Through the years, I have tried to write posts that help new bloggers reach their goals. This is a hard business to break into and few bloggers truly make a living at it…..well, a living that includes more than Tide coupons and free movies. But I would say for most ‘mom bloggers’ the goal isn’t to make a full time salary- we do it for more personal reasons. One of those being, we find our bliss in it.
Last month I was able to go to the Blissdom Conference in Nashville. The level of talent among the speakers there was amazing. But I couldn’t be everywhere at all times and there were plenty of sessions I missed, most regrettably the Photography Track with Me Ra Koh. Thankfully, as a Blissdom Community Leader I was given the gift of a membership to Blissdom at Home so now I can take my time and work through all of the sessions at my own pace. Blissdom at Home is just like being there. All the sessions were taped and you can watch the videos of the presentations, listen to the audio (I fell asleep last night listening to Shoot Like a Woman session) and have all the handouts and slideshows as if you were sitting there.
This year Blissdom at Home is trickling the information in and I won’t lie, at first I was totally annoyed by this. Mostly because the one session I REALLY want to see is 3 Things You Can Do RIGHT NOW to Grow Your Facebook Fan Page with Melanie Nelson. I have already seen people reporting back some real quantifiable results from tips they picked up here. According to the schedule that one won’t be released for weeks. UGH! I have since realized that this is probably a good thing. My brain would skip right to that session and I would gloss over things that I thought weren’t relevant to me and I would miss such amazing nuggets of knowledge about things I didn’t even know I needed to know.
For those of you that are always asking me “Should I go to a Blog Conference?” this is your answer. Blissdom At Home isn’t “cheap” but for $99 you get access to ALL the sessions until the 2013 Conference. Plus a forum to ask questions and discuss what you learn. That is a heck of a lot cheaper than flying, hotel, the conference pass (which was $199) and owing your hubby for watching the kids for the weekend!
I don’t recommend a lot of things on this blog but this is truly something I think is valuable to mom bloggers looking to take things to the next level. Full disclosure that my link to it is an affiliate link. If you buy it, I am getting 20%. BUT if you buy it, and like it, you can recommend it to your readers with an affiliate link.Which means if 5 of your readers get it, you basically got it for free. Pretty sweet deal they have going on there.