Monday, May 21, 2012

Takeaways from Bloggy Boot Camp

I like attending blogging conferences. More so for the contacts and friendships I make then for the information I gather from these conferences. I attended my second Bloggy Boot Camp in Philadelphia this weekend.

I really enjoyed seeing a few of the great bloggers I met last year at Bloggy Boot Camp. I was hoping to make some new friends as well.

I also learned a few things about me and blogging.

1. I lack motivation to take my blog to the next level.

One of the blogging workshops was how to go from a small blog to a big blog. My blog is not necessarily  a small blog but it is not a medium blog either. I just lack the motivation to take the time to do the things that should help my blog. It kind of goes along with a lot of things in my life. I just have no motivation. I would love to show everyone that you can have depression and live a normal life. I just have to get that shot of adrenaline to take the next step to reduce stigma.

2. I am a writer. 

You may have notices that I changed the wording under Losing the Shadow Behind Me. It now says:

Boston gal living life with depression.

The Writing Seminar had us write a 6 word biography and I liked mine so much I changed my blog. 

All in all, I enjoyed this Bloggy Boot Camp. I met some great people and hopefully made some new blogging friends while I was there.

13 comments:

  1. Hey Jen. I'm glad you had fun. That sounds interesting. Maybe I'll go sometime. Who puts on the conference?

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    1. The SITS Girls do. They have them 4 times a year. Their website is www.thesitsgirls.com. I am also going to Blogher in NYC this year.

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  2. Jen, The camp sounds like fun, and I'd love to make more connections too. Are the camps held in Philly every year, or different places?

    And yes, you are a writer!

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    1. They are 4 times a year and in different cities. Perhaps there is one near you.

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  3. Glad you had a good time!

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  4. Hi Jen,
    It was so great meeting you at the Bloggy Boot Camp event. I didn't realize that this wasn't your first conference. I know that this is a daunting task for people who are living with depression and bravo to you for getting yourself out there.

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    1. It was my second BBC and I have been to Blogher twice as well as some smaller conferences. It was great to meet you!

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  5. Just the words 'living life with depression' have so much strength. You've just got to live life regardless of whatever else is going on. The alternative sucks!

    Glad you enjoyed yourself and delved more into blogging possibilities.

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  6. It was great to meet you at the conference! Looking forward to collborating in the near future, LOVE that you declared yourself a writer, because you are!!!

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  7. It was wonderful to meet you at the conference. I thought your six word bio was so powerful then, and powerful now!

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  8. I'm glad you had such a great experience. I hope to get to a BBC one of these days!

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  9. It was so great hanging out with you last weekend. See you at BlogHer 12!

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