I 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!
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