I was lucky enough to attend this year’s Florida Blogger Conference st the amazing Full Sail Campus.
Let me just start off by saying WOWZA!! This experience FAR outweighed my expectations!
I had never been to an event like this and I was little nervous, but really excited too.
My friend Maria who works for Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida convinced me to go.
I’m so glad she did!
I learned a TON of stuff, met some amazingly talented bloggers and thoroughly enjoyed myself!
I tend to be a little bit shy when I go anywhere that I don’t know a lot of people, but this conference made me feel right at home.
With just over 300 attendees, it still had that home town feel. Every single person I met was genuinely friendly and totally happy to talk shop and offer insight.
It was really wonderful!
Bess Auer is the founder and host of the Florida Blog Conference. She deserves her own crate of champagne for pulling off such a fabulous soiree!
Right away I met several lovely bloggers who were all friendly and chatty and just started the day off right. If you have a moment, be sure to check out their blogs!
Kevin Eagan of TripTipping.com
Diana Swart of dianabydesign.com
Kelly Zdrowak of healthylivingrevelations.com
Amy Bailey of TheFunkyFork.com
Julie Deily of TheLittleKitchen.net
It’s wonderful to finally have faces to matches the twitter handles!
My morning sessions were SO inspiring, you guys!!
Katy Widrick offered up her knowledge on how to make great looking Media Kits and J from J’s Everyday Fashion taught us all about how to make money blogging.
All of that even before lunch!
Bahamas Breeze served us up some delicious lunch AND gave us all free rum drinks called The Curly Tail. So yummy!
After lunch we learned about making better content for SEO, from the very cool and laid back, Tom Jelneck.
We took a break and Maria got her head shots done by the official photographer of #FlBlogCon13, Macbeth Photography.
Then it was off to “Psychotic Cross-Content Training”, by Justice Mitchel. Wow! This guy REALLY knows his stuff!
And last but not least, we went to listen to Clayton Pritchard tell us all about Google+ and the benefits it can do for our brands. I gotta say, I’m excited to re-vamp my Google+ account!
After that it was the Ford After Party with cupcakes from Gigi’s Cupcakes (I went with the S’mores) and the fabulous musical talents of The Mud Flappers!
They even had a photo booth from Snap Studio Booth! You know we couldn’t resist that!
Maria, Wendy & myself had too much fun with all the props!
Such a great experience! I will most certainly be attending next year’s event.
My only regret was not being able to be in three places at once. There wasn’t one presentation I didn’t want to see, but I could only see one per session.
Next year I’m bringing a clone of me!
I feel so inspired and I’m ready to start applying all my new knowledge to my daily work!