In case you didn't see my post prior to attending the conference you can read it here.. The conference is one that anyone that is blogging or thinking about blogging can attend, it is not genre specific. There were food bloggers, mommy bloggers, product review bloggers and of course lifestyle bloggers in attendance. The sessions dealt with what I would call the brass tacks of the business of blogging. After checking into the Double Tree Hotel in Marietta (which I should dedicate an entire post to )I met up with some amazing bloggers for dinner.
Bright and early the next morning we met for breakfast and dashed to get our seats! The morning started with Liz from Hoosier Homemade as a keynote speaker. She spoke about living the blog life and gosh ya'll her whole family is in the biz with her! She shared that in December of 2014 she did 42 sponsored posts...that is nothing short of unbelievable. There were so many great sessions it is hard to recount them all. At one point all the speakers were on stage together, the great and creative minds all in one spot....totally unbelievable!
Ya'll there is no doubt that is the best Mexican food I have ever eaten in my life! They made guacamole table side, I thought surely I had died and gone to heaven!
Papasito's Cantina also gave us a couple of these assorted appetizer platters. Everything I tried was nothing short of spectacular!
Many thanks to Kirsten of Sweet Tea for organizing this!
Day 2 had just as many remarkable speakers at the first day did. Holley Homer opened the day speaking on the topic of Monetizing Your Blog. The conference organizer, Melissa Llado spoke on affiliate links and I can't believe everything I learned!
The first night were there we found out there was a Chick Fil A virgin among us. Lisa, of the Clutter Cafe blog lives in New Hampshire and had never been to one. So the next day for lunch we walked over and she had a real southern treat, the peach milk shake and a Chick Fil A sandwich! Oh and she LOVED it!
It was an action packed 2 days and I'm already counting the days down to BLU17!