Are you sick of hearing about BlogPaws 2011 yet? Because I worry a little bit that folks who wanted to attend but couldn’t will find all the blah, blah, BlahgPaws talk obnoxious.
That’s why I’m sharing my 5 ways you can benefit from BlogPaws even if you stayed home:
1. Watch bloggers who attended to see if they implement anything they learned.
If we were paying attention to the fabulous speakers, you should start seeing improved design, new projects being announced, and more interesting social media. So see if the lessons stuck and if there’s cool things you see that you’d like to
steal copy for your own blog.
2. Join the BlogPaws community to see the spirit in action.
Now with over 600 members, the BlogPaws community builds on the fun and education of the BlogPaws conference.
One event that I’m looking forward to is 31 Days to a Better Blog, organized by the amazing Dawn Miklich. (Don’t believe she’s amazing? Click the link to learn about her dogs, cats, parrots, ferrets, and rabbit!)
Want to see what Dawn’s doing with her own blog? Check out afFURmation for yourself.
3. Enter the BlogPaws Blogger Carnival Contest
Write your pet adoption story for a chance to win a grand prize of $2,500 for your favorite Petfinder.com member shelter. Sponsored by BlogPaws sponsor, BISSELL Homecare, the carnival deadline is September 10. So get writing and share your special adoption story.
4. Keep an eye out for swag contests.
Everyone who attended BlogPaws got an abundance of swag. Look for lots of giveaways soon.
Check back here on Saturday for my own version of Something Swagging This Way Comes.
And anyone in the world will be eligible to win a prize. If a contest winner is from outside the United States, I’ll offer an alternative prize that will keep me from getting in trouble with customs or the department of agriculture. I can just see Interpol–the police, not the band–showing up at my door because I tried to send illegal dog treats to New Zealand.
5. And of course, stop by tomorrow when I’ll try to pass on one lesson I learned in each BlogPaws workshop I attended.
Hopefully you’ll find something you can use for your blog. Or at least you’ll get a better idea of what the BlogPaws workshops are really like.