A week ago I was in San Antonio, Texas soaking up every ounce of greatness around me. My second time attending Bogalicious turned out to be more powerful, more productive, and more exciting than it was he first time around. Indeed, this Blogalicious was a game-changer for me.

I could give you a play-by-play of the entire conference, but I won’t. You see, you don’t really need to know details about what happened every day. What you need is my testimony about why this experience left me feeling different–left me feeling like only great things lie ahead.

Presenting at the Bloalicious 6 with Amber Wright was simply amazing. We had a great session and the so many attendees approached us afterwards to thank us for our session. I firmly believe that I have a responsibility to help anyone traveling a similar path by teaching them what I have learned a long the way. I know Amber shares this sentiment and I think we fulfilled that responsibility during our “Hustle Hard: How to work your 9-6, manage your blog, and maintain your sanity.” It was good stuff.

Over the course of the 2-day conference I was able to connect with awesome folks like Mario Armstrong ( I have wanted to meet this brother for forever), Harriette Cole (that session was a game-changer), Cheryl Woods (this lady inspires me one so many levels) and the list goes on and on. One important takeaway from the conference was realizing how everyone approaches this hustle differently and in order to be successful, you have to do what works well for you–what sits well with your soul.

If you want to learn more about sponsored posts, go for it! If creating content for brands makes your uncomfortable, honor that and don’t just go along with it because you feel like you have to. You need to monetize but you must do it in a way that allows you to sleep incredibly well at night. You have to do it in a way that will lead to your ultimate success and joy.

To Stacey Ferguson and her freakin awesome team, I thank you all. I hope that in years to come I can find myself serving as a keynote speaker or teaching a master class during Blogalicious. I think you delivered not just a conference but an experience that changed bloggers across the U.S. and beyond for the better. I think many people walked away feeling hopeful, knowledgable and empowered. And what makes all the difference with Blogalicious is the fact that you walk away with these feelings and the feelings actually linger… it doesn’t fade in a few days after your return home. Now that is what I call greatness.

Check out a just a few pics from my #BeGreatB6 adventure in Texas! If you want to see more, visit me on Instagram!

After my presentation with Amber from talktoamber.com

After my presentation with Amber from talktoamber.com

Dream on, my friends... dream on

Dream on, my friends… dream on

Never too old for some #Disney magic

Never too old for some #Disney magic

After a Master Class with Mario Armstrong

After a Master Class with Mario Armstrong

Being silly with my BMWK fam. #IAmBMWK

Being silly with my BMWK fam. #IAmBMWK

Meeting Lamman Rucker which is cool because I am a "Why Did I Get Married" fan!

Meeting Lamman Rucker which is cool because I am a “Why Did I Get Married” fan!

Finally getting a chance to meet Zara Green

I finally met Zara Green