5 Reasons Why You Should Attend a Blogging Conference- From a Busy Mom Blogger

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I have met some amazing women through social media and ever since I’ve started Our Robins Nest, so many more opportunities were given to me. I am so busy with work and family, I value this little section of my life so much.

A little over a week ago me and one of my besties Ashleigh attended the Blogher Creatives Summit down in Brooklyn, NY. We had such an amazing time and got to network with other great influencers from all over the country! It was great learn new things and share creative ideas with other moms alike! I have attended other blogging events and meetups and I can honestly say it gives me such a boost of creativity.

Me and my bestie Ashleigh at Blogher Creatives Summit

I know so many of you are like me and use blogging as your creative outlet. If there is one tip of advice that I can give you if you want to continue your blogging journey is to attend a blogging event.

Here are 5 reasons why I think you should attend a blogging event:

1. Boost Your Confidence

I don’t always like talking about myself or be center of attention, but when it is something I am passionate about I can go on for days. Talking about my brand online is great, but when I get to talk to someone face to face about it, its a totally different feeling. I can guarantee that you will leave with so much confidence and self love.

It was so great to talk to Constant Contact, they even helped me design my own tote bag!

2. Meet New Brands

When we attended Blogher, Ashleigh and I got to meet so many brands, some familiar and some new. We tried new foods and products that I will definitely want to try again!

Brew Dr has the best kombucha flavors!
Cauliflower breaded chicken tenders from Caulipower
So much pumpkin Dunkin it was fantastic!
CBD seltzer from Recess is everything I need. So happy to have tried this delicious stuff and learn all the benefits!
Instax photo booth fun!

3. Meet New Friends

Have you ever met an online friend in person? I have and it is pretty awesome. Even better is meeting new friends and growing with them on social media! Some events that I have attended had women from all over the country and I am fortunate to stay in touch with some of them!

4. Be Exposed to New Opportunities

If you feel like you are in a rut with with your brand, attending a blogging event will expose you to new opportunities. You can pitch yourself right on the spot and receive offers in person. You are exposed to opportunities that you would never know about if you were just online.

This was such a great workshop and learned so much about Facebook Messenger for kids!

5. Learn New Things

In this digital world, everything changes so fast. Who knows what social media platform will be popular next year or what fashion styles will be trending, but if you attend a blogging event you will be ahead of the game! I have listened to seasoned bloggers say that we can never stop learning something new. I truly believe that and I have seen a lot of bloggers who have only been doing this for a few years and think they know everything. You can be confident in your work but still be open to learning new ways of doing something. Attending a blogging event will help you shift your mind and be open to learning more.

I hope these tips got you inspired to get out of your comfort zone and do something new. To start off slowly, I suggest you attend The Blogger Union meetup in you area. Click here to find your local chapter.

Met some fabulous ladies at The Blogger Union NYC meetup!

If you have attended any blogger events, let me know which ones! I would love to hear about it!

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My name is Nicole and I am a full time working mom to my toddler Franco. I love creating and sharing ideas. You can find me rummaging at estate sales, binge-watching The Golden Girls while chugging Diet Coke, listening to old school hip hop, supporting small businesses and being an advocate for maternal mental health.