As you know, we are honored to be selected as a Nose-to-Nose Awards finalist for Best Photo on a Pet Blog.
Sadly, we cannot attend the conference because of Claire’s work commitments. As she doesn’t want to let us go alone there, we’ll join the fun on the blogs of our lucky friends who go to Kansas City virtually. However, there are some myths about the BlogPaws conference we want to bust.
Myth #1 : I am a brand new blogger, it’s not for me
On the contrary, BlogPaws conference is made for you !
You’ll meet many other enthusiastic pet bloggers of all kind, you’ll meet many wonderful pets of all kind, you’ll connect directly with brands you love or you’re interested in, you’ll learn how to block time to blog efficiently, you’ll learn how to set goals for your blog and how to reach them, you’ll learn how to monetize your blog, you’ll learn how to use social medias for your blog, you’ll learn how to take great photos and many tips and tricks from other bloggers, if you’re a cat blogger you’ll enjoy the cat lounge, you’ll see stylish pets and their humans in evening dress walk the Red Carpet to the Nose-to-Nose Awards Ceremony, you’ll laugh, or cry, or both during the ceremony, and you’ll have fun !
Myth #2 : it’s too expensive
In itself, it’s not expensive : during three days, you can visit 7 exhibit hall events and the cat lounge, you can chose among 13 breakout sessions events and 2 keynotes events to attend, you have 2 breakfasts and 2 lunches included (or you can join the 2 lunch table topic events), you can have a One to One’s session with top professionals of the pet blogging world or of the pet industry, you can enjoy the Pet Park, and the best, you can be at the Nose-to-Nose Awards Ceremony.
But it’s a pity some people who want to go cannot afford it for different reasons (we know some people are sponsored by friends or by a brand), and we are sad for them.
Myth #3 : I don’t monetize my blog, it’s not for me
See answer #1, except the monetize stuff… Seriously, where else would you have the opportunity to meet 500 pet bloggers all together at the same place, and learn so many things in so little time for bringing your blog to an upper level ?
Myth #4 : I cannot attend, why should I care ?
If you’re a member of the BlogPaws community, it’s a way to be part of the fun, even from far away. Many members post on Facebook or tweet about it live, or blog about it a few days after the conference. They all have learned something, they all lived « their » conference, and you can learn from them. And for the Nose-to-Nose Awards Ceremony, the BlogPaws Team makes a video and you can watch it on YouTube.
We’ve been doing this since we heard of the BlogPaws Conference ; it’s not like being at the conference, of course !
And you, are you going to the conference this year ?
Unfortunately we can’t go due to 4 of us 7 being on medicine that we can’t miss and it’s not a one human job. We’ve been to several and always had grand time, especially meeting other bloggers.
MeOW, sorry ya’ll can’t go. We’re usually not able to go either cuz it really does cost too much. Maybe not the conference ticket itself, but it’s all the other things, like travel and motels. We’re very hopeful that we get to go this year fur at least 1 day. We’ve got our paws crossed that it really happens. We will miss not seein’ ya’ll. Big hugs
Dezi and Raena
Our mom would like to go some day, but it would have to be a bit closer to where we are. (She does not fly.) It sounds like a grand time. She’s sorry she missed the one in Phoenix, AZ, but she didn’t even know about it until it was too late.
Great myth-busting post! I always look forward to following the goings-on via social media each year 🙂
My human and I SO wish you could come to BlogPaws! We love going and my human has been been to most of them for the past 10 years. I think she has missed two. This one will be my third.
As Kyth and Kin I don”‘t fly. And airlines tickets are quite expensive.
In addittion to that reason… I don’t have cats anymore…
We have been to Blog Paws in the past, and it is everything you’ve said and more! We hope to go back again some day, especially to see our friends and make new ones!
I hope to go someday, but I don’t like to leave my cats for even one night even though they would have Grammie with them. I have 6 cats in meds and she couldn’t handle that.
We’re so happy you’re a finalist! Yes, our mom will be there as an ambassador, but we won’t. We’re staying home with our pawesome cat sitter.
Well, I’m sure it’s a terrific opportunity to learn, and mingle, and to feel camaraderie. I cannot afford it, not with all of the costs involved. Maybe next year.