My Weekend at the Bloggy Boot Camp

On Saturday I attended my first blogging conference ever, The SITS Girls Bloggy Boot Camp in St. Louis! It was a one-day event to learn more about social media and blogging from some of the best in the business. Like who??

Um… Laurie Turk (or you may know her as the TIP JUNKIE!!) Yep, that a photo of us together! We’re totally BFF’s now!

Here’s another photo with some of my favorite DIY/craft bloggers… Cheryl from That’s What Che Said, Debbie from Debbie Does Creations, Laurie Turk from Tip Junkie, ME, and Kelly from Live.Laugh.Rowe.

So of course one of my favorite parts of the Bloggy Boot Camp was listening to Laurie talk. Man, this girl had some AMAZING tips!! I could have listened to her talk for hours. And the best part? She was SO REAL. I mean down-to-earth, normal chick. Seriously, LOVE this girl even more now!

Tiffany Romero is the main brain behind the Bloggy Boot Camp and is successful for a reason… cause this girl knows her stuff. How to make a business out of blogging, how to gain sponsorship, how to guest post, etc. SO MUCH INFO!

We also had the pleasure of listening to social media tips from Annie Shultz, owner of Mama Dweeb. She’s also publisher of the eBook “Using Blog Tools Wisely”.

Allison Talamantez (pictured below) was from Sway in Real Life. Allison spoke about sponsorship opportunities, finding brands to work with and pitching your ideas.

Cynthia Wheeler from Nap Warden talking about putting your best face forward in blog design, graphics and branding.

And of course we had the local girl Danielle Smith from Extraordinary Mommy talk about the new phenomenon, Vlogging (or video blogging). This girl is such a pioneer in this niche. I love hearing valuable information from experts in my little blogging world!

And of course (again) I have to mention some of my bloggy DIY/craft girls that were in attendance with me since we had such a ball together on Saturday!

If you’re interested in learning more about the Bloggy Boot Camp, visit their website to find out if they’re coming to a town near you! Trust me, it was a fantastic day with tons of information and valuable tips!


  1. says

    Yay for Bloggy Boot Camp! I’m lucky to get to see you all the time :) It was fun hanging out at BBC, friend. I truly appreciate you.

  2. says

    Hi! I’m your newest follower and co-host of this month’s blog hop. Thanks so much for joining in on the fun :) I’m looking forward to getting you know you better!

    It looks like you gals had a blast!

  3. says

    I really wanted to attend this but it didn’t work out for me this year. Looks like you had a blast and met some great bloggers! Thanks for sharing your pics with us, maybe I can attend next year.

  4. says

    This blog is soooooo pretty!! I love it! And you took some fabulous pictures! I had a baby at home (6 hrs away) that I had to run home to, I really wish I had stayed the night so we could chat and hang out.

    This was such a wonderful conference! Are you going to BlogHer?

  5. says

    That looks like so much fun! I am your newest follower from the Networking Blog Hop! Following on Bloglovin’. I would love if you would check out my blog and if you like what you see please follow back :)

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