Blogging Better #4

Since today is the last Tuesday of the month it’s time for our monthly Blogging Better link up!  Take a minute to link up any of your recent posts about blogging and explore what other bloggers are sharing.  I love reading all of your incredibly helpful blog resources!

Here are my favorite posts from last month’s link-up…

7 Reasons Why I Won’t Read Your Blog Anymore from Nanna’s Wisdom

Thirteen Things About Blogging from On the Daily Express

This month I want to talk about blog conferences.  I attended my first conference last May and in a couple of weeks I’ll be telling you more about a conference I am very excited about attending this September!  If you’ve never been to a blog conference or if you’re not sure if you want to go to another conference, here are ten reasons you should attend a blog conference.10 Reasons why you want to attend a blog conference to help you with blogging better

1. You get a lot of great swag!  Brands sponsor conferences for exposure and because they want to get their products in your hands you’ll get some great swag at blog conferences.

2. This is your chance to talk about blogging non-stop!  Your family and friends aren’t there to give you blank looks when you talk about coding, monetization, and SEO…you can connect with other bloggers and talk shop as much as you want.

3. Conferences are an excellent opportunity to connect with brands.  I met several great brands at the conference I attended and have enjoyed working with them since the conference.

4. You’re going to leave with lots of ideas for how to take your blog to the next level.

5. Conference is an amazing opportunity to connect in real life with bloggers who you have only “met” online

6. Blog conferences give you the opportunity to discover new blogs and bloggers…and who knows, you might just meet your new BloggyBFF!

7. Often time the speakers at blog conferences are bloggers you look up to and admire so attending the conference is your chance to meet them!

8. Blog conferences can be a great way to see and explore a city that is new to you!  If you want to save on travel costs you can look for conferences close to home or you can look for a conference in a city you’ve always wanted to visit.

9. You can learn so much!  If you’re not sure which conference to attend I would look for one that offers general sessions or breakout sessions on topics you’d like to learn about so that you can get the most out of the blog conference.

10. Conferences are great for helping you see the big picture of blogging.  Sometimes when you are sitting in your living room blogging it’s difficult to imagine where your blog can go but being at a blog conference can help you dream big!

Have you been to a blog conference?  What is your favorite conference?  What is your dream conference that you’d like to attend?  Do you have any other reasons to attend a blog conference?

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    1. They’re not always easy to fit into the budget especially if there isn’t a local one you want to attend! I’d love to meet up with you at a blog conference some day!

  1. I’ve been to two I’d love to go to Bloggy Boot Camp just because I’ve always wanted to go to that one & they will be a 4 hours away from me. Which is closer than they have ever come. I don’t mind traveling but, it can get expensive. Thanks for the party.

  2. Pat & I have toyed with the idea of going to a blog conference, but haven’t been sure if the time/expense would be worth it. Thanks so much for compiling this list and sharing it with us at Coffee and Conversation. It definitely gives us some food for thought!

    1. I think they are worth the time/expense IF you research conferences and find one that would be a great fit for you and your blog.

  3. Since I started blogging last year, I’ve been wanting to attend a blog conference. Unfortunately, I cannot find any close to me. I have four children and it’s not feasible to go far from home. Thanks for your reasons for me to be more determined to find one closer to me!

    I found your post at Coffee and Conversation Linky Party!

    1. What area of the country are you in? I hope you’re able to find a conference you can attend because they truly are such a great experience!

  4. Thanks very much for your tips. My sister and I have been blogging for a few months and are learning so much each month. We attended RootsTech (a family history conference in Utah) together and it was really fun to meet other bloggers there who were gracious enough to share some blogging wisdom with us.

  5. I’ve always wanted to go to a conference… I think I’ll have to schedule my next america trip around one!!! Excited to look through this series as I can clearly use all the help I can get with improving my blog!

    1. You should definitely plan your next America trip around a blog conference…there are some great ones!!!

  6. Never been to a blogging conference, but from reading this I really want to go! But first I think I need to learn a bit more about blogging. Maybe they have a conference for beginners lol!
    Gina from Always Savory

    1. There are definitely conferences that offer classes or information catered more towards beginning bloggers!

  7. I haven’t had the opportunity to attend a blogging conference yet, but hope to do so in the future. As a nurse I have attended many professional conferences throughout my career, and have always found them to be educational as well as a great way to meet and connect with colleagues. I’m sure a blogging conference would offer the same amazing benefits.

  8. One day I will get to a blog conference! I wish there were some closer to home, but it looks like I’ll have to travel to get to one. You mentioned some really great points on why people should attend. Now I need to do some research and see if any will be anywhere nearby anytime soon. #SITSBlogging

  9. I’ve never been to a conference but would love to attend. I think the thing I’m most looking forward to is meeting some new bloggers and sharing ideas.

    Lovely post! It certainly motivates me to plan on going to my first really soon.

    Stopping by from the Sits Girls Site!


  10. Hi! I’m dropping by from xoxorebecca blog hop. Headed off to read more of your articles!

    I’ve been to Allume blogging conference and I LOVED it!! Since it’s in my hometown, I’ll probably go every year.
    Have a great day! Mary

  11. One day I will attend a conference…. I will keep my eyes open to seeing what will come this year.. 🙂 I have heard so many good things coming from going to a conference. Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

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