So there’s this conference this week/weekend in downtown Indianapolis. Did you know about it?
I went last year and made a lot of local connections not only with other bloggers but businesses too.
There’s something to be said about being involved in local social media. I know it’s done swell things for me.
Here’s the thing. This conference is run by a couple of nice boys and I’m afraid that I may have overdone it when I gave them my angry blogger face >:( over the fact that their main site was so male centric.
After all, I’ve been bathing in estrogen soaked conferences for years now.
This year will be the first ever “moms” panel on Saturday. I’ll be sharing the stage with Heather, Briana, Stephanie and Jen. I know a couple of you other ladies have been turned off by certain elements of this conference. (Such as dude overload.) But here’s the thing, they’re new to this. We must be patient with them and support them, this isn’t their job, just their passion and Indy’s social media scene wouldn’t be the same without them or the fairer sex.
Same goes with wherever you live. So many “mom bloggers” (retch) have made it into the National headlines (and not always for good reason.) But what are we doing locally? Are we using our powers for good in the communities we live in? I know every chance I have been given to help those who live closest to me I’ve run with. (Yes, I take some credit for the two huge donations made earlier this year to a local food bank.)
Powers for good people.
If you can make it? Sweet. If you can’t? Try for next year. And if you are feeling clicky and like what I do not only here but for Indianapolis? Can I get your vote for a Blindy? (I’m up for two, the Social Media Superstar and Best Family Blog.)
The Blindy jokes are only beginning to come to fruition.