To say I’ve taken this year off when it comes to conferences would be a bit of an understatement. Last year, I spoke at seven shows and attended two others. This year, I’ve been to two. However…I am pumped to say that SMX East will be my third!
I just love SMX shows so much and while some of my good friends won’t be there this year (tear), lots of others will. There are a ton of people speaking and/or attending that I can’t wait to meet. And…I’m pretty psyched about my panel, which is a new topic for me. Here are the details:
Competitive Research For SEO
Your competitors have top rankings in search results for some of your prime keywords. So how did they do it? Savvy SEOs know how to analyze and understand the strategies of the competition, and then use that knowledge to rev up their own efforts to achieve even greater visibility and reach. During this panel, our experts will discuss the tools and tactics they use to mine valuable competitive insights, and use that knowledge to maximize their own SEO strategies.
Date: Tues, September 30th
Best of Show / Key SMX Takeaways
After three days of thought leadership, meaningful insights and tactical tips, you’ll be sure to have your own list of top takeaways, favorite speakers and sessions. Of course, you couldn’t attend every session – but have no fear! In this session you’ll hear from speakers and attendees what they found most valuable, as we recap the best information from the show.
Date: Thur, October 2nd
Hope to see you there!
June & July Recap
It’s been a whirlwind of two months here! Between travel, moving, work, other blog obligations…I haven’t really had much time to write here. That doesn’t mean my challenges aren’t still happening though.
In fact, both of my June and July challenges went pretty well. I did my sit-ups all but two days and I was up almost every weekday before 7:30am (I modified that from 7…too early). It’s always nice being up early but man oh man do I love to sleep. In fact, I slept until 10:30 on Sunday and it was glorious.
I’m trying to be better about getting up earlier during the week as there’s something to be said about getting to work and getting your day organized early, but we’ll see.
No fried food. This is one of my favorite challenges I do because it’s hard, but it’s also good for me. I don’t know if this is a challenge for most people but if you know my love of chicken wings and french fries, you’ll understand how difficult this is.
I’ve also decided to add No Beer to the list because well…I’m finally on a consistent running schedule and if I can eliminate beer and fried food from my diet, my body should be happy. Plus, no beer doesn’t mean I can’t drink at all, it just means no beer.
Here’s to a healthy August!
Woo! A successful month! This was a challenge that I really wanted to kill (not that I don’t typically but this was extra close to my heart).
I used to run quite a bit. I ran a half marathon in 2009 and was continuing my training for a full marathon. Unfortunately, I ended up with a knee injury and just couldn’t get back into running. Five years later…I’m finally getting back there.
My goal was a 5k but instead I signed up for a 5 miler. While I had to walk for a couple minutes, I did it. More importantly, I am back running consistently and have even signed up for another race in June.
My June challenge was initially to not watch TV after 9…however, as I sit here typing this, it’s 9:32 and the TV is on. Even though I’m not the one watching it, I’d be lying if I said I haven’t glanced here and there (What? It’s the Bachelorette). So…I’m going to switch out June with September and instead do 200 sit-ups each day. My abs will thank me in 30 days.
I had an absolutely amazing time at the Digital Marketing for Business conference last week and I hope to include a write-up soon. For now, here is my presentation, “Building an Online Brand Through Customers”:
March & April Recap
My 30 day challenges have been interesting this year and I’ve really been enjoying changing things up. My March challenge, to watch 5 movies from my “want to watch” list wasn’t quite successful but I did watch 3 movies that I wanted to see:
- King’s Speech
- 12 Years a Slave
- Glengarry Glen Ross
I tried to watch Wolf of Wall Street but truthfully, I didn’t find it as interesting as I’d hoped. I do still have a number of movies I want to watch and are currently on my Amazon watchlist including, Casablanca, Fargo, Sophie’s Choice and Capote.
As for April, which prohibited me from shopping online…boy was that a tough one! Two wedding showers, combined with birthdays made for a difficult month. I buy everything online which usually turns into me also buying things for myself.
That being said, I didn’t buy anything online…except a pizza. Ok, ok…I forgot I wasn’t buying anything online and I was really hungry. But I didn’t buy any clothes, presents, or anything else. I’m calling April a success.
My May challenge, to run a 5k, is geared toward getting me in shape. I actually signed up for a 5 miler instead of a 5k and have been doing pretty well getting prepared. In fact, I’m pretty to close to having run a 5k already. Hooray!
Have your own 30 day challenges? How are they going?