2014 was a big year for A Little Glitter. It was the year that I set up my website, learned WordPress (the hard way), got it to a point where I was happy with the way it looked (after many hours of tears, tech support and small changes), met some other local bloggers and really got my feet wet in this crazy online World.
This year I am working on monetizing my site. I know that can be a taboo subject in blogging circles but I am going to be honest about it. I like money. I would like to make some more. I am not planning to totally sell out and turn this creative space into a something full of ads but if I can earn a few extra dollars while maintaining my integrity and sharing things that I already love, I think that would be a wonderful thing.
This year I am focusing on the business of blogging. I did not go to school for this and everything I know I have learned from others (that have so kindly shared information with me) or from Google. I would like to get a more solid foundation on how blogging works so I have signed up for a few conferences this Summer. I will be sharing more information on the others as they get closer but one that I am really excited about that is taking place next month is SoFabU on the Road!
SoFabU on the Road is a one-day event that allows bloggers to learn ways to set themselves apart from the rest. It features hands-on, interactive sessions for bloggers to implement what they learn right on the spot. The sessions are paired with a fun city-specific adventure where you’ll get to put your newly learned skills to test. The NYC adventure is a Photo Safari tour of the city. The events are open to all bloggers and are sponsored nationally by Müller, Kraft and iBlog.
SOFABU ON THE ROAD, NEW YORK.
JUNE 20TH, 2015
WEWORK. 54 W. 40TH ST. NEW YORK, NY 10018 (2ND FLOOR).
While I will be attending the NYC event, there are also conferences in Chicago, Minneapolis, Atlanta and Bentonville. You can check out the full schedule here.
I’m really excited to hear the keynote speaker, Jessica Woodbusy, who will be talking about SEO. SEO (or search engine optimization) is SO important to our success and most of the SEO advice out there isn’t geared specifically towards single-contributor lifestyle blogs. Jessica will cover basic SEO and specific blogger strategies to work on building search traffic and how to increase domain authority.
There will also be sessions on Video, Email Marketing, Sponsored posts (like this one), networking, and other learning opportunities.
Are any of you attending SoFabU? If you are, definitely get in touch! I always love to meet new bloggers!
This post was sponsored by Collective Bias and I received payment in the form of discounted tickets for #SoFabUOTR. All opinions are mine and mine alone. #cbias