I will be attending the 2016 Blog Life University Conference, held in Atlanta from July 20th-23rd at the Doubletree by Hilton Atlanta- Marietta. This is the premier conference for ALL Bloggers. Whether you’re new or experienced, a parenting blogger, craft blogger, food blogger, lifestyle blogger, super shy, or something in between, you will find a supportive and talented group that can help take your blog to the next level. I have to admit, although I’ve been to countless conferences while working in higher education, I’ve never taken my writing seriously enough to consider attending a conference dedicated to blogging…until now.
Why attend blogging conferences?
It’s a legitimate and important question to ask for both new and experienced bloggers, given that there is much technology and free information on the internet. More importantly, the costs associated with attending, including travel, lodging, and conference registration, not to mention the investment of time, make the decision to attend a significant one.
While specific criteria for attending specific conferences can vary, I will share 10 reasons why you should commit to attending one or more conferences related to blogging if you want to improve your relationships with brands, writing quality, and overall engagement.
Here’s a summary of those reasons:
- To learn about key issues in the writing/blogging industry as a whole (and your area of interest in particular) as articulated by experienced practitioners.
- To learn new tips and tactics to improve your writing and engagement.
- To break out of your comfort zone and initiate relationships with others that you can continue by social media and/or meetings in person.
- The synergy that comes from spending time with like minded individuals!
Below you can see some of the great offerings you will find at the Blog Life University Conference. With Conference sponsors that include Dixie Crystals, Tieks, Lyft, Doubletree by Hilton, Zoo Atlanta and The Georgia Aquarium, it will prove to be a blast! Hope to see you there!