Go Blog Social Conference Recap

Inspired. Motivated. 

Those 2 words perfectly sum up the way I felt after leaving Go Blog Social yesterday. It was 2 days packed of speakers with incredible stories, lots of tips on how to take your blog to the next level, and socializing and networking with other #girlboss bloggers and entrepreneurs. I’ve never felt more motivated or inspired to take both my blog and my Etsy business to the next level.


The event was held at the adorable Berg Event Space in downtown Kansas City. It was a quaint little space that was the perfect setting for collaborating and connecting with other like minded women. While it was a little bit scary going to a conference all by myself, I’m so so so glad that I took the time and money to invest in myself. This conference was what I needed to get the inspiration and confidence to turn my “I want to do this…” into “I am going to do this” and bringing some of my dreams to reality.

Go Blog Social Conference Recap

Over the 2 days, I took over 15 pages of notes. Maybe that means I’m an overachiever but it’s more like I received so much important information that I didn’t want to forget a beat of it once I got back home. While we heard from 8 different speakers on a variety of topics, the biggest theme overall from everyone was to be authentic and don’t the let fear of failure get in the way of your dreams.

Go Blog Social Conference Recap

Finding Your Voice – Alissa Circle CEO Pollinate Media

If something isn’t comfortable then you’re not growing. As a fellow #girlboss herself, Alissa shared the evolution of her small Etsy shop and blog into Pollinate Media, an influencer group that is rooted in the power of authenticity and peer recommendation. She spoke about finding your voice and how to embrace your originality. Find what you are passionate about and tell your story. Don’t sacrifice your authenticity – if you don’t love something then don’t talk about it. She also talked about finding a work/life balance and she said it doesn’t exist. Amen sister. In a crazy and hectic world, everyone wants to have it all and be able to balance everything. She shared some useful tips on how to find balance by taking time for yourself : read a book, workout, set daily office hours, hire a business coach. And she ended on one the best quotes I have ever heard that really has me motivated to get stuff done : take fear by the balls and make your dreams happen.

Creating Engagement through Authenticity – With Grace & Gold

This bubbly little best friend duo from Minneapolis (both who are originally from Wisconsin-woo hoo) have a boutique agency dedicated to creating branding for other small businesses. They shared why it’s important to be authentic because it will help you build a connection with your readers or client. Being real will help you to go above and beyond and stand out among others. Authenticity will ultimately help you be transparent and make you honest, genuine, relatable and most important show others that you’re human too.

Go Blog Social Conference Recap

How To Get National Awareness For Your Blog – Alea Lovely

As a blogger turned wedding photographer who had a blog post go viral overnight, Alea shared some real tips on how to get your blog showcased on a national level. You have to ask for what you want because many opportunities are lost because people don’t ask. The fear of failure holds us back so say what you want and commit to it.

Go Blog Social Conference Recap

How To Use Your Blog To Create And Run A Business – One Little Mamma

Kylie started her blog to promote her original Etsy business which has now turned into Nickel and Suede, a hand-made leather accessory website. She talked about how to use blogging to promote your business. Great photos, networking and working with bloggers can helped to launch your product.

Go Blog Social Conference Recap

Using Twitter To Grow Your Blog And Business – Laurie Davis or eFlirtExpert

In a world of tons of social media channels, Laurie discussed how to use Twitter to grow your brand. When talking on Twitter, talk like you’re talking to your best friend. It makes you relatable. And remember to share those “me too” moments where people can see who you really are. This serves as a reminder to others that we’re human too and things aren’t always so perfect.

What Makes A Successful Blogger/Business Relationship – Landon & Meggan of Lily Jade

This inspiring husband/wife team created a designer diaper bag line that exploded through the power of social media. Not only are they the sweetest couple you’ll ever meet but they shared real insight on how to pitch and communicate with a business and creatively collaborate with brands.

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Growing Your Following And Gaining Recognition – Callie England CEO of Rawxies

A blogger turned mainstream health foods CEO, Callie shared how her business of Rawxies came to be. She had cushiness disease her whole life and after being tired of endless shots and doctors’ appointments, she visited a natural health doctor who changed her diet and that was the end of her weekly shots for her disease. She wanted to educated others on a lifestyle that changed her life so she created a mainstream whole foods company. I loved hearing her story and how she is turning her product into a lifestyle brand. In a world of eating junk food, it was refreshing to hear how passionate she was about healthy eating.

Building A Blogging Community – Mandy of SugarBee Crafts

Bloggers need to work together because we’re not alone in this business and together we can grow a community. Mandy shared the importance of creating a blog tribe to get support and encouragement and share knowledge with other like minded women. She gave some great practical tips on how to do this by getting yourself out there and finding guest post opportunities and finding link parties to collaborate with others. Life begins at the end of your comfort zone so time to get out there!

Go Blog Social Conference Recap

What To Do After You Book A Campaign -Enza’s Bargains

Enza shared the practical how to’s of what to do when dealing with PR reps and how to make sure you keep scoring campaigns to work on. Remember to under promise and over deliver. If they ask for 3 social mentions, then do 5.

Special thanks goes to the entire Go Blog Social team, Kathryn, Sarah, Katelyn and Samantha for putting on such an incredible event. It’s so great to have a conference like this in the midwest and I’m looking forward to next year’s Go Blog Social.




  1. Great re-cap, it sounds like they had some wonderful speakers!

  2. What an awesome conference! I was stalking the Twitter and Instagram feeds. Hopefully I’m able to go next year!

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