Taking the first professional blog step - DPCON14
Tomorrow I am going on a cruise. Not just any cruise, but a Digital Parents Blogger Conference Cruise. #DPCON14. It almost feels like an 'ta-daaaaaaahhhhhhhhhh' moment.
|This is me with my family, about to go on our first cruise in 2009. They miss out this time...|
Up to now, I've been writing my little stories (since 2011 actually) and leaving them to the gods of the internet, not particularly worried if nobody read them. But this year I decided to make the time for writing regularly, and to get a bit more organised with it all. In my mind, this means
- getting someone to help me put the blog together properly with contacts and a good layout
- someone to help with a good creative design for the blog
- some assistance with content, both planning and style
- build an audience.
All of this is to build towards perhaps setting this up as a second career path. I work full time and I'm a bit cray-cray with my time, but so far I've been posting most weeks, and sometimes even twice (yay!).
I think I'm the perfect candidate for being an advocacy blogger. I have a very strong opinion about things, can articulate this in a positive way and best of all, I'm an early adopter. I LOVE to try new things, and usually can say that I have a tried a product before any of my friends or colleagues. So imagine what this would mean for a brand! In my eyes anyway...
So I'm off on this cruise to see what I can learn, and I know there is a big knowledge gap. Plus I get to relax, eat and read. Bliss!
|This is me relaxing and taking selfies. Couldn't ask for a better life!|
Wish me luck, and it's ok to be a little jealous of the fantastic long weekend I'm having. I can't wait to meet these experienced bloggers and learn from them!