I always look forward to October, besides for the great fall weather here in Minnesota, I get to attend the
Minnesota Bloggers Conference – MNBlogCon.
I have been to several conferences now, this year was their 7th, in the past couple years the conference was taken over by fiends Jen Jamar (@JenJamar) and Mykl Roventine (@myklroventine) – powerhouses in the social media world here in Minnesota.
The value of this conference is amazing – with a SMALL fee to attend ($20 this year), you receive a day packed full of learning geared towards both professional and ‘hobby’ bloggers. Plus you get lunch, and it was delicious!
I am not a full time blogger, I blog for fun, it is a fun outlet for me and as such I have a LOT to learn, I have no formal education in anything social media, blogging, SEO, etc. This is why I LOVE this conference so much. Most of my learning I have done at MNBlogCon and it has definitely taken my blog a couple steps up.
We were first entertained by Jennifer Kane with her Keynote address, “How to Become a Fierce and Fearless Blogger” I hadn’t heard Jennifer talk before and I look forward to getting to hear her talk again – she was engaging and really ignited my passion to blog all over again.
After this we were able to choose from numerous different breakout sessions, the only question was; WHICH do you attend when each offered such great content.
My first choice was to listen to my good friend Donna Hup (@donnahup) speak about why Local Is Important.
I encourage you to head over to the speaker listing to learn about the great local blogging talent we have here in MN.
The day wrapped up with a fun panel about how to take your Conference Attendance to the Next Level. Encouraging a recap of your day – so I took that advice to keep learning fresh in my mind and also encourage you to be sure to check out MNBlogCon next year.
Be sure to follow MNBlogCon via their website and social media outlets, that way you won’t miss any events they’re working on locally and of course next year’s Minnesota Blogger Conference, which we were told would also be held at Concordia University, St. Paul.