In 2009, I attended a Minds of Mom (MOM) conference presented by Walmart and the entire day’s focus was all about bloggers. Mine was a last minute invite, one of those “hey, Lyndi, we’ve got an extra seat at this conference-thingy, you wanna’ come?” Always the one to jump on any conference-thingys, I jumped in my coworker’s car and arrived at a destination that would change my life.
I had entered the world of influencers.
“What is the magical world?” I remembered uttering those words out-loud to no one in particular. My head was spinning, twirling as blogger after blogger stood up and talked about their passions.
I wanted in.
Later that week I was having lunch with my friend Jason and he casually remarked, “hey, Lyndi, I’m following you on twitter. I had no idea you were such a foodie.”
I had never thought about it, honestly. Or, at least put it in those words. You see, my twitter handle those days was @lakebrittany, because, well I lived on Lake Brittany. Seemed logical at the time. And, like any proper and logically-minded gal I right then and there decided that my blog should have the word “foodie” in it. One of the speakers at the conference had a blog named nwadeals (now called Passion for Savings – Hi Heather!) and once again the logic kicked in. This blog was born. My passion had a voice.
So, I have to ask…
Where are you?
What is your story?
What is going to be your story?
What is your passion?
Let’s get you a megaphone so you can shout it out to the world!
You’re in luck.
But time is running out.
Come join hundreds of influencers, wanna-be influencers, and brands at the Megaphone Summit influencer conference on September 9-11 in Fayetteville, Arkansas.
Foodie Friday keynote is Patricia Barnes (owner of Sister Shubert dinner rolls). She will talk life, gifts, legacy and rolls. Chef Matt McClure from The Hive in Bentonville will talk local food and cook up delicious treats for us.
Megaphone Summit keynote is Peg Fitzpatrick (author of The Art of Social with Guy Kawasaki). She will talkabout how she turned her passion into a thriving social media career (and you can too!).
Soapbox Insights + Influence (where I work!) is the presenting sponsor of the conference!
Eat well, my friends. Eat well.