Design Blogger’s Conference 2016 Recap

This past week, some of the brightest and most creative bloggers in the country gathered at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Buckhead for three days of presentations, networking, and wine. The event, collectively known as Home Garden and Design Marketing Week (HGDMW), consists of Design Blogger’s Conference, Garden Blogger’s Conference, and Home Design and Digital Marketing Summit. Some of this year’s speakers included Cynthia Rowley India Hicks.

I was already in league with the great minds behind HGDMW because I assisted in the design and development of the conference websites. Imagine my surprise when the HGDMW team reached out to see if I would be interested in speaking at this year’s Design Blogger’s Conference. In addition to letting me share my thoughts on the 5 best WordPress plugins currently on the market to an audience of 350 people, the organizers also invited me to participate in the Blog Clinic. Having the opportunity to meet with so many different types of WordPress users was a real thrill and I sincerely enjoyed every troubleshooting, brainstorming, and advising minute of the experience. The experience was further enriched by sharing my presentation time with Adrienne Brown of who spoke about Google Analytics and the importance of SEO for bloggers.

Loved, loved, loved being a part of HGDMW and look forward to next year’s conference! If you were in attendance at this year’s HGDMW, I encourage you to request a pdf version of the presentation or book a web consult (special pricing for attendees).


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