If there was a single, over-riding message at last weekend’s sell-out BloggerConf it was “find your unique voice”.
The event, organised by Emma O’Farrell (EOF Media) in partnership with Lifes2Good took place in Dublin’s five-star Marker Hotel on Sunday 22 November 2015 and attracted a strong turn out of Irish bloggers who specialise in everything from beauty and fashion, to travel, fitness and business.
A packed programme had BloggerConf trending on social media from early on Sunday morning as speakers shared their insights on the business side of blogging.
The perspectives varied — some focused on opportunities, others sought to raise awareness of threats and challenges. From monetising blogs to social media and the law, the emphasis throughout was practical and there was lots of good advice for novices as well as for more experienced bloggers.
Masterclasses provided expert advice on working with brands, Google Adsense, Video for Vloggers and Twitter while networking breaks ensured delegates had the opportunity to meet and learn from each other in a friendly and supportive environment.
Top BloggerConf Tips
Tips for bloggers included:
- the need to claim/register your blog name on all platforms even if you focus your social media activity on just one or two
- the need to create a media kit for your blog
- the importance of balance when creating content and knowing the difference between opinion and fact
- the benefits of collaborating with other bloggers who can help you grow your audience
If you’re interested in blogging, take a look at #BloggerConf on Twitter where delegates are sharing links to their learnings from the event.