Because the Internet is forever - right?
A few of my own tweets throughout the weekend that sum up new information, intense thoughts and more of what I walked away with. #typeacon hashtags removed because, well, redundant!
And I'm working backwards because that's the way I'm accessing my twitter feed. It's how we do!
At the town hall:
My personal experience is mine. Much of what I write is for me. The worst thing I could do is compare my content to someone else's.
At Thom Singer's keynote:
I challenge myself to find three NEW people to connect with post-conference. I have many in my network and expanding that is always critical.
Somebody has to put the pieces together for there to be a "wow" moment.
Face-to-face engagement is exactly what brings me to Type-A. I need my peeps.
Networking is not really a bad thing. People have different perceptions of what networking is.
During Sonja Foust's VIP session:
Getting tips on how to get yourself unstuck and avoid/clear up the writer's block.
Cut out the things that distract you, that you do not need, so you can get what you need to do done.
Have a routine for yourself when you sit down to write? Create or maintain one to help get yourself in the zone.
During David Griner's session on clickbait:
Learning about clickbait, headlines and why they need to be legit. No false promises, no teases without substance. Be intriguing but be real.
Community Building Panel (comments I've tweeted quoting panelists are attributed to said panelist):
Don't close your comments. Didn't you start blogging to talk to people? It's not all about Facebook.
Our incredible panelists encourage us to start our own small communities. Micro-communities.
I wish I would have looked like a CEO from the start.
If you are truly a member of your community you will know where they are and know where you need to go.
Walk away with a group of 5-10 people to network with so you can support one another.
Before you create a community, LISTEN online. Bring something new to the table. Elevate conversation.
Expect, as a community leader, to get some backlash.
Everybody likes to be an expert on something. Don't be afraid to follow your community and allow them to solve something for you.
Use Facebook to promote things that will get people OFF of Facebook.
If it doesn't benefit your reader in some way you won't get engagement. It's not about us (the leaders) it's about them.
I'm uncomfortable having my community based on land I don't own (ie: FB).
You have to make the person who is not happy with what you are doing feel heard. Take interest in that negative comment.
I definitely did some learning at some of the other sessions I attended and a lot of that is in my handy-dandy-trusty-notebook. Despite all this social media business I am still very much a pen and paper kind of girl.
So - stay tuned. I still want to write a post about Women Get Social, also, because that section of the notebook is beyond full and I'd love to share some of that wisdom with y'all.
In the meantime, were you at Type-A? What tweet best sums up the conference for you? Share it here!