Blogging is, by its very nature, a social endeavor, and you've undoubtedly gotten to know many of your colleagues, competitors, and readers over the time you've been contributing your thoughts and ideas to the web. While this fact may serve to make us feel particularly well-liked, it can often be disconcerting when placing a face alongside a name isn't possible.
If getting to know both your trade and your virtual social network better is important to you, check out any one of these four bloggers' meetups during this winter and spring to finally meet in person:
No matter what topic your blog covers, you are indulging in, by definition, new media, and that means that you need to stay up on the latest trends in design, photography, and a wide range of other subjects in order to be the best blogger possible. Luckily, the Altitude Summit is just the place to immerse yourself in everything that falls under the header of a modern lifestyle.
Workshops and speakers will cover topics like food, events, interior design, photography and graphic design, web design, and, of course, blogging and writing, all in an effort to provide the most thorough crash-course on everything new and hip possible. Aside from the long list of panels and other activities, you'll also have the pleasure of meeting hundreds of your colleagues, readers, and competitors, helping you to leave with a much-improved contact list, as well.
When and Where: The Altitude Summit will be held in Salt Lake City, Utah from January 23-26, 2013, so you've only got a few weeks to get in on the action! If you need last minute accommodations, check out Cheaphotels.org for the lowest rates on rooms in the Salt Lake Valley area.
Emerging media is the title given to the many forms of new media that saturate the modern world, each of them ripe for the picking where marketing is concerned, and the EmMeCon Emerging Media Conference is the place to be if staying ahead of your competition is important – and it always is!
EmMeCon takes a deep look into the technologies and platforms that power consumption and advertising, guiding you through this complicated new landscape in order to clearly point out the many opportunities for cutting-edge marketing techniques, giving you an entirely new set of tools to use in your professional endeavors from the moment you leave.
When and Where: Visit the beautiful Californian city of San Francisco from January 28-31, 2013 in order to pay a visit to this year's EmMeCon event.
If you're a blogger on the hunt for a steadily increasing base of readers, jumping on the social media bandwagon is a priority, and there is no better way to dive in head first then by attending this year's Social Media Strategies Summit. Featuring three full days jam-packed with fantastic workshops, keynotes, educational sessions, product showcases, and much more, SMSS is the place to be for the strategies, tools, and marketing tactics that you need to make the most of every lead.
All of that aside, the networking opportunities at SMSS simply can't be beat, giving you the opportunity to reconnect with old friends, even while making new ones!
When and Where: Interested in attending this year's SMSS event? Split your time between slot machines and professional growth, even if not evenly, in fast and fun Las Vegas from February 5-7, 2013!
Aiming to bring together all of us who have a place in new media, blogging, and the arts in general, the famous South by Southwest conference is a unique destination for the sociable bloggers among us, giving you a little taste of everything hip and cool under the sun, while somehow never losing sight of its true focus: helping you to be the best blogger you can be!
Add a bit of eclecticism to your blogging efforts, meeting and greeting your virtual neighbors in the meantime, all at SXSW!
When and Where: As is the case every year, the 2013 edition of South by Southwest is set to be held in the city of Austin, Texas, lasting from March 8-17, 2013.
Going to conferences is a great way to get travel inspired! Are you going to any?