The Blog Workshop This Past Weekend #TBWC13

The Blog Workshop Conference

In March I posted about The Blog Workshop Online Conference that was held this past weekend. I was looking forward to my second online conference but a few weeks ago I realized I was double booked. As a Brownie leader, I had Brownie camp this past weekend. It turned out there was Wifi and I tried to join in but it just didn’t work. We came home Sunday and I tried to join in for the last bit but managed to miss all but the VERY LAST session.

Luckily when you register for the conference, you have access to a recording of the sessions afterwards so I will be able to catch up on what I missed. Between The Blog Workshop community and the Facebook group I’ll still be able to connect with the participants.

The Blog Workshop Conference


For the little bit I did already attend, I had lots of fun. The speakers were amazing, very clear and easy to understand. The Q&A was nice. We could direct our questions to a certain speaker and while they were answering vocally we could still chat about the topic in the chat area or comment on what they were saying.

Da Vinci and Dante Did Great

Having fun many big blogging events such as the upcoming Blogathon, I know how hard it is to set something up like this and have it run smoothly. The coordinator, Da Vinci did an amazing job. Every time I had a question before hand she promptly replied. She was warm and friendly when speaking and had just the right balance of professionalism and light-heartedness. Dante was awesome too. The two of them work very well together and I could see this, even having only participated for one day.

All Conferences Should Have Workbooks

The workbook has tons of information and was designed to be printed out so you could make notes directly on it during each session. I wasn’t able to do that but I think that would be a helpful addition to any session at any conference, even in real life. The notes I made at the one and only in real life conference I’ve attended so far, were scattered on different pieces of paper and I wrote so fast I wasn’t able to add all the details I wanted. The result is that I’m not sure what some of my notes mean now.

I am seriously considering signing up again for the next conference. I liked this format for an online conference (watching live video, seeing slides and chatting) better than the other online conference I did (which used the ning platform.) I am thinking of attending the SEO Workshop coming up as well.

I recommend bloggers check out the workshop. If you join the community with a paid membership level your fee goes towards paying for your conference fee next year. This is a great option for those who find it hard to pay a lump sum all at once.

I’m looking forward to viewing the sessions I missed and chatting with the attendees. I may share some of what I learned after I’ve had a chance to check it all out. For now, it’s back to planning the blogathon.

Kathleen Garber-Bailey

Kathleen is a blogaholic and social media enthusiast living in Ontario, Canada. She is a SAHM of five and a Girl Guide leader in addition to her multiple online endeavours.

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7 thoughts on “The Blog Workshop This Past Weekend #TBWC13
  1. @socialwebcafe

    Hi Kathleen. Great post about The Blog Workshop. I like how you pointed out the balance between light-hearted and professionalism (Thank you!). That is so true and so important. Also, great point about the workbook. You attendees were awesome and really contributed to making the workshop a great success. Kudos to Da Vinci, Dante, and TBW team, too. :)

  2. Tracie

    I agree wholeheartedly with your review! The conference was great! Well planned and organized. I really enjoyed it. Good luck with the Blogathon!

  3. Da Vinci

    So glad you enjoyed your #TBWC13 experience Kathleen! We were just as excited as you all :). We're so happy to hear all the positive feedback, recordings will be available soon and we have a surprise going out for our #TBWC13 attendees soon. Hope to see you all at our SEO workshop with Dan R. Morris :) June 26th!

  4. Angie B.

    Sorry you missed some of the conference but yea, the recordings are convenient. I’m gonna have to go back and rewatch some myself. Was distracted by the kids a few times


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