It’s hard to believe a month has flown by!
For those of you wondering where I’ve been, if you were following my socials (*cough* FOLLOW ME), over the last few months I’ve been working on BlissDom Canada. BlissDom is a weekend conference for content creators, bloggers, vloggers and brands to meet, learn grow and connect. And this experience has been life changing.
I have never been to a blogging conference before but I always wanted to attend BlissDom Canada. But sure enough, as soon as tickets would go on sale, I would talk myself out of going. Some of the lies I would tell myself include:
- You’re not really a writer.
- This is a hobby.
- You only just started.
- You’re not ready yet.
- I don’t have a big enough following.
Isn’t it amazing how fear can hold us back?
But when you take a moment to listen to yourself, and take the leap, I assure you: magical shit can happen.
Working on BlissDom Canada has opened my eyes to endless possibilities both personally and professionally. I’ve put myself on a new career path, found my tribe (#dreamteam) and discovered a community of creators who don’t just “talk the talk” but really do care about supporting one another. There are many conferences out there, but there is only one Bliss. So while the magic and glitter is still fresh, here’s why you need to attend BlissDom Canada.
This is numero uno and is bigger and more important than any of the sessions or workshops you will attend. BlissDom is all about building community. When you attend BlissDom you will meet people from all across Canada. The biggest and most important takeaway, I feel, are the conections you will make. BlissDom is the hugs in the hallways, the selfies, the round table discussions in New Fort Hall (something about a Hall Pass…?), the late night discussions paired with a glass of red (or white…or tequila). And guess what? Tears are welcome here. We want you to have ALL THE FEELS. The attendance at BlissDom is kept small because we want to make it possible for deeper dives, intimate connections and stronger collaborations. Our community and attendees are the heart and soul of BlissDom.
The Speakers and Panels
When I first joined the BlissDom team, I learned pretty quickly that this conference is all about delivering programming that is meaningful, diverse and authentic. This year, our speakers and panelists brought endless ideas for personal and professional growth and development. From social media veterans and television/radio personalities to new and upcoming influencers and content creators, our broad range of speakers shared their knowledge, personal stories and experiences that left the attendees wanting more. For a full list of speakers and panelists, go here.
Inspiration is Everywhere
It’s very easy to second-guess ourselves. While we sit behind our computers and pour our heart and soul into sharing our ideas with the world, it’s hard to imagine that what we produce will actually make a difference. But at Blissdom you learn almost immediately that your voice matters. I’ll be the first to admit that attending a conference like BlissDom can be super intimidating. But guess what? You’re not alone. Do yourself a favour: take the leap. Dive in. For everyone you meet at BlissDom understands the passion and need to create. And when we are gathered together in the same room, the energy is just electric.
So there you have it. Are you interested in attending BlissDom? Did you attend the conference this year? Please share in the comments below. Let’s make some magical shit together!