Years ago my younger sister & I used to joke that we had a “fake” reality television show. The camera film crew was in deep undercover mode in order to keep our show genuine. Naturally we were just fooling around. Who would want an insight into our lives? I wasn’t a celebrity. I wasn’t a jet setter. I was a nobody…or was I? HA!!
Four years ago I started blogging with the sole purpose of having an online journal. My intentions were pure and my idea was merely to have a creative outlet on the mundane everyday happening of my life. I showcased living in the New Orleans Area with my family, as well as displayed the adventures my Girl Scout Troop & I would stumble across. I would blog 4-6 times a month. I had no schedule, no media exposure, nothing. I was on Twitter & Facebook, but the idea of Social Media was new. Twitter? It would never take off I thought & rarely would I use the 120 characters given to me. But what happened to my blog turned into something bigger. My voice was being heard. I remember writing about my Diet Coke addiction & receiving my first comment. I thought “Hey, someone read what I just wrote!” As the posts increased and social media took off, so did my blog. The journey was interesting, slow at times & always personal.
Fast Forward a few years later……
I became even more dedicated to my blog. It’s my baby. Like a child, you give as much attention as you can to your blog. Last year I was fortune to attend several blogger conference and other blogger events. One thing I learned from those events was that blogging-Community. I was fortunate enough to meet some of the many bloggers that had influenced me over the last 4 years as well as meet new bloggers that I have since learn from & respected.
It’s a simple word, but the feeling of having a blogger community is empowering. One group that has given me a huge sense of community is Collective Bias / Social Fabric. I’ve learned so much from Social Fabric. I’ve learned How to be a Better Blogger! I learned to connect through my blog. It’s not just about engaging on Facebook or Twitter, it is about making my readers feel connected to me in what I write. With blogger support inside and outside of a campaign, bloggers are continuously learning from the Social Fabric community. So you can imagine my excitement when I found out that Collective Bias & Social Fabric would be hosting a Blogger Conference called SoFAbCon in Bentonville, Arkansas.
I know what your thinking…You don’t have the time for another blogger conference. You don’t have the money to attend . Who will watch the kids while I go to Bentonville? Will my other job will be upset if I ask for more days off. I know these questions, because I asked myself the same thing.
But you can…I can.
You will learn & your blog will grow.