BlogHer Creator Summit 2018--3 Takeaways

Two weeks ago, I stepped out of my comfort zone to attend an afternoon and evening of BlogHer
events for my blog and social media. It started off with a rocky, much-longer-than-anticipated commute but ended on a high note. My time at the BlogHer Creator Summit was great but the dinner I attended afterwards was the icing on the cake. 



Of all I learned that day, the biggest takeaways from my time there were: 

1. Showing up matters. 
Half the battle is actually getting the confidence to RSVP and then arrive at a place, especially alone. It could be a great time or it could feel like a waste of time. RSVP and go, anyway. You don’t know who you’ll meet, what you’ll learn or what opportunities might arise. 

2.  No one else is you! 
There might seem like there are many fish in the sea, but you are the only you there is. So, don't worry about the hundreds or thousands of other mom bloggers that exist because none of them are you. No one else has your special life experiences to share with readers. You are one of a kind. You are unique— use your voice. 

3. Community is key. 
Meet others in your niche. Share tips. Help one another--i.e. offer to take their photo and they'll likely take yours. Strike up convo. Exchange emails and business cards. Network, network, network. Need I say more?

2 comments

  1. Love this post!! I so badly wanted to go to BlogHer but just couldn’t justify it (I think I’m going to start saving for next year’s now...) but I’m so interested to hear everyone else’s takeaways from the experience! I’m so glad that you made the effort to go and that you found it valuable! Charlie xo
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  2. Like your post. I may attend this conference next year.

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