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What You Might Not Know About Reviewer’s Retreat, 2012

Reviewers Retreat

“The only way of finding the limits of the possible is by going beyond them into the impossible.” – Arthur C. Clarke

I love to challenge myself. And this is a good trait to have when you are your own boss – I have to be disciplined enough to meet deadlines, even if I have to do them at 2 am in my pajamas. I have to be motivated enough to get up again at 6 am, so I can get some work done while the baby sleeps. I’m the receptionist, the bookkeeper, the reporter, the editor, the marketer – and of course, the mommy. But, when you challenge yourself, and set your own goals, and work hard to achieve them – It feels amazing to know that you accomplished great things, and you did it yourself.

“Every artist was first an amateur.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

I started my blogging adventure in March of 2011 – so I haven’t even made it to my One Year Blogiversary yet. My story of how I started this site earned me a place as a winner in the StartUp Nation’s Home-Based 100 – and you can learn more about me and my story by reading my About Me page. During the 10 months that I’ve been building and growing this site, I have put hundreds of hours into learning as much as I can about blogging, and social media, and marketing, and a million other things. I’ve reached out and made amazing connections with new blogging friends. And I can’t WAIT to share what I have learned with some NEW blogging friends – As a speaker at this summer’s Reviewer’s Retreat 2012! Yep – that’s the big news that you might not have heard yet…. I am so super-duper excited about this. {Can you tell?}

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“Success does not consist in never making blunders, but in never making the same one a second time.” – Josh Billings

I’ll be speaking at a session for “Undergraduates” {meaning, newer bloggers} called, “Growing Your Audience”, with Rob Babiak, Melinda Babiak. We’ll be talking about – “So you created a fabulous site and are ready to put out the welcome mat, but where are your visitors? Learn how to promote yourself in order to grow your followers, fans and overall readership!” – I am by no means an expert blogger. But I have learned so much, and am incredibly excited to share my mistakes AND my successes, so that you can learn from both.

“No great man ever complains of want of opportunities.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

If you’re ready to take your blogging to the next level – Make some amazing connections with both bloggers and brands, learn from amazing people like Amy Bellgardt at Mom Spark Media, and just have a blast – {this event is at the Great Wolf Lodge and Waterpark!} – then this conference is a must for you.

Purchase tickets for Reviewer’s Retreat at Early Bird Pricing for a limited time!

Interested in Partnering with Me?

Do you represent a family-friendly brand that busy moms would LOVE to know more about? I can help drive traffic and brand awareness by sharing your products with the 30,000 unique viewers that visit my site each month! Would you like an easy way to get connected to the some of best bloggers in the mom-blogging world? I can help you make those connections through my wide range of groups and networks. If you’re interested in partnering with me as a sponsor for Reviewer’s Retreat 2012 – I would love to hear from you! Contact me directly: Meagan, at sunshineandsippycups@gmail.com.

Learn more about Reviewer’s Retreat – on Facebook, Twitter with hashtag #RevRet12, and on the Web.

“The 2nd annual Reviewer’s Retreat will be held June 3-5, 2012 at Great Wolf Lodge, Concord-Charlotte, NC. Reviewer’s Retreat is first conference geared specifically toward the issues and challenges faced by bloggers in the product review genre, a topic that is lacking from most conference agendas. Review bloggers, those who conduct product and resource reviews on their site, will converge to take part in sessions on a variety of topics including brand-blogger relations, website design, perfecting the pitch, statistics, photography and more.  This brand-friendly conference welcomes company and agency representatives as building and strengthening relationships between bloggers and brands is one of the conference’s primary goals.”

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Comments

  1. Thanks for sharing more info about this conference. I’d like to go but still on the fence – we are already taking a ski vacation to NC in a few weeks, so not sure if I can squeeze in this mini trip too.

  2. Hello, I just wanted to say hello!!! I can across your blog looking for conferences to go to all over!! I’m in Atlanta and I love the information you have on your blog!!! This is my first time stopping in too!!! I’ve been blogging for less than a year too!!! i hope to chat with you soon!!!

    Nikka Shae

  3. I hope to meet you while at Reviewers Retreat or at least hear you speak at your session.

  4. We are honestly so excited to have you. THANK YOU for sharing the conference…we know it will be a great time and fun learning experience and are thrilled to have you on board!

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