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3 Secrets to Making a Blogging Conference Successful

By Aug 19, 2013March 5th, 201516 Comments

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Congratulations on buying a ticket to your next – or first – blogging conference. This is the next step in your blogging career and if the excitement hasn’t set in yet, just give it a minute; by the time you finish reading this you will be psyched about buying your blogging conference ticket and you will be anxiously waiting for the date to come.

And why shouldn’t you be excited? I know it sounds cliché but this is the first day of the rest of your blogging life – so take a breath and enjoy it.

Let’s be totally honest – if this is your first blogging conference, you probably don’t know what to expect, but what we can do is help you get the most out of your next conference. So grab your business cards, put on a smile, and get ready to get blogging.

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3 Secrets to Success at a Blogging Conference

Use these 3 tips to get the most out of your next blogging conference:

1) Set a Goal for Yourself

Whether it’s your first conference or your fifth conference, don’t go in without a goal. I went to my first blogging conference last year, and I have been to three more conferences since then. Blogging conferences are like chocolate chip cookies – you can’t just go to one. Each time I go to a blogging conference I set a new goal for myself. Sometimes I want to make connections with brands, sometimes I want to connect in person with bloggers that I have met online, sometimes I go to learn about a new niche in blogging, and sometimes I go to connect with new clients. Think about what you want to get out of the conference before you go, and then keep that goal in mind while you are there.

2) Be Social, Don’t Be Shy

Attending your first blogging conference can be a little bit overwhelming because it’s a lot of people and a lot of great information in a short period of time. But the adrenaline rush is totally worth the fear, and after that first session trust me; the excitement will overcome the fear. You are at the conference to learn, so attend sessions, ask questions, talk to the person sitting next to you, sign up for social events, and smile at everyone you walk by. You will get out of the blogging conference what you put into it – so go and rock it out.

3) Build Relationships to Better Your Blog

There are several reasons why people attend blogging conferences and the social aspect of attending is a really major aspect. By meeting other bloggers and industry experts we can learn how to be a better blogger, we can also make valuable connections to help grow our blog as a business. Throughout the conference people will meet what feels like thousands of bloggers, and in order to succeed, we have to stand out – our personality is the way to do that. Be friendly and make connections with people – if they love you as a person, they will love your blog.

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  • I love the idea of setting a goal for conference. I’m so social that I always end up talking more than actively networking. My goal would definitely to be, meet with brands.

  • Blog conferences are so exciting, if you haven’t had a chance to make it to one, hopefully you can fit one in soon.

  • Luci says:

    I can’t WAIT to go to my first conference. Please consider coming to San Francisco, everyone would have so much fun!

  • I just came back from BlogHer and it was my first time attending a conference where I set a goal. I wanted to make a connection with 2 bloggers. For me, it was important to start with a small goal so that I wouldn’t be overwhelmed or have too high of an expectation.

    Another thing I’ve done was prepare some stock phrases I could use to either introduce myself or to gracefully leave a conversation. Sometimes I tend to be shy, but if I have phrases that I can rely on, I feel much better. For example,

    1. “What things do you blog about?” or “How long have you been blogging?”
    2. “It was great talking with you. Can I have your card so we can stay in touch?”

    I’m looking forward to attending Bloggy Bootcamp in the future!! I’ve gotten so much out of the conferences that I have attended.

  • Wendy Byde says:

    I REALLY want to go to BBC but I’m waiting for one that’s closer to home…I’m in California, so maybe when it’s in Phoenix again? 2014? 🙂 Thank you for the tips.

  • Stacie says:

    I’m headed to Bloggy Bootcamp Minneapolis and I can’t wait!

  • Thanks for this! I am looking forward to attending one, I just haven’t quite found the right one yet.

    • Oh there are so many out there I am sure you will find one – may I suggest Bloggy Boot Camp. 🙂 Start by looking in your area or in cities that you really want to visit. Good luck and let us know if we can be of any help.

  • I am going to two conferences this fall. Thank you for the tips!

    • That’s great JDaniel4’s Mom! I love going to conferences and taking a few extra days to enjoy the city, like a mini vacation for myself after all the hard work.