Hey friends! Today I’m sharing something a bit out of the norm for my little DIY and woodworking blog.
Today, I want to tell you about the very first blogging conference I attended–Haven. If you’ve been in the “blogging world” for any time, you’ve probably heard of Haven at some point.
I know, I know. You thought I just did projects and that’s it, didn’t you? HA. Beyond just projects, there is a LOT that goes on behind the scenes of a blog. Conferences are great ways to connect with like minded people, learn how to grow your business, pitch ideas to your favorite brands, and focus on the behind the scenes part of running a blog.
And Haven was my very first blogging conference a couple years ago! It was life changing!
So what exactly is Haven? Haven is a conference for home decor and DIY bloggers. It’s basically a big blogger party where we take classes to learn how to grow or better our businesses, talk to various brands about new ideas and products, network, and have in person heart to hearts with the people we’ve become friends with on the internet. It’s legit, an amazing experience.
But it can be a little intimidating if you’re new. That’s why I’m so excited to be a Haven Mentor this year to help those newbies (like I was once!) handle the chaotic adventure of their first blogging conference! (I promise it’s worth it!) I can’t wait to share what advice and tips I can and meet so many new faces.
I’m FAR from an expert, but I’ve learned a little over the years…mostly what NOT to do haha. But even if I don’t have some big secret to success, I want to encourage those who have big blogging goals and dreams because I have big goals and dreams, too. And I know how great it is for someone to push you towards them even when things aren’t always (or ever) easy.
So are any of you going to Haven this year (next week)? I’d love to hear from you, meet up, and snap a selfie 😉 #bloggerlife
Speaking of meeting up and snapping selfies…that’s actually the best part of Haven. Meeting new friends. You can take a million classes and buy all the books, but having a blogger friend you can bounce ideas off of, ask advice, and someone who shares the same passions and who is working towards similar goals is the best way to learn, grow, and find encouragement.
I’ve met some of my best friends at blogging conferences! So if you are going, my only advice to you is to make friends. Talk to people. Ask questions. Be an encourager. And take selfies haha.
You won’t regret it, I promise 🙂
Now, stay tuned for more DIY projects coming very soon, but until then, happy blogging 😉