Now that I've had a couple of days to clear my mind, hash things over a bit and analyze everything that happened and whatnot this past weekend at Generation Beauty I will ho ahead and give you my two cents. I haven't bothered reading anyone else's posts on the subject matter as I really don't want to be swayed a different way.
The first day Friday, was just early registration and no big hoopla going on, just girls with their stuff chatting in their bright summer outfits looking more like a flock of birds chirping around a bird feeder. You picked out a color coded name tag, which I picked"ipsy subscriber" which...I wish I never did. I honestly should have picked "beginner creator" I'll let you know why. Throughout the sole event you hung the lanyard with you're name tag, displaying the color. The first thing you see is the color, not the name, URL or anything else you put on there. It felt that the vendors were keeping their eye out for everybody but those displaying pink tags. As soon as I mentioned I was a blogger (I never said I was good at this) their tune changed a little but brighter. Like I had something they wanted...free coverage of their products and services.
This really was more of a place to look for connections, and butter up the sponsors. As someone who's always loved beauty products and giving and taking advice and just starting out actually doing what I've always loved doing, writing and just barely launching the ship into the sea of blogs hoping to reach my utopia, maybe it wasn't exactly my moment to be talking to others and making connections because I'm so inexperienced. I did gain wisdom and insight from the guest blog/vlog speakers and a huge haul of goodies worth over double my ticket ($80).
So if you decide to go, go as a fan of a blogger and see your favorites and get goodies or if your a creator/vendor go for the great connections. If you're in the middle of the rocky road to steady blogging and doing something you love...go with a friend. It will make a huge difference. I really wish I dragged someone else along with me.