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    I’m sitting here at the Las Vegas airport reflecting on my weekend at #BWE08. What is BWE? It’s Blog World Expo, an annual forum where traditional and new media gather together with tech companies to exchange ideas, sample new products, and network.

    I’m the big dork of the tech world and just found out about this event last week. For some reason, I felt like I just HAD to attend. I’m so glad I did. I tried to get Mr. CajunMama to come along, but running off last minute just isn’t in his personality anymore. Luckily, I convinced a gal pal to jump the Mommy Ship for the weekend and run off to Vegas.

    We were excited about this girlfriend getaway and booked a one bedroom suite at The Signature at MGM. I was able to find a decent deal through Travelocity that included a few comped drinks and some resort credit.

    Luxury bath The Signature at MGM Las VegasThe room was super swanky with a full kitchen, living and dining rooms, two bathrooms, and a SUPER HUMONGOUS bathtub. Everything was great with the place and what one would expect for paying the big money for a stay at this property. The only thing I could find to gripe about was the lack of hooks for the bathrobe in the bathroom. That irked me, but other than that, the hotel stay was uneventful.

    Now for the good stuff – BWE08 was fantastic. My head is still spinning from all the info I learned about social media, online marketing, and meeting fellow Tweeters from Twitter. The tag line for the weekend was – What happens in Vegas gets Twittered. So, if you were following the TravelingMamas Twitter feed, you were sure to see a few pics of CajunMama and friends enjoying the weekend.
    We enjoyed a few parties, but we also spent a good amount of time chatting with social media gurus and philosophizing about mommyhood and blogosphere. We were excited to meet our friends from AllTop (hi, Neenz) and many others. Many bloggers were walking around with Flip Ultras in hand. I know that for me, searching the net and reading fellow bloggers is an escape from housewife drudgery and incessant nagging from the kids. So in the near future, watch for a few subtle changes on TravelingMamas that will enhance your experience reading our blog and hopefully make your lives just a smidgen easier.
    Well, I’m off to catch my flight, but before I do, those darn slots are calling my name again.

    Slots at Las Vegas Airport

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  1. Nice to meet you at the party in Vegas – your summary is great. My wife and I had a great time at the Paris Resort.

  2. Looks like you had a fantastic time! Wish I could have been there! Thanks for twittering and blogging about it…for us left behind. 😉 ( There are some disadvantages of traveling the world) 😉

  3. Next year I am SO there! What a great experience.

  4. Glad you ladies got to make it out 🙂 It was great having you around with Jason Falls & Coach Deb.

    Now that you’re back from Blogworld, what’s next for ’08? Will you be doing some video? (Hint, hint). I really enjoyed having the flip-cam around with me. I think that’d be a great element to add around here.

    Anyway, great meeting you at Blogworld! Till next time…

  5. Sounds like you made the most of this trip. I’ve seen others who were less enthusiastic, so I’m glad you found it fun and useful.