Blog Conferences for Business
This Friday and Saturday I’ll be attending a local blog conference, BlogWest. Now I’ll admit there is a large personal element for ME in attending this conference, but I also recognize how truly beneficial it can be to small business owners or solopreneurs to attend these types of events. Following the hashtag for the conference on Twitter (#blogwest) might make one think these events are for mom bloggers more than anyone. So not true though!
Blog conferences can be such valuable tools for business people, even if they don’t blog. You can learn about emerging trends in the blogosphere, which may well impact your business or related activities (such as your marketing techniques, etc). You can learn tools to help you get started in using social media. You can make contacts with some big names and companies or (and just as importantly) make contacts in your community to build a solid customer base from.
If you look at the sessions topics for BlogWest for example, as a business owner you might want to attend sessions on these topics:
- WordPress 101 – for someone who thinks they should be blogging but just doesn’t know where to start
- The Frazzled Can’t Produce – what business owner couldn’t use tips to cope with stress?!
- Google Analytics – can help you understand who’s visiting your site
- Welcome to blogs, boards and Twitter, the future battlegrounds of public debate – a great way to connect with your community and understand the value/potential of social media.
And so many more! I’ll personally be attending sessions that will be beneficial to me as a personal blogger and that will help me continue to add to this business blog. Can’t wait!