One of my favorite times of the year is when it’s time to go The Blog Societies conference or #TBScon. In case you didn’t know, I do the social media for TBS and have loved watching it grow with my two years for them.
What is The Blog Societies?
It’s a cultivated community for influencers to unlock the resources, connections, and tools necessary to grow their blogs.
It was founded by fellow boss babes Cathy of Poor Little It Girl and Jessica of My Style Vita, and these conferences have just been bigger and better every year.
Last year the conference was in Chicago, and this year it was in Atlanta at the Hotel at Avalon. I loved the location this year since it’s only 4 hours from Nashville and Avalon had so many great restaurants and shopping. The Hotel was brand new and absolutely gorgeous. The interior was stunning and the rooms were so comfortable and sleek.
The conference started on Thursday with a welcome party. There you could get swag from Vera Bradley, Kendra Scott, Yankee Candle, Dress Up, LaCroix, Dry Bar, and Goody. Vera Bradley and LaCroix had fun photo booths and I got my hair touched up by Dry Bar. It was so nice to see all of my blogger friends, catch up and meet the rest of the conference attendees.
Day 2, it was time to get to work! We had breakfast hosted by the hotel and then went into workshops. I attended an iPhone photography workshop with Rachel Martino and Noelle Downing, SEO by Lindsay Humes, Contracts with Ashlee Hightower and Travel Blogging with Alicia Tenise. After four workshops, my blog to-do list is a mile long now! We also had lunch hosted by MudPie and Goody and got to hear about the upcoming projects and releases from these two companies.
Day 3, we had a fun and colorful breakfast hosted by LaCroix and Ball Canning! They had a photo booth, a build your own LaCroix and parfait bar; the perfect way to start the last day! We then heard from our keynote speaker Grace Atwood of the Stripe, heard about FTC Guidelines from Brittany of Lawyer Lookbook and finished with a social media panel. We had lunch with Joules and saw all the pieces from their upcoming fall collection. The conference ended with a Build Your Own Flower Crown!
I had the best time at #tbscon, learning from the speakers and other bloggers there. I also love meeting and getting to know all the bloggers I’ve followed on Instagram! One of my favorite things about the conference is the group. Even in my first year when I was a baby blogger, I felt so welcomed. There were no cliques, you can literally sit down at a table with anyone and have a friend.
I also like that Cathy and Jessica, aren’t afraid to change things up and make it better. They take reader feedback and add workshops and activities so attendees get the most out of the conference. I just appreciate that it’s a community. There’s no competition, just women encouraging women. If you ever get a chance, attend this conference for yourself!