Disney Social Media Moms Celebration 2011 Happening Now!
Disney Social Media Moms 2011

Disney Social Media Moms Celebration 2011 Happening Now!

by Alicia in Blogger Resources, New posts

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It’s been a busy day, one that is sure to be the first in a series of days that I will never forget.

First I got up and did some last minute packing,  answered a few emails, got my 4 year old ready for school, then I hopped on a plane and flew to Orlando for Disney Social Media Moms 2011.  I registered for Disney Social Media Moms Celebration a few months ago and my family was supposed to be come with me today but my husband couldn’t get off work today so he and the kids are driving to Orlando tomorrow.   I know they’ll be fine, but neither one of us has ever driven alone with the kids for that long.  We’re such wimps.. I know.  I hope his patience levels are high tomorrow!

What is Disney Social Media Moms Celebration 2011?
It’s a conference (AKA Celebration) where about 200 fabulous mom bloggers are getting together to expand out knowledge on social media, blogging, and online marketing.  What’s extra super great is that we also got park hopper passes for all of the Disney parks for the next few days and we are staying at the Grand Floridian Resort & Spa.  As I’m writing this, I have my patio door open, I can see Magic Kingdom across the lake, and I hear the train whistling.  It’s absolutely breathtaking!

The Disney Social Media Moms Celebration began this afternoon with a gathering at the Wedding Pavilion at Grand Floridian Resort where we learned about Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings.  Did you know that over 20,000 couples have been married at Disney?
David Tutera from My Fair Wedding talked to us about wedding trends and other interesting wedding related facts.  A few quotes from his talk include: “It all boils down to making dreams come true”, “Bold bright red is the new trend for weddings”, and “People begin to be safe because they are scared. And then it becomes boring”.
Carley Roney from TheKnot.com also spoke. I enjoyed her talk and would have loved to have taken more notes but a few quotes from her speech include “Social media is a cocktail party, you u need to be charming and witty, not talk all about yourself, compliment others” and “Make your audience your passion, your obsession” focus on community”.  I love that one.  I’m not sure how much my husband and kids would appreciate that but it makes sense.  I believe that you need to have a healthy obsession for anything you really want to accomplish in life.



At dinner tonight I met a few bloggers that I hadn’t met before and got to see some blogger friends who I enjoy and appreciate including Desiree Miller, Stacie Connerty, Mommy Niri, Jennifer James, and Jodi Grundig.  Now I’m back in my room relaxing working and looking forward to what’s to come tomorrow.

I am so excited about Chris Brogan session tomorrow.  He’s one of my blogging hero’s.  I saw him at IzeaFest a couple of years ago and thought he was just fabulous and learned a lot from him.  Rene Syler, author of Good Enough Mother, will also be speaking tomorrow and Susan Egan is on the agenda as well.

I hope to gain knowledge on better blogging practices, how to engage my audience (that’s you!), and how to manage my time better.   I don’t know what each of the speakers is going to talk about but I do know that with all of the fabulous mom bloggers and speakers here at Disney Social Media Moms, I’m bound to learn a few things!

Alicia Hagan, Mom Blog editor

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