At the beginning of November, I had the pleasure of traveling to Atlanta to attend my first ever Blogalicious conference. First of all let me say KUDOS to the Stacey Ferguson and her team for providing am insightful, inspiration and empowering weekend for bloggers, brands and everyone in between. Not only was there the opportunity to connect and experience the brands, the social suites, a new concept to me at these conferences was an amazing way to unwind, engage and experience everything the sponsors had to offer the conference attendees.
As a lifelong learner, it is always an plus for me when I have the opportunity to engage, to learn and to find myself immersed in an environment where I can engage others, learn more about my craft and how to be and do better and to connect with those who have experience and knowledge to share. Blogalicious provided all of that and much more.
From the very beginning of the weekend, being allowed to test drive the new vehicles by Kia, to a whiskey tasting and private party hosted by Jack Daniels as well as the personalized one on one media kit sessions, Blogalicious offered a little bit of everything for the blogger. Participants were also invited to attend a social engagement panel, book signings, by New York Time best selling author Luvvie Ajaye and former Apprentice contestant phenomenal Nely Galan. There was even an opportunity to talk health with the Change the Cycle, suite and panel discussion about women’s health and fibroids.
I had an amazing weekend. As expected I left the conference with much more than I came with (both knowledge and swag) and I was able to meet people that I have been friends with on Facebook and who I engage through blogging and social media and I met countless others who shared, laughed, cried and discussed so many topics during the weekend.
This was a weekend to learn, to grow, to network and to engage. All of the reasons you spend your time and your money to go to a conference. There were also wonderful extras added to the conference that made it more of an experience. The caricature artist, the ability to have professional headshots taken after having a professional makeup application in the Dove suite. Plenty of soft drinks and Coke floats provided by Coca-Cola, the book signings and day party. If anyone left this conference feeling anything other than inspired and a little more educated, and with a few more friends, then they surely did not experience the conference. I am looking forward to what Blogalicious has in store for 2017. I will be there!