I have never had the opportunity to go to a Blogging Conference before. I have been researching the different alternatives and options. I really wish that I could afford to go to all of the different ones that are available. It would be awesome to find sponsorship to represent a company I believe in at a future conference. The conference I am getting ready to purchase tickets for is the Relevant Conference in Harrisburg, PA in October.
Tonight I had the opportunity to learn from some of the best at a #GetaSponsor party on Twitter with @sarahmaeblogs, @eCelebrating and @TommyNelson. It was great to listen to some of the ideas and tips for securing sponsorship.
One of the first questions was as a blogger, what is your brand, what do you represent. My response was as a blogger I share my story, my struggle and my journey as a follower of Christ.
My brand as a blogger will not appeal to everyone. But it is who I am, what I stand for and I wouldn't want it to be any different.
Tonight @TommyNelson wanted to know what we could do to represent them as a company. If you are unfamiliar, Tommy Nelson is the children's division of Thomas Nelson, Inc. Some of the products that they represent that you may be familiar with are Max Lucado's Hermie & Friends, and Sheila Walsh's Gigi: God's Little Princess.
My kids have a number of Tommy Nelson products in our home library. I have used their books in a variety of different lessons at home with my girls and at church in our kids programs. I think that the reason why I enjoyed the evening so much is that I am passionate about what Tommy Nelson represents. Number 1: Reading to your kids and Number 2: Building a foundation on Jesus Christ. One of the most important things in my life is to raise my children in Christ so that they have an authentic relationship with Jesus.
I am really excited to share some of my ideas with you on this blog and over at Unforgettable Childhood. I am actually in the process of sorting through our children's books so I am going to set aside all of the Tommy Nelson books and tell you about how you can incorporate them into your children's lives.
Stay tuned for more details. . .