Discovering Mas y Mas

Yesterday I told you that I attended the Discovering Mas blogging conference over the weekend.  Because of this conference I have decided to overcome my resistance to Twitter and will begin”tweeting.”   Another thing I took away from this conference was this:

The sponsors for this conference gave all of the attendees some really great stuff. I had a lot of fun going through my bag of “swag.”  It was filled with beauty and health products, food items, and all kinds of great stuff. Thank you Proctor and Gamble, Que Rica Vida and Avocados from Mexico!

But I wasn’t the only one to get something out of the conference. My husband Juan got something out of it too. As I’ve said before, Juan is a gadget guy, and he absolutely loves his Iphone.  During the conference I texted him that I thought I would need a smart phone to help me Tweet and stay on top of my blog.  He texted me back:

“Do you want me to give you my Iphone and I’ll get the new Iphone 4?”

Hmm. ….I don’t really love the Iphone because I can’t seem to get my fat fingers to work the touch key pad. Still, there are features I like on his Iphone that I don’t have on my current phone. Juan has wanted the new Iphone since it launched, and has tried justifying the expense of upgrading to a new phone . This was just what he needed. So, it turns out that Discovering Mas has really worked out well for Juan. Maybe it should have been called Discovering Mas y Mas.  (Discovering More and More).

 Here’s what I got out of  the conference: 

  1. Valuable information
  2. New relationships with fellow Latina bloggers
  3. A whole lot of great stuff in the swag bag. 

Here’s what Juan got out of me attending the conference:

  1. The Iphone 4
  2. And two of his favorite picks from my swag bag:

This blogging thing is paying off!

Discovering Mas

This weekend I attended my first ever blogger conference. It was organized by Los Angeles Latina Bloggers and it was a great event. There were about 50 attendees, all bloggers who happened to be Latina. These were really creative, bright and beautiful women, who are writing some great blogs. I had the good fortune to meet some women whose blogs I follow, and some other women who I didn’t know but met them and their blogs, and found out we are practically neighbors!

The conference speakers  lectured about branding for your blog and optimizing your social media presence. One of the things I learned  is that if I want to reach more people with my blog I need to use more social media. I already have a Facebook personal page, which has been a good way to reach all you FB friends. It’s also been a good way to keep tabs on my teen daughter. However, even though FB is popular,  Twitter is the next big thing. In fact, I am so late in jumping on this bandwagon, I think Twitter is not next big thing,  it is the big thing. When I walked into this conference everyone had their phones out and was “tweeting.”  I had no idea what everyone was tweeting about–it sounded like a foreign language to me. When one of the presenters spoke with me, he asked me what my blog focus was, then he asked me if I had a Twitter account. I said no, and asked him if I should have one. He smiled and said wait until his presentation. Well, during his presentation I began to see the value of the of blogging and tweeting.  Before I attended this conference I  considered getting a Twitter account but I decided against it, because I figured I really didn’t want to be that connected.  I don’t even update my FB page that often anymore. However, after meeting the fellow bloggers at this conference, I realized there is a lot of support among bloggers using Twitter. So, I have succumbed. But first, in the next week or so, I will attempt to learn what I can about Twitter. What is it? How do I do it? How do I use it with my blog?  

What about you? Do you Tweet?