There are a million blog conferences that look amazing! I just returned home from a weekend at the Type A Conference and I am energized and ready to blog. I have been in a funk for awhile, but I think I am slowly pulling myself out of that deep pit.
Over the weekend I attended my second ever blog conference. The first conference I attended, Savvy Blogging, was one year ago and it was definitely an event that I was super duper nervous about. I am not the most social person (there, I said it) around and when it comes to people situations I do much better with my extroverted, incredibly funny, always knows the perfect things to say husband. I know I have to step outside of my comfort bubble and be a big girl every once in awhile. If you can imagine going to the Type A conference turned out AMAZING. My to-do list upon leaving was (and still is, sadly) long.
Sometimes it is easy to forget that there is a face to blogging. After visiting blogs on a daily basis you may forget (or maybe don’t even know) what a blogger looks like (I know I do). While I do not post pictures of myself often I will share some fun photos from the blogging conference I attended this weekend. This post contains affiliate links.
I am a country girl (born and raised in Oregon) and am sometimes in awe that I live outside of a huge metropolitan area. The view from my room at the Atlanta Westin was breathtaking…..especially if you love glass, mirrors, and skyscrapers.
After taking what might be the worst bus ride of my life (no really, I walked straight to the bushes when my feet touched solid ground) to the AT&T Digital Life house in Atlanta ‘burbs I was happy to win a Samsung Galaxy 3 tablet. I know, I know. You can’t really tell how excited I am in that photo but I was dealing with lingering nausea. Two ginger ales and fresh air couldn’t work fast enough. A Zofran was what I really needed! Anyway, we live in a school district that encourages students to bring their technology devices to school and this will be perfect for my girls to use while they are at school. That sounds crazy that kids are allowed and encouraged to bring technology to school, but times are a’changin!
My roomies and I got our picture taken with Darth Goofy. I roomed with Kathy at House Of Hills, Christine at iDreamofClean, and Mandi and Cumming Local. It was so much fun hanging out with these ladies all weekend. They are a talented group of women.
We played games. Ohmygosh, why don’t adults get together to play games more often? We teamed up and played Headbandz and couldn’t stop laughing. It is definitely a fun game to play in pairs.
There was some TETRIS JENGA action too. Yes, I just combined two of my favorite games….Tetris and Jenga….into the same phrase. For what it’s worth, I lost and Mandi won.
I unabashedly asked for help from Dan Morris who is Letters from Dan. Dan is one of the smartest guys around and he is so generous with his knowledge. I am excited to attend his Blogging Concentrated workshop in a few weeks.
My take homes from this conference include setting up Bing Webmaster Tools, learning about Schema, creating a media kit, being more active on Google Plus which is possibly also called G+ or Google+, and being more social online (possibly offline too!).
If you know a way to turn an introvert into an extrovert could you please let me know?
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