|There's bacon in those olives!|
Tiffany and Sherry do an awesome job in selecting the speakers and sponsors chosen. Everything was professional, yet easy to digest - especially the coffee break - and the candy filled dishes on the tables were a perfect touch. Connections made were meaningful.
It was encouraging to watch people meeting each other with hugs whether it was for the first time in an elevator or after knowing each other before meeting in person. It was hard to tell the difference. Everybody was gracious, open and able to learn from one another. I never felt out of place sharing my own ideas in any session or conversation.
I have a few posts in the works that I would like to share based on the sessions I went to and the people I met, but let's just start with my top 10 take aways...
1. Blog more often, like nobody is reading.
2. Give yourself grace.
3. Over the top is funnier than real life.
4. Be concise.
5. Have a call to action.
6. There is no magic formula.
7. A Brakini TM does actually exist.
8. Deliver the punch line first.
9. I need to talk more.
10. Life is about friends.
If you haven't been to a conference, I would definitely recommend Bloggy Con as a perfect place to start. It's a great opportunity to find like minded people whether you are a newbie or an experienced blogger. I really have @AskDocG to thank for this (and the picture above) as she was the first to put a bee in my bonnet about this conference and was generous enough to help me get there. Without her, I would be in a different place.
Life is about friends!
Have you been to any blogging type conferences?
What was your experience?
P.S. I think I left my shoes in Cincinnati.