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!
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.
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?