Still recovering after an awesome weekend in Cape Town for the Getaway Travel Blog Conference, but boy am I feeling the love! I left Cape Town exhausted, but incredibly inspired.
I have received so much positive feedback on the blog at the conference. I’m still high on inspiration. If only I had the time to blog all the ideas in my head. I don’t know where to start, but I think this picture sums it up best:
This pic was taken the morning after the crazy Getaway Travel Blog Conference (GTBC) after-party. I was crossing the railway tracks in front of the Kalk Bay Harbour, still buzzing on all the positive energy from the conference. I’m still amazed I was able to jump considering how ill I felt at the time.
I had so much fun at the conference and learnt loads. But the main reason I was feeling the love, was that my blog got featured in one of the speakers presentations, much to my surprise. In a talk titled ‘How to make your travel blog awesome‘, South Africa digital marketing guru, Dave Duarte used my MzansGirl blog to make his point. Just too awesome! Here’s the slide:
The cool thing about the conference was that I was already implementing many of the key points brought up in the talks, thanks to things I learnt on Twitter. The best thing about GTBC were all the passionate and like-minded people I connected with, from the awesome marketing team at Cape Town Tourism to bloggers whose blogs I’ve been following. A highlight for me was meeting people that I’ve been in contact with on Twitter for a while. Its true, Twitter is THE most amazing networking tool.
It was fantastic to meet my blogging heroes Nellie Huang (Wild Junket), Keith Jenkins (Velvet Escape), Melvin Boecher (Travel Dudes) and Matt Long (Landlopers). I got some invaluable tips on how to improve my blog just chatting to them at the after-party.
Thanks to Sarah Duff and the Getaway team for hosting an awesome conference and starting South Africa’s travel blogging movement. I will definitely be back next year!
Coming soon, my learnings from GTBC. Totally feeling the love!