Celebrities on Board
|Ginger Zee at Blogger Bash|
Met the amazing Noah Galloway too, while the combat Army Veteran and Dancing with the Stars finalist was over at the Armitron Watches booth. I was a fan of his on DWTS where I was dazzled by his handsomeness and strength.
|DWTS Noah Galloway|
|With NFL's John Urschel|
Products that Stood Out:
While we met dozens of brands during the two day conference and received demos and samples of new products, some of which I'll go into more detail at a later point, but for now here are some that I found particularly interesting.
So yeah, while on the boat, I ate a cricket! Yes, you read that right. A dead, dried insect. Why? Because apparently they are a high-protein, nutrient rich, environmentally friendly, alternative to meat. Surprisingly, covered in salt and spices, it tasted like a crunchy pumpkin seed. Aketta produces cricket flour and dried roasted crickets in a bag. My boys are in need of protein so I brought back some for them to try. Hopefully they find the idea disgustingly fun and will try it. Boys!
|Four Roses Bourbon|
Since we aren't coffee drinkers, we only keep a single serve Keurig machine in the house and K-Cups for when guests visit and need their java. My mother included. However, I always ask that they save the used cups instead of tossing them, so I can cut into them and add the grinds to my compost. It's dirty and time consuming, but not for much longer. Now there are certified 100% compostable pods from Chock Full o' Nuts, Kauai Coffee and Hills Bros. Publix carries them even. I'm so going to be buying these from now on. Visit CoffeeComposting.com to learn more. Your garden will be greener – and so will the planet.
Oh, and we want/need Uncle Bubble's MEGALOOP, a giant bubble maker available this holiday season. Take a look at this quick Instagram video where I was able to go inside the bubble, so fun!
Besides the partying and swag, even this seasoned blogger learned a few new tricks and tools the trade to try.
Discovered Tailwind for scheduling pins on Pinterest. The app is currently offering a FREE trial, which I am now starting to take advantage of. If you would like to be added to my tribes, shoot me an email.
Several bloggers shared that they generate revenue through Linqia. Just signed up to be an influencer there too.
Blogging Concentrated offered lots of great SEO tips. Mostly though, it sounds like I need to finally move over to WordPress, but the idea of moving over 11.5 years worth of content and learning a new system at this stage in the game just makes me depressed and tired. lol
More From Blogger Bash
|Caught Periscoping the after party cruise. Photo Credit: Blogger Bash|
For more read my blogging pal Destiny's Blogger Bash 2016 recap.