|Independent Fashion Bloggers: Lee Oliveira, Anika (Anika By Anika) and Katy Rose of Modly Chic|
|Blogger Advice: Honest, insightful and sound advice was shared by the bloggers featured on each of the panels.|
I am SOOOO glad I went. First off, the experience of mingling with hundreds of other bloggers from across the country and seeing such a large diverse collection of style expression was incredible. I came away from the conference as much inspired by the friendly faces and awesome fashions on the attendees as I was from the fantastic advice that was shared on the 3 blogger panels.
|Jill (Everything Just So) and I waiting outside Milk Studios (Photo Credit: Jill Burgess)|
|Sparkling Personality: Who can resist the shine of Elyssa of Dress With Courage?|
So now I must confess: I misplaced my notes and conference information and all the cards I collected that day from the bloggers I met. I know they will turn up, but to keep this post semi-timely, I'm just going to have to share with you my vague impressions of the event. Which is: IT ROCKED.
It was incredible to see such a variety of awesome style worn by the IFB attendees. It was well put-together event that was fun, filled with great swag, and educational as well. To listen to the advice the bloggers on the panels shared was such an opportunity to learn from those who have been successful and blogging. Each and every panelist offered up great information, and there were some whose honesty and forthrightness about the challenges of blogging were the panacea for taking a blog to the next level. And yes I am referring to Ari Goldberg of stylecaster.com who was smart, witty and spared no punches to the blogging crowd.
|This stylish guy has a blog. I wish I could remember the name of it.|
|Style on the Go & In the Know: Jamillah of Made To Travel|
I came away from the conference with a lot to think about, and I feel so lucky to have attended it. I know it has helped give me better focus on what I want from my blog, and what I need to do for it. I know I've been a bit scattered, getting involved in all sorts of projects, and one realization I had at the conference was to focus more intently on the blog itself and work on making it clean, easy to navigate and more engaging for my readers. So I've got my work cut out ahead of me. Thank you all for being part of this experience! -Bella Q
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