The cocktails, the meet-ups, the sessions, the workshops, the flashy swag bags, the prizes, and the connections with eager brands – there are so many reasons to attend a blog conference. Whether you’re a brand new blogger, or a seasoned veteran, attending a blog conference is an important part of ensuring the success of your blog. It’s amazing the opportunities that have come my way just by attending a conference, both in the blogging world and in the business world. But how do you make sure you’re successful at these events? Here are three tips on how you can make the most of BlogPodium, and see your blog conference success soar!
90% of Success is Showing Up // If all you do is show up, you’ll be that much more successful than those who don’t. Show your face, shake hands, pass out business cards, make a lasting impression on the bloggers and brands you meet. Be present and show you are an integral part of your blogging community.
Do Your Homework // Chances are more than half of the bloggers in attendance you’ll never have heard of. The blogosphere is so large, and new bloggers burst onto the scene everyday, that it can be hard to keep track of them all. A few weeks before the conference start your homework. Look for the official list of attendees and take some time to introduce yourself. It can be through a friendly tweet + follow, or even a comment on their recent blog post. Do this, and you’ll be the one getting noticed!
Have Fun // This one might sound simple, but the fact of the matter is, attending a blog conference can sometimes be down right nerve-wracking. Don’t forget to have fun – smile, wave, hug, and be happy. You’re positive attitude will be infectious, and you’ll find others gravitating towards the “fun blogger.”
Wishing you all a successful BlogPodium. Can’t wait to see you there!
Brittany Stager is a two-time BlogPodium attendee and the designer behind My Daily Randomness, a personal lifestyle blog. It is there where she writes about everything from home renovation and decor, to travel and food. When she is not blogging, she is filling her days with social media, graphic design, and communications at her business, GroupTalk.