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Getting Inspired

August 8, 2013

Inside a quaint hotel in Kansas City, in a room brimming with striped shirts and peplum dresses, sat eager bloggers with thumbs ready to tweet snippets of wisdom from those who came before them.

Like a good blogger (and just plain lover of patterns), I was decked out in stripes – with red lips and a top knot for good measure. I sat patiently waiting to hear from the speakers at Go Blog Social; many of them were the savvy women behind the websites on my ‘everyday read list.’


I had the pleasure of meeting talented ladies and seeing an excellent line up of rousing speakers. The most inspiring take-away came from the fabulous duo at Ampersand Design Studios, who spoke to branding. It was rejuvenating and lit a fire where embers were starting to fade. The “aha!” moment was more like an “oh. yes. i should remember that.” moment and came when Carrie and Morgan shared an Ira Glass quote I’d read before.



Here are the all inspiring tidbits I took away from Go Blog Social. And because not all you lovely readers are bloggers, I focused on the phrases that could apply beyond the online life and into actual life.


CorriMcFadden-QuoteGot a favorite quote that inspires you to no end? Share it in the comments!

[Photography by Kaley – one of the rad ladies I met at GBS. Check her out!]

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10 Comments leave one →
  1. August 8, 2013 7:49 am

    I have already started spreading the “Ask for money, get advice. Ask for advice, get money” theory! Love that – so true.

  2. August 8, 2013 8:47 am

    Thanks for the post, it was great meeting you! I like your quote format images 🙂

    • August 8, 2013 11:45 am

      Thanks! They are supposed to be animated, but I was fighting with wordpress this morning and just gave up.

  3. August 12, 2013 9:26 pm

    It was great meeting you in KC the other weekend!! If you’re ever in Chicago let me know, I’d love to connect again!!

    • August 13, 2013 7:30 am

      Likewise, Sarah! Same applies to St. Louis. I should be making a trip to the windy city within the month! I’ll keep you posted.

  4. August 21, 2013 4:03 pm

    “How many things would you attempt if you knew you could not fail?”-Robert Frost.

  5. August 28, 2013 11:35 am

    I like the “you have to start somewhere.” I just recently started blogging again and need to remind myself of that (with a lot of other things, too!)


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