Well I’m not quite done, but I do have two outfits left to share with you all, but I thought I’d mix it up in a post with some of the valuable lessons I feel I’ve learnt from attending. I hope this mash up post with style pics and conference insights is fun and useful to others too.
On the first official day of the conference, I went with my old faithful and wore my most favourite maxi skirt and went for a pattern clash. I wanted colour and confidence and to wear something that showed what my style looks like most days.
1970’s Pink Polka Dot Blouse: Op Shopped
1970’s Purple Ditsy Floral Maxi Skirt: gifted from old work friend
Bangles: Op Shopped
I was comfortable, myself and happy and was able to enjoy the day and take in everything. From Fridays conference sessions I heard and learnt so much that can be applied to life and not just to blogging or business.
, Mr ProBlogger himself told us, success has a lot to do with doing ordinary things. He spoke about how so often we talk ourselves out of ideas and opportunities. As Darren says:
Starting leads to self discovery and the growth of ideas.
“Start! Excuses begin dissolving on starting.”
Pod Casting guru Pat Flynn
, has inspired me to look at myself and give more of me in new and different ways. Although I feel I have the best of intentions on the blog of doing that, I’m sometimes unsure that it translates so I’m going to be working on giving more of me and sharing that with all of you. Pat says you’re doing a wonderful thing if you can have your readers feel and say:
“I felt you wrote that post for me.”
So whether it be on your blog, in your business or in life, put a bit of yourself into your blog or whatever it is that you do. Be human! People will respond to that. Geraldine DeRuiter from the Everywhereist
spoke about LOVE: How to Make Your Audience Fall in Love with Your Blog. I took away so many bullet point zingers from her session that have resonated with me.
- Good blogging is about love, it’s about what you love and sharing it.
- Usefulness doesn’t necessarily equate to love, you can write stuff that isn’t useful if you love it.
- Figure out what you love and what you can write about every single day.
- If you’re passionate about something, you are uniquely qualified to write about it.
Considering I love all things vintage especially vintage clothing here’s what I wore on the last day of the conference. I mixed it up and went with pants and a blouse, since I’d be frocking and pantsuiting (yep two made up words) it up all weekend.
Early 1980’s Sportscraft Red Wool Pants: Op Shopped
1970’s Retro Tree Print Blouse: Gifted from a lovely Facebook Fan
I took away so much more from many of the other sessions (both practical and personal) at the conference but what I have come away with on a personal level from ProBlogger is how much I LOVE what I do here, and how passionate I am about my dreams. But not only that but how I’m passionate about so many other things in my world and why I’m always endeavoring to do more.
Of course I’ve come away from ProBlogger changed. I’ve already been making changes within myself and home life since last weekend. These changes have a knock on affect, all of which give me more energy for dreams I’m working towards. There will be changes here of course, nothing frightening, no new directions, it’s just me as it always as been……just more of me. I’ll be sharing more of the other things I love and am passionate about.
But as much as this is my blog, you come here and you invest time in reading posts and leaving comments. So if you have any suggestions of things you’d like to see me post about let me know.