Lessons Learned from Blissdom 2013

Blissdom…where have you been all my life?! 

This was my first year attending Blissdom, a blog networking conference in Grapevine, Texas.  Three days of meeting a few blog crushes, celebrities, social media gurus and a ton of new blog friends.

Blissdom 2013

Just looking at all these pictures makes me want to go all over again!

As I was looking back at my notes trying to digest all that I learned over the weekend, I came up with 5 good lessons I learned from the conference.

1.  Vision = Clarity.

You can only seize what you can see.  ~ Tami Hein

I have plenty of vision, but clarity?  It could use some work.  Tami Hein shared her process of goal setting in 90 and 30 day increments.  I love this and this will be huge for me in getting goals and projects done to keep in line with my vision.


2.  Start before you are Ready.

Never compare your beginning to someone else’s middle.  ~ Jon Acuff

I have plenty of ideas and I have plenty of to do lists.  But when it comes to execute I can get stuck and held back by perfection.  Time to get over myself and just do it. 

3.  Learn one new trick a month.

I have a major list of all the new things I would like to learn and implement with my business and it is overwhelming!  I mean there are only so many hours in the day for this busy mama.  So I decided to focus on one new trick a month. 

4.  I got on Twitter!

Wahoo!  This has been on my list to learn for so long.  Scott Stratten from unmarketing.com is famous for twitter and I learned so much from him at Blissdom.  Then I met Tammy and she gave me a personal lesson!  Thanks Tammy!  I’m @claireshh.  Find me so I can follow you too!

5.  Honesty is where it’s at.

Authentic stories have conflict.  Share with readers that life is not perfect.  ~ Lisa Leonard

I have a personal story that has been in my mind for many months and I have been struggling with sharing it because it is so personal.  It’s hard to put yourself out there.  But by being honest, my story can maybe help someone else and that is what motivates me in sharing it.  [stay tuned for that one]


Whew!  So much to take in and process.  My most favorite part of Blissdom really was the people.  Everyone was just so genuinely kind and helpful.  I especially enjoyed hearing the personal stories and meeting so many different people with different reasons as to why they blog.  It truly is a special community!  Bonus for me was having a few [ahem] ‘meetings’ with my business partners and marketing team [aka mamas who work from home].  Love, Love, Love when I get to see these special women in real life.


Blissdom 2014?  I think so.



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10 thoughts on “Lessons Learned from Blissdom 2013

  1. Loved meeting you, Claire! Thank you for making my BlissDom experience a better one. Glad to have you on twitter too…

  2. I’ve already found myself reading through my notes to be re-inspired! I’m so glad to have met you!

  3. Yay! I love that you’re ready to go back. Every year changes just a little bit as we learn more about ourselves, who we surround ourselves with and of course the way the conference changes.

  4. I love these tips. Sometimes it’s hard to take those first difficult steps, but only the ones who take the steps succeed:) I have to remind myself of this.

  5. So glad we had a couple of chances to meet at BlissDom! I’m already looking forward to next year too! And planning to take more photos!

  6. I told my husband that Blissdom is the conference that I will never miss again – all those connections and being around people who “get” you is something you just can’t recreate from your couch 🙂

    I’ll see you next year?

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