Ten of the top things that I took away from SITS Bloggy Boot Camp this weekend:
10- There’s no reason not to share. Expertise, ideas, etc. We can build each other up.
9- Be Switzerland. Amy from Resourceful Mommy had some great advice. Be professional and steer clear of the drama.
8- Transparency doesn’t mean telling everything to everyone. It means that you’re authentic.
7- “Reach” is not just about page views. Your blog reach is so much more than that (twitter following, Facebook exposure, real-life influence, etc)
6- If it’s not obvious, disclose it! (and even better–don’t stress about FTC fines. They will go after the advertisers, ie–the companies, first. The FTC guidlines are guidelines, not laws!)
5- Staying out until 1:00 AM is apparently past my curfew. Even Mommy gets in trouble for staying out too late. And apparently, being gone for a full day feels like a week for my kids (enough to make me a Welcome Home Cake). Wasn’t long enough for Mommy.
4- Tara from Feels like Home CAN TEACH ME to finally understand SEO! I am thinking about making a whole extra post just about the SEO tips and tricks I learned.
3- Sometimes Moms can benefit from kids activities just as much as the kids do. Case in point: Tiffany’s summer camp “Circle of Trust” might have been the best hour and a half of the conference.
2- We need to be more forgiving of each other and ourselves. We are all women sharing a common love–for networking, sharing, writing. It’s all good!
I wish I could link to everyone that I met this weekend. And I wish I had more pictures to share of all of the amazing people I was able to chat with. It was a fantastic weekend!
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