My first Blogtacular experience + four tips for better, happier blogging

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    • I think navel-gazing is par for the course with bloggers – we spend so much time working alone! That’s why I found this weekend so helpful, it was a great reminder that we are actually a huge, supportive community with a lot to offer each other. I think I need Grace Bonney’s quote painted in 6ft letters across my wall!

  • Oh man, I wish I had a better schedule, I am so unorganised but I have three littles to think about haha. my brain is fizzed half the time so i think im fortunate what i do already! jokes aside, I loved it too! x

    • Oh I’m terrible at being organised as well, and I only have a day job to contend with! But I think one of the big things I took away from the conference was that there are about 4 million ways of doing everything, so if one doesn’t work for you there will be another that does!

  • I loved Grace’s opening keynote, so inspiring and encouraging! Thank you for including a photo of her schedule, I didn’t capture that! I do need to be better at customizing content to each channel!

    • Oh me too! I’m the worst for re-using the same stuff across multiple channels and not really thinking about what people will like. But I am having a lot of fun getting my Pinterest boards up to scratch!

  • I enjoyed this post. I didnt know abou Blogtacular but from you I have already picked up on backing up my blog (opps!) and scheduling social media. I might sign up for the online version of the event as it looks so good. As for Pinterest I am seriously not using it properly

    • I’m glad you got something useful out of this post! I can’t wait for the videos to come out so I can catch up on the sessions I couldn’t make it to. This was my first year going to Blogtacular, but I think I might have to make it a regular thing now – I got such a lot out of this one.

  • Such a great post, thank you. I have just started blogging (aliceandarlo.com) and was desperate to go to Blogtacular, but couldn’t get any childcare, so I watched on from my phone instead. But, it’s so useful to have some achievable advice – I’ll definitely be starting to plan my blog posts and any social media activity. Thank you again, and I love your blog. x

    • Aw, thank you! I find planning absolutely essential for keeping on top of my blogging and my day job, but I know that other bloggers have found too much planning can be stressful and stifle their inspiration – I think the key is to be realistic about what you can achieve in the time you have, and don’t be afraid to ditch the plan if it isn’t making you happy!

  • Thanks again for sharing these tips! It was so hard to choose which sessions to attend, it’s been fab reading about the ones I missed as people are blogging about them 🙂

    • Yes! I’ve been getting even more ideas and inspiration from other people’s posts. I’m also saving my pennies for the digital conference videos so that I can catch up on the sessions I missed.