I made a decision to attend the Problogger Training Event
For a while now my daughter has been telling me about Problogger’s website and how informative it is and a few times I’ve gone over and taken a look late at night and read a few posts. The problem is there is so much stuff out there. You read especially late at night and the morning comes with its next set of priorities and your late night impression disappears with your dreams.
However earlier this year, she received the email about the PB-Event being held on the Gold Coast, decision time will I go? Well a lot of that late night reading must have sunk in because without hesitation I said yes! So the next few months I thought I better get familiar with everything Problogger.
I attended the ProBlogger Training Event at the QT Hotel Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast.
Information by real people creating their own business and willingly sharing their highs and lows along the way
It was the first business event that I’ve attended that was so full of positive proactive people, the energy was high and the sessions were informal, yet filled with information by real people creating their own business and willingly sharing their highs and lows along the way.
Networking Event Poolside at the QT Hotel
The networking event was set around the pool at the hotel, unfortunately we missed the first hour, and by the time we arrived home changed and battled the traffic back to the hotel we were late.
Nonetheless the evening was a success with a photo opportunity with Darren Rowse which he graciously accepted.
They also produced a virtual pass, which means you don’t have to be concerned about missing out on a session or perhaps there are two sessions running concurrent that you want to attend.
You can make a choice knowing later you can listen in the comfort of your home, brilliant!
One thing I enjoyed was actually talking to some of the speakers; it was professional yet in a relaxed atmosphere a virtual one on one opportunity to ask questions during breaks.
On the Saturday morning I had an opportunity along with others to speak to Yishan Chan about her book and the session ‘Creating eBooks’, she very generously gave an insight into how she created ‘Pout Perfect’ along with all the photos of lips that are featured.
Paul Cunningham was another speaker, who wrote an eBook about the technical side of Exchange Servers, we started a conversation during morning tea and I was able to ask further questions about the process of writing an eBook.
I also met Kylie McGinnity from Handmade Kids, a lovely website featuring beautiful handmade children’s clothes and accessories, it was interesting and enlightening to speak to so many people from behind their sites.
Talking about breaks, the QT Hotel provided a wonderful ‘spread’, breakfast the first day and morning, lunch and afternoon teas were exceptional.
The food was not only presented beautifully it tasted equally delightful, you don’t have to sell me I have been to the Bazaar Restaurant a few times.
My next move now is to listen to the rest of the sessions, and start implementing some of the gems I heard.
If you blog and let’s face it most websites should have one, and want to surround yourself with positive proactive people, not blaming everyone and everything about their lack of progress attending the next ProBlogger Event is a must.