I spent some time this weekend at the 2nd annual Type-A Mom Conference here in Asheville.
The premise of the conference is a convocation of moms, most of whom blog, coming together to network and learn more about social media practices. It also gives brands and sponsors a chance to connect with an influential demographic (plus a great swag-bag)!
Since I’m neither Type A (temperament marked by excessive competitiveness and ambition, an obsession with accomplishing tasks quickly, little time for self-reflection, and a strong need to control situations) nor a mom (my only “offspring” being Teddy, my hairy little terrier, who definitely springs off my lap on a regular basis!), why was I there?
Because it’s a great place for all things social media, regardless of you mom status or personality type. I caught up with some great blogging buds like Sarah Pinnix, Robin Dance, and Ilina Ewen, and met a host of others with whom I look forward to blogging and twittering.
Lots of best practices, lots of cool giveaways (like full-size bottles of POM Wonderful juice + a reusable shopping bag, and another reusable bag–in a nifty red-and-black plaid–from Cabot Cheese), and great social media tips, whether you’re a newbie or an old pro.
Kudos to conference developer and social media maven Kelby Carr and to a wide array of conference sponsors!
P.S. in case you wondered, Type B is the opposite of the Type A personality: B’s are relaxed, uncompetitive, and inclined to self-analysis. I think I’m a hybrid with a few mutations that haven’t beenfully classified yet!
(One of many carvings [known as a grotesque] on the exterior of Biltmore House. This one is anatomically…perky…to say the least & gives “hybrid” a whole new meaning!)