I grew up a small town girl, so walking the streets of New York City is always a thrill to me as I gulp in the gigantic buildings and fascinating people.
I got back to the city during a recent trip for a blogger conference, BlogHer, where 4500+ bloggers converged to learn a bit more about blogging, but more importantly (at least in my case) connect with companies and each other. I was not disappointed by the conference or the city.
BlogHer always inspires me to get back to the love of writing, to make sure more of my blog is about what’s in my heart. It’s easy to fall into the trap of writing reviews of products and events, and those are just fine on occasion, but not the stuff that will “move” people emotionally, to laugh or cry with me about my crazy little life.
The city inspires me, too, to let go a little bit of what life EXPECTS of me and instead pursue what PLEASES ME. NYC is where the sky is the limit, where you’ll come across something that will leave you speechless on each street corner, good and bad. Why shouldn’t I be pushing life to the limit, too?
On this last trip I took a walking tour of the city with StumbleUpon, a web site that helps people discover cool things around the web and the world. I had to join the tour in progress, so it became a bit of a “Where’s Waldo” game for me, following tweets that reported facts about the various landmarks in the city.
I was taking photos along the way, intrigued by what I was seeing while still challenged to catch up to my group.