The SNAP bloggers conference this past weekend in Utah was was an excellent event. The organizers worked so hard and had an amazing array of informative workshops presented by and for creative bloggers. I am so excited about all the things I learned. I learned a great deal about utilizing social media, SEO, book deals, photography, trend research, starting an online business and the importance of having an authentic voice and point of view as a creative Blogger. There were a few fun make and take sessions as well, a nice break in between lectures.
It was fun meeting so many bloggers in person who I knew online from visiting their sites. If you are considering going next year I would definitely recommend it.
It was so worth my 200 dollars. Dinners and lunches were included for the three days. The dinners were all out gourmet catered affairs and of course, the decorations were all handmade and utterly fantastic. What more could be expected when the likes of bloggers from Tater Tots and Jello, Thrifty Decor Chick, House of Smiths, Whipperberry, Vintage Revivals, and The Idea Room were the organizers!
But if that wasn’t enough, the freebies themselves were probably worth more than the ticket. Here are some but not all of the freebies that were given to the attendees which were graciously donated by the following companies that I am linking to below:
This necklace was among the freebies. I love it and have been wearing it nonstop! Visit Amy Cornwell’s Shop to see her jewelry creations.
Wooden flowers, thread, tags, earrings, and clothespins donated by Pick Your Plum
Owl Party Kit by TKGK Designs
Frame for decorating Poppy Seed Projects.
Die cuts by Spellbinders.
Yarn and knitting sticks by Lion Brand Yarns. I’m not sure what those sticks are called since I am a hopeless knitter.
The book is from the blogger who runs the kids crafting site Make and Takes.
Photoshop actions by Photos by Emilie.
Say No To Auto photo instruction book by Kirsten Duke. This little instruction book on shooting in manual mode is small but very good.
Fat quarters by Riley Blake Fabrics.
There was a craft market at the convention with crafts from many different bloggers.
Crochet headband by Maybe Matilda. I bought this at the Queen bee market there at a discount for conference attendees. I love her blog and it was fun to buy something she made, plus it’s really cute!