So, last week I went to the SNAP Conference…
WAIT. Don’t stop reading. This is not a recap post, I swear.
So my plane was delayed and I got there late and everything had already started, so I dropped my bags in my hotel room and raced to the first class which surprisingly I was on time for. Well, the class was about using Pinterest and how to take better “pinterest worthy” photos and how to promote your blog better on Pinterest… yadda yadda, you get the idea. (You know what? Maybe this was the 2nd class of the day now that I think of it. Honestly, doesn’t matter.)
Anyway, the class was taught by two lovely gals, one of which is the amazing Jamielyn of I Heart Nap Time.
I don’t know why she was chosen to teach this class because she only has like 4.1 freaking million pinterest followers. Up until this class I was feeling pretty good about myself with 28,000+ followers. Way to put me back in my place.
Okay, so she was one of the gals teaching the class which was really awesome be-tee-dubs and I left feeling all inspired and ready to tackle the universe. Or at least the internet.
And before I forget, I need to mention that I have read Jamielyn’s blog since I started blogging more than three years ago. I know this chick very well and I had just sat in on an hour and a half class of hers starting at her face the entire time.
This has a point I swear.
After class it was time for dinner, which had me pretty excited because food was involved. So I met up with several of my blog friends and we were just chatting it up with all these rockstar bloggers, saying hi and introducing ourselves to a few dozen people.
So I go up to this girl and I’m all, “Hey! I’m Allison from House of Hepworths. It’s nice to meet you.”
And she was like, “I’m so-and-so (I’m terrible with names and forgot) from I Heart Nap Time.”
Me: “Oh my gosh! I LOVE your blog! I have read it for three years!”
Her: Awkward silence.
Her again: “Um, well, er, um… I am actually Jamielyn’s virtual assistant. It isn’t my blog, it’s hers.”
Me: Awkward silence.
Me: “Oh my gosh, haha, I totally knew that.”
Her: backing away… “It was nice meeting you.” (And I’m sure she was thinking “crazy weirdo” as she dashed off.)
Did you catch that? I have known Jamilyn for three years and just sat in an hour and a half long class taught by her. I was on the first row, starting at her for an hour and a half. And then I go to her assistant and tell the assistant that I love her blog.
I am such a tool.
When I got to the conference the first person I ran into was Brooke from All Things Thrifty.
She was like, “Oh my gosh House of Hepworths, hi!!”
And I was like, “Brooke! I love you!”
And then we hugged. And then she called me Heather, and immediately knew she had the wrong name and apologized profusely and then called me by my real name. It was seriously water off a ducks back. But poor Brooke was so embarrassed.
So later that night, after the I Heart Nap Time caper I ran into Brooke and she apologized again for calling me the wrong name.
I was all, “Seriously Brooke? That is nothing. I have a story 10x worse”. So then I told her that just 2 minutes earlier I told Jamielyn’s assistant that I love her blog. And to make matters worse, I had literally just sat in Jamielyn’s class and after class even had a full-on conversation with her.
Brooke was laugh-crying by the end of the story. And I’m pretty sure I made her feel 100x better about calling me Heather.
And that is why Jamielyn from I Heart Nap Time probably thinks I am nuts.
And also why I shouldn’t be allowed in public. Or allowed to talk.