You just attended you a blog conference. Maybe even your very first one. You came home with a lot of notes from sessions, business cards from everyone you met and lots of swag. Now what?
Well, now it’s time to get to work so that you can really benefit from the time and money you put into the conference.
What to do after attending a blog conference
Hopefully the sessions you attended at the blog conference were full of great information. If you’re like me, you hand wrote your notes. Or maybe you are the type of person that types them up. Either way, it’s time to take action on those notes. Whether it’s improving your blog, starting a newsletter (yep, talking to myself on that one), or growing your social media presence, you need to get started.
Go through your notes and make a plan of action. Tackle items one at a time so you’re not so overwhelmed.
You met many great people at the blog conference and your bag is full of business cards. Work your way through those cards and start connecting with your fellow bloggers on Twitter, Facebook, their blogs, etc.
If someone you met really stood out to you, email them and say hi. Connections are always a great thing in the blogging world. You might even be able to create a blog tribe with your new connections.
At blog conferences such as BlogHer, there are many brands (or PR people) in the expo, in sessions and at private events. If there are some companies you would like to work with, follow up with them. Send them an email and reintroduce yourself and let them know you are interested in working with them. Maybe even send your media kit. You never know what might happen.
Also, don’t forget to remove the conference badge from your site. You don’t need it taking up space after the event.
I know it can be a little difficult to adjust back to real life after attending a blog conference so I hope this helps. If there’s anything you can add to the list of what to do after attending a blog conference, add it in the comments!