Disclosure: As a Niche Parent Ambassador/Affiliate I received a family conference package and 10% of all sales (including packages) from any purchase made through affiliate link. All opinions are my own.
I’m back from #NicheParent14 and I’m still on a blog high. That’s one of my favorite things about attending conferences – I always feel so motivated when I return. It’s like a jolt of energy. I have all these ideas and not enough time. But I’m not complaining…because lots of ideas is a good thing. I’m writing them all down for those moments when nothing comes to mind. I am so grateful I had the opportunity to attend the Niche Parent Conference. I’ve been blogging for four years – I’m not a newbie but there is always room to grow and learn.
While at Niche Parent, I had the opportunity to meet brands and bloggers. It was fun to reconnect with my blog amigas and I also met some new friends. And it was also my first conference with Norrin. He even sat in on a few panels! I was so proud of him.
If you didn’t get a chance to attend the conference – don’t worry. Here are my key takeaways:
I could listen to Alberto Sardinas talk all day. His story is so inspiring and motivating. Alberto was an ideal keynote speaker for #NicheParent14. He believes in the power of your story. As bloggers, that’s what we are: storytellers. No matter what we blog about – we always have to bring it back to our story. That’s the way to make a real impact.
Probably one of my favorite people I met while at #NicheParent14! Julie Cole of Mabel’s Labels was fun, honest and engaging. As a mom of 6 (one with autism) who is a successful businesswoman (or Mompreneur), Julie encouraged the moms in the room to “lower [their] standards” because “the kids are all right.” I loved her laid back, keep it real attitude about motherhood. So many women are running themselves ragged trying to do it all and be everywhere. It’s kind of impossible to do. Julie shared that she is strategic about her business and strategic about her kids. She also stressed the importance of keeping the commitments you make to your kids.
I’ve been following Kim Garst on Twitter for a while and it was such a thrill to hear her speak in person. She has a quiet confidence. But her message rings loud and clear. If you don’t follow her on Twitter, you should.
Okay…I am secretly obsessed with Laura Fuentes of Momables right now. Her site is amazing and she was just totally down to earth! I’m determined to download a menu and follow it. Also, after chatting with her I am tempted to switch to a Paleo lifestyle. Anyway, Laura is all about building your business and focusing on what matters.
Yup…another Laura quote. But this was my little golden nugget of the conference. She encouraged us to start investing in ourselves by boosting our FB content. She suggested taking an evergreen post that did really well and giving it a boost. I’ve written so many articles over the last four years – some better than others. But just because something was written last year, doesn’t mean it’s unrelatable today.
Matt Cherry was electric! I loved meeting him and hearing his panel on 30 Easy Changes To Make for Giant Growth. (I also won a subscription for iBlog Magazine – woohooo)! I loved what he said about peers. He put things in perspective. He encouraged us to collaborate, to network, to reach out to other bloggers. There is no need to be jealous or feel competitive because there is room for all of us. We are all unique – even when we blog about the same topic.
Like Alberto Sardinas said – we all have our own personal story. There is power in that. No other blogger can tell your story, except you.
Did you attend #NicheParent14 – what were your key takeaways?
Some of my #NicheParent14 Magical Moments