As part of our WEGO Health Press Corps, we sent special needs advocate Marla Murasko to the 2012 Bloggy Conference. In this guest post she shares what she learned at the conference and how it will inform her Health Activism. –Amanda
Own Your Dream! Build Your Brand @ #BloggingCon
by Marla Murasko, Special and Determined
What an amazing experience I had at Bloggy Conference, thanks to my sponsor WEGO Health. What was Bloggy Conference? A fabulous opportunity to learn how to build your brand and enhance your blog through social media, meet some amazing woman and make meaningful connections.
This was my first social media/blogging conference and it was so rewarding on so many levels. I was able to gain valuable tools and resources to help me enhance my blog and make it a better overall experience for those that read it. Understand how to target my audience and create meaningful relationships with brands that I want to partner with. Most importantly spread my message of special needs and advocacy, all while staying true to myself and share the joys of motherhood as a special needs mom.
Blogging has become such a meaningful outlet for me as a health advocate and spread my message of “awareness, understanding and compassion for children with special needs“, but it has also helped me to realize that there are other causes that I hold near to my heart, and some of them came through loud and clear at Bloggy Con. I met an amazing young lady from North Carolina, Jessica from Headbands of Hope.org, who made me realize that besides Down syndrome there are other causes that I want to advocate for…. pediatric cancer, congenital heart diseases, healthy children, literacy, music and arts for children.
Let me share with you Jessica’s story:
I also want to share with you such an amazing mom I met and am honored to say that we will be partnering together to work on some advocacy projects. Katrina, from Kat’s Cafe has a heart of gold and is such an incredibly passionate person.
So to sum it up I came back energized, focused and blessed to have attended such an amazing conference and look forward to building my network and reach by attending more blogging conferences in the future.
What blogging conferences are you looking forward to attend to build your blogging network and why?