As someone who has been blogging in different niches over the past 8+ years, I know quite a bit, but one thing really stuck with me this time –
Have an Authentic Sense of Urgency
I loved this take away so much. There are days where I trying so hard to make my Instagram feed look the same or I’m trying so hard to whip out sponsored posts when they log jam. For me, this is what I needed to hear. I also got a few great nuggets about what to do with my sponsored content and when to decline sponsored content.
Of course at any blogging event, lots of opportunities for photos – because, duh bloggers! They were raffling off this crazy unicorn – but how fun is it? The other thing I had done while I was at the conference as had my blog reviewed by one of the top STL bloggers for feedback. We talked about that balance between sponsored and non-sponsored content and how to weave your story through it. Overall, great feedback.
City Block 23 Catered the event. it was excellent. They had a breakfast taco bar for breakfast, a yummy lunch – I finally got to try buffalo cauliflower. At the start of lunch, they brought out olive oil gelato in a frozen tomato cup. I mean, who comes up with that? But it was delicious!
Snapdragon Studio was there making flower crowns and for fun, I entered to win a Flower Crown Party and I won! How fun is that? So, I’ll be hosting an event in the next few months for 6 of my favorite ladies! So much fun!
Overall, my first blog conference was a success! It was a great experience, learned a lot, connected with brands!
Have you been to a blog conference before? Tell me all about it!