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Are you a Blog Conference Newbie? 6 Tips To Help You Out

August 18, 2011

I am just getting ready to attend 3 blog conferences. One is by invite only, She’s Connected, Blissdom Canada and then Word Camp. So how should a newbie get ready for a conference?

First of all I remember the nerves I had last year. Last year I got invited to attend She’s Connected and attended the final party for Blissdom Canada. So how does a newbie get ready for an event where there are hundreds of bloggers and brands that you want to connect with? Here are some suggestions.

1. Breathe! It is so easy to get excited and paniced at the same time. So take some time to simply breathe and enjoy the getting ready and the day of as well. Remember most of us have nerves going on, you are not alone. Even big name bloggers have nerves, trust me on this one.

2. Business Cards Bring more then you need. Last year I didn’t bring any. What a mistake that was. You need them. As you meet and greet they are a great calling card. As well in expo areas biz cards are often how u enter giveaways etc.

3. Clothing Some bloggers think you need to dress to impress at all times but really now who can remember who wore what last year unless they look at pictures? My suggestion, be comfy but be looking good at the same time. Suggestions: jeans and nice top, maxi dress, skirt, and top combo..be yourself most of all.

4. Devices Bring them and do not forget your power cords, as trust me you will need to recharge these.

5. Shoes Think comfort first. For a party or two you might want a pair of heels but trust me you want shoes you can walk in.

6. A Bag There is always swag (gifts) at these events so bring an extra bag or room in your suitcase. Lat year as I left She’s Connected I was carry 3 bags.

If you are attending any of these evnts this fall, I would love to meet you so if you see me please do say hello.

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14 Comments leave one →
  1. August 18, 2011 3:17 pm

    Great tips! Im excited to see you again 🙂

  2. August 18, 2011 4:56 pm

    How exciting that you’ll be attending 3 blog conferences this year! I’m planning ahead for next year. I have two conferences in mind. Being that I’m a first timer, your tips will really come in handy.

  3. August 18, 2011 5:44 pm

    great tips, I didn’t know about using business cards to enter giveaways. good to know

  4. August 18, 2011 6:45 pm

    Thanks for these great tips!

  5. August 18, 2011 7:06 pm

    Thanks for sharing – I’ll be attending Blissdom Canada and its going to be my first conference so I’m both excited and a little nervous!! Amber 🙂

  6. August 18, 2011 7:46 pm

    I’ll see you at SCCTO and Blissdom Canada – looking forward to it! 🙂

  7. August 21, 2011 10:53 pm

    As I said on Twitter, that’s really great tips, thanks 🙂

    Actually that made my more nervous to think about everything I will need to bring and buy. loll

  8. MyBitsandBleeps permalink
    August 24, 2011 7:34 pm

    Good tips! I plan on meeting you too. 🙂

  9. August 26, 2011 2:30 pm

    Fabulous Tips!! It was great to meet you for the 1st time at last year’s She’s Connected and to continue our friendship on and offline. I can’t wait to see you again.

    🙂

  10. August 26, 2011 2:59 pm

    Looking forward to meeting you @SCConference!

    Ottawa Mommy Club- Lyne Proulx

  11. August 26, 2011 3:02 pm

    Thanks for the tips. Hopefully I will see you are SSCTO

  12. August 26, 2011 3:32 pm

    I’ll see you at Blissdom! I can only make it back east for one conference, so this year its Blissdom Canada

  13. August 26, 2011 3:37 pm

    Thanks for the tips! I’ll be seeing you at Blissdom Canada!

    PeekThruOurWindow.com

  14. August 26, 2011 4:40 pm

    Great info, thank you! Look forward to meeting you at #SCCTO 🙂

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