Almost exactly three years ago, I was in Kansas City for the BlogPaws conference. For those of you who don’t know, BlogPaws was a pet blogging conference that lasted about ten years before disappearing into a corporate buyout. It was a fun trip, starting with the plane flight. I love hanging out at the gate, waiting to board. I don’t know why humans find it so tedious.
BlogPaws was a rare opportunity for us cat bloggers who live in different parts of the country (world, even!) to see each other. Some of them would put together tiny gift bags to give out. My human and I did in 2018. These contained a little cat toy, treats (I think), and one of my refrigerator magnets. (Yes, I have refrigerator magnets, and sometimes my human and I sell them!)
I will admit, there were a few boring parts, like sitting through seminars while my human took notes. Sometimes she left me in the hotel room for these, but she brought me along if we had somewhere fun to go before or after.
My favorite part was the exhibition hall, especially the cat lounge! Yes, there was a whole area of the most awesome cat stuff imaginable.
I could have just moved in and lived there forever, it was so cool!
The other awesome part was the swag bags we got! The first few years BlogPaws was around, they had a problem figuring out swag bags for cats. There were mix ups and dog swag in cat bags and all sorts of disappointment. But by 2018, they figured it out and we cats got a super awesome bag of all sorts of cat goodies, including this Yeowww! catnip rainbow.
To be honest, I usually gave most of the swag away on my blog. At least once I got it out of Binga’s grasp. She thought all of it belonged to her.
Although the BlogPaws days are over, I hope I get to have more fun trips in the future!
Other posts you’ll enjoy:
- BlogPaws Swag: What to Keep, What to Give Away?
- At BlogPaws: The Cat Lounge and Swag Bag
- Practical Packing for BlogPaws