I am ashamed to say that I had signed up for Collective Bias and SoFab University sometime last year but wasn’t active right away. When I went to update my profile a few days ago, I realized this and was sad to know that I wasn’t as active in the awesome community that is Social Fabric. All this because teaching full time doesn’t allot me the time that is needed to be a fully dedicated member. Founded in December of 2013, their goal is to make me more successful and I wasn’t allowing them to because I wasn’t giving them my all! Today, I made the change and little by little I will push myself in trying to learn as much as I can from this incredible resource.
First, I will begin with the shoppertunities course. I want to be able to complete the campaigns accurately and effectively because that’s my work ethic. Professionalism, communication and adhering to the requirements are top priority within this community! At SoFabU On The Road, we were educated on how to excel on sponsored posts with Kim Janoko, Kristin Wheeler, Dania Santana, and Diane Nassey. They shared with us 15 tips on how to land a campaign beginning with authentic storytelling and ending with maintaining the mindset of continual learning. Those tips resonated with me because I felt I was able to relate to each and every one of them. Isn’t that what this is all about? Learning and growing as a writer, blogger, entrepreneur.
Jessica Woodbury clarified a lot of misinformation that I may have had about SEO and my fear about it too! She went into details about what SEO is and why we should care about it at all. She explained the importance of word count and the term “link juice” was made clearer and how links really are power. I also got more info about “no follow” links, and the importance of having a mobile friendly site. These are many things that I didn’t have any clue about… again I was learning because I do want to grow in this craft!
Josh from #DriveMitsubishi delivered a lot of insight on tips for better video content. He went on to discuss the right tools for camera support, having a concept before you shoot the video, speaking on the camera and having your personality shine, and editing, of course. We were then able to apply what we learned when we took our New York City photo safari in the afternoon. I loved the way I was able to practice my photography skills using the Mio liquid water enhancer all while entering to win a contest using the hashtag #Kraft4SoFab.
The entire SoFabUOTR experience was about learning for me. By the end of the night I was able to mingle and continue to discuss what I am so passionate about with my Colectiva Latina Familia. Dania Santana shared some tips about the community and we discussed how we want to continue to grow within the space. It was empowering to me, such like-minded strong women to share common goals and who genuinely want to support one another. If you followed my Twitter and Instagram feed you could tell that I was learning and sharing my experience with my followers. My pictures are also proof of all the goodness this conference had to offer! If you want to grow and continue to learn as a blogger or social media pro, Social Fabric is the place for you!
Care to share: Are you a member of Social Fabric? What have you learned since you became a part of the community?