Bloggy Boot Camp Day!

SITS Girls Bloggy Boot CampI have been to my fair share of blogging conferences.  From Blissdom to Blogher and lots in between.  But when I look back on all of the ones I have attended in the last four years, I still prefer the Bloggy Boot Camps offered by the SITS girls.

The reason?  Intimacy and support.

Today is Bloggy Boot Camp Day, a day in which Tiffany and Francesca have asked people who have previously attended a camp to share their experiences and memories.  I went back into my archives to look at the post I wrote after attending my very first Bloggy Boot Camp in October of 2009 in Las Vegas.  At the time it was called SITScation and it was the first event of this kind that the SITS Girls had put together. Re-reading that post, my feelings today are still the same.

There is a real sense of lending support and a helping hand in building and growing your blog.  There are no egos.  Just a large group of multi-leveled, multi-exprienced bloggers who want to help you in any way possible. It is friendly, stress-free and productive.

I attended a second Bloggy Boot Camp last year in San Diego and was thrilled that the SITS Girls have kept it small and manageable so when you attend you feel like you can meet and interact with a lot a people without being completely overwhelmed, a good thing when you are an introvert like me!

They keep changing up the topics and presenters so you are exposed to new tools and personalities, it is not same old-same old which is why you can keep going back and still pick up new knowledge and experiences whether you have been to one or ten.

This is precisely why I bought tickets to attend one of the 2012 boot camps, this time in Las Vegas, where for me, “it all began.”

I bought a ticket for myself and an extra to give away, but then Mr. Misadventures and I planned a vacation in Italy right on top of those dates, and while I love Tiffany, Italy is well….Italy!  So I decided to do a giveaway.

A big one.

And I could not think of a better day to do it than Bloggy Boot Camp Day!

I have TWO tickets to the Las Vegas SITS Bloggy Boot Camp (October 13) for you and a friend.  I am offering ONE night at the South Point Hotel Casino and Spa in Las Vegas where the camp is being held and so you can document all your fun I am throwing in a Sony Bloggie Touch (MHS-TS10/B) – 4 GB, 2 Hour (Black)!

That is close to $550 worth of prizes- WOW!

How does all that sound? Yeah, I know, crazy good!

All you have to do is follow the Rafflecopter instructions below.  There is only one mandatory thing to do, the rest are optional and will give you additional entries.

Good luck!



a Rafflecopter giveaway

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Comments

  1. I want to attend the SITS bloggy boot camp because I have yet to attend a blog conference or go to Las Vegas. It would be great to learn something and check two things off with one trip :)

  2. Wow, Andi. What a generous gift! I’m considering some big life changes for this year, otherwise I would definitely, definitely, definitely enter the contest!

    I’m intrigued by the Bloggy Boot Camp. I’ve recently updated the look of my blog (new header, new color scheme, larger photos, etc.) but I really would like to get some solid, down-to-earth information on taking the blog to the next level (you know, to reach all those zillions of people who are interested in harps and cats and writing and my thoughts on all of the above! ha!)

  3. WOW! this is amazing and so generous!

    Thank you!

  4. Sorry… I didn’t answer the question!

    I’ve been to one BBC and loved it! I loved how I was able to meet so many people and learn so much! I’d love to do it again!

  5. I would love to go to Vegas and wrap my head around all the information for bloggers! I’m a noob! :) This would be so great!

  6. I toyed with the idea of attending the San Diego event last year–until I realized that it was sold out! This year I’m trying to plan ahead–so Vegas, here I come! I’ve never attended a blogging conference; just a couple of conventions for my direct sales business–which were a blast. So I’m assuming that this will be even MORE fun! Can’t wait to get there & learn & smooze & network with all the other lovely bloggers!

  7. Thank you for this truly fabulous opportunity! I attended last year; however it was my first blog conference and I was overwhelmed and intimidated by the amount of priceless information I received. I didn’t understand how to process it all. This year, I look forward to “camp” because I’m much more familiar with the community, terms, my blog’s direction and most of all what I am trying to accomplish! Having the foundation #BBCSD gave me will only excel what I hope to get out of #BBCLV. I am looking forward to doing it properly this year!

  8. I would be oh so grateful if I were to win these tickets. I am brand new to this blogging and digital world and have no idea or guidance to go by. I could really use some inspiration and guidance! Thanks for this opportunity!

  9. Wow, what a fantastic opportunity! I have never been able to attend a blogging conference before, but I really would love to. I have been trying to better my blog over the last couple of months and this would be a wonderful, inspiring experience, I’m sure!

  10. This would be my first conference of any type, and could really use the support, guidance and networking! I have blogged before, but just started my own blog, so I would love to go and learn how to grow!

  11. This is SO exciting! I would like to attend Bloggy Boot Camp because I am a new blogger and this would be my first conference. I started blogging 7 months ago and I love it so much, and want to turn it into fantastic new business opportunities for me. I know attending this conference would really jump start this new career path. Thank you for this opportunity!

  12. Luann K. says:

    I would love the chance to go to Vegas and introduce myself and absorb all of the information for bloggers! I am just starting in this field and would be so grateful for this opportunity. Thank you for your generosity.

  13. I would love to attend Bloggy Boot Camp because I’ve never been to a blogging conference and I’m starting to take steps to make it into my full-time job. Every opportunity I can find to learn more about blogging and network with other bloggers will help! Bloggy Boot Camp especially appeals to me because it’s small and intimate (I’m an introvert too), filled with useful info, plus it looks fun! What could be better?

    Thanks for this awesome opportunity!

  14. This is a fantastic giveaway! Thanks do much for the opportunity!

    I want to attend Bloggy Boot Camp because I want the opportunity to continue growing as a writer and part of that growth includes the exchange of ideas with other like minded individuals. The networking would be invaluable and hello VEGAS!!

  15. I adored BBC last year. It was seriously one of the highlights of my year, blogging or otherwise. Those girls really know how to throw a party…uh…conference ;-)

  16. Jordan Whitlach says:

    I would love to go to meet more bloggers and enhance myself as a blogger! I have always wanted to go in the past but it had never worked out logistically. Vegas is close to me and I hope I can be there in October!

  17. Thank you for this opportunity. I would love to attend. Never been to wanted to go in San Diego thank you for a chance.

  18. I love the SITS girls!! I would be overjoyed if I could attend the BBC in Vegas! We live in Japan but are moving back to the States this summer! It would be an honor to meet Francesca and Tiffany as well as the many other fabulous bloggers! Thanks for the giveaway!!

  19. Wow…probably the most generous + incredible giveaway I’ve seen! Thank you so much! And I have yet to go to a BBC conference, but I adore the SITS girls and have learned so much from their site, that I’ve already been eyeing the Vegas conference in October! I am crossing my fingers, toes, and whatever else I can manage to bend :-)

    Also excited to have found your site through Twitter! Your writing style is absolutely refreshing and witty! You definitely have a new follower :-)

    A fellow travel addict,
    Marion

  20. This is so generous of you, Andi. I wish I could enter. I have no idea where I’ll be or what I’ll be doing in October. I hope I can go to a blog conference one day!!

  21. Oh WOW! What a wonderful opportunity! I have been dying to go to a conference since I started my blog…..and THIS one would be a perfect fit for me!

    I’ve read a few books on blogging but meeting people face to face who blog and inspire and hear speakers just would be amazing!

    We even have $39 flights right out of my little small Wyoming town…

  22. Such a great giveaway! Would LOVE to meet you in Vegas!

  23. I was at SITScation also and had a lovely time. I’ve also been to BBC Phoenix and BBC St George. I think I’m hooked on the SITS Girls! I will definitely be at the Las Vegas one also, but if I can get to go for free and bring a friend, so much the better.

  24. The Sony Bloggie is a sweet camera ever since I saw it online a few years ago. Would be neat to own one! I’ve been blogging since 2007 just about my life and it would be fun to learn more and meet other bloggers. I’ve never been to a blogging conference yet!

  25. I’ve never really been to a blogger conference and I am SOOOO intrigued. This is a fabulous giveaway, Andy! And so generous!

  26. Okay! I didn’t realize Bloggy Bootcamp was SITS – I had heard of it but only now put the two together.

  27. I have never attended anything like this and would love to have an opportunity to check it out.

    Alix

  28. Oh my goodness! What a fantastic giveaway! I would love to go to Bloggy Bootcamp Las Vegas!

  29. Yeah, I have to say I would choose Italy as well! Have a great time!

  30. I don’t blame you AT ALL fr choosing Italy! :) I have yet to attend a blogging conf and I’ve never been to Las Vegas! Can’t believe either of those are true!

  31. What a generous giveaway!

  32. I’ve never been to a blogging conference, and I’d love to go!

  33. This would be so helpful to me. I just started blogging in August of last year and fell in love it. My husband actually pushed me to do it because all I did was talk about all of the blogs I read. He said I would get to know people in blog world better if I let them get to know me better. He was right. The blog world is am amazing community and Tiffany and Kat were two of my first followers on Twitter. It would be wonderful to be a part of the SITS community IRL for a weekend. It would be a blog dream come true.
    Thank you for offering this chance to win to all of us.

  34. I am new to blogging – I have a professional one and a personal one – and I’d love to use the platform better to reach clients and readers!

  35. I would love to attend Bloggy Camp! I have never been and I am new to the blogging gig. The conference would help explain things. It is such a wonderful thing you are doing by offering the tickets and hotel room. Thanks for the opportunity.

  36. This is so generous of you! I’m just getting into blogging conferences, and this one is definitely on my list for this year! I’ve heard so many amazing things, I can’t help but want to go to BBC!

  37. Wow, what a generous giveaway. I’d love to win. I’ve been blogging for less than a year and feel like I have so much to learn about blogging. From what I’ve read, Bloggy boot camp would be a great way to pick up some tips and knowledge abou blogging, and meet new blogging buddies.

  38. I’ve never been to a blog conference before and would love to go! Plus I participated in the sits 31 days to build a better blog and learned so,So much. Such a great and supportive group!

  39. Awesome giveaway! Even though I’ve been blogging for about 2 years, I’ve never attended a blog conference. I’d love to have the opportunity to meet other bloggers in real life … and I’d love to learn new ways to help my blog! Also, I LOVE visiting Las Vegas! :)

  40. I attended Bloggy Boot Camp in Philly 2 years ago, and it put me light years ahead of where I would have been had I not gone! I learned so much in that one day. I’d love to go to Vegas and get more fuel for this blog fire!

  41. I live in Vegas so don’t need the room :) I’d give that part away but am thinking about going so the ticket would be great:)

  42. I would love, love, love to attend this boot camp for bloggers! As a fairly new blogger I am always looking for new ideas, ways to improve, and learn more. Mompreneur Mogul Lisa sent me here and I am so glad! Now following you, too!
    Hugs, GraceinAZ

  43. I would LOVE to go to this event because I love to network, have fun, meet other bloggers, and generally have fun! I’ve been to Blissdom but nothing else yet. I also haven’t been to Vegas, baby!!
    Thanks for the chance to win!!

  44. Lea Michelle says:

    I would love to attend Because I have never attended before. I have been in the blogging business for almost a year now. There is alot of learning to do. I have never been to a Blogging Conference and have Hear this is one of the TOP ones to go to! PLUS Never been to Vegas, So that would be nice!!

    Thanks of the opp. and Good Luck Everyone!!

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