Today I am trying to get back into the swing of things after an awesome Savvy Blogging Summit in Cincinnati this weekend! It will take me weeks to get through everything I learned but I had so much fun meeting new friends and spending time with other bloggers from around the globe.
Everyone says that timing and location make the difference in most endeavors. I can say that this conference met both points for me. Looking to make major changes with the my blog presence in the social media yet needing direction and encouragement; it was so nice that the conference was considered local to me (yes – I DID have to cross that river into Ohio).
My adventure kicked off Wednesday night with a meet up at Rock Bottom for dinner.
On Thursday, we had 1 on 1 sessions with top bloggers and social media specialists that were such a blessing. Learning about media kits and presentations, Word Press tricks and tips and making sure I was staying legal were all awesome sessions! I can’t thank each of them enough for their time and valuable information.
Massages for everyone by Escalate Network!
Additional sessions included learning tips on “email management” from Erin Chase, time management by Toni, writing eBooks from Dana & Lynn, and making sure to always be thinking outside the box from Dorie Clark.
The line up of speakers was super. Each had a special point that I could take away and apply to my blog. There was something for all needs and goals. What impressed me the most was the willingness of all the speakers and “mega” bloggers to share their story, guidance and tips with the rest of the us. Being able to ask specific questions or pull someone to the side and have them just jump on your laptop with you and “fix” whatever the problem was you were having was…well priceless!
Of course a bonus to it being local was that almost EVERYONE local was there! It was great to see other local bloggers and be able to help each other with connections and technical issues.
Blogging Conferences are each unique in what they bring to the bloggers. Some are faith based, others are homeschool centered and others are more business/financial focused. Savvy was what I needed in order to move ahead in the business/financial side of things.
And of course, you can’t have a conference without a little silliness and entertainment!
I always make new friends at each conference in addition to reconnecting with ones that live in other areas of the country. This year my new friend is Tawnya. Funny thing is that she was not only my roommate, she lives within 15 miles of me! I am looking forward to growing our friendship.
If you are considering what blogging conference to attend in 2014, I recommend the Savvy Blogging Summit.