Type A Conference! Must Do Sessions!

In two days, I’ll be packing up the car (the little red clunker, that is.  It’s not pretty, but my husband needs the van to take the kids to the beach- Waaah), and heading to the amazing city of Asheville for the Type A Parent Blogging Conference!  I am super excited to see all my blogging buddies and make some new ones!  I haven’t been to a conference since January!

Type A Parent Conference is one of the most learning-filled conferences I’ve ever attended! I have gained so much knowledge each year, and that’s why I am so eager to go back. I thought I’d put together my list of “Not to Miss” sessions < you can definitely catch me at these events. And please do! I may not be great at recognizing the offline version of you (unless you hold your twitter avatar on a stick, but please don’t). But I am all about meeting people so come give me a hug!

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Thursday, 9 AM: The very first time slot of the Business Conference features Amanda Henson and I presenting : Transitioning From Blogger to Social Media Consultant. If you’ve ever thought about striking out into consulting, Amanda and I will help you decide if it’s for you, and what you’ll need to be successful. 

I do, however wish I could clone myself for Gregory Ng’s Video Blogging session and Melanie Nelson‘s FB Business Pages.  I will probably sneak into Greg’s second hour after mine, and then call Melanie and beg her to tell me what she talked about!

Thursday, 11AM: How to Sell a Blog I’m really excited to hear from Deb Ng (@debng) and Wendy Piersall (@emom) about this topic.  I’m not sure, but I may need this information some time in the near future.

Thursday, 1PM: Integrated Social Media Marketing Campaigns. Janice Croze (@5minutesformom) is so knowledgeable in this area, and I plan to soak up as much of that knowledge as possible.

Thursday, 3PM: Clueless Is Not A Excuse: Numbers Matter.  Metrics, metrics and more metrics!  Oooh, fun! Shelly Kramer (@ShellyKramer) will rock this session, and you can never learn too much about measuring your social footprint.

Friday 10 AM: Expo opens! I’ll probably hang out in the expo with the fantastic sponsors.

Friday 11:15 AM: I’ll go support my buds Stacey Nerdin(@treerootandtwig) and Chele Chestnut (@chelechestnut) in the Personal Bloggers Tribe! Niche, Smiche, we blog LIFE, baby!

Friday 1:30 PM: Breathtaking Blog Photography.  I’ve been moving more into using my own editorial photos instead of stock photography, so this will be very informative.

Friday 2:30: Video Editing. MUST NOT MISS!  Three of my favorite video mavens, Danielle Smith, Jendi Pagano and Valerie Rowecamp will hopefully give me some creative ideas to spice up my videos!

Saturday: EVERYTHING!  I mean, come on!? Have you ever seen such a winning schedule of sessions, blogger town hall, and fun parties!?

Tomorrow, I’ll tell you how you can have breakfast with me and Ovaltine, even if you’re NOT at the Type A Conference! (And win prizes!)

What are your Must Do sessions?

About Sarah Pinnix

I'm a mom, blogger, vlogger, libertarian. I love Jesus, and my husband, too. Social Media Strategist for a Non-Profit (All statements here are solely my own)


  1. I think I am following you or you I the first day….so dont think I am stalking you. 🙂 Excited to see you


  2. Chele
    Twitter: CheleChestnut

    We have a few of the same sessions on mind! 🙂 Can’t wait to see yours and Amanda’s! And I absolutely love “Niche, Smiche, we blog LIFE, baby!” Maybe we should adopt that as the personal bloggers motto! 😉 Cannot wait to hug you my friend, I’ve missed you!!


  3. I hope I’ll see you there. Actually, I kinda insist. I HAVE to see you there. :0) What’s this about selling a blog? I hope that doesn’t mean what I think it means.


    Twitter: reallifesarah

    Oh, no! Just filing it away for future reference!


  4. Jendi
    Twitter: vloggingtips

    I’m hoping to get to your first session! Excited to see you again!


  5. Stacey @ Tree, Root, and Twig
    Twitter: StaceyNerdin

    Can we form a mutual admiration society? Because I will NOT miss your session, and I think you are too sweet to include ours as one of your must-dos. See you soon!


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