This post is a review of The Blog Workshop's 2013 Conference. I received access to the archives of the conference in exchange for writing this post. All opinions expressed are my own.
This month I was lucky enough to gain access to The Blog Workshop 2013 Conference's archives and materials. I've been super busy this month, and wasn't able to watch the videos all at once, but that's the great thing about having access to the archives; I was able to watch at my leisure (and in my pajamas!). I never would have had the time to attend a conference in real time, so watching at my own pace was a really great alternative.
The conference presented a ton of useful information, and there were 15 speakers who touched on all sorts of topics, the majority being about monetizing your blog. Definitely information I'm after! I would love to be able to stay home and spend more time with Jack without having a negative financial impact on our family. Some of the information covered building relationships with the media, becoming a bloggerpreneur, preparing for ads and pitching, and the legal and tax aspects involved with monetizing.
I really liked the information about blogging basics. I've been blogging for a while, but have never been very disciplined about it. The blogging basics really hit home with me about branding, organizing/planning posts, SEO, and taking control of your blog. Hopefully I can implement some of the strategies with this blog and really make this a success.
The best thing about the conference is having all that information organized and put together in an easy to access format. The time savings alone would be worth the price for the access to the archives. I've wasted more time on Google looking for answers to my blogging questions than I'd like to admit, and 100% of the things I've been wondering about were covered in this conference.
One thing I'm really like about The Blog Workshop is their continuing education on social media. They offer regular online workshops in all sorts of relevant topics. I'm particularly interested in the upcoming Blogging Laws workshop on July 24th.
The conference was sponsored in part by Lela, an advertising company that is donating $5 for every blogger who signs up to Wellspring Living, and the Atlanta Day Shelter for Women and Children. Here are a list of the conference speakers and sponsors:
I'm really glad I got a chance to participate virtually in this conference. It was a great way to get my feet wet with the technical side of blogging and attending conferences. I would definitely recommend this series to bloggers whether brand new or already established.