Monday, 9 September 2013

I Must Confess

It's time for me to link in with Kirsty from My Home Truths for I Must Confess - it's not a linky that I often link up with because I generally don't post on the weekend and Monday just seems to be too full, on most weeks for me to get around to posting.

This week I must confess just exactly how nervous I am feeling about going to ProBlogger on Friday this week.  Pee my pants nervous doesn't even begin to cover it !  Sleepless nights nervous may be a little closer to how I am feeling.  I can go for hours not thinking about it but then the thought of it creeps into my head and I start to panic - and I realise that it's silly - pretty much like the blogger's dinner I went to last Tuesday - it was lovely and I had the best time - but that didn't actually help my nerves before I got there !!!  But no matter how silly it is - it's still there and I am doing my best to quash it, but sometimes it's a battle that I don't win.

Those who have been reading my blog for a while will know that I am not a fan of social situations - I would rather stay at home and read my book than go out and meet new people (or even go out at all !!) - even though I may 'know' them online - I don't know them IRL.  But, as I continue to push myself outside my comfort zones, when the tickets for PB went on sale, I decided to buy a ticket and share it with Colours of Sunset as she couldn't go on Friday and I couldn't go on Saturday.  It turns out that apparently, we can't share tickets so I will be going on Friday and to the function on Friday night and, if I get a chance, watching the virtual recordings of Saturday (not sure if you can watch a virtual recording after the event, if not, I won't be seeing any of it I don't think - but that's OK - sometimes these things happen.)

I am very happy to be meeting up with Eleise on Thursday afternoon and then we are going out to dinner in the evening - so at least we can meet up on Friday morning before going in and don't have to go in like Nelly No Friends !!  I have to still make a list of the bloggers I would like to meet although I am not sure that I will be able to just go up to anyone and introduce myself to them.  I think part of me is scared they are going to look at me and say "Who exactly are you ?  Sorry, never heard of your blog."  I would rather not talk to anyone than have that happen to me !!!!

I have mostly picked the sessions I want to go to but I am sure that on Friday morning if I hear others saying "I think I'll go to this one" I may be changing my mind !!!  I need to sit down and write down exactly what it is that I want to get out of PB so that I can make sure I attend the right sessions and, if possible, ask the right questions (although I have a sneaky suspicion that I won't be asking any questions - maybe they will allow us to send up written questions ???)

Having 'spoken' to other bloggers I know that I am not the only blogger who is nervous about PB (which is good to know but doesn't really help me) - and, if I am to believe K, I need to 'just put my big girl knickers on and go there, hold my head high and enjoy myself' !!!  (Sometimes that girl is just to smart for her own good !!!)

Thanks to Kirsty for hosting IMC again - it's always a great linky even if I don't always link it - there are always great posts to read.

Have you got a confession to make ?
Why not join in with Kirsty and
the rest of us ?
 

Have the best week !

TFTD : If you make friends with yourself you will never be alone.
(I wonder if this is why I would rather stay at home than go out ?) 

38 comments:

  1. I honestly wish I was joining you at Pro Blogger. Perth doesn't seem to have enough of a blogging community to host an event.

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    1. I'm only going because it's on the GC - I don't know that I would fly anywhere. Maybe next year they will move it to Perth because there are heaps of bloggers over there.
      Have a fantastic week !
      Me

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  2. Oh wow, I posted on exactly this topic today too!!!! I know I'll have the time of my life but I still feel nervous!!! Look forward to meeting you there xxx

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    1. I laughed when I read your post - becaust of what I had posted !!! I know it will be a great event - I just need to get over the nerves too !!
      See you on Friday !
      Me

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    2. Good luck to both of you. At least Janet can say, "Hi everyone, I'm Redland City Living". I assume you're not going to say, "Hi everyone, I'm Me"?

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    3. That is true Ed @ The Tunnel - may give it a try to see the look of confusion on people's faces - especially those who don't know that I sign off as Me on just about everything I do (except business letters - then I sign my name !!!)
      Have the best day !
      Me

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  3. I have ALL the feelings about PB event too and like you have been laying awake thinking about it. I've worked through it with my psychologist but still can't get past the whole OMG I am going to a place and I will know no one. My partner is staying with me on the Thursday night so there might be tears, but at least I will have him to bounce off.

    I look forward to meeting you too!

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    1. I am glad that I get to go home on Friday night so at least I will be in a familir environment then.
      See you on Friday !
      Me

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  4. Oh you are much like me. I'd rather be tucked up at home in my *daggy's* reading a book too. Social situations make me nervous (they didn't used to). I'm not an outgoing, loud person. I'm quiet and I tend to fade into the background...which makes me self conscious. However, I too try to push myself outside my comfort zone. I'm sure you will be made feel really welcome and will end up having an absolute ball! Can't wait to hear about it! :-) Min xo

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    1. I am sure that there will be a glut of posts about ProBlogger - you will feel as if you were there !!!
      Have the best day !
      Me

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  5. You'll be fine - and you can always come and find me! Great that you have a list. That's what I did for my first ProBlogger and made me swallow the nerves and just go up and say hello. Darren Rowse is one of those people on my first list and guess what, I survived our meeting! Looking forward to seeing you again.

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    1. Thanks Laney - I may have to take you up on that offer !!!!
      I am sure I will be fine once I get over the initial nerves !
      Have a safe trip here !
      Me

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  6. I am sure that you will be fine you are such a kind spirit I am sure that will shine through in real life too. We can tackle our nerves together! Only a few days to go!

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    1. For sure - at least we can tackle them together !!
      Looking forward to meeting you !
      Me

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  7. I hope you have a fantastic time, and I wish things with the ticket had worked out differently. I know it is always nerve-wracking meeting people for the first couple of times, and I'd be worried about people not knowing me too! xo

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    1. It's all good thanks A. The ticket this is fine - it would have been lovely if you could have come with me but that is life !!! I am very good at finding corners when I am out and I am sure there will be a few corners I can hide in !!!
      I hope that just now your life will slow down long enough for you to catch a breath !
      Have the best day you can !
      Me

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  8. Lucky you going, it will be fun, though I would be nervous as well. I am sure you will have a ball. Have a great week :)

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    1. Thanks for your good wishes Jackie - have the best day that you can !
      Me

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  9. You lucky woman, have fun. xxx Rae

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    1. Thanks Rae - I will certainly try !
      Have a great week !
      Me

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  10. Enjoy, enjoy, enjoy!! You will have a great time!!

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    1. Thanks Ann - please give Speedy a big hug from me !
      Have a great day !
      Me

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  11. I so wish I was going too! I've only ever been to one blogging conference a few years back and it was all sorts of awesome. Everyone is as nervous as each other but it's like you've known everyone for years through their blogs. I wish you luck in taking it all in and I hope you have THE BEST time!

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    1. I think that is what I need to remember - we are all as nervous as each other (or most of us anyway !!!)
      Have a great day !
      Me

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  12. Have a great time at Problogger!

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    1. Thanks Francesca - once I get over my nerves I am sure I will !!
      Have a great week !
      Me

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  13. Have a wonderful time..enjoy x

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    1. Thanks Jen - I will certainly try to have a wonderful time !
      Have a great day !
      Me

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  14. You will have a fantastic time at ProBlogger! Don't forget to Blog about it!

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    1. I will definitely be blogging about it !
      Have a great day !
      Me

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  15. Have a fantastic time lovely. I wish I was going to be there as well but alas that is not going to happen. Just relax and enjoy all will be wonderful

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    1. Sorry you aren't going to be able to make it - maybe next time.
      Once I get over my nerves and relax I am sure it'll be a wonderful experience.
      Take care !
      Me

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  16. You're like the popular kid who doesn't know it...everyone loves you, you nutter! You'll be fine...

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    1. LOL - as always, you crack me up !!! Of all the words used to describe 'popular' has never ever been one of them !!!! But thank you for your kind words !!!
      Love, hugs and positive energy !
      Me

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  17. I hope I will be brave enough to attend something one day, because I'd love to meet you and lots of others. I'm sure you'll have a great time in spite of the nerves. I'll be watching it all on Twitter so keep me updated!*Virtual hugs because I won't be there for the real ones* (()). xo

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    1. Thanks for the hug Ness ! Once I'm over my nerves and have found my phone, I'll be tweeting - unless I'm madly scribbling everything that is being said in which case, I'll tweet in the breaks (sitting in the corner trying to be inconspicuous !!!)
      Have a wonderful week !
      Me

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  18. You are going to be so FINE, and we'll be in it together. Thanks for all your support with tweeting out my post about this great place we call home.

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    1. Thanks Kathy - I'm sure I'll be fine. It's good to know you are going to be there so I can keep an eye out for a face I know !!!
      See you there !
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