Everyone warned the newbies that this conference would be exhausting. They were right. Honestly, it probably wouldn’t be as bad if I didn’t bring Wynston. Since he’s struggling with the crowds and overstimulation, I’ve spent a lot of time worrying about him and making sure he’s comfortable. I do think that this has been a good experience for him though. Next year since the BlogPaws conference is in Phoenix, AZ, I’ll be able to bring his stroller or leave him home for a day to rest. I’m glad I work from home so when I get back to Arizona on Sunday, I can sleep for a week straight!
A lot of people think that because I work from home, I don’t work at all. I will say that it’s an absolutely wonderful life – something I always dreamed about. But it’s not all about sleeping in, being lazy and doing nothing all day!
As a member of the BlogPaws community, I am also a member of the Pet Blogger Influencer Group. We participate in monthly blogger surveys (which I find really exciting and I love seeing an email notification for a new survey!) and January’s results are in. The results were made into a super fun infographic, and I’d like to share it with you all so you can get further insight into the blogging world!
What do these stats mean to me?
- Just like 50% of influencers in this survey, Facebook does indeed bring the most traffic to my blog. I have almost 10,000 Facebook followers.
- I also wish I knew more about Google+, as do 35% of survey takers.
- A whopping 74% said Facebook is the least valuable to them. For me, it’s the MOST valuable!
- In terms of taking the most of our time, 36% said Google+. For me, this would be Facebook because I post about 3-7 times per day, and it brings me the most traffic, and therefore I put the most time into it.
- Along with 54% of survey takers, I blog a few times a week.
- I am with the 75% who apply for paid campaigns, but only if I believe in them and if I think they’d be a good fit for my blog.
- I definitely follow brands on social media. I think it’s important to follow pet companies that I love in order to stay up on the latest and greatest!
- And last but not least – how many times a day do I check social media!! I’m definitely one of those “So many times I lose count!” people. No shame!
What do you think about this infographic?
I’ve been blogging since December 2013. Just over a year later, I can say that I am blessed enough to be a full time pet blogger and I’m headed to the BlogPaws conference in Nashville, TN in hopes of furthering my career!
Something tells me I’ve been abnormally successful as a blogger in a short amount of time. I will tell you though, I’ve worked extremely hard to get to where I am at. I’ve invested some money, but mostly time and late nights to be able to work full time from home doing what I love.
Last year, the BlogPaws conference was in Las Vegas, NV. That’s only a 4 hour drive from my house but I had only been blogging for about 5 months and I wasn’t ready. Honestly, I wasn’t sure what I was getting myself into. A year later, I’m so ecstatic to be traveling across the country, from Arizona to Tennessee, with my close friend Kama and our dogs to experience this life changing conference.
So what IS BlogPaws?
- A conference for anyone looking to learn and grow in the pet or web industry.
- Learn about how to make money with your business or blog.
- Meet and greet with fellow pet bloggers and their pets!
- Connect with brands.
- Learn how to market through social media.
In Nashville, I am looking forward to attending the workshops because I really want to learn how to further my career with blogging. Most importantly though, I’m excited to meet all of the faces behind the blogs I read. I’ve made many online friends through blogging and I cannot wait to hug them all and thank them for their continued support during my blogging journey! They have all helped and inspired me along the way!
BlogPaws 2015 takes place in Nashville, TN at the Sheraton Music City Hotel on May 28-30th. Are you attending this year?!