Blog Brighter was the tag line for WordCamp Fayetteville 2013.


Fun at WordCamp! photo source: Rebecca Haden

As Blue Zoo’s in house blogger and content specialist, you know I was going to attend! I definitely have the writing fever and WordCamp Fayetteville 2013 helped me scratch it. I met lots of great people and found a tribe of writers to connect with, including Kimanzi Constable, Jacqueline Wolven, Addie Benson and Logan Lovelace. Thanks for your kindness, inspiration and suggestions.

One of the great things about WordCamp is the variety of topics, speakers and skill levels addressed in the sessions. They cover beginning to advanced skills in topics ranging from design to development, blogging and social media. Here’s an overview of the WordCamp sessions.

Here are some highlights from WordCamp Fayetteville 2013.

Jay Langston took us on a fun and informative tour around the world of social media. Key takeaways; pick a social channel that fits you and your brand, listen, give value and build trust. Read this post for more tips on using social to build relationships.

Jacqueline Wolven shared her passion for doing good work. Her core message was to live your dreams by doing good work. She offered 10 great tips for living your dreams, including managing risk, progress, support and integrity.

Blake Barber wowed us with his insights on using plugins like BuddyPress. He showed us how to make the most of your data to track, build community and measure results.

Kimanzi Constable hit another home run with his talk on building an online business. His core message was on using the power of story, emotions, blogging and social media to connect and build an online presence. His top suggestions were to target your audience and message, engage and build with social, have products to sell, refine with audience feedback and automate the process.

WordCamp Fayetteville 2013 was a great event thanks to all the speakers, attendees and sponsors.

Blue Zoo participated as presenters, attendees and sponsors. Eric and Morgan gave a great presentation on design trends, including responsive design. We hope you had a good time and learned a lot. If you missed it, maybe I’ve inspired you to come next year. Next year is a brand new chance for food, fun, networking and lots of learning.

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