Disclaimer: I am writing this post in exchange for a discounted conference ticket for the #SoFabUOTR tour with #cbias; however, all opinions are mine and mine alone.
Oh my gosh you guys. I’m so excited! This year has already been a whirlwind of activity for my blog and I’m taking another big step towards making my blog the best by attending the SoFabU On the Road Tour with Social Fabric! I’ve been a member with them for just a short while, but have come to love their community. I was so happy to see a relatively close location for the conference in Cincinnati, so I’ll be making a little road trip across state lines on April 25th to attend at Ahalogy.
A blogging conference seems like a small thing, but it’s my first so I’m singing from the rooftops! Ever since I decided to put 100% of my effort into my blog I have been blessed to see the fruits of my efforts. It took me a long time to get to where I am now and although it was a struggle and I still have so much farther to go I couldn’t be happier! I’m ready to learn as much as I can and do a serious LEVEL UP on It’s Autumn’s Life.
It’s going to be a lot of fun with great sponsors like Johnny Rockets, Müller, Kraft and iBlog. To be honest, since coming back from Korea I’ve been feeling a little cooped up and bored back in Indiana. It’s going to be a nice change to take a small road trip over the border to Ohio, even if it’s really not much different than Indiana. Change of scenery refreshes the mind!
The agenda sounds SO exciting and I can already tell that I’m going to be learning A LOT. I’ve been checking out some of the social media posts from previous conferences and it looks like a whole lot of people having a whole lot of fun!
Our speaker, Joe Robb, is a thoughtful communicator with a diverse background in marketing strategy, pedagogy, digital media, SEO, editing and writing. He is the Digital Marketing Director at SparkPeople.com, a multi-platform media and technology company with leading health, fitness and food websites and mobile apps.
Attendees will walk away with a solid understanding of how to pair analytics data (Google, Twitter, Pinterest, and Facebook) with common, free publishing tools to grow their audience with data-driven processes. With the tactics provided, you will increase your site traffic without dramatically increasing the amount of time you currently dedicate to social media.
The speaker will be great but we even get to go on a little adventure! Nate Engels will walk through creating a custom recipe around a brand’s product and how he tells a story around the recipe that will draw the reader into the emotional tie to the brand and blog post. From styling the plate, to the props, lighting and background, we’ll learn how to create a visual gourmet image. He’ll show how he takes beautiful photos (even without natural light) and manipulates the images to spotlight the food. We’ll form groups where we will use props and creativity to produce photos on the spot. Then Nate will share how to make so-so photos into WOW! Shareable images through simple techniques and tools like Picmonkey.
We’ll also have networking, brands and other learning opportunities (check out the agenda on the SoFabUOTR website!)
SoFabU on the Road features hands-on, interactive sessions for influencers to implement what they’re learning on the spot. The sessions are paired with fun city-specific adventures where attendees get to practice their newly learned skills. All bloggers and influencers are welcome, even if you aren’t a part of the network. There are lots of other cities in the future too, so you might have one closer than Cincinnati.
Jan – Los Angeles
Feb – Miami
March – Phoenix
April – Cincinnati
April – Seattle
May – Dallas
June – NYC
July – Chicago
Aug. – Minneapolis
Sept. – Atlanta
Oct. – Bentonville
I’m feeling a little proud of how far I am taking my blog. Only bigger and better things to come in the future and I’m so excited to learn and implement my ideas here for my readers. See you in Cincinnati!