We couldn’t resist sharing Jane’s excitement on attending the Design Blogger’s Conference. In case you didn’t see her newsletter, here it is:
After many years of wanting to attend the Design Bloggers Conference, it’s finally happening! There is still space if you want to attend and I couldn’t let another day pass without sharing the wealth of learning ahead and 3 reasons why I personally cannot wait to get to Los Angeles in March.
1. It’s time to up my game
I’ve been designing and selling trimmings for 20 years, loving what I do. I’ve only been blogging for 5 years and it has become another revenue stream for my business, with big growth potential. To be honest, I’m leaving money on the table and want to figure out how to capitalize, in an authentic way, on my content (hard work) that will further my mission of teaching “embellishment as creative self expression.” Just look at the DBC AGENDA, breakout sessions on affiliate marketing, SEO secrets, social content strategies, influencer marketing…you get the picture. Two sessions I am especially looking forward to are — Your Blog and Website: Build Multiple Income Streams by Deborah VonDonop and The Editor is IN! insights from Marjorie Gage and Amy Flurry, author of the newest designer edition of Recipe For Press.
2. I learn from stories
I read a lot of business and marketing books, magazines, blogs and listen to podcasts, and nothing sticks with me more that the story of business growth, how it happened in real life, fueled by purpose. The struggles, the triumphs, the creativity, the happy accidents…personal accounts of journey. So you’ll see me in the front row, all ears, listening to these speakers.
3. A chance to mentor and be mentored
Blogging as Trim Queen since 2013 has enriched my life personally and professionally in so many ways. It fuels my textile business and also introduces me to incredibly interesting people and new ways to look at life. I have a lot to share and am on the #DBCLA Mentoring Team. Thank you Ruthie Stallsen for spearheading this initiative! I myself get stuck in working IN my business, not ON my business, and often times need someone with a different perspective to guide me. So as I will be mentoring, I will also be forging some relationships to call on with expertise that differs from mine. Meet the DBC mentors and I hope you will contact me, or the others on this team, Courtney, Jeanne, Ruthie and Kristy, for an on-site meeting. We are ready to share career and industry experience, advice, vision, and strategies to further your career aspirations, at no charge!
There is still time to register so let me know if you are coming. I’ll start packing this weekend, so excited to see my Fringe Friends from social media and make new ones. If you cannot make it this year, put it on your list for next, and follow the hashtag #DBCLA to get a peek at what all the hullabaloo is about, and I am sure you will find YOUR reasons to attend.