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Melrose and I attended a blogging conference, SheCon Expo 2012, over Memorial Day weekend. We attended the inaugural event last year in South Beach and once we found out this year’s was at the Coronado Springs Hotel at the Walt Disney Resort, we had to go again.
We attend BlogHer every year and although we love the experience, it’s hard to have more than a quick conversation with other attendees or the exhibitors due to the size. Although I’m sure this conference will grow, The SheCon Expo was the perfect size to meet and connect.
One of the things that enhanced our experience was being at a Disney resort. I’ll discuss the Disney experience in a subsequent post so stay tuned!
There were a lot of great speakers but the conference agenda didn’t seem as good to me as last year. Maybe they set the bar too high! Seriously, a couple of times I wasn’t interested in either breakout because of the topic or they were too basic.
We didn’t mind because that gave us a chance to chat with the exhibitors in the expo hall or enjoy the resort amenities.
Topics we attended included:
- Antisocial Media: How to Deal with Haters
- Gadgets & Apps to Make Your Blogging Life Easier
- Pinning Our Lives How the Way We Communicate Online Keeps Changing and How to Keep Up
- 10 Ways to Drive Traffic to Your Website
- Think Like a Producer: Create Great Content
That last session had a speaker of particular interest to me. The speakers were Joelle Norwood and Martie Duncan. Martie’s one of the finalists in the Food Network Star finale tonight.
Exhibits & Sponsors
We enjoyed cupcakes at the Crave Local booth. They also gave away coffee samples and I won a bottle of Drink Skinny Margarita Mix (now Klout thinks I’m an expert on margaritas).
My favorite flavor was the chocolate peanut butter.
Toy State had a booth there with all kinds of fun toys for kids. We knew our grandsons would love those CAT toys.
Melrose & I both received these cute tees for a grandkid from College Hunk Moving.
We met a new to us company called Time Dog which is a personal virtual assistance service. Cool concept that I wish I had while raising two kids, serving in the Navy reserves in addition to holding a full time job!
Sister love at the Time Dog booth.
I didn’t get a picture, but we also met the CEO of Tanga.com. Two Savvy Sisters features magazine deals from Tanga every day in addition to other great daily deals so it was a pleasure meeting in real life!