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Recap: Show Me The Blog Conference 2012: Learning Growing and Connecting One Year Later

show-me-the-blog-conference-2012 #smbstl #melisasourceOver the weekend, I attended the Show Me the Blog Social Media and Blogging Conference held in St. Louis. The fact that this is my second Show Me the Blog Conference is a huge accomplishment for me, as at the time of last year’s conference I had only been blogging for only one(yes one) month! Everything was so new and overwhelming to me, I was not sure if I was going to make it through the conference at all! :-D

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In fact, I was SO panicked that I wrote a post about it  -  >>check it out here<<

 

 

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Anyways, :) this year’s Show Me the Blog conference was held at the Regional Arts Commission. Topics such as Freelancing for Sites and publications, Social Media Measurement, Podcasting and more were covered during the course of two days by a host of top-notch presenters:

 

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Linda Doty did an excellent job discussing blogging for a global audience

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Kitty Bradshaw and her awesome presentation on working with brands

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There was also a special presentation and demo form the Midwest Dairy Council

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In addition to having a better understanding of the covered topics, a year later I also realize that although doing anything for the first time can be extremely nerve-wrecking, it does indeed get better. I noticed right away that, unlike last year when I was too afraid to even get out of my seat both days, this year I was not only more comfortable, but I was also more confident and outgoing. The shift resulted in many great connections (and re-connections) with some very wonderful people!

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 Lamar Tyler of BlackandMarriedwithKids.com

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Janice Person of JanicePerson.com

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 Tony Scott of Clear Channel radio station kmjm Majic 104.9 / The Tony Scott Show

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Terrance Gaines of BrothaTech.com and Kesha Brown of UncommonChick.com

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Something else that made this year’s conference better for me was that I remembered the missteps I made while attending last year, and took measures to avoid a repeat performance! :-D

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I wrote a post about that too last year, and you can find out some things to avoid when attending conferences  -  >>read the post here<<

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The Show Me the Blog conference was absolutely great! I must give a huge shout-out of congratulations to the Founder and Coordinator, Danyelle Little, for an amazing job! I learned a wealth of information that I definitely plan to put into use with my blog.

 

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I am already looking forward to next year! :)

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Makeba Giles is an Inspiration, Culture, Lifestyle, and Family Blogger. She is also a Midwest Mother of four, and the Founder and Creative Director of MELISASource.com. | EMAIL: melisasource@yahoo.com

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