MN Blog Con 2013 Recap

This weekend I had the pleasure of attending my second MN Blogger Conference. I attended last year, and you can see my recap here. Below are the sessions I attended this year!

  • Opening Panel “How I got started Blogging”
  • Blogging Your Passion – my favorite session of the day. I happen to follow 2 of the 3 presenters, and will be adding the third.
  • How To Grow Your Blog via Community.
  • The Non-Designers Guide to WordPress
  • The Future of Blogging.

I won!!! #mnblogcon or rather I asked a question 😉

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I was able to receive this free mug by asking a question during “How to Grow Your Blog via Community” I was wondering “What kind of rules we should follow in terms of social media?”.

This year we were at Concordia University in St. Paul, it was a great site with free parking! We were also given breakfast and lunch. It seems like this year was a little more “bare bones” compared to last year. But for a free event I cannot complain!

Since I wasn’t a rookie this year I was able to reconnect with a few people, as well as make a few new friends!

Here are my top 3 favorited tweets from the MN Bloggers Conference!

  • Social Media shouldn’t make you sad.
  • Less is always better. Simplicity is never a bad choice.
  • You have to define success on your own terms, not someone else’s.

The MN Bloggers Conference is a diverse group, whereas the Healthy Living Summit was 200 women that seemed very similar to me. I will continue attending the MN Blog Con in future if only because it gives me exposure to people I wouldn’t otherwise meet.

Do you prefer to network with people exactly like you? Or do you want to meet people who are different?

16 thoughts on “MN Blog Con 2013 Recap

  1. hey katie! i was also a little shocked by how diverse the group was – i was hoping to connect with more of the bloggers that i follow on the web, and I was surprised to see what a small percentage of the conference that group was 🙂 it was helpful, however, to sort of understand the whole world of blogging – from business bloggers to sports bloggers to corporate bloggers — it’s a wide world out there 🙂

    • Unfortunately it didn’t really get answered, because it was older males on that panel. But I think “social media presence” is different for everyone, so I’m not sure that they could have answered it.

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