I’ve been blogging for almost three years now and it’s been one of my goals from the beginning to attend a blogging conference, why? For many reasons! Blogging conferences are such a great way to advance your “blogging career” and also fun too! This year one of the hottest conferences around is Blended Conference, which will be held in Scottsdale, AZ on September 18 and 19th. Its all the buzz on social media and has so much to offer any blogger!
So, why should YOU consider attending Blended this year? Here are 5 great reasons to attend!
1. You will learn from those with more or different experiences than you.
After almost three years of blogging, I have learned a lot, but I know there are SO many others out there with WAY more experience than me. If you want to be at the top of your blogging game, you should consider workshops where you can learn or fine tune new skills and techniques from experts in their fields, just like at Blended. Whether you want to learn about social media, ads, photography or tips on monetizing your blog, Blended has speakers for you!
2. Network with other bloggers and social media influencers.
Networking, by it’s nature, is harder to do with blogging. Often you are “friends” with other writers that live all over the country! It’s not easy to get together and socialize. This is where a blogging conference is so helpful! It’s designed for you to be able to meet other people in your field that have the same interest as you.
3. You will meet sponsors who WANT to work with bloggers.
Sponsors will spend big money to support blog conferences to get their name in front of bloggers who can promote their company. Take the time to thank the sponsors who make the conference more affordable for all attendees and learn about their service, product or message. Meeting the sponsors can lead to some amazing partnerships for both parties- it’s a win-win.
4. You will be motivated and encouraged.
Blogging can be hard work. Conferences give you an opportunity to take a step back and regroup. You’ll hear incredible speakers, meet other great bloggers and make new friends who can motivate and encourage you to keep pressing forward. This year Blended has some of it’s biggest speakers yet! Make sure to bring a huge notebook, and be prepared to learn a lot!
5. Blog conferences provide a sense of community, especially Blended!
Conference organizers often set up private Facebook groups just for attendees so you can “meet” and get to know each other prior to the conference. These groups and the conference provide a sense of community for bloggers who may not have that in their local, offline community. Blended is the same way. The sense of community begins before and extends well after the conference is over. You will be amazed at how many new people you will meet and how strong those connections will become after you have all gone home.
So, do I have you hooked? I knew I would! To learn more Blended Conference schedule line up and speakers, check out their website. Tickets are already on sale and you can purchase directly from their site. Blended this year is being held at the amazingly gorgeous Arizona Grand Resort and they are offering unbeatable rates for Blended attendees so if you need lodging, be sure to take a peek at their rates.
Have you ever attended a blogging conference? What were your reasons for attending?
I was provided with a discounted ticket to Blended Conference as part of the Blended Ambassador Program. All opinions are 100% my own.