What You Want To Know Before Attending a Blogging Conference (with Linky)

by Susan

before a conference

From sessions to clothing, from parties to PR, bloggers have a lot of questions – and concerns – before attending a conference. We’ve been to a lot of conferences over the years and have shared some of our wisdom here:

We’ve also seen a number of great posts from blogging friends offering useful insight and advice of their own, including:

And I’d like to add that the most important thing to remember about going to a conference is to RELAX. You’ve likely invested a lot of money in the trip and you’re taking time away from your family, so now it is time to ENJOY yourself.

Don’t worry about what you or anyone else is wearing. Don’t worry about which private parties or sponsored events might be going on. There are people everywhere and there are parties going on everywhere, so just get to know the person standing next to you.

The toughest part of a conference can be walking into a room where you don’t recognize anyone and everyone else seems to be best friends. We ALL feel like that sometimes. Don’t take it personally, instead just walk up to someone and introduce yourself.

Refuse to see, hear or participate in any “drama”. Personally, I am blind and deaf to it and never know it happens until I read about it later.

Janice and I will both be at BlogHer’12 and we hope to visit with you there. If you see us, please say “Hi”!

Now, we’d love to hear from you!

If you’ve written a post with advice or tips for attending a blog conference, we’d love to have you link up in the Linky list below! It’s so important that we connect and share what we’ve learned so that we all can get the most out of our conference experiences.



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Susan Carraretto and her identical twin, Janice Croze, created 5 Minutes for Mom in 2006. Susan loves all social media, but her top addiction these days is Pinterest. She recently published a children's book titled "The Pest Detectives" which you can download now in digital format for free.

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1 Sarah July 31, 2012 at 8:02 pm

Susan, thanks for visiting my post about travel essentials made in USA! You have put together a remarkable resource here for a BlogHer newbie like myself.
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2 Tracy July 31, 2012 at 9:34 pm

The reminder to get to know the person is a great one! My first BlogHer always stands out because I got to meet a fellow blogger in Germany who was a reader of my blogger because I happened to sit at her table during the breakfast, it’s still my favorite BlogHer of all time!

I linked up my recent family friendly things to do in NYC post, great linky!

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3 Tammi July 31, 2012 at 11:48 pm

See you in NYC Susan {and Janice}!!
So excited to see you both again!
xoxo

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4 Barb
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August 1, 2012 at 11:09 am

This is my 1st time at BlogHer, and I am a bit anxious about it. However, I have a pretty good feel for what I’m comfortable doing, and I’ve decided to make the most of my time in NYC. I’ve always wanted to go to MOMA so I’m going Friday night. I want to run/walk in Central Park. I also want to check out FAO Schwartz and find a few small presents to bring home for my 5 kids.
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