|Queen of the Road
(I ? it when my Traverse talks to me)
|Stowed Stuff ready for cocktails!|
Well friends, Bloggy Boot Camp Boston with the SITS Girls was a huge success. Who the heck are the SITS Girls? Read more here to find out what they are all about.
Fran and Tiffany threw a great cocktail party on Friday night at the Seaport Hotel, hosted by Mirassou Winery. I really enjoyed connecting with so many other young and talented women who know what the blogosphere is all about. Everyone was so friendly and enthusiastic about being there.
I’d like to give a big shout out to some of my new bloggy friends. Please take a look at their blogs of awesomeness! These are just a handful of the amazing and talented women I got to connect with:
amusingfoodie.com, twohappyhomes.com, writingtosanity.com, mommysfabulous.com, dontmindthemess.com, glamamom.com, themodchik.com, charlenechronicles.com, andthenkate.com, memorymakermom.com, mommakiss.blogspot.com…keep inspiring me, girls!
What did we do besides drink wine and chat and tweet to each other all day? We learned so many important tips and tricks about blogging and branding. We learned to reflect about who we are as bloggers. What is our purpose on the web? What is our promise? What is our story? How can we take our blogs to the next level? Here are some important tidbits that I took with me:
1) Buy the domain names for your name and your kids’ names. It’s the best $10 you could ever spend!
2) Go list crazy and use SEO and Google trends (very important for blog post titles.)
3) Create a media kit!
4) Gather testimonials from all the brands you’ve worked with.
5) Set your worth and don’t be afraid to say “no!”
My head is still spinning from all the new information I’ve learned and I’m not kidding when I say it’s hard to sleep. I close my eyes and think about business cards, page tabs, headers, testimonials, media kits, brands, content, sidebars, plug-ins! Whoa nelly! You know you’ve got a lot going on in your head when you’re dreaming about blogs. Really? Yes, dreaming about blogs.
So if you’re thinking about starting a blog, go for it. It’s super easy. Just log in and chose a template at blogger.com or wordpress.com. And if you’re already blogging and want to learn more, attend a Bloggy Boot Camp next time the SITS Girls are in town. Inexpensive, fun, intimate and totally engaging.