So you’re home from your blog conference, your mind is slammed full of strategies to help you push your blog to the next level, and you’re ready to tackle them all.
But how do you go about implementing everything efficiently so that you make the best use of your time and all the money you’ve just spent on the conference?
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You’ve had a great time with new friends, connected with old friends, and now you’re home and your brain is swarming with ideas that you know you must get to.
As you already know, in order to be successful, you must implement.
And here’s where the rubber meets the road.
Don’t just set everything aside with the intention of getting to it when you can, because most likely, that won’t happen.
What you do right now is going to determine whether or not you get something out of this conference.
You have to make the choice to systematically work through what you’ve just learned and make the necessary changes to get more readers to your site, more e-mail subscribers, increase your revenue, and…. do it all more efficiently.
So today I’m sharing 4 steps you must take after your blog conference.
1. Schedule a brain-dump day
Plan on using the next day (or shortly thereafter) to sit down with a large piece of paper (I like to use a large pad of construction paper.) and start brain dumping everything you just learned.
In fact, if you can swing it, stay an extra day at the conference so you can hole yourself up in your hotel room and have a day of glorious, uninterrupted hours to work on this.
Write down every idea, strategy, and networking opportunity you’ve learned over the past couple of days.
2. Prioritize Your List
What’s going to make the biggest impact on your blog? Is it a strategy to get more page views? Or perhaps it’s how you can get more e-mail subscribers.
Go down your list of strategies, prioritize them and then plan to work on them in that order.
In other words, you can’t expect to go home and implement everything all at once. Trying to do it all at one time is going to gain you a quick trip down the rabbit hole.
Work on one action item until it’s done, then move onto the next.
3. Email everyone you made a connection with.
Remember in the post, How to Get the Most Out of Your Blog Conference I told you to collect business cards? This is where they’re going to come into play.
Send an email to each person you met. Let them know how much you enjoyed meeting them, thank them for any help they may have given you, and if they’d be a good fit for the giveaway collaboration we talked about in that previous blog post, mention it to them and see if they’d be interested in working with you.
For instance, when I went to my most recent blog conference, I knew going into it that I wanted to put together a back-to-school cash giveaway for my readers. While at the conference, I had this in mind and was looking for bloggers who’d be a great fit and might want to work together on it.
Because I was able to gather so many bloggers, we were able to offer a $250 Target gift card to help our readers out with their oh-so-expensive back to school shopping.
This allowed each of us to, not only, bless a reader, but also get our blogs in front of other audiences.
It was a win-win-win. A win for my readers, a win for my fellow bloggers, and a win for FOI.
4. Mastermind and Accountability
Considering the friends you just made, put together a mastermind group and/or get an accountability partner.
Both of these are so incredibly powerful, helping to push you into accomplishing those daily and weekly tasks that are going to get you closer to your goals.
You can meet with them via google hangouts, start your own closed Facebook group to check in daily, or even by a weekly phone call.
I’m telling you, having a mastermind group and accountability partner has been completely life-changing for me, FOI, and my goals.
Chances are you spent a lot of money on your blogging conference, so you, no doubt, want to get the most out of it.
By following these simple steps, you’ll not only have a strategic plan for implementing everything you’ve just learned, but you’ll also make some incredible, life-long friendships.
Before heading off to your next blog conference, be sure to check out How to Make the Most of Your Blog Conference.
I’d love to hear from you. Comment below and tell me what conference you’re going to this year. If I’m going, I’d love to schedule a meet-up!
Until next time, my friend…….
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