BlogPaws 2013 an Amazing Experience

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The Singing Dogs spent the last couple of days at BlogPaws 2013 in Tysons Corner, Virginia.  The crazy filled 3 days of BlogPaws was a lot of fun (but tiring) for all of us.  We met new pet people, made great connections with other bloggers and writers, and got to learn a lot.

If you were to ask me what I learned most at BlogPaws it would be just how big the pet blogging industry is.  I mean… Wow!  There were over 500+ people that came to BlogPaws 2013 and the organizers oversold.  It was quite a spectacle seeing all the people and pets that came out to this blog and social media conference.  Some people traveled quite far to attend and god only knows that traveling with pets can be a real pain even with so many products out on the market.  (A lot of those products were on display at BlogPaws.)  The majority came without pets though as lets be honest that made attending the conference sessions a lot easier.

What surprised me at the conferences was that even some of the pro sessions seemed like they were geared toward people just getting started with blogging and running their own websites. I taught and told people about some cool sites and resouces they didn’t know about which felt great.  I realized the main value from these conferences is not learning but growing your connections and network.  I got a lot more out of BlogPaws 2013 from meeting new people rather than learning new skills.   That’s fine with me though as taking away knowledge and giving it away is what it is all about.

I will be blogging more about BlogPaws over the next few days sharing experiences, tips, and my general thoughts about the whole event.  Kudos to the entire BlogPaws and Pet360 Media team that helped make the conference a success for everyone that attended.

Next year’s BlogPaws will be in Las Vegas and I will definitely try to go.  Flights out there are inexpensive since Casinos subsidize the flights to get people out there to gamble your money away.  Hopefully next year I will be meeting new people and seeing others I connected with this past BlogPaws.  Without losing all my money of course.

 

We’re heading to BlogPaws 2013!

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Just to let all of our friends, fans, and followers know, Cody, Sierra, and I are heading to BlogPaws 2013.  (If you don’t know what BlogPaws it is a pet blogging and social media conference.)  We are very excited to be attending this year since this is the first time we are going to go to BlogPaws or have gotten a chance to go to any sort of pet conferences or events.

Since BlogPaws 2013 taking place in Tysons Corner, VA (just outside Washington DC) and we live in Baltimore attending means we will not have to travel far.  We are going to be driving back and forth to the  hotel where the conference is taking place which will be a bit of a pain but people drive into DC all the time for work.  I figure I can do it a couple days if people do it 5 days a week.

We hope to get a lot out of BlogPaws networking with other dog lovers, pet brands, bloggers, writers, social media gurus, SEO gurus, and generally anyone who loves pets as much as we do.  We also hope to meet some of the Singing Dogs fans at BlogPaws 2013 as I know there are a lot of our followers out there that want to meet us and are attending this year.  We are just as excited to meet you in person too by the way!

I will be in attendance all 3 days but we are still unsure about bringing Cody and Sierra for all of BlogPaws 2013.  We think it would better to bring them 1 day and then to get more out of the conference leave them home so we can takes notes from speakers and talk with people more.  Sierra can be a bit whiny in the car since she is a “Dog Diva’ and Cody is usually good but will probably get bored if we are just sitting around doing “boring” people stuff most of the day.  (He’d rather be playing Chuckit!)  If you have any thoughts or advice about bringing pets to BlogPaws I would appreciate it if you left a comment and let us know your experiences.

Anyway, we have new slick business cards to give out, gave the dogs a bath and are preparing ourselves for BlogPaws 2013.  I hope to see you there and please let us know if you are going and if we should keep an eye out for you at BlogPaws.