In just a few weeks I’ll be attending the world’s largest conference for women content creators and influencers. To say I’m excited is a bit of an understatement. I’ve been wanting to attend BlogHer for the past few years and either budget, a pregnancy or other obligations made it impossible. But not this year!
Thanks to being in the right place at the right time, a few weeks ago, I managed to get a free ticket to attend the conference through one of my FB blogging groups. It just so happened that one of the representatives from Blogher is also in the group and had some free tickets to give away. She posted on the group wall about it but somehow I missed the post until a few days later. By that time, I was expecting all tickets to be gone as there was a limited amount available. I decided to email her anyway to see if she had any left and fortunate for me, she did! So my ticket includes all of the conference events, official meals and cocktail receptions.
Why I’m looking forward to attending BlogHer17
This is #1 on my list. BlogHer conferences are known for having some of the best opportunities to meet with brands & media outlets. The conference offers an expo experience, brand sponsored parties and events as well as brand suites. This is where a business rents out a conference suite or space and decorates it to suit their brand. Basically creating their own space to network with conference goer’s and introduce them to who they are.
I’d like to get in front of some new brands and be able to introduce myself, in person. Being able to meet with brand reps is a very important part of my business. Sometimes, that personal touch can mean the difference between securing paid work or not. It also puts a face to your business pitch and keeps you on people’s radar for future opportunities.
I’m really excited about finally getting to meet many of my peers in person. Many of us have been conversing and collaborating for years and have never had an opportunity to see each other in the flesh. So conferences & meetups are precious to us. I’m looking forward to cuttin’ up with my blogger boo’s between sessions and in some of my free time. I especially can’t wait to mix and mingle with some new black bloggers, a niche that is currently underrepresented in our industry but rapidly growing. Brands are really taking notice of multicultural influence, so Blogher will be the perfect recipe for sparking great collaborations.
Do I really need to explain this? Sunshine, resorts, Disney, water fun, food and shopping. All a girl needs.
I’ll also be working on a travel writing assignment while I’m there. Which is a great opportunity to experience a beautiful resort hotel for a few days and provide social media coverage & a full hotel review for my readers and followers. I’m excited that I’ll be able to get acquainted with a luxury family hotel.
I’ll be revealing where I’m staying as we draw closer to my trip. Sharing all about the rooms, the grounds (I will be poolside at some point), the amenities and the surrounding area, so be sure to follow me on social media June 22 – 25th, to get an inside look at a gorgeous 4 star hotel in the Lake Buena Vista area.
For those of my creative peers that are reading this, I’m so looking forward to meeting you at Blogher17 . I am here for some sun, that pool life and a good night’s sleep in a fluffy luxurious bed. What I’m not here for though are these.
Have you been to any, or going to any good conferences this year?