Thursday, October 16, 2014

Things I Learned at FABlogCon

I don’t dare try to do a recap post on the 2014 FABlogCon in Las Vegas. I can’t possibly thank everyone that needs to be thanked. I can’t possibly mention all of the tremendous souls I reconnected with and those I met for the first time. I can’t possibly mention all of the great moments. There were too many moments, each and every person who attended is special, and far too many need to be thanked. So I won’t try. Suffice it to say that there is no event quite like this one, where the entire food allergy community can come together and feel safe, loved, and understood.

Instead, I want to mention a few (of the many) “bloggy things” that I learned at the conference.

Thanks to Pam Jordan, Keeley McGuire, and Cindy Gordon, I have a much better idea of how to use Pinterest. Oh, the many things I have been doing wrong there… These lovely ladies explained that I need to think of Pinterest as a stream (like I do with twitter) rather than a static pin board. That was a bug “ah-ha” moment!

Ritesh explained that if I am going to change a tweet when I retweet it (usually necessary to add text when retweeting) that I should label it “MT” (modified tweet) rather than RT (retweet). Ritesh called this “good manners.” Apparently I have been a bad girl ☹.

I also learned that I can pin a tweet to top of my twitter page and that I can pin a post to the top of my facebook page. (Where have I been?)

And my favorite blogging tip is also thanks to Ritesh. I decided to create a video trailer for The Allergy-Free Pantry, using Animoto. Check it out:

The Allergy-Free Pantry Trailer

6 comments:

Ritesh Patel said...

Love the Video, well done.

glutenfreelife247.com said...

I love your Animoto video! I made one after the talk too, and used the same background music. :)

I didn't make it to the Pinterest talk, but it sounds like it was a great one as well! Happy (almost) weekend!

Selena said...

I love the Animoto video! I agree that it's a daunting task covering the event, which is why I haven't yet been able to post about it. I think I'll have to just touch upon the highlights, as well. :)

Cindy Gordon said...

Fantastic post! Thanks for the shout out :) xo

hsw said...

Great post, Colette! The video is stylin' too!

Heidi aka Brooklyn Allergy Mom said...

Video is most excellent!