Disclaimer: I?m a Blended Conference Ambassador. I was provided a discounted ticket for my promotion.
One of my favorite parts of blogging is getting to?make blogging connections in real life. Y’all might know/remember that many of my blogging friends have turned into lifelong best friends of mine that I have been able to travel to see or had the fortune of living close to and been able to hang out often. While I love this little online space of mine, there’s nothing better than getting to connect in real life with my online blogging connections. That’s exactly why I looked into going to an Arizona blogging conference as soon as we moved here.
Blogging conferences are the PERFECT way to do that! I’ve been able to attend a handful of conferences in the last few years. They are such a fun way to learn all about blogging, be around people who GET it (like the let’s-all-take-a-photo-of-the-tablescape-at-the-same-time, kind of get it) and eat delicious food.
When I moved to Arizona I was anxious to get plugged into the Arizona?blogging world and luckily quickly discovered a group of bloggers who meet up monthly. These meet ups are run by the same fabulous lady who runs the Blended Conference every year, Wendy from Around My Family Table. I was a little nervous if I’d be able to attend in 2015 because it was in September and I was due with our first son at the end of October but luckily I was able to go!
Photos from Blended Conference 2015
This year I am SO excited to be an ambassador for the Blended Conference, held in September this year. It’s going to be even more amazing than last year. Wouldn’t it be the coolest if you could come to Arizona for a blogging conference? The weather will be amazing and this year’s conference is a two day retreat at the Windmill Winery in Florence, AZ (just a short drive from Phoenix).
This two day?Arizona blogging conference is seriously packed full of fun networking opportunities, lots of yummy food and hearing from some of the best blogging speakers that the industry has to offer! Last year I had no idea what to expect and I walked away learning so much about blogging from taxes, to Pinterest, to WordPress tips and some fun things like how to decorate a cupcake like Frankenstein, because #priorities. This year I’m really excited to hear Carly Anderson from Lipgloss & Crayons speak about negotiating with brands. But truthfully all of the speakers on the line up look amazing.
If you’re an Arizona blogger looking for a great Arizona blogging conference, this is it! But even if you’re not in Arizona but you’re close by, this is worth the trip! The tickets are super affordable (especially considering everything you get included) and they’re on sale now! The last few years the conference has sold out completely, so don’t wait until the last minute to get a ticket.
When: September 15-16, 2016
Where: Windmill Winery, Florence, AZ
Tickets: $195 until June 1st (register here!)
Travel/Lodging:?A block of rooms has been reserved at the local Holiday Inn Express
Seriously, if you are looking for a blogging conference to attend in 2016, I highly recommend looking into Blended. Let me know if you decide to come, I’d love to meet!