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.