I FINALLY had the chance to go to another Portland Bloggers meetup and I'm so glad I did! The Portland Bloggers group is a fabulous group of (you guessed it) Portland Bloggers who get together about every other month to hang out and talk about blogging. Sounds perfect, right? This meetup's theme was "Monetizing Your Blog" and I learned so much (especially how much more I have to learn!)
But first - a story. So, Sunday was a horribly rainy day. Someone said we were hit by the residual storm that was originally a typhoon in Japan and, although I have NO idea if that's true, it definitely felt true. Anyway, I hate driving in the rain - especially a downpour, I hate driving downtown - where the meetup was held, and I hate driving without knowing exactly where I'm going - Praise the Lord for my GPS. Sunday was the "perfect storm" (in more ways than one). All of those things happened and I was absolutely stressed and frazzled. Beyond all that, I also had to parallel park with my windows fogged up. Yeah, I just about started crying. Anyway, I finally parked, ran through the rain to the event, and made it there on time. :-)
We had some wonderful speakers that talked about things like when a hobby blog becomes a business blog in the eyes of the government, how to actually make money through affiliates, and how to track our blog money for tax purposes. It was so helpful but also taught me how much I don't know. Since the event only went for about two hours we definitely did not even touch the surface of what I now want to learn. I'm so excited to implement some of the ideas I learned about and spend time researching some of the things I learned more in depth!
Thanks so much to the amazing speakers at this event!
And a HUGE thank to the amazing Portland Bloggers who spent countless hours planning and putting this event on!
Do you live in the Portland area??? I'd LOVE to see you at a PDX Bloggers event in the future!!!
Want to Read About More of the Meetups I've Been To?
April 2012 - A lovely cocktail party
September 2012 - Photography workshop
October 2012 - Blogger's Night Out
November 2012 - SEO workshop (I didn't do a post about this one! Oops!)
January 2013 - Blogging Goals Workshop
March 2013 - Monetizing Your Blog Workshop