I’m back from Blogher’17 and since it’s conference season I thought it would be a great idea to share with you guys. Tips on what to do after a Blogger conference. As many of your Know, I started blogging over at Simply Tasheena almost six years ago and I’ve met so many people along the way. Within the first year of blogging. I learned about blogging conferences and made it a priority to attend a blogger conference my first year of blogging. Today I’m sharing four things to do after a blogger conference to get the most bang for your buck.
Put What You Learned to Use
I know this may sound like the obvious. But trust me it’s not, you may get super excited about the conference and six months into attending the conference you forget everything that you’ve learned and you get back into your own ways. Create goals for yourself and time lines to accomplish those goals. Don’t forget to set Followup goals
Blog About It
I know there are a ton of blogger conference reviews out there. However, your tribe wants to hear from you. Make sure to review the conference and also don’t forget to look back and compare the differences. It was so nice to look back this year on my first experience at Blogher. If I didn’t create a blog post. I would not have had that resource to look back on. Don’t forget that your tribe wants to hear from you and see your perspective from the event.
Sort Through Business Cards
Now that you have the business cards, sort through them. One of the things that I do differently is entering the business cards on a spreadsheet and have several columns on that spreadsheet that includes the information below.
Last day of contact
I’m hoping to get better with following up. This has worked wonders with my content.
If you haven’t written notes on the business cards. Do so before you forget the little details. What conversation you had with the brand or blogger? Also, don’t forget that the person representing this brand may represent tons of brands. Make sure to write down what company the rep works with because it may not be included on the card.
Don’t only follow up with brands. Follow up with bloggers as well. Don’t forget about the connections you’ve made with the amazing bloggers you’ve connected with. Send a little note and follow them on social media.
Read and Organize Your Notes
This process can be a little overwhelming. However, prioritize what you would like to work on first. Don’t overwhelm yourself with implement everything all at once. Figure out what’s most important to you and start working on that first.
Follow up, Follow up
I know this might come easy to some and not to others. As a blogger, you have to get used to rejection. Don’t take it personally when someone doesn’t respond to your email. Especially, right after a large conference. Can you imagine how many connections that person made? Continue to contact them.