Last year, I recapped my experience at BlogFest 2014 with the headline:
I easily could have gone with the same title this year (but perhaps added PREGNANT, as that was a major factor in how I felt all weekend!).
Once again, the awesome team at IDEA asked me to speak at BlogFest, which is kind of a smaller conference within the larger IDEA World, and I could not have been more humbled or excited.
Perhaps even more thrilling for me this time around is that the ink is still drying on my NASM personal trainer certificate, so I went in with high hopes for not just expanding my blog, but my fitness career.
The coolest thing about the event, for me, is that it offers an intimate, hands-on experience in BlogFest, but a giant, overwhelming and very broad experience in IDEA World. At the risk of sounding super obnoxious, I’m at the point in my blogging career where for me, these conferences are less about the education and more about the networking and overall experience (whereas in my fitness career, I’m clueless and need as much help as I can get).
I always learn new things (hello, VideoShop app, where have you been all my life?) but they’re not the memories that stick with me. Meeting new people, working out and trying new challenges, getting to know the latest products and technology in our industry and getting inspired by the real stories of overcoming health obstacles? That’s what gives me the happy shivers.
There are some great recaps pouring in, and the best place to find them all is here. I hope you’ll make plans to join me in Los Angeles in 2016!
In the meantime, I’ll be putting some of what I learned into action here and in classes, and I’ll share all of it with you. From running tips to stretching to new social media tools and apps, I have a lot to share and hope it inspires you in whatever your goals are.
And finally — a MAJOR shoutout to my awesome colleagues at Fix.com.
Some of you may know that I write for this website frequently, but you may not know how many great resources it offers bloggers of all sizes and niches:
- each post has an awesome graphic (or graphics) that not only illustrates the writing, it’s embeddable! so if you’re a blogger doing a roundup of beach workouts, for example, you can embed the graphic from my article to share great content with your readers.
- because all of the authors are experienced experts in their fields, and there’s a full editorial process before anything is published, you know that the information is really good.
- Fix.com is always looking for great authors to add to the team — and I get to help make that happen! If you are interested (this is a paid gig, hollaaaaaaaa), you can go to this application and let me know what you’re most interested in, and then I’ll pass on all of the entries to my friends at Fix.