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Welcome 2:1 Community

Tara Ziegmont

Today, I’m participating in a blog hop along with the other speakers from the 2:1 Conference. The 2:1 Conference is a faith-based conference for homeschooling parents who blog or are involved in social media. I went last year (and learned these lessons), and it was my best conference of 2012. About Me   I’m 33. During the daytime, I homeschool my 5-year-old first grader while my 2-year-old runs amuck. I play Barbies and make lunches and attempt to restore order in my home. In the evenings, I work from home as the Inbound Marketing Manager (that’s a fancy title for the SEO and … Read more

Everyone is a Mess and Other Reflections from #Allume

Problogger at Allume

This past weekend, I went to the Allume Conference for Christian women who blog. I’ve been to this conference (formerly called Relevant) twice before, and I almost didn’t go this year. Tickets for the conference sold out in August, and I’d never purchased one. I thought I would be okay with not going, and then buzz surrounding the conference grew, and I felt a pull to attend. I knew I would go if I was meant to go, so I mentioned that I was looking for a ticket on Twitter a few times. Less than 24 hours after I first … Read more

My Recap of BlogHer ’12 in New York City

Blogging Friends

I can’t believe I’m just now getting around to writing and posting a review of my trip to BlogHer 2012 in New York City. I got home on August 5, but then had a couple of days with my family and then almost a week at Old Grandma’s and then – You know how it goes. Time got away from me. They’re still posting about the conference on BlogHer.com, so I figure I’m not too late. New York City The first thing I learned in New York City is that I’m a country person. I’ve never, ever considered myself a … Read more

10 Life Lessons I Learned at the Titus 2:1 Conference

I attend 3-4 blog conferences a year. Usually I lead a session, helping other bloggers to improve their SEO and make more money from their sites. Except, sometimes I forget to submit a speaker proposal, and then I just attend as a participant. It happens more often than I’d like to admit. A couple of weeks ago, I accidentally published a blog post about being alone and friendless. My stomach dropped when I realized the post had published, but it was too late. (I meant to save it in draft, not to publish it.) In the days that followed, though, … Read more

Blog Friends

Blogging leaves my heart open. It leaves my soft belly exposed, my wounds on display. I have developed relationships, close loving friendships, with the women in my blogging circles. It is not an exaggeration to say that we love one another. My blog friends are comfortable and familiar and beautiful and thoughtful and dear. Though we meet in person infrequently, they are no less my friends than the people in my town. For me, relationships are what blogging conferences are all about, old friends and new friends and friends I haven’t yet met. Sure there is learning, and there are … Read more