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I don’t know everything..and other lessons from Type A Conference in Atlanta

I don't know everything..and other lessons from Type A Conference in atlanta

 

I went to my second Type A Conference last weekend here in Atlanta.  I’ve been to a lot of conferences. Especially in the last few years. I admit that I had become….jaded.  I had come to the point of thinking that all of the conferences were teaching the same thing, with the same people. That there was nothing left for me to learn that I couldn’t learn from friends or on Google University.

I was…as usual..wrong.

When you have been blogging as long as I have you start thinking( even if you don’t USE everything you know) that there is nothing left to learn. Or no new way to learn it.

BUT.

Conferences like Type A have a way of sneaking up on you and showing you what you DONT know.

When I won my ticket to Type A Conference, a part of me decided to just see it as a networking opportunity.  I didn’t expect much else.

But as I got closer, I decided to stop being so jaded and to..learn something new.

I don't know everything..and other lessons from Type A Conference in atlanta

 

I went to sessions on things I had no clue about: Podcasting, Video, Periscope….

I don't know everything..and other lessons from Type A Conference in atlanta

And I learned A LOT and got new ideas for new ways of delivering content.

I sat next to people I didn’t know and had random conversations…..

Ate great meatballs and learn about cooking light..southern style…

I don't know everything..and other lessons from Type A Conference in atlanta

I spoke to sponsors that I normally wouldn’t have and made contacts that I didn’t expect.

I don't know everything..and other lessons from Type A Conference in atlanta

I don't know everything..and other lessons from Type A Conference in atlanta

I found out how much I have in common with a blogger that THOUGHT I already knew, and reconnected with my internet boos in person…

I don't know everything..and other lessons from Type A Conference in atlanta

 

I thought I was getting to a place where conferences didn’t do anything for me anymore. But I was wrong. In my day job as a Registered Nurse, we have to get CEUs ( continuing education hours) every year in order to renew our license. We have a continue to learn even though we are practicing every day.

I don't know everything..and other lessons from Type A Conference in atlanta

Blogging is the same. Even though it is something I try to do often, even though I am on social media everyday, even though I am constantly looking and working for new opportunities, there is still so much to learn. Conferences help me to do that.

And I thank Type A Conference for reminding me.

 

  • Reply
    Patrice M Foster
    October 16, 2015 at 8:17 am

    I wish I had known before hand this event was going on to attend. Conference is a good way to learn and support others who are moving forward.

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    Louida
    October 16, 2015 at 10:24 am

    I’m happy to know you enjoyed Type-A. I may give them a try again next year.

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    Janelle
    October 16, 2015 at 11:10 am

    OMG, I’m like so mad!! Why you didn’t take me with yah? Ha! This looks like jam pack FULL of resources and tons of value. WOW!! It’s always great to get out and drop a few lines of conversation with people we don’t know. Networking at it’s finest! Hope you made lots of friends to keep in touch with? Thanks for sharing your day with us.

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    Tiffani G
    October 16, 2015 at 11:15 am

    There are so many cool conferences that happen every year. I’m definitely putting Type A on my list. Glad it was a valuable experience!

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    Chasing Joy
    October 16, 2015 at 11:24 am

    I agree with you. We need to get those Blogging CEUs .

    I’m usually surprised at what I Learn at conferences.

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    Staci
    October 16, 2015 at 10:57 pm

    Glad you had a great time! I am a new blogger. I really want to join a conference. I get overwhelm with all the info I need to know. I hoping a conference will provide the clarity I need/want.

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    Ty
    October 17, 2015 at 12:12 am

    I have never heard of this conference ad although I have been blogging for 2 years, I have yet to go to one. Thanks for putting me up on this one, I’m there next year for sure!

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    Holly
    October 17, 2015 at 7:54 pm

    That is awesome that you got that experience. Even when it seems like we have mastered something, there is always something to learn because things are forever changing.

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    kita
    October 18, 2015 at 11:20 am

    I heard it was decent. I love the networking aspect of blogging….not the money aspect. I prefer a conference online when will they do that one or has it been done yet?

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    Jonna Scott-Blakes
    October 18, 2015 at 2:55 pm

    I agree. Every time I think I don’t need to go to another conference, I get an opportunity to attend and I get a nugget. I’ve never heard of this conference so I’ll have to look up more about it.

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    Tiki
    October 18, 2015 at 9:03 pm

    I’m still kicking myself for not going because I’m right here in Metro Atlanta. I have yet to attend a conference and I need to stop playing.

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    Mimi "MimiCuteLips" Green
    October 19, 2015 at 9:34 am

    Looks like a good time, I was following some of yalls post to see what the deal was.

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    Tyra
    October 19, 2015 at 11:57 am

    I am not a parent but i am definitely Type A LOL. It is good to put things in perspective and realize we don’t know it all.

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    Aisha Adams Johnson
    October 20, 2015 at 10:12 am

    I have only been blogging a year. I am haven’t gone to a conference yet. I really need to align with the bloggers in my area and find out more about the conferences. Thanks for sharing you expierence. This post is inspiring because until now it wasn’t a priority.

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    Chrystal, ChryssVI
    October 23, 2015 at 5:10 pm

    Glad you enjoyed yourself. I can’t wait to attend a conference better yet speak at one!

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    Alisha
    October 26, 2015 at 12:36 pm

    I’m so mad I missed this year but hubby was not about to be like yea go to two conferences in one month. And it’s where I met you and so many other fabulous ladies too!!! I know what you mean about getting jaded and I’ve made it a point to only attend conferences now that I will grow from.

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      LaShawn
      October 26, 2015 at 11:38 pm

      yes, next year, I think i will only go to one. I’m going to be very very picky

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    Nellie
    October 26, 2015 at 8:08 pm

    Oh girl I’m so happy you got so much out of the conference!! I totally agree that the learning never ever stops especially on these internets where things seem so zoom at 100 miles an hour!

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      LaShawn
      October 26, 2015 at 11:37 pm

      Yes it does!!

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    Christine @MomsNCharge
    October 29, 2015 at 5:45 pm

    Thank you so much for sharing your experience! I had heard of this conference but hadn’t put it on my radar for many of the same reasons you mentioned. But I believe with any profession, and anything you’re trying to be great at or an expert in, we have to always be in learning mode…and then learn when to implement what we’ve learned 🙂

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