Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Mini Blogger Conference and Analytics

 Last Friday, I was able to attend a Mini conference of the Minnesota Bloggers Conference where Josh Braaten and Becky Flansburg spoke! 

Josh covered some basic understanding of Google Analytics and Becky talked about Networking. It was a great hour plus packed full of information! 

Our fearless speakers: 

The big items I took away from Becky's talk were: 

Business cards & 60 second elevator speeches. Fantastic information! Have a business card ready to hand people and be able to say what you are about--your blog, your business, what you do--in 60 seconds or less. It's as if you were in an elevator with someone and you only had 60 seconds to get your information to them. It must be clear, catchy and quick! 

I am working on mine!

Josh's talk on Google Analytics was surprisingly informative, witty and fun. He promised it would be, but I didn't believe him and I was wrong. There was a lot to learn from all he said and I came away really wanting to dig into the analytics website at some area's I never looked before and really get an insight into my blog & readership! 

Always start with a question: 

Who are your readers?
Where are they coming from?
What are they reading?
What are they sharing

DO YOU USE Google Analytics? If you do, you should check out Josh's post recapping his whole presentation HERE!  

 On a side note... 

I wore a very cute heart hat to the conference. 

What is YOUR favorite blog content to read? Recipes, workouts, rants or recaps? 
 Happy Blogging! Be productive and be an on purpose person today & every day! 

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