This past weekend I attended FLBlogCon 2014 the Florida Blogging Conference for bloggers throughout the state to learn more about blogging and social media.
I discovered FLBlogCon early in 2014 and signed up so that I could learn more about writing a blog.
I have been blogging for several years but never really considered myself a blogger until I realized that my blog content worked in conjunction with my website, and in some cases totally separate.
If you have started a blog or are thinking about it, I highly recommend this conference for Floridians!
FLBlogCon 2014 Florida Blogging Conference
The day was extremely interesting and filled with knowledge of all kinds, held at Full Sail University in Winter Park, Florida.
The Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs stopped by to give us all a big welcome and then the conference began with a motivating opening keynote speech by Ted Murphy, CEO of Izea.
There were a large number of speakers on a wide range of topics which covered:
- Starting and Growing a Blog
- Content Creation (writing, photography, etc)
- Different Social Media Tools & Strategies
I took three pages of notes on different ideas to grow my blog, ways to integrate my blog content with sponsors, I made some great connections and new friends. I was really surprised at the number of sponsors and the huge amount of support for the blogging community.
I was really delighted to learn that my recent blog post about holding an online food drive to help fight hunger: Hungry for Beads or Hungry for Food? was selected as the winner of a really cool Hunger Hero T-shirt and dinner for two by the Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida!!
Lots of SWAG
Everyone walked away with lots of information and a big blue SWAG bag filled with goodies from Southern Ford Dealers, Brighthouse, Juice Plus+, Florida Dairy Farmers Association, MuskIt, Body Check Journal, and lots more!
Do you write a blog? For entrepreneurs, have you considered how valuable an online blog might be to your small business?
Let me know what you think!