It’s hard to believe that it’s already been two weeks since I attended the Mom 2.0 Summit in Orlando, FL along with many bloggers, influencers, and content creators! My time there was a whirlwind (apparently so has my time back at home) and I enjoyed every second of it. From listening to a variety of speakers to hanging out with new and old friends to my first time attending the Iris Awards, it was a very busy three days at Mom 2.0! Plus, let’s not forget the number of brands that were there as sponsors; it was great to reconnect with many and get to know some new ones! Indeed, my second time attending Mom 2.0 was fun and it helped that it was in Orlando – less than 2 hours away! So, what did I learn from my time at Mom 2.0?
What I Learned from 2017’s Mom 2.0 Summit
Video! Video! Video!
Without a doubt, my top take-away from Mom 2.0 was that I need to exponentially increase the amount of video I create. It’s something that was already in the back of my mind, but the message really hit home while at the conference.
It’s important to be present.
I don’t necessarily mean being present in the “enjoy the moment” sense (though that IS important), but in the industry sense. It’s important for us in this ever-changing social media industry to be present and make a presence in order to stay relevant.
The long-game is possible.
Even though I’ve been blogging for nearly 11 years and have been in the long-game, sometimes it feels like it’s time to let it go. Then you remember why you started in the first place or what makes it fun every day and you realize that the long-game is indeed possible.
There’s still a lot to learn.
It feels a little hypocritical to not consistently remember this since I frequently tell my kids they can “learn something new every day.” Yet, it’s easy to get bogged down with the everyday hustle and fail to realize that there’s so much more to learn and try!
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Have fun with work. Have fun with yourself. Have fun with life. As moms, we are so quick to make sure that our families are happy and have everything they need, but so often forget to have fun for ourselves. Getting away for a few days, dressing up for evening events, and being among so many wonderful people in this blogging community reminded me that it’s good to have fun…every day!
My attendance at Mom 2.0 this year was a mix of business and pleasure, which mimics real life in such an honest way. Let’s see if I can make it again next year – this time in L.A.!
What do you typically learn when attending conferences? If you attended #mom2summit this year, what were your biggest take-aways?
Photos courtesy of Mom 2.0, except where noted.