My family has taken a lot of vacations over the years, and discovered a lot of places to love. And one of the most fun-filled trips we ever took was to beautiful California. When people think of California, places like Hollywood, Silicon Valley and the Napa Valley wine region tend to spring to mind. But […]
Us Western Canadians sometimes miss out on fun promotions and events that are focused in Central Canada. But for the next month, Sobeys West is putting Western Canada in the spotlight with its new Tastes of the World Contest!
The Sobeys West Tastes of the World Contest runs until May 16, 2013 and with six incredible all-inclusive foodie vacations up for grabs, it’s one you won’t want to miss! Head to your local Sobeys store and pick up a game board and pieces for your chance to win a dream vacation to France, Italy, Hong Kong, Germany, Mexico or Thailand! [Read more…]
I always seem to have a hard time writing about my experiences at blog conferences, but it’s not because I have nothing to say. To the contrary, it’s because I learn so much that I have trouble narrowing down exactly what I want to share. And at no conference do I have a harder time with that than BlogWest. I’ve attended BlogWest 2012 as a panellist and BlogWest 2013 as a speaker and conference ambassador and both times the sheer volume of knowledge I gained left me overwhelmed for weeks afterwards.
There were a few key learning moments from the conference that really started to stand out to me over the last couple of weeks, though. These were my top three BlogWest 2013 takeaways:
As a Western Canadian blogger, I sometimes feel like I miss out on a lot of great events that seem to inevitably be held in the Toronto area. As much as I would love to attend all of them, the planning and expense involved make attending a Toronto event a rare experience for me. That’s why I was so excited last year when BlogWest, the premiere Western Canada blogging conference, was announced.
Of course I had to attend, and I was honoured to have the chance to speak on the monetization panel at the conference as well. BlogWest 2012 was educational, informative and a great way to connect with so many incredible Western Canadian bloggers. So when the BlogWest 2013 Ambassador Program was announced, I couldn’t wait to apply. I was so excited when I was chosen as the very first BlogWest 2013 Conference Ambassador.