Even though I didn’t really know what a “blog” technically was when I started Baby Gizmo back in 2005, I have technically by definition been blogging for a decade. That is a LONG time. I’m kind of like a dinosaur in the blog world.
Like in any industry, there is a ton of stuff behind the scenes that you don’t really see. All the countless hours of testing gear, making connections, talking with brands, and making sure I’m up-to-date on everything in the parenting world. Okay, almost everything. 🙂
One thing that bloggers do to hone their skills, make connections and generally make themselves a better blogger/writer is to attend conferences. While I don’t go to a ton of conferences (there is at least one a month!), I have been to my fair share. Some I mention here on Baby Gizmo and some that I just don’t.
Next month is a big one and I thought I would give you the inside scoop so that you know why I’m in NYC in mid-July. I’m excited that I was invited to be an ambassador at Blogger Bash.
Blogger Bash was founded by Toy Insider Mom Laurie Schacht, and co-hosted by my friends Joey Fortman of Real Mom Media and Charlene DeLoach of Charlene Chronicles. Since you all know how many toys we cover (a lot!!), I thought this would be a good fit.
Blogger Bash is an annual event that connects hundreds of digital influencers, including bloggers, vloggers, and social media professionals to more than 100 lifestyle brands so you can see why I’m so honored to be one of the ambassadors!
So, you are asking yourself, “what do you do at a blogging conference?” Well, Blogger Bash is different from any other blogging conference in that it is designed for bloggers who are experienced and have already nailed down the basics of blogging. Blogger Bash aims to provide both men and women with important connections and the tools they need to take their blogs and video channels to the next level.
We hang with top Blogger Bash sponsors include LeapFrog, Activision, Disney Interactive, VTech, Care Bears, Peanuts, Anne Geddes, Good Enough Mother, and Canadian Lentils. We get to see and play with their new products so that I can come back and tell you all the nitty-gritty details.
This year, Blogger Bash includes more than 15 different interactive events, including parties, meals, speaker panels, and even an off-site exclusive performance from The Blue Man Group.
Between now and mid-July, I’ll be participating (and inviting you!) in Twitter Parties where prizes will be given! Who doesn’t love prizes, right?!?
Tomorrow night (June 23) at 9pm ET /8pm CST, I’ll be co-hosting a Peanuts Twitter Party and I really hope you’ll join us!
Join us for the Twitter Jam that will bring you back in time to all of your magical, animated memories of Lucy always pulling the football away when Charlie tried to kick it or every time you saw Linus with his blanket in his hands.
YOU COULD WIN: A LeSportsac Peanuts Movie bag; A Peanuts Movie Flying Ace game from Wonderforge; The Art of Blue Sky Studios book; a Just Play’s Happy Dance Snoopy; and a Peanuts Movie Construction Set from Cra-Z-Art
The fun doesn’t stop with Charlie Brown—save the date for our future Twitter jams with more fantastic #BBNYC sponsors!
Rite Aid: Monday, June 29
Leapfrog: Tuesday, June 30