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Brought to You by DesignSherpa, the Organizers of Design Bloggers Conference
Garden Bloggers Conference is returning to Atlanta, Georgia in 2015 and will be collocated with Design Bloggers Conference. Here’s your opportunity to join garden bloggers, new media innovators, and garden and landscape design leaders for the second Garden Bloggers Conference – the premier conference and experience for professionals actively using or interested in learning about new media and the garden and landscape design industry. This two-day conference brings you a unique opportunity to participate in the intersection of gardening with the world of new media including blogging, social media, and more. We invite all our fellow garden bloggers to attend!
WHAT IS UNIQUE ABOUT THIS CONFERENCE
The Garden Bloggers Conference is the only conference specifically focused on the interests of bloggers on garden and landscape design. Learn how to build a stellar personal brand for yourself, your blog, and your career. Discover how to build and engage your audience with information and inspiration on multiple platforms, using a variety of business models and marketing channels. Meet potential advertisers, make critical connections, meet the icons of the gardening and traditional media, and learn about exciting new products. Learn from the most accomplished bloggers, and network with connections to your future.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
- Garden bloggers – individuals, small businesses, associations, or other organizations
- Garden writers
- Garden enthusiasts or aspiring gardeners or garden and landscape designers
- Landscape designers and architects
- Flower and edible gardeners
- Plantsmen and nurserymen
- Horticulturists and botanists
- Organic gardeners
- Suppliers to the garden and landscape community
Garden Bloggers Conference Highlights
Missed our first Garden Bloggers Conference? We figured that we couldn’t summarize the conference any better than our attendees, so hope you’ll enjoy this collection of their highlights, recaps and key takeaways from the conference.
What an honor it was to be a part of this first Garden Bloggers Conference. It totally exceeded my expectations in all ways, something I heard echoed by many. The conference was a superb balance of education, inspiration, networking, and fun. As organizers and hosts, you set the tone for the relaxed low-key but professional atmosphere, an important and distinguishing characteristic of this conference that I think sets it apart from some other conferences in which I have participated or presented. Robin Horton, Founder and Publisher, Urban Gardens
It has been over a week since I last posted (heresy, I know) but there was a good reason for the lack of activity. I just returned from the Garden Bloggers Conference in Atlanta, GA and I am still riding the high from the event. It can be difficult to describe the energy and excitement of a conference to others who were not in attendance (no, I ain’t going all Tony Robbins on you) but I am going to do my best to share what I took away from the conference from a personal level and how this blog may benefit as a result (suspense officially created). Read more
Yes, it is true. Old Bloggers learn new tricks, and find refreshing new inspiration from meeting together. After being at this Garden Bloggers Conference I am convinced of that. It is always fun to meet with a group of like-minded people, but I think it is less usual to have that plus lots of really helpful information, useful guidance, and entertaining speakers all together in one package. That is what I’ve experienced (along with delicious lunches and occasional glasses of wine). I think you should be jealous right about now, and maybe thinking of how to meet up in the same way the next time an opportunity arises…Read more
I was lucky enough to spend a few days earlier this week at the Garden Bloggers Conference in Atlanta, GA with some talented garden writers and bloggers. Chatting with my fellow green thumbs, I was struck by the heritage of gardening and the consistency with which we shared, “Well, my mom was a big gardener” or “My father’s family had a farm” or “My grandmother grew the most amazing roses.” It was neat to hear how everyone came to the same hobby, with fond memories and heart strings firmly attached. Read more
Ten Things You Can’t Fake
George Keller once said, “To think creatively, we must be able to look afresh at what we normally take for granted.” So what do you think is on the top ten list of what you can’t fake? I just gave away a big hint. As for the other nine, well, that’s up to you to shout some back.
But here’s where the ‘Annie’ thought process is going this morning – it’s probably the most valuable lesson I brought away from the first #gardenblogconf. Can you guess what it is? It’s on my top ten things of what you can’t fake. It seems intuitive and commonsense but you can’t fake creativity. Read more
Hey friends, I just returned last week from the first ever garden bloggers conference down in Atlanta where we had a couple days packed full with great garden blogging info. But, I’ll have to say the highlight for me was to be able to connect with some of the other leaders in the online gardening world! And here’s some credit to Digital Sherpa for helping give the conference a real down-to-earth family feel. It was a pleasure. Read more
Earlier this week I had the pleasure of working the DigitalSherpa Blog Clinic during the first annual Garden Bloggers Conference in Atlanta. During the two days I spent assessing attendees websites and social media, I began to see a few common trends. Thankfully, they were all relatively easy fixes. In case you’re in the same boat as a small business owner, marketer, or blogger, I wanted to share these challenges and how you can go about fixing them quickly and affordably. Read more
This past week, I did take some personal time away from both my garden and my job, to attend a garden blogging conference in Atlanta, which ended up being not what I expected at all ( in a great way!). I was able to meet some amazing people in the plant world ( Dan Hinkley, of course) and in the blogging world some of the other most active and friendly garden bloggers you could ever imagine – such as ( Amy Stewart from Garden Rant, Rochelle Greayer from Studio G, (who is also my neighbor!), the stunning Teresa O’Connor of Seasonal Wisdom, gorgeous Robin Plaskoff Horton of Urban Gardens, the lovely and sweet Dee Nash from Red Dirt Ramblings and yes, the equally stunning, sweet and gorgeous Hank Jenkins of Plant Provocateur. Read more
WHAT YOU’LL LEARN
- Discover what tremendously successful bloggers have done to get where they are today.
- Explore how to build your brand.
- Get 21 Useful Tips for Digital Content Marketing to Build Your Business and Personal Brand: Blogs, Instagram, Pinterest, and Houzz
- Gain insights on how to stay relevant, things to do or not do, and how to make your blog interesting.
- Indentify blogging strategies and how these strategies can immediately apply to your business to get more qualified traffic and drive readers to action.
- How traditional media is adapting to the challenge of new media, and what you can learn from traditional media in terms of audience, content, and marketing strategy.
- Connecting with users: What you should know about search and analytics.
- Build your business through inbound marketing.
- How photography can help you build your brand, differentiate your blog, and build traffic on your website.
Brought to you by the organizers and presenters of Design Bloggers Conference – now in its fifth year and a runaway success!
Garden Bloggers Conference is modeled after the Design Bloggers Conference and will be collocated with Design Bloggers Conference in 2015 at the Grand Hyatt Buckhead in Atlanta, Georgia.