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Tuesday, January 15, 2013

DSC_0964 Confession: I danced the running man in the middle of a bathroom with Holly Becker minutes before her keynote speech at the imm Cologne panel.

If I haven't said this before- Holly is the real deal. She is one of the most encouraging, talented and sista-got-yo-back type women I've met in the blogosphere. And I don't think there was a better person to bring a group of talented, inspiring people together for an honest discussion than her.
DSC_0956 DSC_0963 (1) DSC_0961 DSC_0959 DSC_0962 (1) Among the many things I took away from this panel :

Be original.
Promote yourself once, promote others twice.
Never lose your standards.
Trust follows you.
Be passionate about your work. And consistent in that pattern.
Take responsibility for what you produce.
Collaborate to expand.
Stop thinking campaigns and start thinking conversations.
Social media is a dialogue, not a monologue. Engage, engage, engage.
and always always, have fun!

I am just starting out in this little blog world, but I am infinitely inspired by people who create their own light and happy in their lives. To have heard their stories, geeked out over meeting them and seeing how wonderfully real each and every one of them were was a treat in itself.

I left Cologne feeling happy and full.


  1. I wish I was in Europe! This conference sounds so real and amazing!! =)

    1. It was lovely Chloe! And I hope you get a chance to come on over :)

  2. Sounds like a good conference to attend. I didn't expect blogging to be this good, there is a big community of bloggers out there and it's lovely to connect with people. Thanks for sharing these useful tips :-)

    1. You are so very welcome Ketty! It was a great conference to attend. And speaking of--WE should connect!! It's been too long sending messages ;) I'm sick (again) at the moment but when I'm better, I am going to make it happen! x

  3. Thanks for sharing these tips - I've loved being involved in the blogging community!

  4. Rincy!!!! I already miss you! You really have to plan a Germany trip!
    xoxo, inga

    PS: Thank you for the lovely picture. I usually don't like me on photos, but this one is nice :)

  5. Very pretty pictures Rincy, again! :) And I was so happy seeing you there!!! Altough it was tooo short!!
    xoxo your got-ya-back-sista (love that!!)

  6. Rincy, what a wonderful post. You are the cutest little bird I know and you are so talented. I mean' look at that pictures. You even make me look good :D

    Only until recently blogging was an alone-at-home business for me. Of course I was "connected" to other bloggers via comments and facebook, but I'd never thought it'd be such an enrichement to actually meet them in real life. I'm happy I took heart and booked the bywstudio at Holly's house. I met all of you lovely ladies and it's one of the best things that has happened to me for a long time! Heart you!

  7. What a nice, nice article! Loved every single sentence and all your pictures! Thanks for the picture, I appreciate. Next time we have dinner together, ok?

  8. Rincy!!! OMG I was already so sad to miss out on imm cologne but looking at your photos and reading your thoughts on it, well I am now beside myself!

    Looks amazing and you look so happy and carefree in the photos - isn't it amazing how spending time with positive and uplifting people can really lift your soul?

    I wish I could have been there but reading about it here is the next best thing. I love the way you write, it's as if you're sitting here chatting to me about it. Can't wait to see you again soon! xx

  9. Thank you Rincy! I wish I could be there...I've followed some pics on twitter anfd lnow I'm learning something new through your blog posts , so thank you very much. We'll being very kind!

    Hugs from Portugal

  10. So beautiful pics and a great recap! I loved meeting you, Rincy. You are such a radiant person. Big hugs from Munich!

  11. Wow wow! Looks like you've had such an amazing time. Wished I was there too. Now that you've said it about social media - I'm waiting for your facebook, twitter and instagram :) xx

  12. Thank you thank you sweet lovelies for taking the time to write a comment! It's been the nicest thing to read as I stay cooped up in bed with a bad ol' flu.

    Alice- I'm so happy you liked them and I very much (like you) love being part of this community!
    Inga, Steffi, Gudy, Elisa- I loved seeing you girls again. I absolutely cannot wait til the next time! It always feels like coming back to sisters when I see you all. xx
    Louisa- You hit the nail on the button-- it is just what I needed. We missed you! Now, come visit me in Dublin already! ;)
    Andreia- So glad you are here! And thank you for your sweet words :)
    Igor- I loved meeting you!! I hope to see you again in the not so distant future. Massive cuddles from Dublin coming at you.
    Geraldine-We missed you! and lol, to FB, twitter and instagram ;) One of these days, right? x

  13. Thank you so much for coming along, Rincy. Your energy is so wonderful and just what makes blogland so lovely. Have a lovely weekend!

  14. Dear Rincy, thank you for posting such a wonderful round-up. Yes, Geraldine is right, you should enter the world of social media in a big way and set up Twitter, FB and 1000 others :) (if not, do you exist?). Big hugs from Düsseldorf and let's meet soon, ok?

  15. You ladies (and gents) look so cute, so sad I had to miss it :( Hope to see you soon!

    1. Dani! Just seeing this now-- we missed you too! Hope you are well sweet sweet lady! x


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