Full conference registrations for three members ($199 value)

HOW TO ENTER:

Now, go take a look at the four sessions that will be presented at BlissDom. Go ahead…we’ll wait.

1. Please tell us in the comments which session you are most interested in attending, why you chose it, and what you hope to learn from it. There are THREE parts to your answer – very important because that is your official, mandatory entry into the giveaway. Only answers containing all three parts will be eligible to win.

2. You can get an extra entry by tweeting about this giveaway:

I want some #O2OBliss for the holidays! I entered @One2OneNetwork’s Great #BlissDom Giveaway! http://bit.ly/o2obliss

Please leave an additional comment with the permalink to your tweet. Only comments with permalinks will be eligible as an additional entry.

One2One Badges3. You can get another extra entry by displaying the Proud One2One Network member badge in the sidebar of your blog! Need a badge? Find them here! Not a member yet? Sign-up here!

Please leave an additional comment stating that you are displaying a One2One Network member badge and the URL to your blog.

**UPDATED** If it appears that any of your comments go to spam, please send us a message via Twitter or Facebook and we’ll be sure to fish it out of the spam folder!**

Each entry must be a separate comment (i.e. to be entered three times, you should leave three comments: (1) the mandatory entry, (2) the permalink to your tweet, and (3) your proud member badge statement and URL to your blog). To be eligible to win, you must be a One2One Network member (Not a member? Join now!).

**Giveaway ends at 11:59PM EST on December 31, 2011!**

**Giveaway has ended.**

Good luck! We hope to see you in February!

No Purchase Necessary. Void Where Prohibited By Law. By entering the giveaway, you are agreeing to the Official Rules. Giveaway will run from Monday, December 12, 2011through Saturday, December 31, 2011. Entries must be received in those time frames to be valid. Contest is open to people 18 years of age or older and a resident of the United States of America or Canada. Winner will be chosen via Comment Contest and notified via email. Winner will have 48 hours to respond to the email accepting their prize. If no response is made within 48 hours, a second winner will be chosen. Winner will be announced once prize acceptance has been confirmed and no later than January 31, 2012.

293 Comments

  1. Session I’m most interested in attending: Photography! Love this – “Practical hands-on work with your own camera, including small group instruction and Q&A, will help you take your images from the snapshot to the sublime.”

    I chose it because: I’ve always loved photography but haven’t gotten to the point where I’m confident in sharing it.

    I hope to learn: some tips about how to take my love of photography to the next level and incorporate it into my blog.

  2. I am torn between the life improvement and the photography… But I would probably pick Life improvement. Thanks for the chance to win!!!

  3. Widget is here: http://amomblog.com/

  4. I would love to attend the Business Session. I want to attend that session because I need help in all aspects of that from growing my blog to dealing with tax ramifications. I want to learn Best Practices from other Bloggers and people in the know. I would also love the networking opportunity.

    Thanks for the entry!

  5. I have the button on the left sidebar of my blog. http://sunegrl72.blogspot.com

  6. I am most interested in the new Life Development Session. I choose this one for a few reasons…
    1) DevelopingYourLifePlan: This is something that at the age of 30, I am just now doing. Where do I want to go, what do I want to accomplish, and what truly makes me happy.
    2)ClearingOutClutterinYourLife: I am not cluttered per say but more all over the place. I am a year into blogging and went from 0 – 91109 uniques in a year and I just feel a tad unorganized with my daily schedule.
    3)DreamingBig: I really need to learn to be more of a dreamer. I am a doer but being a go getter for the things I want I could defintley learn more about.
    4)UnleashingCreativity: That is just a given – creativity is something I yearn for and I would love to be more out of the box.
    5)MeaningAndPurpose: We all want to find meaning and purpose in what we are doing. I started blogging to help otheres and somehow it became a wonderful paying fulling time job. The main thing I hope for is to never let making money control my decision.

    I hope to learn more about all of the above as well as how to be a better mother and blogger at the same time. It is a tough balancing act with little ones but I love both my “jobs” and wouldn’t trade it for the world.

  7. Here is my tweet: https://twitter.com/#!/lisamc7/status/146291338256723968

    Thank you. πŸ™‚

  8. I am most interested in the Business session. I chose it because I am wanting to become more professional with my blog. I hope to learn how to brand myself and my site better as well as how to deal with taxes and other legal matters as a blogger.

    Thanks for the opportunity!!

  9. Displaying my One2One Network Badge Proudly. πŸ˜€

    http://sweetiesfreebies.com/

  10. I have a One2One Network member badge displayed on my blog (in the right sidebar). Thanks!!

    http://southerngirlramblings.com

  11. I would choose the writing path because I think at the heart of it- if we aren’t good writers, people won’t stick around on our blogs! I use my blog a lot for advocacy work and I hope to bring home new techniques and new creative ways to write to help me persue my advocacy work.

  12. i am hoping to go to the business track, because that is where i need most help, guidance, and encouragement at the moment. i hope to get some great tips to streamline my online life and for the financial planning end of things. πŸ™‚

  13. I would probably pick Writing. That’s my passion so I’d stick with that. πŸ™‚

  14. I’d love to attend the Writing track. I have a book within me and cannot get it out. Improving my writing on my blog would instigate this process indeed!

  15. I would have a hard time choosing between the Business and Photography tracks. I’m a photographer who is trying to build my business, so I could see learning so much on how to hone my craft and expand my business.

  16. Tough decision since all sessions sound wonderful but the one that resonates with me most at this point in time is Life Development. I need to dream bigger, declutter, organize my ideas and thoughts into an actionable plan for my future and business. I think I am pretty solid with the business aspect but things get stagnant when you have all these great ideas and no clear concept of how to clear the mind fog and break your grand idea down into manageable chunks and get it done. This is why I have been sitting on so many grand plans and failing to meet my dreams. It would be nice to attend a session like this and work with other talented ladies to find some new direction and inspiration.

  17. Added the One to One Network badge in my right sidebar: http://naturemoms.com/blog/

  18. I would pick writing–but it only barely edges out business! I picked it because I’m only just picking the craft back up, and I would love some writing guidance–especially in the “storytelling” department! I hope to learn how to approach my writing with purpose–and not be paralyzed by perfectionism.

  19. I can’t wait to attend the Business of Photography workshop. I picked this workshop because a picture is worth 1,000 words, and my photos are so often lacking. I am really hoping that this workshop will give me the basic knowledge needed to be able to take photos that accentuate the info in my posts.

  20. I chose: Business as the session I’m most interested in attending.

    Why? Even though I’ve been blogging for over 4 years now, in some ways things are changing for me now as my blog and brand is really beginning to take off. I’d love to do things “right” and avoid pitfalls down the road!

    What do I want to learn? I want to get a roadmap for my blog/brand. Where do I go from here? Speaking, eBooks, what should I do? I need some vision and some editorial planning.

  21. I have the badge posted on my left sidebar at http://dakotapam.com

  22. I would choose the writing session, because I enjoy writing and I think I could learn more from this session at Blissdom.

  23. I want to attend the photography session because I am developing my love of photography and hope to learn more practical tips from the hands-on training that will be offered from professional photographers.

  24. I’m displaying a One2One Network member badge at http://www.couponsmakeitfree.com!

  25. If I win I will be attending the Business session. I have had an etsy shop for about six months now and I really want to go in the direction of branding my business and forging it all together to benefit me. I’m also in desperate need of help concerning the legal aspect. I’d love to be self-employed but I don’t even know where to start! I really hope to learn how to sell my self, how to use my blog to appropriately and effectively market my product and myself and where to even start in the huge scary world of self employment!

  26. (1) I am so interested in the Photography track. (2) I attended the Wisdom Workshop on photography last year and learned *so* much, but the photos I took last night for our Christmas cards prove to me that I still have so much more to learn. (3) I want to do so much better with my food photography and and photos of the wee ones – and oh how my lighting needs help. Should I go on? πŸ™‚

  27. T tweeted!

    http://twitter.com/#!/honestandtruly/statuses/146304294298193920

    And dumb question, but did you realize that on the Photography grouping you have the hashtag of “amateur” spelled wrong? πŸ™‚

  28. And you know that I have the button on my blog.

    http://honestandtruly.blogspot.com

  29. I am most interested in the Business track.

    I chose this because I’m hoping take away a boatload of inspiration.

    I hope to learn planning tips and best practices for developing a strategy that leads to success.

  30. Most interested in photography.. it is definitely my weak area! I’d hope to learn some great food photography tips to help improve the photos i post with my recipes πŸ™‚

  31. I’m already displaying the logo on my blog…

    http://kimworld.com

  32. I am super excited about Life Development for SO many reasons.

    I chose it because it seems to go right in line with what I am pondering in my life even outside of the upcoming Blissdom conference! I have been looking at a Life Mapping course and wondering as I get to know myself and my own path better, how I may facilitate others to do the same through visual journals and other creative outlets!

    I hope to learn how to be true to myself as I integrate myself, my life, my artwork and my company into the amazing online world! I hope also to learn how to lead others to do the same.

    I can’t wait to see what the Lord has planned for me in 2012 and beyond and I believe that Blissdom is a very significant step on that very path!

    Thanks for this amazing giveaway One2One!

  33. I would choose BOTH business and life development. I am a newer blogger and so excited about making my blog bigger…I just find that I don’t have the tools or know-how on how to get where I want to go with my blog. I think both of these sessions would be extremely helpful.I would love to learn how to be a better blogger business woman (how to attract more attention, remain consistent with my content, etc).

    Cheers.

  34. I am most interested in attending the Business session. I chose this because there are several topics in that category that are important to me and the betterment of my brand. I hope to learn more about legal issues/strategies/info for bloggers. I attended a legal session at Blissdom 2011 and learned a ton! After implementing all I learned I want to know more! LOL! From the list of sessions from the Business category, I also want to learn better marketing strategies, branding, and tools. πŸ™‚

    Thank you for the opportunity!

  35. I tweeted about this too. πŸ™‚ Link:
    https://twitter.com/#!/Faithful_Mommie/status/146308995500613632

  36. Your One2One button is now on my blog! http://www.thepaintedlife.com

    And now I am an official member πŸ™‚ Yay!

  37. I’m most interested in the Business Session. As my blog grows bigger, I need to learn more about legal implications, branding and really going a more professional route.

  38. I am most interested in attending the photography track. I feel well grounded in the other areas, although I’m sure there’s plenty I could learn. Photography is something I’m just starting to pay more attention to and I need all the help I can get. I am specifically hoping to learn more about exposure and lighting and getting the most from my camera.

  39. I would LOVE to attend the photography session! The other sounds wonderful, too, but I have a passion for photography and zero training. I would love to get some tips from professionals so that I can get the best pictures possible

  40. I have your badge on my blog in the right sidebar: http://mamasmiles.com/ I’m a longtime member of the one2one network!

  41. I am very interested in attending the Business session. I chose this path because I need help putting my short-term goals into writing and creating long-term goals to advance my business to the next level. I hope to learn how to create a master marketing plan for my site and learn the steps of securing my business from a legal standpoint.

  42. I would LOVE to attend any of these awesome sessions. However, the writing session…yeah, that’s the one I would REALLY LOVE to attend. Thanks for the chance!

  43. I’ve got the Proud Member badge on my blog:
    http://quirkyfusion.com

  44. Here’s a link to my O2O button on my blogging communities page!

    http://www.carriewithchildren.com/pr-friendly-blogger/mom-blogging-communities

  45. Pick me! Pick me! πŸ™‚

    I am most interested in the life development session. That’s really what blogging is about for me and what I blog about most myself. I’d be interested in hearing others’ perspectives and getting another dose of inspiration.

  46. Business. Definitely business. I chose it because my videography businesswas inspired by a conversation had at Blissdom ’11. The presenters and community leaders within are sure to be stellar. I have a passion for video and live streaming, but feel I have so much more to learn about the business side of things, ie. how to get organized and stay organized with my communication and invoicing… best practices, etc.

  47. Badge was up AGES ago, sillies: http://www.mommycosm.com/

  48. Whew – that new Twitter didn’t make it easy to find the url. Here is my tweet: https://twitter.com/#!/Mommycosm/status/146323626021486593

  49. The badge is up!

  50. I tweeted! I am a nerd and don’t know how to get the link to the actual tweet but here is my profile:
    http://twitter.com/#!/HousewifeStacy

  51. This will be my first time attending the Blissdom Conference, so I would love to attend the “Business” session. I want to continue to develop my brand and learn new avenues of marketing and making my brand my own.
    I hope to expand my skills by meeting seasoned bloggers that have already mastered their business!

  52. I would love to attend the Business sessions. I chose this session because as my blog turns more into a business I find I am just “winging” it so to speak. I would love to learn the actual business end and how maybe one day turn my love of social media into a career as I have seen so many others do.

  53. I am most interested in Life Development. I chose this session, because I believe as an ENFJ I am constantly asking myself this and others. I experience joy when I can lead myself & others to finding who they are created to be, which aligns with Life Development. Not only that, but I believe it will hone my blog, my writing, my community & give me a clear direction.

  54. I’m interested in the writing session. I’d like to improve my writing and be a more effective storyteller. I am interested in the emphasis on editing and brainstorming.

  55. I have the O2O badge on my blog.
    http://www.notasupermom.com/

  56. I’m most interested in the Business Session!

    I’m interested in it because I am a work at home mom and business owner. I am in the business of helping other small businesses and by learning how to grow and manage my own business, clients and success I will be better able to help my clients succeed.

    I hope to learn how to manage multiple clients, better organize my business, carry out ideas, day-planning, time management and more. I also would love to learn how to be more confident, stop undervaluing my work and selling myself short.

    Fingers crossed! Thanks for the opportunity! πŸ™‚

  57. I placed the One2One button on my blog’s main page!

    http://clothdiapergeek.blogspot.com/

  58. I am most interested in the business section. So much to learn. I would like them all

  59. Okay, well, I would REALLY love to clone myself and attend….well…. ALL of the tracks b/c all the “people” in my head want to learn everything….but in lieu of that….

    I would choose the Writing track because at the heart of me, I want to be a better writer. I have entertained, for the first time in my life, the idea of becoming a published author, which is still a surprise to me. I would like to learn how to be better at this craft, organize my thoughts better, and have significant influence in the hearts and minds of others with my words.

  60. Cathy {Heart of Hospitality} says:

    1. WHICH: Life Development
    2.WHY?: Because I want to grow in “living out my life DELIBERATELY!”
    3. WHAT?: I want to hone my “why” so to live life with direction and full-of-joy! and purposefulness in doing what I’m doing! πŸ™‚

  61. 1. Business
    2. Because I think it’s my weakest area
    3. I want to develop a business plan for where I’d like to take my blog from here.

    Thanks for this opportunity.

  62. I need focus in my life so Life Development is the session I’m most looking forward too. Our blog is filled with reviews/giveaway lately that it’s losing it’s personal touch. Since we are a mom and dad team I know we have a special voice it’s just a matter of getting it out onto the screen. I want to be able take those fleeting ideas and thoughts that constantly run through my head and figure out a way to get them organized and published.

  63. I would choose Business.

    Reason for that choice is I have my own Design business and, as a graphic/WordPress designer, I mainly work with businesses to develop their online presence. Anytime there is business talk, I am there.

    What I expect to get out of it encouragement as a small business owner (I took a gift/talent and made it my career). I would expect to hear the latest about where social media and online marketing is heading next year.

    Thanks for chance!

  64. I have the banner on my blog!

  65. 1. Business
    2. Because I want to expand my business opportunities for my blog.
    3. I hope to learn as much as possible about branding, marketing, etc.

  66. I have the banner on my blog!

    http://sarahruthtoday.com

  67. I am interested in the life development because I want to channel my energy in a moving forward with better skills so that I will find my purpose and reason. Life development can help me get to that point

  68. I’m most interested in attending the business session, because I’m working towards making a full time income through my blog. I hope that there is valuable information presented that will help me stop chasing dollars and make sense of it all. πŸ™‚

  69. Which Session? THE BUSINESS SESSION
    Why? The reason I would attend this session is because I am a new beginner blogger. I just purchased my domain name on Dec. 14, 2011. I’ve dreamed of blogging for years and finally got the courage to follow my dream. I feel a pit in the bottom of stomach and a a little nauseous since purchasing my domain name, signing up with a host site. I’m really, freaking scared, but so excited. I have so much to learn and I know that BlissDom would be the place to learn it all.
    What? What I hope to gain from attending the Business Session at Blissdom is to learn from the beginning the business side of running a blog. The basic how to stuff, and also how to make money blogging. I also would love to meet some new friends and do some networking. Blogging can be a lonely, as I have discovered since starting mine.

  70. I’d like to attend the writing session.
    I chose it because I’d like to learn how to become a better writer.
    What I hope to learn from it will be contained in the valuable feedback I would be receiving from other writers.

  71. I would love to take the photography session. I chose this because I love taking photographs but they usually aren’t up to what I hoped they would be. What I hope to get… I am not a professional by any means but would love to learn how to gear my photos to a more professional level.

  72. I would definitely attend the Business Session!

    I need some Media Training and Marketing Training as those are two areas that I struggle with the most.

    From the Marketing, I would hope to learn how to market my site so that I can get sponsors. From Media Training, I would love to learn how to make my site more user friendly.

  73. ENTRY 1:

    The session that I am looking the most forward to would be the BUSINESS session!!! WHY? I started my blog the end of January and it has grown fast!!! I am currently working a full-time job and I have an inbox with over 20K messages! I have a lot of learning to do!!! HOPE? I hope to learn how to learn some time saving tools, better marketing so I am working smarter, and some tips on marketing because I have tons of avenues I haven’t learned to utilize!!!

  74. life development, hands down.

    I’ll be bringing my 5 week old with me, and I’m sure I’ll need a session that will help me cope with my new challenging (but amazing) lifestyle.

    I hope to learning skills that will help me juggle both being a stay at home mom to 4 kiddos, and a blogger.

  75. What?? I can only pick one session?? Oh – okay.
    I’d like to attend the business session. Why? Because my hobby of blogging has turned into a real little business for me and I want to learn as much as I can. I was an Education and English major in school – no business classes AT ALL!! What I hope to learn from it would be the basics of what I need to know to run a business (and run it well). I don’t even know what I don’t know!! And I figure I might as well learn form the best πŸ™‚

  76. Entry #3: http://www.wisconsinmommy.com (in the right hand column, near the bottom)

  77. I am so tempted to choose the Life Development session this year! But I am pretty certain I’m in line for Writing and I chose that because it is definitely my niche and passion and you can never know enough about it. I also get so inspired from hearing others share their experiences and ideas. I hope to learn how to essentially become a better writer (in skill and in life, like when I’m not writing but wish I was!)

    Steph

  78. Lori @ Just Pure Lovely says:

    I’d like to attend the Business session. I’m already pro-blogging and doing well at it, so I’d mostly like to hash out ideas with others at this blogging level, and encourage those who are newer. I’m hoping to learn secrets I haven’t yet discovered!

  79. Session: Photography
    Why?: I just started my photography business this summer and I know i have a ton to learn, from the technical aspects to the business side of it.
    What I hope to gain: I hope to learn how to integrate a photography business with family life. To balance both successfully. To gain more insight on the business aspects from record keeping, to pricing, to customer service. And to create a goal for my business for 2012 so that I know where I am going.

  80. I’d defintely want to do the Business Session. Its the biggest part of my blogging adventure that confuses/scares the heck out of me. I want to do things the right way the first time around and not have to learn the hard way. I hope to learn all about how to handle blog income and exactly how to build up ad revenue.

  81. I would have to say the business portion. I am looking for more growth through marketing and hope to increase visibility and income to my blog. I love blogging and hope to make a career out of it- so I want to learn as much as I can about it!

  82. I have the badge in the sidebar on my blog: http://www.thismamaknows.com

  83. The badge is in the sidebar of my blog. thismamaknows.com

  84. I am most interested in the Business session because I am in the process of launching an Etsy shop and want to do it right! I’d hope to learn how to build an online community that would translate into sales πŸ™‚

  85. I am most interested in attending: Life Development. I chose it because the following are on my to-do list: developing my life plan (I have an incomplete dream board) and clearing out clutter (so much to organize). I believe if we find our true meaning and purpose and live that out in our blogs, then people will meet and connect with our authentic selves and the lifestyle of the rich in pjs would more easily follow. I hope to learn about finding my true voice and creativity. I really only want to pursue passion projects that uplift my spirit and inspire others. I hope to fine tune my passions in my blog by attending amazing conferences like Blissdom. Oh man, that was tough to choose just one.

  86. I am interested in all of them, but probably at this point in my newish blogging career the business session would be the best investment for me. Why? I’ve been blogging for only a year, and while I have an awesome mentor I can’t go to her with every little (or big) question and try to find answers on my own. Just looking forward to the nitty gritty details! I hope to learn the legal side such as copywrite and trademark protection, and I would really love a Twitter 101. I auto-tweet but I know zip about it other than that! Thanks!

  87. I would go for the life development session. I recently quit my full-time job so I could have a better family life and to start a small home business. Although excited about my new life, it can be a little overwhelming and this session seems like it will help me get on track and organized. I hope to solidify a life plan and organize it so that I can go for my dreams and exceed them!

  88. I would choose the Business track.
    Why Business? Because after blogging with my best friend for just over a year, we have made some good decisions and some bad ones, with very little strategy. I have a feeling we could be doing more and doing it better.
    I hope to learn ways to maximize the time I commit to blogging. I spend a lot of time fumbling around and wasting time. It’s starting to wear on me and my relationships and if I could learn the better ways of doing things, it would make my blogging business much more rewarding for me.

  89. Second Entry: Tweeted about the giveaway: https://twitter.com/#!/aliciamariel/status/147146321361506304

  90. I chose business after strongly debating between that and writing. I chose it because as much as I love writing, I really think the only way to get better at it is to continue to do it as much as possible, so I don’t need to attend a course for that. Making enough money with my blog to support my family…that’s something that interests me. And what do I hope to learn? Just that! How to earn enough blogging to support my family comfortably. Because we all know, blogging takes a LOT of work! πŸ™‚

  91. I definitely would choose the “Life Developmenta’ session because (after all I’ve been through) I need to broaden my horizon and find that “perfect thing” that helps me to feel fulfilled. I need to put together my life plan, and set it into motion! I’m 43 years old, and jumped off the path my life was headed on and began a new life … I feel like a teenager just starting out in life again. Having gone to my very first Social Media Conference a couple of months ago, I discovered that I am a competent woman that has a voice that people listen to! WOW!

    I’ve uncluttered my life by setting aside my past. I’ve pushed forward by starting on a new life. I now need to find my direction so that I may focus on it, achieve it, and feel empowered by it.

    I hope to learn how to: get onto the right path, to feel excited about something again, to feel self-pride, and to feel like I have purpose in lilfe again (other than just being Mommy). I hope to find whatever it is that will ignite that fire in me … the kind of fire that’ll burn until I attain all my goals!

  92. Oh, so hard to choose! But the Life Development track is exactly what I need right now. I’ve struggled with so many of these things lately – finding my purpose, balance, etc. Floundering around on my own hasn’t been terribly successful, so I would love to be able to attend and get myself and my life back on track with these sessions. I would hope to not just learn tips and tricks for managing my life better, but also get some motivation and creativity back into my life that have been lacking lately.

  93. My second extra entry:

    My One2One Badge has been proudly displayed on my blog for over a year now … it’s never moved from the side bar:

    http://mybitsandbleeps.wordpress.com/

  94. I am proudly displaying my One2One badge! http://chaosisbliss.com in my sidebar. Thanks!

  95. I proudly have the One2One button on my blog! http://stretchingyourbudget.com/

  96. I tweeted πŸ™‚ Just took me a while to figure out how to get the permalink. See, that’s why I need to go to Blissdom, to figure these things out LOL!

    http://twitter.com/#!/ChaosIsBliss10/status/147146109385576450

  97. I am a proud member of One 2 One Network and display the badge at the toolbar at the bottom of my site. I am most interested in the Writing. I picked the Writing first cause I know Tami Heim and met her at Blissdom 11 last year as we shared a spot on the wall leaning and standing listening to the keynote. She took notes, I held someones baby to give them a break so they could take notes then Tami shared her notes with me and her card. One 2 One networking at its best. I sat with her and two of her friends for lunch and became connected and friends online. I would love to come and hear her speak about writing. She has reached out to me as I am walking through my own life developments through breast cancer treatment. I hope to learn from her how I can amp up my writing skills and level.
    I hope I win the grand prize to come and have some fun again.
    Kindest regards,
    Barbara†
    @madreminutes

  98. I’d love to attend the Life Development sessions. I feel like I already have a pretty good grasp of the business and writing side of things. It’s the pulling it all together that’s been giving me trouble. I’d hope to come away with a clearer vision of my goals, and more importantly, how I can effectively work towards them.

  99. the business session!!! i just feel so overwhelmed at times and feel like i could use some helpful pointers! thanks so much for this amazing giveaway! happy holidays!
    xo

  100. I want to take them all! Hee hee! I’d choose the business track because I have been working at this since 2008 and something still isn’t clicking with me on the business end. I really need to learn about Building your Dream Career and Marketing. I need to gain the confidence to take my little business to the next level and make it my career not the one of my 4 jobs that earns the least amount of money.

  101. The One 2 One button has been in my sidebar for years!! http://themommaven.com under “Proud to Partner with”

  102. 1. Which Sessions am I interested in: Writing
    2. Why: As a deal blogger I write mostly quick posts highlighting deals. I want to add more “meat” to my site.
    3. What do I hope to accomplish: I hope to learn how to engage my readers more by adding value content concerning frugal living and organizational skills.

  103. I am proudly displaying the One2One button on my sidebar!

  104. I would be interested in taking the business portion; however, all of the sessions sound great to me. It really is a toss-up.

    Have a Happy and safe Holiday season. AND HERE’S TO A LUCKY, NEW YEAR TO ME WINNING THE TRIP (SMILE!!)

    With warmth,

    Beverly

  105. Which Session: Writing

    Why You Chose It: I’m a new blogger. That is actually very exciting to say. I just got my domain name on 11/11/11 and I’m ready to launch it in 2012 but I’m already worried about ensuring my writing is engaging and I constantly have different stories to write about.

    What You Hope to Learn from it: I hope I have great blog posts that will ensure I get continous followers.

  106. Which Session: Photography!

    Why I chose it: I’m new to the world of DSLR photography (got my camera shortly before Blissdom last year) and would LOVE some “in real life” instruction, as opposed to simply reading online tutorials and books!

    What I hope to Learn: Some basics concerning what mode to shoot in for certain types of pictures, editing tips, and anything else!

  107. I put the badge in my sidebar.

    http://lindseyvanniekerk.blogspot.com

  108. Session: Business

    Why: I need to learn more about marketing and branding my site

    What I hope to learn: How to grow my site financially and also brand wise

  109. I’m most interested in the Writing session. I’ve been a blogger for 2.5 years and seem to get stuck in writer’s block sometimes. I want my blog to continue to grow and have information and stories that are more than so-so. I’d like to draw my readers in and want them to keep coming back for more. I hope to learn creative ways to tell a story, how to keep posts from becoming mundane, and different forms of writing styles. Thanks.

  110. Session: Life Development

    Why I chose it: I am at a crossroads. I spent August going inside myself and sorting things out. I feel like I need to sort them even further and truly IGNITE the stuff I’ve found.

    What I hope to learn: That we’re all about REINVENTION and that you really can start all over again MID LIFE.

  111. I have a proud member badge up on my blog, towards the bottom.
    http://www.heckofabunch6.com

  112. have a proud member badge on my blog, towards the bottom
    www(dot)heckofabunch6(dot)com

  113. Lifebranding – because I am in a place where I am ready to make some major career choices. I just had my fourth child after an eight year gap, being self employed I had no leave (2 whole days maybe)and it has shown me that it is time to make some priority and goal changes.

    I hope to gain direction on my career, parenting, and health directions.

  114. Badge on the blog
    http://www.herbabystuff.com

  115. I’m guessing “all of the above” is not an acceptable answer. πŸ™‚

    If not, I’ll go with Business, Building Your Dream Career. I chose that one because after experiencing the elimination of my corporate job, I’m in the unique position of being able to forge a new professional path. Exciting, to be sure, but also somewhat confusing and scary. In this session, I would hope to find help with focus, organization, and logical “next steps.”

  116. I have the O2O button in my sidebar.
    (http://tippytoediet.com)

  117. First, THANK YOU for going with the speaker (vs. panel) format. (which) After reading the speaker bios for all four tracks, I pick “Writers”. (why) Blogging since 2008, I’m coming full circle and getting back to basics. (what) Fundamentally, the best among us know how to tell a story, engage an audience, and use our “voice” in a way that is true to why we started blogging in the first place. I hope to learn how to balance web and print and pitch stories to traditional and tech markets. On a side note, I’m bringing my little sister with the hopes Blissdom will spark a passion within her hidden talents and give her a supportive community beyond must me telling her she’s amazing. πŸ™‚

  118. And (drum roll please)…the Twitter permalink: https://twitter.com/#!/RoadTripsFeedMe/status/147883633166921728

  119. Business! After 4 years of blogging as a hobby I’m working to make 2012 the year I earn an income from my passion, but I need help making the transition from hobbyist to professional. I hope to learn how to operate my blog business in a professional manner, how to find sponsors for my blog, and network with other bloggers.

  120. The session I am most excited about is the photography one. I chose it because I have a great camera that I need to learn how to use better, but never have a chance to take classes because I have two wee ones. I would really like to get some practical knowledge about lighting from it.

    Thank you for the opportunity!

  121. I have the network badge displayed here: http://www.unknownmami.com/

  122. What I’m most interested in: Business

    Why I choose it: I’m almost 2 years into my Blog, and I would love to learn more about the Branding and Marketing, being a Military Spouse I feel I have so much info to give and teach to other spouses.

    What I hope to learn from it:

    How to Better communicate my Lifestyle and Brand also to ignite the wanting to learn and share, I truly feel that I have so much info to give and share and just learning how to share and not be overwhelming at the same time. I would love to learn how to better flow the income side !!

    We are a 13 year Military Family
    Foster parents
    Just adopted 12-1-11 Beautiful medically fragile 20 month old Girl.
    Foster parents to a 12 month medically Fragile baby girl
    and parents to 19-6- & 3 year old boys ** 3 year old heart and Autisium Spectrum.

  123. I have the badsge sisplayed in my side bar !!!

  124. I’m interested in the business and photography sessions! I’m just starting to take my blog to the next level.

  125. Session: Business

    Why I choose It: This is the area I am weakest in. I need to boost my confidence in handling the business side of things, and I’m always excited to learn from others’ success!

    What I hope to Learn: How to manage my business efficiently, the best ways to network and form partnerships, and how to set goals and attain them.

  126. I tweeted about this fantastic contest!

    http://twitter.com/#!/FawnRech/status/148574036945932289

  127. I am displaying a One2One badge on my blog at http://insteadofthedishes.com

  128. Which session? Business

    Why? Because I’m working on transforming my professional writing skills into an actual business!

    What I hope to learn: I need more foundations in running a small business and what it means to be an entrepreneur. I want to know more about marketing my skills and small business to potential clients and figure out what realistic expectations are for the type of services I want to offer. How much do I charge? How do I know who my target audience is? Do I need to get an LLC or other business designation?

    which session you are most interested in attending, why you chose it, and what you hope to learn from it.

  129. My blog where I have posted the One2One badge:
    http://angiealbright.wordpress.com/

  130. As a brand new blogger I choose the Writing session. I’m looking forward to the Writing session to learn how to capture the audience, write entertaining stories and be more confident in my writing.

  131. I would love to attend the Writing Session because although I’m a blogger, getting my thoughts out onto “paper” has always been a challenge for me. I would love for this session to help me improve my thought to paper transition. I want the Writing session to teach me how to be a more engaging writer.

  132. I am most interested in attending the photography session, because my blog requires lots of photos. I hope to learn how to get better wide-angle shots and how to make my photos more eye-catching.

  133. I am sporting my Proud Member button:
    My blog is http://wildlifeinthewoods.blogspot.com/

  134. http://loliloves2save.com/affiliations-2/
    Member badge can be found here πŸ™‚

  135. Life Development

    I’ve been blogging for awhile now and feel I have a grasp on the business and writing aspects. Now I’d like to focus – put the dreams down on paper and set goals. I have no idea how to do that. By nature, I react. Things happening around me dictate my actions. I’d like to change that and get some control. I need to corral my spontaneity a bit so that I actually achieve something before I die.

    What I hope to learn is how to navigate my creativity and set some boundaries that will push me in a focused direction. I’d like to learn to set and reach goals. I’d like to learn how to hear my own voice and not the voices of others, to no longer be influenced by the goals others set for me. I want to set my own goals. I want to learn how to figure out what my own goals are.

  136. Member badge is on my blog: http://www.planetpookie.com/

  137. For me, it’s a mix between the writing and life development tracks. I want to be challenged and grow as a writer, but I also feel the need to grow in my vision of where I want to go with my writing/blogging. For writing, I hope to become a better storyteller and more efficient with my words, and with life development…I really want a vision and greater passion for creating. I miss the spark and magic of dreaming.

  138. I have the One2One badge on my blog: http://www.reflectionsofaprincess.com/

  139. Session: Business
    Why: Because blogging is fairly new to me and I need to learn more!!
    Learn: Anything. Like I said, I’m new and don’t know much about blogging and business combined.

  140. Session: Writing
    Why: I have been blogging for nearly three years and although I have had some great opportunities I feel that my writing needs some work.
    What I’d Like to Learn: I would like to learn how to more effectively engage my audience to keep them coming back.

    The photography and business sessions are also very interesting to me as well!

  141. I have the Proud Member badge on my sidebar –

    http://www.moodymamasays.com

  142. So hard to decide between the Writing and Life Development!
    Might have to flip a coin – assuming I win!!!
    Blessings

  143. Whoops – forgot to answer the rest of the questions:: I would choose the Writing track becasue I want/need all the help I can get on putting myself out there. I’ve tons of ideas, but FALTER at the keyboard.
    I would love to learn how to edit.hone posts so they convey a single idea – tightly.

  144. I’m most interested in attending the business session. I chose this one because I opened my shop on Big Cartel a little over a year ago. I hope to take away from this session ways to grow my business.

  145. I am really most interested in two sessions. It would be great to learn how to write fabulous entries that would only not benefit my readers but help me grow as a blogger (believe me – I am a baby blogger). I would love to be able to share the real life I live of being a Proverbs 31 woman and offer support for those who are the same. That directly ties into wanting to attend the business parts too. After a job loss this year and a substantial drop in income, I hope to continue to provide for my family of 6 (yup 4 kiddos!) all the while creating a place where woman can be real. We need to be here to take care of each other. Blissdom would be an awesome opportunity to open some doors for not only my family, my creative mind, and a community waiting to be created.

  146. just added your button to my blog – can not wait to learn some new things! How exciting!

  147. I want to business sessions. I choose that session because really want to grow my blog and take it to the next level. I hope to learn and be inspired by the speakers and other bloggers that are there that help others with their knowledge.

  148. Session: Business

    Why: I feel like I know I want to run my blog as a business and grow it into further areas, but I kind of feel stuck. I need to get a tangible to-do list together and a solid plan so I can put it into action.

    What I hope to learn: I would really like to learn how to put my foundation in place. I’ve started successful businesses before, but they were not related to blogging/social media, and I really feel like I need to know how to set the group work in place before delving in.

  149. I am displaying the O2O network badge on my blog: http://sweetphenomena.com/

  150. Session: Business

    Why I Chose It: The speakers in this track are great and I think I can learn a lot from them.

    What I’d Like to Learn: Ways to make my blog more professional and specific techniques that have helped the speakers become successful in their careers.

  151. If I were chosen to go to Blissdom, I would love to participate in all the sessions, but especially the Life Development session. I am two years into my blog, and it is truly the real passion of my life, however, I am having a hard time balancing my work on the blog and my life with family, friends, and other responsibilities. I want to improve my blog through writing, photography, and running it as a business, but I especially want to improve my blog by improving myself, and presenting the best “me” I can to my readers, who take time out of their busy day to visit my blog, and thus, me! I would so love to participate in Blissdom this year, as I watched with envy at all the tweets, blog posts, etc from last years conference, but cannot afford the expense to attend on my own. Thank you for the opportunity to win this!

  152. I proudly display the badge on the left side of my site!

    http://www.alittlebiteoflife.net

  153. Lori @ Just Pure Lovely says:
  154. I’m most interested in the “Life Development” session. I chose that session because the description speaks right to my heart. I feel like I’ve been drifting through life for too long and I’ve had the desire to fine-tune my passion and purpose and live more intentionally for a couple of years and this session sounds like a great starting point to help me ignite my life. I hope to learn how to pinpoint what my greatest passions are, how to live those out in every day living, how to let go of the things that hinder my path, and focus on the things that bring joy.

    Thank you for the opportunity to win a pass!

  155. I have the Proud One2One Network member badge in the sidebar of my blog.

  156. Of all of the tracks featured, the Life Development Track is of most interest to me. My life has undergone a number of changes in recent history, and change can sometimes push your life off course. I would hope to take from this course best practices for incorporating these changes into my existing dreams, determining what is of most importance to me for my future focus, and how to put my dreams back on track!

  157. I am a proud O2O member – badge is displayed on my sidebar. http://www.onlyparentchronicles.com

  158. I want to take the writing tract because I’ve lost my blogging mojo for the past 18 months. I want to find my voice again. I miss my blog and want to love it again.

  159. Business. I need to learn the ins and outs of blogging and having a review & giveaway blog. I hope to learn what I might be doing wrong and how to improve.

  160. I want to go to Blidssdom 2012 and do the business track! I chose the business track because I am a your entrepreneur and have my own blog. I am also getting another degree in digital media communication. I love blogging and the Blissdom format is so positive and inspiring! I want to learn how to make the most of my blog and how to start new business ventures around new media. I know that going to Blissdom on the business track will help me to learn ad grow as a young business woman and learn about myself and make new friends!!!. I live near Nashville, so I do not need the hotel package, but really really want the pass! I also tweeted the tweet with the permalink!

    XOXO,
    Stephanie Gordon

  161. 1)Business is the Blissdom 2011 Session I am excited about.

    2)Business, is the part of my plan that I need the most help with. I am lucky to have ideas for writing and 2 friend photographers willing to step in. However readers is where I think I need to grow in. So that my ROI increases making my site more attractive to investors/advertisers. I feel like I am just on the cusp of breaking good;) but I need solid mentor directed ideas.

    3)I hope to walk away with a stronger brand and a plan for making my goals. And of course increasing profits would be the nice icing!

  162. DidiRlyDoMyHair4This @DIRDMHFT
    I want some #O2OBliss for the holidays! I entered @One2OneNetwork’s Great #BlissDom Giveaway! bit.ly/o2obliss

    https://twitter.com/#!/DIRDMHFT

  163. Allrighty. Got ye olde badge posted.

  164. I am most interested in the ‘Life Development’ track. Particularly the ‘Unleashing Creativity’ session because it seems like a perfect fit for me. I have been getting in touch with my creative side lately and would like to learn more about what I can do.

  165. I for one am interested in the Life Development session. I have been blogging for quite sometime now but am not able to find time to be as consistent as I would like to be =0/ I hope to learn how to be more aggressive with my passion πŸ˜‰

  166. Tweeted @prudentwisdom.com

  167. Proudly showing off my badge at http://www.prudentwisdom.com πŸ˜‰

  168. I have a hard time choosing!
    I have been a blogger for several years, but am finally ready to take it to the next level.

    Honestly, ALL of the sessions sound right up my alley. πŸ™‚

    I’d LOVE to win this and be able to attend!! πŸ™‚

  169. Sorry that tweet is @peudentwisdom sorry πŸ˜‰ https://twitter.com/#!/Prudentwisdom

  170. I think I want to go to the Life Development! I have heard that Michael Hyatt is legendary! I hope to be able to find some sort of balance in my life!

  171. I would love to attend the Writing Sessions! I want to become a stronger writer- by reaching to more readers. I hope that by attending a Writing Session I will be better at editing my work, and receiving some constructive criticism would be GREAT!

  172. I am most interested in sitting in on the photography session. As a mom, this is easily something that gets pushed to the back burner over and over. I would love to spend some time learning about how to make the most of the photography on my blog. I’d love to learn quick tips and tricks with my camera and maybe something about Photoshop Elements.

  173. Gosh, I would be hard pressed to choose between writing and photography!

    I would choose writing because I have a deep love for storytelling. I would like to lean about refining my writing, and perhaps how to hone my skills in hopes of being published someday.

    But, I am new to photography, and feel strongly about telling stories though images! Again, I would want to learn to “up my game” as a photographer, to produce higher quality images.

    Thank you so much for the entry!!!

  174. You *know* I tweeted it up! Whoo hoo!

    Here’s the permalink: http://twitter.com/#!/MutheringHeight/status/152167719389757440

    {Sorry, I’m a tad excited…} πŸ˜‰

  175. i would love to attend the business session. I am still learning to build the business side of what is my passion and I find this to be the biggest challenge of all. I would love to learn more about branding myself (it just sounds painful!) More about marketing and building this into a career. What an amazing opportunity!

  176. I am really excited to see the writing session, because I love to write and I would love to see Tsh speak! I hope to learn how to improve my writing skills and more creative ways to share my thoughts.

  177. More than excited to tweet about this!
    http://twitter.com/#!/fieldsofcake/status/152175853994901505

  178. AND I proudly wear the badge on my blog!
    http://fieldsofcake.com

  179. I’d love to attend the business session because I want to learn more about branding and marketing. I hope to learn how to grow my blog by strengthening the business side.

  180. I would love to attend the life development session. I feel like it is the perfect time to re-evaluate where I am and where I want to be, both life and blogging. I hope to learn a little more balance in my life/blog/everything in between!

  181. Your badge is on my sidebar! http://www.familylifeinlv.com

  182. This was a hard one! After much debate with myself, I decided I would LOVE to attend the photography session. I’ve always loved taking photos and this year I finally purchased my first DSLR! I’m actually obsessed with it and the chance to learn from Me Rah Koh!!*swoon*
    I really want to learn how to document those precious moments in life though my camera and learn the best ways to showcase them on my blog. And be the best that I can be at it!

  183. I want to take the Dreaming Big workshop. I’m practical by nature so dreaming big is a challenge for me. It’s like my inner voice/gremlin is holding me back when I try to dream bit. It’s always saying, “no way that’s too hard!” I want to learn how to quiet that gremlin!

  184. I’m a member and my badge is here: http://www.imnotthenanny.com/

  185. Attending all of them would be wonderful but if I had to choose just one it would be the business session because I have two blogs and want to learn how to grow them in a healthy way.

  186. Displaying the Proud One2One Network member badge!
    http://www.choosinglove.net/member-of/

  187. I am most interested in attending the business session. I have been writing my blog for fun for several years now. I have just recently decided to work towards earning income through my blog. I would love to learn the tools to be successful at this. I chose this session because I would love to learn how to be successful in this venture as well as be encouraged by other successful bloggers. I have so much to learn, I would love to attend this session.

  188. I’m most interested in attending the Business Sessions, because I feel as if my attempts to grow my blog, Capitally Frugal, have been more hit or miss. I’ve read books, listened to others bloggers, networked – but, haven’t really known what to do to take it to the next step. Since I’ve never attended a blogging conference before, I’m really hoping to learn the best way to market myself to PR companies and discover new tools to make my blog even better.

  189. I’m displaying the One2One Badge on my blog: http://www.capitallyfrugaldc.com/

  190. I am interested in the Photography and Life Development Session.
    My blog is mostly reviews and giveaways and I am wanting to share more of my life and kiddos with my readers. I dont know how to start and show my readers my life and I hope the session can teach me how to take great pics that my readers will enjoy viewing.

  191. I dislay the badge proudly on my blog http://dnbustersplace.blogspot.com/

  192. I would love to attend the photography session. The most precious gift I rcvd this christmas was a photo album my mom put togetherof all my Christmases as a child, in those albums were photos of all my loved ones no longer with us, my father whom I lost at 10 yrs of age, my brother who was killed at 25, and it made me realize how important photos are to our memories! I want to make sure my children will always have those kind of memories, the ones in the form of pictures!
    I would love to learn about how to take quality pics and how to transform my pics into something that turns out to be more than a blurr!

  193. I proudly display the O2O badge on my side bar
    http://www.lifestiniestmiracle.blogspot.com/

  194. Session:
    By far I am most interested in the writing session.

    Why:
    I have been blogging for almost two years in a very specific style and voice (from my son’s point of view)

    What I hope to get from it:
    I am looking to move away and bring my own voice to my blog and I am looking for guidance and to make it my own and hone my writing skills.

  195. I have placed the One2One badge on my site for a third entry and I am a member:
    http://www.mummysbusyworld.com/

  196. the Photography session is the most interesting to me at this moment in my life.

    I want to take this session because I feel as if I am teetering on the edge of “let’s just have fun with the camera and take as many photos of my children as I possibly can / Amateur photos / can I pass the line and get in gear and get something going with photography”

    I hope to learn a direction . . . a purpose . . . I’m on the edge and don’t know how to cross over to find a purpose with my camera and gear!

  197. I would love to attend Blissdom! I would attend the #ClearingOutClutterinYourLife session because I know I have too much clutter in my life and could be more productive without it! Hopefully this session would help me realize that I can live without some of this “clutter”!

  198. I have been proudly showing the O2O banner on my blog for the past two years! (and a member for as long)

    http://tiarastantrums.com

  199. Wow, picking ONE session out of all those great one is hard. I’m a little torn between the new Life Development and the Photography. The Life Development because hearing about Unleashing Creativity would be a huge boost to me since I’ve now entered into a new stage of my life (no longer a homeschool mom) and than photography because I would love to be able to take more meaningful and beautiful pictures to share with my blog readers and family. I would love to learn the mechanics and technicalities of taking better photos.

  200. I tweeted – not sure how to get the actual post link to the tweet, but here is the link to my twitter
    http://twitter.com/#!/notperfectwife

  201. I have a One 2 One badge on my blog. Love being a part of this community!!

  202. I want to go to the Business session. I’ve had a business idea for some time now. I have a 5 year plan in my head, but the fact is I don’t know a thing about starting a business. This track looks like it could help me get organized.

  203. i have a badge on my blog

  204. I want to take the Dreaming Big workshop. I chose it because I think I need help dreaming big in a feasible way. I hope to learn what are others are achieving and tips for success with our goals.

  205. Added the badge to my sidebar http://familyfocusblog.com/

  206. I am most interested in Photography. I chose it because I love my camera and the visual art of photography you can capture a moment in time and preserve it. Photography is becoming a way I follow/show my bliss and it makes me happy. I hope to learn how to use my DLSR better with lighten and color. I also how to use edit tools light Lightbox and Adobe elements better, the trick of the experts. It will be great to be around so many talented Photographers and learn from them .

    I am a member of one to one

  207. I tweeted, and I’m a member
    http://twitter.com/#!/dana_reinke

  208. Life Development. Because you can only get the other parts right {business, writing, etc.} if you are doing this part right! It must be your focus. I hope to continue to get encouragement and fresh approaches as I daily make choices to balance blogging, business, family, etc.