Blogging Conferences: Why I Want to Go To Bloggy Boot Camp, AGAIN!

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Why go to a blogging conference?

I can answer that for myself in one word.

OK, four, if I put it in a sentence.

Are you ready for it?

“It’s THE PEOPLE, stupid.”

(Not that YOU’re stupid!!! It’s just a riff on what helped Bill Clinton keep his presidential campaign on track back in the 80’s. It was a banner on the wall of his campaign headquarters that read: “It’s the ECONOMY, Stupid.”)

I went thinking I would get great content.

And I did. I learned lots of things, to which I have given serious consideration, (especially, for me,  Amy Bradley Hole’s presentation on branding). At Bloggy Boot Camp, they promise great content for bloggers, and they deliver on that promise.

I went thinking I would be able to connect with sponsors, and I did! I’ve enjoyed quite a few perks from that trip to Hotlanta!

But what, to me, was the highlight of this conference?

It was the PEOPLE, stupid. 😀

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This picture is Melissa of MomComm, and my two roomates Chloe of The Chloe Chronicles and Anne of Nota Supermom, and me.

I got to see and stay with some dear girlfriends, Anne and Chloe, who are extremely important to me, so that was an extra special benefit that I enjoyed that perhaps everyone did not. But even more than the wonderful presentations, it was making connections to the PEOPLE in the blogging world that I had not yet met that mattered.

Would I go to Bloggy Boot Camp again? In a heart beat! Couldn’t recommend a blogging conference more, especially for someone who has never been to a blogging conference before. Because Bloggy Boot Camp is designed to be a smaller group, that tends to make it less overwhelming.

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But it was connecting with people like Tiffany and Francesca and Melissa and Mama Kat and Anissa in Atlanta at the Bloggy Boot Camp that I attended that was so pivotal for me. It was connecting with people I was already “virtually” fond of, who suddenly, became real human beings, in real life, whose voices I heard, whose I eyes I looked into (and who heard MY voice, and looked into MY eyes): these were the connections that for me made all the difference.

So, by all means: GO to a Bloggy Boot Camp!!! I think you’ll be glad you did!





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