Learning to stand on my feet at Type A Con

Ever since I returned from my road trip of epic proportions {more on that another day} and Type A Conference my brain has been swirling.  It doesn’t help that I have two teenage daughters who seem to be sprinting towards adulthood no matter how much I try to ask them to slow down.

One of the biggest things that I learned is to….

Downtown Charlotte Arts District

…stand confidently behind my words.  To write for myself and not write what others expect me to write.  To be proud of myself and not shirk when someone asks me what I do.

At Type A Con I learned that if I am not passionate about what I write about, how can I evoke that same passion in someone else.  To put it simply, I can’t.

Aside from taking photos at the conference as one of the photographers, I got to wear a new hat, or rather ribbon this time around.

The green ribbon that I got to wear proudly at Type A Con

I will admit that while I love photography and I am passionate about taking pictures, I was sort of freaking out about speaking to people about it.  I suppose I should really get used to speaking because I will have to do it all over again when I talk Instagram at BlogHer in just three weeks.

I am so excited to start fresh in this new place. (I know it looks the same, but many thanks to Twenty70 hosting for moving everything over to WordPress and getting me all set up-I still can’t believe I only pay you $5 a month!) (Also it looks like the special that I got for $5 a month is now $10 a month for those signing up but sooooo worth it, Kelly is awesome!)

So did you go to Type A Conference? What did you feel like you most walked away with a better grasp of? Are you going to BlogHer?

edited to add-linking up here with the other Type A Conference posts

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Comments

  1. I loved Type A and chatting with you for a few minutes! It definitely broke down some walls that were beginning to build up around letting my content and ideas be what they are rather than try and fit a marketing niche. If I want to write a blog with hyperlocal content but not fit the hyperlocal format exactly, that’s what I should do; no apologies!

    Your blog looks lovely. I am going to try and see you speak at Blog Her but it’s my first time and I am completely confused by the party/session/geek bar thing.

    • Heather says:

      I loved chatting with you as well. My session is 9:30 AM and it’s called Leveraging Google+, Pinterest, and Instagram. It is a beginner session on the Professional track. Feel free to ask me any questions you may have about anything. BlogHer can be very overwhelming,but in a totally good way, of course.

  2. You were great! We were all about Instagram after your talk.

I would love the chance to chat with you!