My Final Thoughts from Blissdom

February 9, 2009 by Alyssa · 2 Comments 

My thoughts from Blissdom seem to be neverending, which is certainly good for you! Be sure to read thoughts from Day One and the first half of Day Two. I wanted to share more from Day Two, including the Branding: You, Your Blog, Your Business session, as well as the Book Deals: The Inside Story session.

Many mom bloggers, especially those just starting out do not realize it but by creating a blog, a look for your blog and a few blog posts you are in the process already of creating your “brand“. And, in addition to that you have the opportunity and the ability to make that into a business, if you so choose.

This can be done through the other things that were mentioned at Blissdom, including affiliate marketing and working with companies, or even through a book deal as I will also touch on. Read more

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More Thoughts from Blissdom

February 8, 2009 by Alyssa · 2 Comments 

Friday night I shared my favorite thoughts from Blissdom09. Yesterday was another action packed and information packed day. I wanted to share more thoughts from Blissdom.

When I found out I was going to get to attend Blissdom, thanks to Mom’s Talk Network, I contemplated whether I would choose Apprentice or Maven tracks and whether or not I’d cross over. I settled on choosing Maven tracks and I am glad that I did. Read more

My Favorite Thoughts from Day One of Blissdom

February 7, 2009 by Alyssa · 5 Comments 

get-your-bliss-on BadgesProudly blogging from Blissdom09 as your Ambassador for Mom’s Talk Network. It is exciting, somewhat overwhelming and amazing to be here.  The women here are outstanding, both on the panels and just the other mom bloggers who are here.  There is nothing like meeting a blogger you have read for a long time for the first time.  The connection is unlike any other, which goes to show just how powerful blogging is to us.

One of the statements that stands out to me is one made by The Redneck Mommy in the Maven session on Content and Building your Readership is this, “We are all just women behind computers.” Her point being is that “anyone” can do this.  It should not be intimidating.  We all have a voice that can be heard.  They talked a great deal in this first session about “finding your voice” and “staying true to your voice”.

Other ideas that were pointed to for helping to gain readership were:

  • The importance of networking. Tsh of SimpleMom.com made the point that we should all not be afraid to network.  Network up, network across and network down.
  • The importance of being consistent. As Amy Clark of MomAdvice.com pointed out.  You set the pace for your blog, but whatever pace you set be sure that you can keep it up because your readers will come to expect it

These are just some of the highlights from my first session at Blissdom.  I’ll cover more from the Social Media session we also had today and tomorrow’s sessions tomorrow night.  Stay tuned!

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