Ok, so you already know, from THIS post, that I spent last Friday and Saturday at the Go Blog Social Blog Conference. It is now Tuesday and I feel like all the information has had a chance to sink in to a point where I can make sense of it all or at least write about it.
I had the opportunity to listen to some amazing speakers and want to share them with you and four main points that I took away from their presentations.
- Tell your own story
- Network with other bloggers
- Working with Brands – if you don’t LOVE it, don’t write about it
- Get busy on social media
Andra and Kelly: With Grace & Gold.
- Does your blog reflect everything you LOVE?
- Have a “signature move” – have something in your blog that when others see it they think of you
- Engage personally on social media: ask questions, respond when people comment
- Be honest, genuine, vulnerable and transparent
Alea Lovely: Wedding and Fashion Editorial Photographer, Writer and World Traveler
- stick out like a sore thumb
- Be YOU
- Ask for what you want and go get it!
- Be grateful and encourage others
Kilee Nichols: One Little Momma, Nickel & Suede.
- she sells some super cute leather ear rings!
- how to separate a blog from a business
- with that said….how to promote a business on a blog and how to make a business personable by adding blog-type touches
- hire out early on so you have time to work on what matters
Laurie Davis: eFlirt, The Digital Dating Experts.
- Engage more on Twitter!
- Big hearts create big brands
- Be DARING
- Be the EXPERT
- Make more videos
- Create a blog tribe
- Get on other blogs, link up, network
- Get contributors for your own blog
- Under promise, over deliver
- How to handle a paid campaign
- Make your own campaign!
- Twitter parties
Meggan and Landon Wood: Lily Jade
- Grow your audience
- Understand who you are pitching to
- Consider the product being sold
- Know what story you are trying to tell with their product
Callie England: Rawxies
- make your posts beautiful
- take time with your pictures
- go after what you want
- be specific, don’t settle
My overall experience was game-changing for sure. I had no idea what to expect and I am so glad that I stepped out of my comfort zone. For someone that usually talks to one person a day, networking for two days straight left me exhausted by Sunday and even feeling hung over.
It was worth it!
Top 5 Things I Need To Do:
- Get busy on Twitter
- Get a blog face-lift
- Get more involved with other Bloggers
- Create a “blog tribe”
- Set specific WORK hours
I have one more post I need to make about this conference and that one will introduce all the ladies that worked their fannies off to put the whole thing together and the ladies I ate lunch with during the two days!
Trust me, you WANT to meet these Bloggers and Business Owners!