Go Blog Social

On Sunday, I traveled down to Kansas City to attend the Go Blog Social Workshop. This was my first blogging workshop I’ve ever attended and I was really looking forward to learning more about how to make my blog the best it can be and to networking and meeting new friends. I left the day feeling motivated and inspired to making my blog even better.

Go Blog Social Workshop

Go Blog Social Workshop

Go Blog Social Workshop

I woke up bright and early to make the 3 hour drive down there. The event was held at the River Event Market Place that’s just outside of downtown. It’s a really cute and cozy event space which made for the perfect setting for the workshop. And can we go over what an AMAZING swagbag the GBS crew gave each attendee? There were so many awesome items in it, including a beautiful Kendra Scott bracelet.

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The day kicked off with a talk from Tobe Reed of Because it’s Awesome. Not only is Tobe one of Popsugar’s top 25 interior bloggers, but she’s also the Creative Director at Hallmark. She shared with us her blogging journey and things to keep in mind when creating your brand. One thing that really stuck with me is when she discussed getting yourself out there. Blogging really comes down to what you know and can share with others. Try to find unique ways to collaborate and always be brave when doing so.

Go Blog Social Workshop

After that, we had a series of 3 breakout sessions. My first session was by Sam and Emily of Stylesque. This adorable and fashionable duo shared about how they started their styling business. They shared about how the elements of design make up a photo shoot production and how to pitch an idea to a client. I especially loved their “styling emergency kit” tools they shared with us since I’m a girl that always likes to be prepared. We even got to try out our own hands at styling photos with an assortment of home décor and office items they had available.

Go Blog Social Workshop

Go Blog Social Workshop

My second breakout session was with Ivy of Wakeup for Makeup. She shared all about how to start a Youtube channel and what tools you’ll need to do so. Even though I already have a Youtube channel, I learned some tips and tricks on how to make my channel better. Savanah also showed us her filming setup and that got me to thinking what lights and backdrops I would like to add to my little basement filming studio. I’m sure my husband will love that idea when I ask him to buy me some new lights for it  :)

Go Blog Social Workshop

The last breakout session I attended was with Ashley of The Blog Salon. Ashley is spunky and energetic and shared her knowledge of basic HTML tips for our blog design. As someone who knows nothing about code, I found this session extremely helpful. She made us some cheat sheets on quick HTML tips and things to consider when designing your blog.

Go Blog Social Workshop

Our day ended with a keynote from Morgan and Carrie of Ampersand Studio. I absolutely loved listening to them talk because they were so real. They shared the ups and downs of how they got to where they are now. They have worked on some incredible collaborations with HUGE brands including West Elm. My biggest takeaway from them was to just do it. When it comes to working with brands and creating partnerships, take risks and ask for what you want because if you don’t ask, the answer is always no. I especially loved the message and slide they ended with : We are all living our own adventure. Seriously, they are such an inspiring duo and I’m so glad I got to learn from some of the best in the business.

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While each speaker shared their own journey and ideas, I think the day can be best described with these ::

 Trust your gut. Be authentic. Try things. Be yourself.

I’m so glad I decided to make the trek down to Kansas City to attend the workshop. I’m really looking forward to the 2-day conference in April. If you’re interested in attending, there are still tickets available.

QUESTION // Have you ever attended a blog conference? Did you find it valuable to you and your blog?

Comments

  1. claremconway says:

    Are you into Kendra Scott? The store Periwinkle’s in Omaha carries it! #ShopLocal :)

  2. I’m so glad you had a good time! I really hope to go to the event in April. I feel like I would learn so much!

    • MrsBRich26 says:

      It was a lot of fun! Let me know if you are going to attend in April..we can drive down or room together if you want :)

  3. How did you learn of the blog social? I am interested in attending a blog conference in my area…

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