>Ten Reasons Mom 2.0 Summit Is My Favorite Blog Conference

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Right now the buzz from all the lovely ladies (and a few guys) who attended the Blissdom blogging conference in Nashville last week is just starting to die down. So if you are envious of all the bloggy goodness that went on at Blissdom and you either are or would like to be a more serious blogger, I want to encourage you to think about coming to the Mom 2.0 Summit this April in New Orleans. I went last year and can’t wait for this year’s conference, and here are ten reasons why.

1. It’s New Orleans, for goodness sake! Refer back to my top ten reasons I love New Orleans.

2. Laura Mayes and Carrie Pacini are the hostesses with the mostest for sure. The have incredible taste. I mean, the conference is at the Ritz-Carlton, it doesn’t get more lovely than that.

3. Seriously awesome sponsors like Johnson and Johnson, Huggies, Microsoft, and New Balance. Just to name a few. Intentionally plenty of time and avenues for bloggers to really interact with brands and build relationships.

4. Heavy on the content, light on the fluffy stuff. Just check out this schedule. I’m most looking forward to the session on How’d You Get that Sponsor? The Nuts and Bolts of Pitching.

5. Rock star speakers like Carol Roth, Alice Bradley and Jenny Lawson.

6. Awesome parties. Last year’s conference opened with a killer Mad Men inspired party. This year’s opening party is sponsored by Zatarain’s so I can get that means doing it up Big Easy style!

7. Not too many people. Registration is capped at 500 people, and last year a lot of those were very purposefully PR, brand and marketing professionals with the intent of making real connections with bloggers.

8. My super cool roomies Pam, Ellie and possibly Jennifer. We are a kick ass group of smart and strong women, that I promise.

9. Keynote conversations. Last year’s keynote conversations alone were worth the price of the ticket with Maggie Mason, Gabbie Blair, Heather Armstrong and others. I’m sure this year will be just as awesome.

10. Did I mention it’s New Orleans? Seriously, do whatever you can to get here. This city is incredible.

This post is linked up over at Top Ten Tuesday, go check out other top ten posts!

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5 responses to this post.

  1. >MM, My one issue with almost all Blogger type of conferences is the expense. A pass to Mom 2.0 is 500 bucks. Hotel in NO for two nights is another 500. Airfare–250.00 Food and other misc- 150. That is 1400 bucks. That is a lot of money. I know a lot of people attend can write off these expenese because the blogs earn them a decent income to make it worth while….An answer that I ususally get when I mention expense as a reason not to go is "get someone to sponsor you." But that is the whole purpose of reason to go. It is a chicken or egg scenario. I love NO. I would like to learn how to earn.

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  2. >It's going to be a blast!…Oh, and we'll learn stuff too!

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  3. >I SO want to go to this. I'm trying to secure a sponsor. Evidently I need that session!! LOL.

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  4. >I think if anyone can get a sponsor, YOU can! What about some clothing company where you can just wear their stuff? Right now I have three roomates but one of them is still a bit iffy on whether or not she's coming. If you do decide to come, let me know and I'll see if she is for sure or not, and if not I'm sure you can room with us…if you want 🙂

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  5. >MM, My one issue with almost all Blogger type of conferences is the expense. A pass to Mom 2.0 is 500 bucks. Hotel in NO for two nights is another 500. Airfare–250.00 Food and other misc- 150. That is 1400 bucks. That is a lot of money. I know a lot of people attend can write off these expenese because the blogs earn them a decent income to make it worth while….An answer that I ususally get when I mention expense as a reason not to go is "get someone to sponsor you." But that is the whole purpose of reason to go. It is a chicken or egg scenario. I love NO. I would like to learn how to earn.

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