This guest post was prepared by last year’s amazing presenter Amy Leon of the blog Crazy Mama Runs.
Presenting at the first BlogJam Atlantic was both exhilarating and nerve wracking experience for me! The thing that did appeal to me though was the fact that it was the very first BlogJam Atlantic and that I would not be alone as a first time presenter. Being able to watch experienced presenters and bloggers gave me some confidence leading up to my presentation.
For me, the most interesting aspect of the event was the ability to come and go from each session without getting the “death glare” from those around you. Being able to move freely is great, especially for someone attending their first blogging conference (and for someone who may not necessarily be able to sit still!).
There are many things I learned and took away from the event. I think the biggest thing for me was that I learned to just be real. Those that love your content will keep coming back because you are being YOU. There is no need to create an unrealistic persona to bring in readership.
My overall experience at BlogJam Atlantic was wonderful! I was able to connect with so many local bloggers face to face and meet some wonderful new bloggers as well! I left with working knowledge and connections. A must attend event for sure!