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10 Wonderful Takeaways from the 2:1 Conference

I had such an amazing weekend at the 2:1 Conference this past weekend.  If you’re not familiar with the 2:1 Conference, it was the first Christian homeschool bloggers conference.  If you fit into that niche – start saving your money for next year’s conference.  It was so amazing!

For this week’s Top Ten Tuesday, I thought it would be fun to pick ten things from the notes I took – some inspirational, some blog related – to share.

10 Takeaways from the 2:1 Conference

1. “I’m not good enough” is a lie that the world tells you to hold you back from what Jesus wants for you. (Rachel from Finding Joy)

2. Don’t think of it as connecting with brands, think of it as connecting with people.  You want a relationship with those people, but it needs to e an authentic relationship.  (Christine of From Dates to Diapers)

3. Each one of us is anointed for His purpose. He has a job only you can do. (Rebecca from Mom Seriously)

4. Keep your site heavy on content, light on ads and other monetized material, otherwise your efforts might backfire. (Amy from Blogging with Amy)

5. Profit = a Plan.  Where are you going?  (If you don’t have a plan, you’re not going to get there.) (Toni from The Happy Housewife)

6. Rather than focus on getting followers, focus on giving to them. (Stef from Educating Laytons)

7. A lot of us are in denial about how distracting the computer is while we’re homeschooling. (Carisa from 1+1+1=1)

8. Small communities are better than large audiences. (Hey…that was from me!  But, since several people tweeted it from my talk, I thought I would add it to the list.)

9. Experiment! When it comes to monetizing, there’s not a one-size-fits-all approach.  Find what works for you and your blog. (Amy from Blogging with Amy)

10. Don’t feel bad to make money from your blog. Proverbs 31:8 She sees that her trading is profitable, and her lamp does not go out at night. (Toni from The Happy Housewife)

Top Ten Tuesday at Many Little Blessings

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Comments

  1. I have in my notes — don’t be a miserable mother – from Rachel Carman.

    Another gem from Stef Layton – connect with your followers, don’t just collect them.

    Oh, boy, did that one hit home. I wanted to crawl my wide girth under the table and cry.

    SO AWESOME to meet you this weekend!!!

  2. These are great. Would LOVE to do this next year. DC is one place the whole family has never been, so I’m hoping we can work it into a family vacation. (Assuming it’s in the same location, of course.) I already follow several of these blogs, but I’m going to check out the others now. Thanks so much!

  3. Thanks for posting this, Angie. Sorry we only said hi briefly… next year!

  4. Those are great tips!!.. I’m still figuring out what is best for my site and strongly agree that giving good content will certainly bring in the readers.

  5. Wonderful quotes. I especially like yours- about building a community.

    Thanks for sharing (and hosting!).

  6. Thanks for sharing. Wish I could have been there, but attended BlissDom for my conference this spring. Look forward to this one next yr

  7. Eek! #7 is particularly convicting. I really must start blogging at night…

  8. Thanks for hosting the fun hop! I’m a new follower and will be sure to check back for more.

  9. What great takeaways! I’m going to keep coming back to this list for reminders. Thank you for being part of 2:1. It was so great to see you again and have more time to chat. You’re brilliant and hilarious, I love you girl! And my hubby enjoyed chatting Catholicism with you – he thinks you’re a very special lady too.

    • Thank you so much for asking me to speak. I really loved the opportunity. Thanks for believing in me.

      Too funny about your hubby (don’t know if you use his name online). I was going to email you to pass along to S. how very much I enjoyed talking to him that night about religion in general.

  10. I loved your session! You are sweet and funny! I learned so much from you and all the other wonderful ladies!

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