The Design Bloggers Conference was held this week in Los Angeles at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel. The stage was beautifully decorated by Currey and Company. The amount of positive energy and passion for design was felt throughout the room. We were all engaged with the line up of great inspiring and motivating speakers: Martyn Lawrence-Bullard, Bunny Williams, Lisa Robison and Kim Turner of Dwell With Dignity, Hardy Wallace of Dirty South Wine and Tobi Fairley to name a few. Bunny Williams, Lisa Robinson and Kim Turner received a well deserved standing ovation. There was networking and some fun cocktail parties, and more networking.
If you didn’t attend the conference, here are few notes:
Bloggers are no longer just bloggers, they’re trend-spotters, tastemakers, sources for inspiration.
Bloggers have helped me elevate my career. Nothing more fabulous than being copied — Martyn Lawrence-Bullard
Design is recycled … it’s how we put together what we’ve seen that makes us unique. Good design is not about throwing out everything and starting from scratch every year. Buy things you love and grow with them. Work within your community, collaborate with other designers and bloggers; work for someone else to gain experience.–Bunny Williams
Take advantage of affiliates programs to grow your business. Collaboration between brands, clients and bloggers is on the rise.
1 out of every 5 minutes is spent on social media, listen to your audience.
Do what you do well. Be authentic. Take online relationships into real life connections.
Post a video, no more than 2 1/2 minutes.
All the speakers were gracious with their time. Posing with Bunny Williams. I made coffee for both of us — coffee with milk, no sugar. Glad to give back.
In the lobby of the Millennium Biltmore Hotel, on our way to the TRADhome and Kravet Blogfest Party. Stay tune for Part 2, with more highlights and pictures.
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