I know you’re saying, Marissa wasn’t SNAP! two weeks ago? And you’re just now posting this? I know I know. Things have just been a tad non-stop but I really had so much fun and learned so much at SNAP! that I wanted to share. Better late than never right? This is going to be kind of a rambling post so the pictures might not relate to the paragraph below but there were so many great moments I wanted to include them all.
If you don’t already know SNAP! is a creative blogging conference held here in Utah. Bloggers (and brands) from all over come, hang out, learn all kinds of things, and connect. This was my first official conference and I loved it. I met so many awesome people. And let me just say there is just something so wonderful about finally meeting friends that I’ve only known through my computer in person.
I learned so much I have a notebook full of scribbled notes about SEO, Pinterest optimization, Instagram, photography and more. It was this great source of knowledge and I just sucked it all in. I’m not going to lie though, that amount of info-dump was at times overwhelming. It’s like who can think of ALL of those things at once, AND actually do them? Some times these people seemed super human.
But then it all sort of clicked for me. Blogging is just like exercising. The things that are most important for me as a blogger are the ones that I’ll actually do. I tried a spin exercise class once and hated it, so while it may be an awesome workout it doesn’t work for me because I won’t do it. In SO many of the sessions I heard the message “figure out what it is you like to do, and do that”. Yes as a blogger you should have a presence in a variety of places, update regularly, be aware of your key words, and photo lighting, etc. but what’s most important is what you are actually willing and going to do. In the same way that I’ll force myself to do cardio and eat veggies I’ll try and keep up with the parts of blogging that aren’t my favs but there’s just something so nice about picking a few areas that really do get me excited and putting most of my energy there.
For any one considering going to SNAP! or another blogging conference or even bloggers get together I say do it. Meeting with like minded ladies who get the whole blogging thing from the inside was a breath of fresh air and a whole lot of fun.