Blog Buddy Bonding

goblogsocial2015

Wow…What a weekend! Have you ever received something you didn’t know you needed but as soon as you got it you wondered how you ever lived with out it?  That’s exactly how I feel about the go blog social conference I attended this past weekend at the Berg Event Space. A couple of weeks ago I hadn’t even heard of go blog social but the ever so talented Katalina Girl stumbled across my humble abode and provided the opportunity to attend a conference free of charge in exchange for posting about the experience and I was elated to accept.  The space was fantastic; it was chic and tech friendly! *flattering light & outlets everywhere* In a matter of moments you go from being in a room full of complete strangers to becoming blog buddies and bff’s. It might sound crazy but before we knew it we were joined at the hip with a constant flow of photo shoots, brain storming sessions, and good old fashion tomfoolery. There was so much advice from seasoned bloggers, published authors, photographers, designers,  and business owners.  As if that wasn’t enough we were given the opportunity to receive free business strategy consultations from the lovely ladies of  With Grace & Gold.

The room was filled with beauty, talent and most importantly a spirit of collaboration. For that reason my first go blog social event definitely won’t be the last.

Blogger Event Survival Tips

1) Don’t stay up late the night before like I did making swag bags*lol, seriously though* Keep a stash in case you’re invited to a last minute mixer.

2) Take an over sized bag and fill it with business cards, notebooks, pens, laptop,camera,tripod, and chargers.

3) Stay at or near the recommended hotel for evening networking opportunities.

4) I know it can be a challenge sometimes but be bold. Introduce yourself to as many people as possible. Remember everyone is there to meet people but most of us are used to hiding behind a computer.

5) Represent your brand in everything you do, say and wear. There might be a ton of people so you want to stick out for all the right reasons.

P.S. This was the first time I spent more than 12 hours away from my better half. She couldn’t get off work last minute so I had to put on my big girl pants.

32 Comments Add yours

  1. Dasha, I wish I would have gotten to talk more with you at the conference. But I did receive one of your goody bags, and they were so unique and sweet! I knew I had to check you out when I got home. Attending Go Blog Social was pretty last minute for me, and my hubby couldn’t get off work so I was out there on my own too. Glad you enjoyed the conference, and I look forward to connecting in the future. 🙂

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    1. Dāsha says:

      There were so many people and so little time so I’m glad you stopped by. I’ll check out your site and connect with you soon!

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  2. brandilove11 says:

    Hi! I nominated you for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award. The details are on my post titled with the award name. Thanks!

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    1. Dāsha says:

      Thank you Brandi, I’m glad to hear that you find the posts inspiring!

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      1. brandilove11 says:

        You’re welcome:-)

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  3. Candace says:

    I am always looking for blogger events in my area but no luck yet!! Good tips though, for when I finally make it to one 🙂

    Xo
    Candace
    Lovely Little Rants

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    1. Dāsha says:

      What area are you in? Maybe you can attend one when you’re on vacation.

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  4. It was awesome meeting you!!! if i come up to Chicago i’ll make sure to hit you up!

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    1. Dāsha says:

      The pleasure was mine,don’t be a stranger!

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  5. That is soooooo cool~!!! Thanks for sharing :)~!!

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  6. plus+beauty27 says:

    Hi there beauty! You have been nominated for The Creative Blogger Award. You can check out my post here: http://wp.me/p4Aog5-OF ❤ xo

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    1. Dāsha says:

      Aww…Thank you Katie;I’m honored! I’ll check it out now.

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      1. plus+beauty27 says:

        You’re very welcome! 🙂

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  7. plus+beauty27 says:

    Sounds like you had such a great time! I would love to attend an event like this. Sounds like a lot of fun!! 🙂

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    1. Dāsha says:

      There are events like this all over,do some googling. Maybe you and I could meetup at one of these conferences!

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      1. plus+beauty27 says:

        Yeah I will do that! Thanks for the tip! 😀

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  8. donnaforeverserenity says:

    What a fabulous opportunity. Great photos!

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    1. Dāsha says:

      It really was an honor to have this opportunity, thanks for stopping by Donna!

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  9. brandilove11 says:

    OMG I super excited for you! This seemed like a great opportunity for you! I’m looking forward to participating in blog events.

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    1. Dāsha says:

      It really was;I’m so thankful to have had the experience. Do some googling for blog coferences, meetup groups and workshops.

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  10. Oh m’goodness, I LOVE the photos! They’re fantastic! I may… borrow some… with proper linking and credit, of course. 🙂
    It was so lovely to meet you! I’ll be following you on the interwebs!

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    1. Dāsha says:

      IKR…Im so in love with the shots we got, glad you like them too. Welcome to my lil piece of the blogosphere! I hope you enjoy it.

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  11. Toni says:

    Love the photos! Glad you had a great time!

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    1. Dāsha says:

      Thanks Toni! You’re such a supportive friend. I’m just thankful it went well because it was the first time I flew by myself and the only time I’ve been away from Michaela since we met.

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  12. Karen Rees says:

    What an amazing opportunity – looks like you had sooo much fun!!! 😀 Love the pics Dasha!!! Karen xo

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    1. Dāsha says:

      Thank you, i had a blast and got some much needed photography practice. Been taking too many photos of myself lately lol

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      1. Karen Rees says:

        Sounds brill, great to network with others too!!! 😀 X

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      2. Dāsha says:

        It sure is; I’m working towards building a blogger tribe!

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      3. Karen Rees says:

        Ooooh interesting!!!! Well good luck with project tribe huni 😀 XXXX

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