MN Blog Con 2013 Recap

This weekend I had the pleasure of attending my second MN Blogger Conference. I attended last year, and you can see my recap here. Below are the sessions I attended this year!

  • Opening Panel “How I got started Blogging”
  • Blogging Your Passion – my favorite session of the day. I happen to follow 2 of the 3 presenters, and will be adding the third.
  • How To Grow Your Blog via Community.
  • The Non-Designers Guide to WordPress
  • The Future of Blogging.

I was able to receive this free mug by asking a question during “How to Grow Your Blog via Community” I was wondering “What kind of rules we should follow in terms of social media?”.

This year we were at Concordia University in St. Paul, it was a great site with free parking! We were also given breakfast and lunch. It seems like this year was a little more “bare bones” compared to last year. But for a free event I cannot complain!

Since I wasn’t a rookie this year I was able to reconnect with a few people, as well as make a few new friends!

Here are my top 3 favorited tweets from the MN Bloggers Conference!

  • Social Media shouldn’t make you sad.
  • Less is always better. Simplicity is never a bad choice.
  • You have to define success on your own terms, not someone else’s.

The MN Bloggers Conference is a diverse group, whereas the Healthy Living Summit was 200 women that seemed very similar to me. I will continue attending the MN Blog Con in future if only because it gives me exposure to people I wouldn’t otherwise meet.

Do you prefer to network with people exactly like you? Or do you want to meet people who are different?


  1. hey katie! i was also a little shocked by how diverse the group was – i was hoping to connect with more of the bloggers that i follow on the web, and I was surprised to see what a small percentage of the conference that group was πŸ™‚ it was helpful, however, to sort of understand the whole world of blogging – from business bloggers to sports bloggers to corporate bloggers — it’s a wide world out there πŸ™‚

    1. It is! I would like to get a MN version of Healthy Living Summitt or Female Bloggers or something started so we can meet up once in a while, but haven’t worked out the details in my mind yet.

    1. Unfortunately it didn’t really get answered, because it was older males on that panel. But I think “social media presence” is different for everyone, so I’m not sure that they could have answered it.

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