Friday, April 28, 2017

Blog It Better: Philly Blog Connect Recap!

Headed back to Philadelphia for the 2017 The Blog Connect conference!
today we get down to business! 

When I saw that we were getting Erin Condren planners on Instagram,
I've never had an Erin Condren planner, but I have heard amazing things
and I am so excited to use it!

With my new Moo blog business cards, I was ready to go!
{+ blog pens from Vistaprint are a favorite!}

The Blog Connect was held at Saxbys headquarters with free coffee all day!

The first speaker was Sarah Morgan for "Ten Game Changes to Take Your Bog to the Next Level",
lots of good tips and lots of things added to my to-do list!

 Next up was "Creating Your Own Space in The Blogosphere" by Sola Onitiri,
where she talked a lot about honest branding and finding motivation in your niche.

 The next speaker was Andy Shaw for
"Finding Your Voice: Write With Confidence, for Crying Out Loud"
where he shared his strengths and struggles as a daddy blogger at InstaFather.

I loved his honest talk about being a new dad and reaching out to other new dads,
it was a great talk that included being authentic in your blog voice
and the struggles of sharing the good with the bad.

You know I had to hit up those balloons for a photo op!
Shout out to Pri from Paintthetownchic for my 📷
 What I Wore: glasses- Bonlook, lips- Essence "Coral Calling" & e.l.f. "Pout Perfector" in "Glow", top- 8 Traxx Vintage & Velvet Sash Vintage {via April TPRFM}, sweater- Kohl's, pants- Gap, flats- Circus by Sam Edelman via Poshmark seller @sbock78

I love these swag bags!

Lunch was provided by Grateful Plate and it was nutritious and tasty!

After lunch we had our breakout sessions and I attended "#FeministSockBoss: How to Monetize Your Blog with Physical Products" presented by Jennifer Dziura from GetBullish

Next up we created unicorn masterpieces with Cupcakes by Ruth

Even with my limited drawing skills, my unicorn still had to have glasses:

To power through the last sessions, we had some sweet snacks from honeygrow:

I learned so much from the "SEO Bootcamp for Bloggers"
presented by Jess Herbine from BrokeGirlsGoOut,
it was interesting to get some insider information about how Google search works behind the scenes
 and the best ways to take advantage of it as a blogger

& last but certainly not least
was the panel discussion lead by the PHLBloggers founder Chrystina Noel
with Erica from Coming Up Roses, Nicole from Simply-Nicole, Amber from Ember + March

Finished the day off with an ice cream happy hour!

Thanks to Saxbys for hosting the 2017 Blog Connect PHLBloggers,
and all the people who made this event happen,
it was lots of fun and I learned a lot!

& home to explore all the swag!
Especially love the tote & of course the Erin Condren planner

Such a great event,
looking forward to the next!

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