I have been blogging since 2009 and I have learned many things along the way. However, being a college student, I don’t have the money to pay my own way to a nice blogging conference to learn more things. I also don’t really have the time to track down sponsors to attend a conference. However, the 2012 Reviewer’s Retreat is being held in Charlotte, North Carolina in early June and I believe it would make for a great first real blogging conference for me. Living in southwestern Virginia, I could easily make the drive to the conference, thus saving on transportation costs. Then, I heard of an opportunity to apply for a scholarship for the conference which takes care of registration and lodging at the Great Wolf Lodge. So, I knew I had to apply.
Being a college student, I am used to sitting in classes and learning things. I thought it was so fascinating that a conference would the classroom type set-up to manage the events. I believe I would excel at that type of conference since I’m already used to it. I believe I would register for the graduate track at the conference. This would also be neat for me as I have been working on both an undergraduate and a graduate degree at college. I will graduate from college (hopefully) in early May. So, this conference in early June would be a great graduation present for myself.
I would love to use this conference to learn how to take my blog to the next level, whatever that may be. I believe we could all use some advanced SEO tips for our blogs. So, I would be interested in hearing that lesson. I’ve also previously mentioned that I would like to take more trips for my blog. So, the session on traveling for your blog sounds like a good one for me. I’d also love to hear about those ambassadorships I keep seeing other bloggers get. I sincerely believe that every class for graduate seems interesting and helpful.
Attending Review U would benefit my blog by allowing me to learn new things and to meet new people. I enjoy getting to meet other bloggers and putting faces with the blogs. I would love to meet some pr in real life as well. I have learned that you have to work to build relationships, especially in the blogging world. These relationships include those with brand representatives and other bloggers as you never know what may come up. Additionally, I have heard some of my other blogging friends are attending. So, I would love the opportunity to catch-up with them.
If I were to receive the Reviewer’s Retreat 2012 Presidential Scholarship, I would be able to grow my blog as well as a person. I would be able to meet more people and to learn from them.
Disclosure: I am being entered to win a scholarship to attend the 2012 Reviewer’s Retreat in North Carolina (lodging and tickets). The opinions expressed are my own.