Why You Should Attend a Blogalicious Conference Heather Hopson October 11, 2013 Mom, Work & Money As you may know, when I’m not writing here, you can follow my adventures (or misadventures) through dating over at Black and Married With Kids. Over the past year or so, the creators and contributors have become my family. I jokingly call Ronnie and Lamar Tyler my blogging parents, although Lamar constantly corrects me and says we are the same age. Through emails, phone calls and reading each other’s articles, the entire team began to build relationships. But we never met each other. You really don’t know someone until you see them in person. I thought some people were taller, and others were shorter. When we gathered in Atlanta for the Blogalicious Five conference, it felt like a family reunion. We cheered each other on. Heath Wiggins, who started blogging two months earlier, was selected to share his elevator pitch on stage. Christine St. Vil and Lamar Tyler made it to the finals in the Wells Fargo competition. And I won a video competition. Each time, the BMWK crew celebrated. The show of support proved that networking isn’t always about what you can get rather what you can give. When people push each other to succeed, it opens doors for everyone. I put this video together to illustrate how writing for BMWK is more than a job. It’s an experience. Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.