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Blogging Tips: How to Get on “The List” #BlogHer13

August 8, 2013

Before starting this blog I had no idea on what went on in this corner of the internet world.  Now I’m hosting events, doing sponsored post and headed to blog conferences.  Who would have thunk it!  Just like doing anything you love, you have to keep learning.  To learn more in this blogosphere world you may need to attend a conference or two.  Every conference is different so before you go you have to sit down and think of why you are going.  It could be to attend workshops, meet online friend in person, network with brands, attend parties, meet like minded people or to just get a few days away from the kids!  All of these are very good reasons to go.  Since BlogHer was in my hometown of Chicago that was more than enough reason for me to go.  I’m also a very social person and I love the opportunity to meet new people.

May Book c/o Waiting on Martha

BlogHer made a few changes to their line-up this year.  Instead of the usual “Mommy” blogger topics, BlogHer added a Style Mini Con track.  The best thing since slice bread! My partner in crime, Danielle from The Style and Beauty Doctor sat in on a few of the Style Mini Con panels.

The most informative Style Mini Con panel was “The List”.  This panel included Christy from Digital Brand Architects, Geneiviev from Factory PR and Adrianna from DeVries PR.  These ladies rep some major brands and shared some valuable information on how to get noticed if you want to work with brands.  Below are my notes from the panel and an additional two cents.

  1. Show interest in brands you like. If you see something HOT or New you like, tweet it out! 
  2. Engagement is Key – This goes with showing interest.  If you are interested in working with them you need to show them.  But don’t go overboard and annoy them : ).
  3. Follow the brands everywhere to keep up with what they are doing: Follow on Twitter, Facebook and sign up for newsletters.  Were you the last person to find out H&M is now online?  Get the newsletters!
  4. Bring ideas to the table.  When you hit up a brand don’t just says “I want to work with you!”.  Tell them what you would like to do, even if it’s just a review and giveaway.  
  5. Create a one-sheet!  In addition to your long drawn out media kit, make a separate one sheet that quickly outlines your blog or brand.  Reading several pages of a media kit… Ain’t no body got time for that!

Good stuff huh!  I hope BlogHer brings back the Style Mini Con next year and make it even bigger!  Did you go to BlogHer?  What was your biggest take away? Please share!  If you have any questions please make sure to include your email address in your comment or hit me up thebabyshopaholic at gmail.

*A portion of my trip to BlogHer was sponsored by EDEN Bodyworks.  Thoughts and opinions are my own. 

  • Aracely
    August 8, 2013 at 4:02 pm

    Thanks for sharing these tips! I hope to attend the next Blogher conference and am set to head to the ATL for Blogalicious.

  • Inez Chic
    August 8, 2013 at 4:11 pm

    Such awesome tips! Gosh, I wish we could have met at BlogHer…next year hopefully!

  • Tia
    August 8, 2013 at 4:38 pm

    Great tips! Thanks for sharing!!!

  • tasha
    August 8, 2013 at 4:42 pm

    These are some great tips. Thank you for sharing them with us!

    ps. I am super geeked on how much your brand has grown in the last three years. Keep being you Trina because you are a rockstar.

  • Adrienne Sweenee Style
    August 8, 2013 at 5:55 pm

    Thanks for sharing info. Great Tips.

  • Cam | Bibs and Baubles
    August 8, 2013 at 7:55 pm

    Great tips Trina! I hope to make it to BlogHer next year.

  • kita
    August 8, 2013 at 7:55 pm

    You have done an awesome job with brands and awareness. Getting on some PR lists is great too.

  • Keia
    August 8, 2013 at 9:51 pm

    Thanks for sharing these tips, Trina! I’m just getting starting with blogging. After reading your tips, I definitely look forward to finding a blogging conference to attend!

  • Omora
    August 8, 2013 at 10:31 pm

    Thanks for sharing….U must have read my mind??

  • 7eventh Letter
    August 9, 2013 at 1:21 am

    These tips are so great Trina!!! Thanks so much! Are you planning to go to the SBOC Conference?

    7eventh Letter

  • Erika L. Thomas
    August 9, 2013 at 2:43 am

    Great Tips Trina! Thanks for sharing.

  • Our Delightful Home
    August 9, 2013 at 10:42 am

    Great tips & Thanks for sharing!!!

  • Jill
    August 9, 2013 at 1:01 pm

    I loved reading this post, I need some help with my blog. And yes you have totally evolved since you started blogging and I love all the changes!!

  • Reginia - PoisedinPrint.com
    August 9, 2013 at 1:58 pm

    I’ve wanted to attend BlogHer for a few years. I think it’s going to be back in New York next year. It is certainly on my “To Do” List.

  • Nellie @ Brooklyn Active Mama
    August 10, 2013 at 12:26 am

    awesome tips!!

  • Teems
    August 10, 2013 at 3:24 am

    If it is going to be in NY I have to go. Thanks for sharing.

  • The Style and Beauty Doctor
    August 16, 2013 at 2:18 am

    This was such an awesome panel—so glad we could go together 🙂

  • Jennifer of JennySue Makeup
    September 17, 2013 at 6:17 pm

    Ain’t no body got time for that – AMEN and HILARIOUS!! I have NEVER been to a blog conference, shame on me I know!!, and I need to hit up one soon. I’m sure it’s eye opening and can take our little blogs so much further! Thanks for this one Trina. btw, I HEART Chicago, only been once, but fell in looove!
    Hugs, Jennifer

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