05 September 2013

This one time at Wellington blog camp....

You wouldn't think there would be enough to talk about the concepts of blogging to fill a whole day now would you?

Well you'd be wrong. Because last Saturday we did just that. And after a whole day immersed in the world of SEO, Google Penguin and Pandas, Problogger, and StatCounter, I feel like I only just scratched the surface of possibilities.

But needless to say, I'm pumped. Inspired. And more passionate than ever about this slightly odd hobby-come-enterprise-come-obsession I've found myself increasingly enamoured with these past few years.

Our host VegemiteVix (aka Vicki Jeffels) recently returned home from England with her Englishman and 3 teenagers. It's safe to say that England's loss is our gain as in the few short months since she's been home she's been a veritable whirlwind of activity setting up Parents Online NZ as well as hosting 3 blog camps in Auckland and Wellington these past few weeks.


I thought I knew a fair bit about blogging until I went to blog camp. But golly my eyes were opened.

The day was jam packed full of useful, practical information which gives me no excuse but to go out there and rock my blog now.



I also met some cool other Wellington bloggers who I didn't know even existed like Leanne from My Year of Crafting Dangerously (who might as well my neighbour she lives so close!) and Madeleine from NZ Eco Chick  whose sustainable approach to life is incredibly inspiring (as well some other keen people who are just starting out on their blogging journey). I'm hoping we can build more of a blog community here in Wellington and we might as well take charge and make this happen right!


And now it's time to put into practice what I learnt so I'm off to tackle a few tasks on the now growing to-do list taking MNM's Adventures from good to great!

13 comments :

A little bit Country said...

Great post Meghan. I hope to get to one of the Blog camps. It has been such a great journey for me so far. Just realised this morning I have been blogging for 1 year! The online friendships have been the nicest surprise of all. Looking forward to seeing your future journey unfold. Elaina xo

Miriam said...

Good for you :o) Sounds like a really good, if mind boggling day! x

Leonie said...

have heard nothing but good things about the blogcamps! So glad you were inspired and met lovely peeps. Leanne is such a hoot and one of my fav bloggers - a little jealous you got to meet! Hope you're having a great week x

Sophie Slim said...

Yay! Love the inspiration! x

jacksta said...

yay for finding more welly blogger friends :)

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Cottage Tails said...

It was a great day - lots of information and gave me the "push" I was needing, including Nga Manu giving a family pass away over on my new blog http://cottagetails.blogspot.co.nz/.

I'd like more events like this in Wellington - so much to learn
Love Leanne

Leanne M said...

You get points for the best blog post title I've read today. It was great to meet you, and I am following along in awe at your amazing photography skills. I am definitely up for blogging meet ups, let me know if and how I can help.

Bron said...

Ooh can't wait to see what you are going to get up too...staying tuned for more. xx

Madeleine @ NZ Ecochick said...

Was a wonderful day wow mind blowing how much we learnt!!! Cant wait to start the Wellington contingent. See you super soon Mx

Madeleine @ NZ Ecochick said...

Was a wonderful day wow mind blowing how much we learnt!!! Cant wait to start the Wellington contingent. See you super soon Mx

Sammy said...

Vick is so inspiring and our second blog camp yesterday was as good as the first one. So grateful I got to go!

Little Gumnut said...

Wow, VegemiteVix sounds like quite the go-getter lady!

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