Back today to recap Day 2 at Hispanicize. It was Day 2 for me, but it was the official Day 1 of the conference (4/1/14-4/4/14). I was up bright and early (6 am) at the train station to make it downtown for a 7:30 am breakfast!
I quickly learned that these are definitely conference essentials! I must have had about 3 Starbucks each day!!! My HP Chromebook was amazing. It was light and worked perfectly no matter where I was in the hotel!
First stop: Home Depot's breakfast. I was so excited for this breakfast because it was the first time I met my bloggy buddy, Felicita from Casa Moncada, in person!! She rocks! She was so kind and it was like we had been friends for years!
Next stop: Getting our badges!!! This was so exciting. First conference, first badge! We also got epic swag bags!!
Cine Sony Television had a booth set up where you would post this picture for a chance to win a tablet! I didn't win :(
I needed this red carpet pic since it had all the big sponsors on it. Thank you to P & G, 3M, McDonald's, Toyota and Target for an amazing conference!
I attended a fantastic panel "Mama Knows Best: Top Latina Mom Bloggers Share Their Success Stories and Best Practices" with Silvia from Mama Latina Tips, Kristina from Hott Mama In The City and Ruby from Growing up Blackxican. This was a super informative panel and the one main idea I took away was that readers want organic content so balance your sponsored posts to your organic posts. A good balance is 3 to 3. This has really helped me in the past two weeks and I am editing my calendar to incorporate this.
I was only at the conference half-day on Tuesday. I really wish I would have stayed the whole day, but I had to get back to work. Stay tuned for my recap of Day 3!