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5 Things I Learned From Blogalicious 8

I am back and settled from attending Blogalicious 8 that was held in Atlanta, Georgia this past weekend. Let me tell you that if you missed this you missed a good time! I had such an amazing time and #Iaintsorry! I was literally in tears just thinking about the amazing time I had while writing this blog post. Honestly, I really don’t know why I never attended before. What the hell was I thinking, excuse my language. Like I got my entire life at Blogalicous 8, yes MY ENTIRE LIFE!

From meeting some my blogger boos in person that I feel like I have known forever to meeting new amazing people who are doing amazing things this weekend was unforgettable. I learned so much valuable information that I will be applying to my content and brand. Get ready to see even more from me the rest of 2016 and 2017! Girl I am going to be LIT ok! Here are five things that I learned from Blogalicious 8.

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Content is Life literally

The theme of this years conference was Content Is Life and it really is. I was able to attend several sessions where I was reminded that content is everything and I should be putting more of it out. I should be pitching to brands I want to work with as well. I learned that its important to stay authentic to your voice and remember why you started blogging. I attended a session Why Content is Queen When it Comes to Monitezing and learned that I am right on track to be successful in this blogging world! I am implementing the things that I learned already into my content and brand.

I Have a Story To Tell


I attended a session by Ashley of Don’t Die Afraid. Her session was Your Message as a Catalyst for Change. Ashley shared the story of her childhood growing up without her parents. She has been through some very dark times but she doesn’t allow those situations to condemn her to a life full of fear that prevents her from moving forward. I kind of had a moment while she was speaking that I shed a tear. I have several stories to tell. I never told many people but I was somewhat bullied and picked on in high school. It was not fun for me at all. I wanted to fit in but I didn’t. This session really showed me that I need to share my story because, “Someone’s breakthrough is trapped in my testimony”. What a great session.

Networking is KEY

Major key alert. If you attended and didn’t network with anyone shame on you. I am very big on networking and making relationships. I made sure to talk to brands, bloggers and anyone else that I want to possibly work with in the future. I hope I left a memorable impression with them. Also, you know I followed up after the conference. You never know what can come out of a simple conversation with someone.

I Need to Get Organized

Don’t judge me but I am not the most organized person. I mean I have a ton of planners but do I consistently write in them what I need to actually get done? This conference I learned so much that I want to stay organized and keep on top of my content and social media. I took yesterday to organize my editorial calendar for the rest of the month and begin working on December. I know I am behind but I am getting there!

Set Goals For Next Year

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If I didn’t leave with anything else, I learned that don’t leave the conference without setting some goals for yourself. I have already written down some goals that I WILL achieve for the rest of the year and next year. I also already bought my ticket for Blogalicious 9 that will be held in Miami! I will not be in the same place this year when I return. I will have grown as a content creator! I also have goals to start my own small business so be on the lookout for that! Don’t believe me just watch!

This was my first conference and I really enjoyed myself! I felt like I belonged, and that’s huge for me! I started this blog because I needed an outlet. I had no idea it would turn into something so amazing. Thank you to Stacey and her team for putting on an amazing conference. I will see you all next year in MIAMI!!! Remember #ContentisLife!!!







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  • Hazel
    November 14, 2016 at 9:20 am

    Hey I literally started my blog last night it’s not fully presentable yet but I wanted to know if u had any personal tips for me and how I can promote it and get I noticed once it’s up and running the way I want it to be

    • Michelle Thames
      November 14, 2016 at 9:33 am

      Hi!! Thanks so much for stopping by! There are so many ways to promote. Are you on social media? Pinterest? Twitter? You can definitely email me and we can chat in depth about it 🙂

  • Ashley
    November 15, 2016 at 9:35 am

    Hello Gorgeous!!! Thank you so much for featuring me in your recap. As I was reading, I was like, “Is that little ol’ me?” Indeed it was! I love your 5 takeaways and it was truly a pleasure spending the weekend with you.

    • Michelle Thames
      November 15, 2016 at 11:29 am

      Of course boo! You are amazing and so is your blog I had to share! It was so nice meeting you as well! We will hang again soon!

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