Last week I shared with you that I’m heading to RoadTrip 2013 in Cincinnati in October. Over the next few weeks as I begin preparing to go, I’ll be sharing my thoughts with you about this upcoming conference.
When I started my first blog in 2006, I had NO IDEA that 7 years later, I would make my income from social media. Besides this blog, I work full time as a social media manager and I have social media clients that I consult with as well. When I started my first blog, I didn’t even know what a blog was, I just knew that my friend Christine had one and I wanted one too.
At the time, I had no idea that people could make money blogging. I had no idea that people would want to read a complete strangers’ blog. I had no idea that online friendships could become “real” friendships. I’ve learned a lot since that time.
While some of what I’ve learned has been trial and error, a lot of what I’ve learned has been from speakers at conferences and through the people I’ve met at conferences who have been kind enough to share what they’ve learned over the years.
I’ve learned a ton about blogging at conferences, but even more, I’ve learned a ton about life. I learned a ton about time management and setting priorities from Crystal Paine and am so excited to hear what she will be sharing at RoadTrip 2013. She was one of the first blogs I read and she continues to inspire me with her content.
I’m also excited about taking my professional life to the next level too. Seth Godin, who writes the most popular marketing blog on the internet and who has also written some amazing books, will also be speaking. Apparently I must be living in a hole because I didn’t realize until I was on the EW Roadtrip website that he is also the founder of Squidoo.com.
I’m thoroughly looking forward to being encouraged, inspired and engaged at EW Roadtrip!
Also, make sure you enter to win a Blue Ticket to EW RoadTrip!