I was live blogging at the Problogger Event yesterday so sadly I hardly took any photos.
This picture of me and Problogger Darren Rowse was taken at last year’s event so but we both look even better now. Especially me.
Now, in case you’re wondering what live blogging is it’s writing blog posts which are created and updated in real time. That certainly kept me busy and explains why five new posts appeared on my blog in one day.
With over 300 bloggers from all over the world the blogging event was a bit of a bun fight in the best possible way.
Thousands of words were spoken, tweeted and posted. Hundreds of blogging tips shared, discussed and debated. Tens of gallons of coffee, Kokomo coconut water and wine imbibed. Not just by me either.
Last year I asked “would you Travel 1,846 Miles for this Man?” and my answer is still a big YES!
I know I’m not totally nuts because many others agree with several bloggers like Chris Garrett (super funny, crazy smart), Sonia Simone (pink-haired Copyblogger chick) and Kristen Wanderlust (not her real name) flying even further to attend the event all the way from North America.
So why would do bloggers do invest that much time, energy and money to attend blogging events? Because attending blogging conferences or tweet ups is a brilliant way to connect with other bloggers, get inspired and stay motivated.
So even if you can’t make it to an event I recommend you organise a local meet up with other bloggers to keep yourself fired up.
There’s no way I can list all the fantastic speakers I heard or all the bloggers I met but, despite the overworked internet, I did manage to live blog five posts for your delight and enlightenment.
The conference was broken up into different sessions so I couldn’t get to all of them but these are the ones I saw:
Blog Smart – But from the Heart
How to Monetize Your Blog with Advertising
Editorial Strategy – Content that Works
Tribes vs. Businesses with Sonia Simone
Where Blogging Can Take You
The google-eyed frog is pretty much how I looked all day and bonza is Aussie slang for excellent.
Sadly internet failed when Richenda G from World Vision spoke about blogging for good. That’s something we’d all love to do more of and need to make time for. We support Kiva here through book sales and I’m inspired to do more after hearing Richenda speak.
So while I don’t have many photos to remember the event by, I have got blogging tips, connections and inspiration galore.
What makes you inspired to stay blogging and keep improving your blog?
My Sponsor for the Problogger Conference 2011
I’m excited to be sponsored by The Tailor for my trip to the Problogger conference.
The Tailor is a luxury travel company that creates and organizes Australian and African travel experiences for discerning travelers.
Thanks to the Tailor I will be spending four nights in luxury at The Lyall Hotel in Melbourne and touring the city. I’m looking forward to writing about those experiences on my travel blog Get In the Hot Spot.
Here’s what to do next…
Want to make real money blogging? You should join my free 5 day Start a Blogging Business Crash Course.
In it, you’ll learn the ins and outs of what it takes to build a blog capable of making $1,000+/month in just 12 months without quitting your full time job.
This is the exact formula I used to start my pest control blog and scale it to 7 figures.