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Type-A Mom Conference

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!)

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About ltbrwnhare

A real Ashevillain, from the fabled town of Asheville, NC. There aren't too many of us "from here" any more, but don't ask about the secret handshake. Few people know I blog; they think I work for corporate America. I do. Both. There's probably a secret handshake for that, too. You can think of me as a "locavore," if you like: someone who consumes local food and culture. I'm not just local, though--I like finding out interesting stuff from all over the place, traveling, tasting, reading, writing fiction (actually, I write non-fiction--I just don't let my family read it and get mad at me for spilling the beans. There are some pretty funky beans to spill, sometimes, but that's just a fact of life in the South...), and lots of other things. If I think of them, maybe I'll blog about them.

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  1. Too cool. Didn’t know Type-A didn’t self-reflect. Guess that def makes me a Type-B since I do way too much of that. Looks like a fun time.

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  2. I’m so far from being a Type A that I might as well be a Type Z…Maybe I’ll categorize myself as “Type J”(ean); that seems to be a better fit!

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