So I am going to an amazing blog conference next week BlogHer! I have never been but I am really excited to meet some of the awesome bloggy buddies that I have made online and do not forget all the awesome the parties.
Here are some tips on how to be green at BlogHer:
Download the app HopStop. This will tell you how to get around NYC using public transportation or your legs. Most New Yorkers have it on their phone so do not feel weird about it, it is an amazing tool to help you get from one party to the other quickly.
Create a QR code for your blog and put it on the back of your phone cover or another super easy place so fellow bloggers, PR firms, or potential sponsors can get your info. There are tons of places you can create one for free online.
Wear your badge! This year your badge will have a code that sponsors can scan to get your contact info. I still recommend the QR code us fellow bloggers are not going to have the ability to scan the tags for the contact information.
Download the BlogHer app to get all the up to the minute information about speakers, sessions and BlogHer sponsored events.
Bring a large bag. Either a purse with extra room or an extra bag so you can store your swag. There will be a room at the conference where you can drop off the swag you do not want and pick up more of what you do want.
Program all your bloggy buds numbers into your phone so you can quickly meet up with them when you get to the conference.
Bring a reusable water bottle you have to stay hydrated there are lots of parties to go to and people to talk to.
Staying at the hotel: Hang your towels back up each day rather than dropping them on the floor and do not use the single use plastic containers of shampoo and conditioner bring your own from home.
Naturemoms.com gave these recommendation: Download the Eventbrite app so you can RSVP for parties and you do not need to print out invites. Also download expense tracker so you can keep track of all your tax deductions while you are there.
Good Girl Gone Green recommends: Bring a reusable container for left overs to eat later, and a cloth napkin. Bring a few snacks so you don’t have to buy pre-packaged foods all the time. And only eat what you are hungry for, so you don’t throw out food. (Good Advice in general!)
Get your fingers ready for a lot of typing and picture taking!
Do you have any tips for BlogHer?
If you are going to BlogHer send me a tweet @greenforu, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or say hi on Facebook Green4u Blog. Cannot wait to meet you all!