Yesterday was my first day at the Affiliate Summit East and I’m excited to be attending IzeaFest in October and any other conferences there may be coming up next. I wandered into the Meet Market alone, afraid and unsure. I had to use my scooter because I was unable to to walk well. This caused me to be not at eye level with the people around me and either in a traffic jam or causing one.
After a while though, I lost the butterflies in my tummy and started to introduce myself to lots of new people. I handed out my business cards, and networked with other bloggers and affiliate marketers. When I met Murray Newlands, I felt a lot better. I was able to thank him for the contest he ran and which this blog won, that allowed me to attend the Summit. Soon after, I met HeatherinBC, CorrinRenee and Laurie_Pooh.
Meeting people IRL, helped me settle my nerves down, but more importantly, it made the Summit even more fun for me. Knowing people online for a while and then having the time to hang out with them, get to know them better and laugh, makes blogging even more positive for me, if possible.
I’m learning new ways to monetize my blogs through affiliate marketing. With the contacts I’ve met, I have a new “arsenal” at my hands.