The Compassionate Friends’ 2013 National/International Conference in Boston, MA

Around this time last year, I had some exciting news to share. Well, I have some more great news to share. I was asked to present again at the The Compassionate Friends’ 2013 National/International Conference in Boston!

I’ve accepted to present again, and will be enhancing my topic from last year, Blogging Your Way Through Grief. I got so much positive feedback from last year’s presentation, that I wanted to do it again.

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Recap of The Compassionate Friends 35th National/5th International Conference

Boy, oh boy, it has been a busy week for yours  truly. Mom and I landed late Sunday night, and didn’t get back home until 2:00AM Monday morning. From there, it has been a constant race to try to make up lost time at work, as well as trying to prepare for my vacation next week with my Lobster. However, on this rainy Sunday, I am committing myself to recapping my recent trip to The Compassionate Friends 35th National/5th International Conference in Costa Mesa, California.

Update: I’ve been working on this post Sunday, Monday and now even on Tuesday

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Blogging Your Way Through Grief

Well, after a long weekend in California, I am back home. My presentation went so well (far better than I expected)! I don’t have time to right now to recap the whole conference, but I wanted to share with you my presentation in the meantime.

Blogging Your Way Through Grief from Jacqueline DeVito
Keep an eye out for more updates from my weekend in Costa Mesa!

Nifty

After I post a blog, WordPress confirms my post and lets me know that my update was successful.

This time, the confirmation message caught me off guard.

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Coniffdence’s 2010 Year in Review

The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:

Healthy blog!

The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads Wow.

Crunchy numbers

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A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. This blog was viewed about 11,000 times in 2010. That’s about 26 full 747s.

In 2010, there were 57 new posts, not bad for the first year! There were 134 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 15mb. That’s about 3 pictures per week.

The busiest day of the year was October 7th with 528 views. The most popular post that day was Just Got Goose Bumps.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were facebook.com, twitter.com, facebookiggadget.appspot.com, en.wordpress.com, and stumbleupon.com.

Some visitors came searching, mostly for jacqueline devito, confidence tattoo, coniffdence jennifer devito, alpha and omega tattoo, and alpha omega tattoo.

Attractions in 2010

These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.

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Just Got Goose Bumps October 2010
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About Jennifer October 2010

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Why “Coniffdence”? October 2010

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About Me October 2010

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BFF Tattoo December 2010
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4:45AM

Yes, that is the time I woke up this morning. 4:45AM. Back in college, that was the time I got home! But, today, I am presenting at WordCamp in the City, and need to be there at 8:30AM. So, as I sit here on the lovely 7:00AM local train to GST, I felt I should share some thoughts.

Waking up a the crack of dawn reminds me of all the times Jen, my Mom and myself would wake up super early, and get ready for one of Jen’s baton competitions. Jen would take forever to get ready, and would look so cute with her bun, fake hair, makeup, and huge diamond earings. She would complain about her hair, and fix it 70 zillion times, and say how she hated her pantyhose. She would always wonder around, packing her stuff up, and would always put SpongeBob pj pans on over her costume. Then, she would zip up her Starlite jacket and be ready to go.

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