Type A Mom was my first blog conference to ever attend. Thanks to my sponsor Global Resort Homes I was able to go and learn so much and meet a bunch of wonderful bloggers.
I want to share with other bloggers who have never been to a conference what Type A Mom was like and the benefits I received.
One of the most quoted phrases that we all joked about was, “Don’t you know who I am?” It was referring to how some bloggers become so successful that they feel entitled to more respect and better treatment than other bloggers who have not reached their level of success. I am rolling my eyes at the thought since we are all successful in our way – it is a community of writers and we share in each other’s joys and frustrations since we all have them.
Thankfully, not a single person at Type A Mom was like that. They were all gracious and friendly. The atmosphere was a camaraderie – bloggers helping other bloggers and sharing what they have learned. Even when discussing hot button topics (like whether to charge money to review products) they were able to talk about them without being offensive. And there were public relations representatives there too that sat and spoke with bloggers, answering their questions and sharing their point of view. It was very enlightening! I am going to write another post where I share what I learned from these fabulous teachers, I learned so much it will take it’s own post!
This is a wonderful photo! Behind me in the pink shirt is my room mate Lee from My Sentiment ExactLee – a fun travel and entertainment blog. We stayed up late chatting about blog stuff, family stuff, and I enjoyed her company so much. She is such a bubbly person and fun to talk to. Next to Lee is Andrea from Moody Mama Says. She came and hung out with us Friday night and I really wish I had hung out with her more – she is super sweet!
The conference was set up with three different sessions being held at the same time and there was plenty of time between sessions to mingle, ask more questions and learn from each other. I admit there were a few sessions that I wished I could attend by splitting myself in two. Thursday there was a “Business Track.” Basically you could purchase a one day only ticket and get a whole lot of learning out of one day. I should have attended that day as well – I have heard lots of things about the sessions that I wanted to learn. Next year I am not missing a single thing!
If I could sum up this conference in one short sentence it would be: a place to learn from knowledgeable bloggers, build lasting friendships and discover more ways to expand the success of your blog. It is not focused on “how to get the most swag,” it is focused on “how to be be best at what you are doing.” I loved it and learned so much!