When #SoFabCon was announced I immediately made plans to room with some of my friends and turned on my flight deal alerts. I was so thrilled! Then my husband brought me back down to Earth. There was no way we can afford to send me to my 10 year reunion cruise on the other side of the country, AND to Arkansas for the conference.
I kept visiting the SoFabCon site anyway, watching as new guest speakers were added and the agenda grew. I secretly wished for some kind of awesome windfall so that I could have the chance to experience this amazing conference. My husband doesn't get it, he kept asking me, "Why do you want to go to this conference so badly?"
It was hard to explain to him. I want to go to a conference because even though I've been blogging for almost five years now, I still have so much to learn. I'm not a pro by any means. Sure there are other blogging conferences, but I'm drawn to SoFabCon because not only will it help me to contribute more to the Social Fabric community as a member, but it will also help me grow as a blogger. I've been writing since I was old enough to pick up a crayon, and I want to do it for the rest of my life.
I've already grown quite a bit since first joining the community. My posts used to be dull, low picture quality, unpopular. Slowly I've seen my posts get better and better, the picture quality has gotten exceedingly better, and those posts are attracting more people than ever.
I don't know if it's obvious, but I #LuvSoFab and I want to shout it from the rooftops. Social Fabric challenges me to think outside the box, to be organized, to meet deadlines, and to not be afraid to get my hands dirty- whether it be cooking or crafting or playing outside. It helps me connect with other bloggers and not feel like I'm competing for something. We're all a community, we're in this together. And most of all it helps me be a better blogger because I feel compelled to come up with quality over quantity when it comes to posts.
What I hope to get out of the conference is a wealth of information that I can bring to the table when creating posts for myself and for SoFab campaigns. Posts that draw people in, that show my personality, that represent my blog and what I want it to be. I hope to make new friends and connect with old ones, in the hopes that we can help each other to be successful. Did I mention I've actually never been to a blogging conference before? This would be my first!
Attending SoFabCon would mean so much to me. It's hard to put it all down into a blog post. So instead I thought I'd treat you to some of my awesome lyrical skills. I write more than just blog posts, people! My singing skills aren't all that great so I won't quit my day job anytime soon, though.
In summation, sending me to SoFabCon would help me be a better blogger. But I hope that by being a better blogger I can contribute more to the Social Fabric and Collective Bias family in order to help them grow as well. I'm in it for the long haul. But don't worry if I don't get chosen, no hard feelings! I will just work even harder so I can go next year.