Allume

Many of you reading this probably have already heard of or know about Allume.  But if not let me just tell you a little about it.

Allume is a blogging conference.  In their words: Our goal at Allume is to minister to the woman, the blogger, the story teller. We want to love well, encourage, and spur women on to shine the Light that lives within them. We want to serve you in ways that cultivate the Light of Christ in you, help you expand your influence, use your influence well (in your home, your community, or around the world) and encourage you with stories of those who are living out that Light.”

I heard about this conference last year…and wanted to go – but the finances just weren’t there, and it wasn’t something I felt I could or should make a priority. But after being accepted and added as a part of Holley’s dream-team, starting this blog and finding a bit of my “voice”, the desire to grow this space has developed inside of me.

I want to find a way to encourage here. To share my story – God’s story in my life, and to hear yours.  I have found so much encouragement in this community of bloggers. I have once again found my passion for writing and story-telling….something that for many years was long forgotten. And I don’t want to let it go again.

So today I took a small step of faith and I ordered a ticket for Allume.  I did so with the understanding that they sell out quickly, and if worse came to worse and I couldn’t go….I could easily find someone to buy my ticket.

But I don’t want to have to sell my ticket. I want to go (even though it scares me to death). I want to learn and grow by hearing stories from those people that have already walked this path. And I want to meet some of my fellow dreamer sisters in person!

But these things come at a cost. The ticket, the hotel, the flight to South Carolina….it all adds up. So I have heard other bloggers talk about sponsorship etc., and honestly I don’t know how to go about any of it….so I am asking you. My wise friends. 🙂

If you have walked this road before and have any tips, would you be so kind to share them with me? I don’t even really know where to start…but I feel like this is something that I NEED to do….so I am willing to be a little uncomfortable while learning how to follow this dream!

And if you are reading this and are also attending Allume would you leave me a comment and let me know – I’d love to connect! 🙂

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8 thoughts on “Allume

  1. Kristin Hill Taylor (

    I’m proud of you. I love the idea of a conference like this. But I’m really protective of my family time and what I do without them. I can’t wait to hear about your experience. And, um, I LOVE South Carolina. It’s one of my favorite states. 🙂

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  2. laural

    It will be my first time there this year too, Kirstin! I hope we can meet and hug on each other a bit. You are very brave and I’m cheering for you from WV.

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  3. Tammie

    Hi, Kristin!

    This will be my third Allume. Like you, I ordered my ticket this year with the thought that I could sell it if I had to, but I don’t want to. The first year, I was a volunteer with The Seed Company and they ever-so-graciously took care of expenses. Last year, I bought my own ticket, but I lived close to the site so I could commute.

    I’ve never tried to go the sponsorship route, but I’d be happy to help you out with any other questions. Who knows? Maybe you can help me out with figuring out sponsorship if you learn something awesome …

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  4. Mandy
    Twitter:

    Kristin, I went to Allume last year, and I would LOVE to go again. I am in the same boat as you…finances. I haven’t bought a ticket yet though. I haven’t actually gone the sponsorship route, but I have started to search for what other bloggers have put together in their proposals. Last year, Christin Slade wrote a couple of blog posts about putting a proposal together and offered a full sponsorship. I will see if I can find those links. Praying for you. I would love to meet you there!

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  5. livingjoel225
    Twitter:

    No advice from me…I’ve never been. I’m heading to She Speaks for the first time this year (which meant no Allume – but oh, the things that could happen between now and October, right????) and I’m scared too! I’ll let you know how things go though! : ) I’m so proud of you for being so brave…I just know you’ll have a great time! God has big things planned for you!! I know it!

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  6. Heather H

    I’m going too for the first time this year. I’ve wanted to go for several years now… I’m excited to see how God is going to make a way for the rest of the finances to fall into place. It’s been a joy to read here a bit. I have 3 boys and a little girl too!

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