{Blog Life} BlogPodium - Blogs + Media

On Friday I was able to attend the panel discussion on Blogs + Media at BlogPodium which was hosted by the Interior Design Show.

Moderated by Leigh-Ann Allaire Perrault, the panel included Margot Austin, Kimberley Seldon, Kate Moore, and BlogPodium co-founder Jennifer Flores. Photographs were taken by Jason Hudson and I can't wait to see how those turn out! I spoke too soon - Gorgeous photos found here.

This being my first blogger event, I didn't know what to expect from BlogPodium but I came away with a lot of good ideas and advice to keep in mind as I figure out 'a Girl Called Kim' and the path it's going. Being such a newbie to the community, I'm still trying to figure out my groove and how to balance a full-time job, a part-time job, family, friends, life, and on top of all that, trying to complete projects and find inspiration to share with everyone!

At one point it was mentioned that our blogs should "stay on topic"... so I guess my topic is "random"? I wasn't kidding in my little blurb on the side there, "This is the place for all my gibber jabber about house & DIY projects, food adventures, life, and other random musings." This description will definitely have to be edited (another key point!) in the future!

Another great piece of advice (one which we were probably all glad to hear) for giving your site more exposure was to pin your own stuff! It'll probably still feel weird when it comes time to pin, but I will really have to avoid taking night time photos, which is difficult when I'm often finishing projects after work and day light is long gone.

Consistency with posting each week is important as well. Jen recommended at least three to four times a week. I struggle with having just one prepared! I usually try to draft one or two posts on weekends, but it's hard when my brain shuts down at 4:30pm on Fridays... Eventually I will try to up my weekly post count, but for now I will be consistent with at least one! Hopefully. (This week will be the exception with three events in two days!)

All in all, this first talk was a great success (and the first of many) for BlogPodium! Jennifer, Lindsay, and Shannon pulled together a fabulous event and all their hard work did not go unnoticed!

Oh, and the sponsors are kind of awesome too: IDS12 Interior Design Show, Delta Faucet/Beige Is Dead, OlioBoard.

Afterwards, we were able to explore IDS12 and photos of that will come later this week once I upload and sort through them all...

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