WordCamp (My Experience in Journal Form)

Never pass up an opportunity to learn how to be better at what you love.

I love content creating. I’ve always been an artist in many ways and I put myself out there not knowing where it would take me. I never imagined it would take me on a trip at 5 am to Dayton, OH to sit in a room that gives me flashbacks of all the lectures I failed in college for two days. But here I am enjoying every minute of it. And I really mean enjoying. I am soaking up every bit of knowledge I can. To me, that is confirmation that I am doing exactly what I am supposed to be doing with my life. I thought that I would try a different kind of post where I journal my experience at WordCamp Dayton as I go along. I will give you the dates because this will probably go up a few days after the event since I am stubborn and don’t like to move my scheduled posts around.

*Sidenote: Would you guys be interested if I did a post about starting a blog? Let me know in the comments please.

Here I am on May 18th (I’m actually writing this while sitting on the floor in WordPress 101 class. So far, I have learned a lot. While this conference is for anyone who uses WordPress to build their website, I feel like as a blogger there has been a lot of valuable information so far (although I am certain there will be more). The 101 class has been a perfect place to start. I only had to google one thing so far! I’ve been blogging for 9 months and I still feel like I have no idea what I am doing but that’s ok! Thats why they have these conferences. I even raised my hand and asked a question!

Lately I have been completely on fire when it comes to blogging. If I’m not at my day job, you can bet I’m doing something blog related (and honestly sometimes there if I have nothing else to do. Shhhhhh…). So far, coming here was the best possible thing I could do for myself as a blogger.

Now, I am on day 2 (May 19th) and I have to say, I stayed in the absolute sketchiest hotel ever last night -in the middle of a cornfield, boarded up preschool next door, only a gas station and a KFC nearby, straight-out-of-a-horror-movie type of place. I’m happy to report that I didn’t get killed in my sleep with an ax. But its day 2 and I am ready to take on the day.

 

I skipped a couple classes today because I didn’t wanna overwhelm my brain with information that didn’t necessarily apply to me at the moment. We have free rein of the whole library so I decided to work on some posts and apply some of what I’ve learned so far to my site. I’ve also started savagely looking for places to leave my business cards around so if thats how you got here: hi! Today has been wonderful for networking though. Turns out my favorite speaker was from like a town over from me at home. Who would have thought?

Overall, I had a really great weekend and I learned a lot. I am quite excited to implement some of the things I learned to start creating even better content.

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