October 21, 2011 § 2 Comments
Words cannot express how thrilled I am. Click here to take a look at the agenda.
What’s even better—I’m able to go with the financial help of Hoffman Media! The Lord is good.
So this is doesn’t occur until January, but here are the three things I’m hoping to get out of attending:
1. Celebrate is developing a website (see what we currently have now), and with that new website will come a new blog. The goal is not only to sell subscriptions to our magazine, but also to bring in an audience of web users who will return to our site again and again. And with the addition of a blog, we hope to attract a unique readership of bloggers. So the skills I learn at this conference and the connections I make will hopefully give me great insight to contribute effectively to this project. We hope to have it up within the next couple of months.
2. I also manage the newsletter The Cottage Journal for Hoffman Media (click here to subscribe!). This newsletter focuses on all things cottage—whether it’s home decorating, comforting recipes, entertaining, and all the other joys that come with cozying up in a delightfully cute cottage. This is an exciting newsletter to be apart of, as one of our newest Special Interest Publications, The Cottage Journal Seasons, starts to take shape and gather more subscribers. So this conference can definitely help me come up with new and exciting topics and develop my planning skills with each newsletter I put out.
3. And, of course, I want to hone my blogging skills to make Cactus & Kudzu an all-the-more enjoyable experience for my readers. I am dying to learn everything I can possibly absorb about food photography, recipe developing, restaurant reviewing, being a great story teller, and writing what’s interesting and relevant to all of you who regularly visit my blog. And might I take this opportunity to tell you: THANK YOU!
Like I said, the Lord is so good! I am completely over-the-top excited.