Five Blog Lessons from Type-A Conference #TypeACon

Type-A Parent Conference always teaches me lessons I need to learn about my blog and career. The sessions are informative and the speakers leave time for questions. Many provide more information online for free and are willing to assist you if you have a concern that comes up after the conference. Much Needed Blog Lessons Continue to improve content writing and social media participation. I can’t sit back and write blog posts just because I like to write and share ideas. It’s easy to get lost in the crowd of blogs, now more than ever. It’s important to know how to share my content, how to … [Read more...]

Want to remember what's going on here? Get more Brain Foggles in your feed reader or in your inbox.

How to Choose a Blog Conference

You can find all types of blog conferences; those that deal with specific blog niches, those that teach blogging skills, those that are hyperlocal, etc. Choosing a conference depends on your blog’s goals, what you can afford, and your personality. Determine Your Blog Goals Before you decide on a conference, it is important to know your blog goals. Some people have a business plan since their goal is to earn money from their blog. Others want to share information: parenting, social issues, gardening, etc. Some want to write well and move onto other writing gigs. Search for blogging … [Read more...]

Want to remember what's going on here? Get more Brain Foggles in your feed reader or in your inbox.

Meeting the Original Mouseketeers #DisneySMMoms

It had to be a dream. First seeing, listening to two of the original Mouseketeers speak about the show and Walt Disney, and hearing Cubby play the drums just a few feet in front of me on the stage during the Disney Social Media Moms Celebration. Then Leanne Jakubowski - @leannej - asked me if I'd like to privately meet them - Cubby O'Brien and Sherry Alberoni. Excitedly, I replied, "Yes" to Leanne without thinking about it for a second. I just needed to wipe away the remaining tears. Off we went to their "dressing room" - a suite in the Disney Yacht Club Convention Center. I still couldn't … [Read more...]

Want to remember what's going on here? Get more Brain Foggles in your feed reader or in your inbox.

#DisneySMMoms 2012 Conference Day and Animal Kingdom Dinner

The Disney Social Media Moms Celebration does not focus only on the conference. Not because it's not a major point of the event, but because there's so much more going on - breakfast and lunch for attendees, breakout sessions, surprises, time to visit the Disney World parks and special dinners with our families and/or friends. But because the attendees are bloggers and social media enthusiasts, we thrive on conference day. It's time to learn about our business and to be inspired. This year, I walked away with a mixture of information and motivation, with a higher percentage of motivation. … [Read more...]

Want to remember what's going on here? Get more Brain Foggles in your feed reader or in your inbox.

Disney Social Media Moms 2012 – Pirate Dinner

The first evening of the Disney Social Media Moms Celebration of 2012 started off with a cocktail reception and pirate themed dinner.  The cocktail reception was for conference attendees. It gave us all some time to talk, catch up and of course, hug. The presentation highlighted Disney's Hawaii resort, Aulani and Adventures by Disney. I'm dreaming of a long stay at Aulani by either using our Disney Vacation Club points or saving up vacation time and money. And I'd love to do an Adventures by Disney Italy trip while my daughter, Sammi is still young. Shortly after the reception, we … [Read more...]

Want to remember what's going on here? Get more Brain Foggles in your feed reader or in your inbox.