Blogging and digital media is a constantly changing and it requires that we evolve with it. This is why I love attending conferences so I can stay on top of trends, remain connected within the community and refresh my goals.
I’ve just come back from Bloggy Bootcamp inspired and overwhelmed all at the same time. That’s the norm for me with blogging conferences – I learn a lot from those I spend time with, the sessions I attend and I become refocused on my goals as a blogger, writer and freelancer. What I loved about the timing of this conference is it aligned itself with this week’s Listable Life topic!
Totally random…I wish I could say I planned it that way…
So, as I stepped away from the conference I came away with new goals from each of the speakers and my experiences seeing some of the ladies I enjoy keeping in touch with most.
5 Blogging Goals for the remainder of 2012
1. ) Give my blog an overhaul Sharon Mom of 6 Style
Sharon was by far one of the stand out speakers at Bloggy Bootcamp and I’m not just saying that because I adore her and I roomed with her.
I’m saying it because she offered solid actionable advice to those who are either in a blogging rut (points to self) or those who are bloggers looking to grow their audience (points to self). She was gutsy enough to show her real numbers and how she put an action plan into place to overhaul those numbers and how she succeeded in the end. (She’s pretty much a rockstar, just sayin’)
It was a truly comprehensive look at how you use your analytics to set goals. There are answers within those numbers. It tells you who your readers are, what they are reading the most and how you can remain connected to them among other things.
Last year, I had the pleasure of being one of many bloggers who helped Jill Smokler accomplish her goal of feeding hundreds of families during the Thanksgiving holiday by donating to her efforts. It was simply amazing what happened with a simple blog post on Jill’s part. She managed to raise thousands of dollars ($20,000 to be exact) and was featured on Good Morning America and Nightline – it was amazing and a true testament to the power of social media. I even had a cameo because they wanted to interview bloggers involved and because, as a kid, there were periods of time when we were one of those families ….needless to say, it’s a cause close to my heart.
Recently, Jill started up Scary Mommy Nation and I knew it was something that I would love to be involved in. So this past weekend, while at BBC Philly, she and I sat down for a while and chatted about a way for me to do just that and I’m really looking forward to volunteering my time to her efforts. No child should have to go hungry, it just isn’t a burden they should ever have to bare, and Scary Mommy Nation is attempting to lighten that burden if only for a holiday and the summer which is a remarkable goal that I look forward to helping Jill meet. I’m truly honored to help.