Yesterday, I had the honor of hosting an event for Show Me the Blog called Monetizing 101: How to Earn an Income with Your Blog and Social Networks. It was held downtown at Whiz Tech Cafe and also featured four other bloggers who discussed how they earn an income with their blogs.
Looking back on the event, and the entire Show Me the Blog community, I am still flabbergasted at its success—when I first created Show Me the Blog Social Media and Blogging Conference last year, I had no idea if it would go over well. All I knew is that if I didn’t try to organize my own conference that was right here in the St. Louis area, I would be leaving myself open to have someone else do it.
If I have learned anything it is never give a good idea away. If you want it done, execute it yourself.
So Show Me the Blog was born and on October 23, 2010, my vision was realized. As I blogged back then, it wasn’t perfect but I did it.
My goal from that point was to use Show Me the Blog to help other bloggers and social media types in the community be just that—a community. And each month when I hold an event, it feels just like that; a community of bloggers who genuinely care for one another.
It feels like a big ole family reunion at times.
So on this day, I want you to dream big and execute bigger. You have ideas and they are powerful—but an idea is nothing unless you execute it. Even if you fail, at least you can say that you tried. And that isn’t failure in my book.
I plan on organizing an event each month leading up to conference which will be held this year on October 21st and October 22nd at Lumiere Place Casino and hotel downtown. I would love it if you could attend and it’s not just for local bloggers!
Next month’s event will called Diversity in St. Louis Social Media: An Evening of Discussion. If you are in the area, I hope you can join us!
Have you organized or executed a plan to its destiny? Is there an idea now that you are harvesting but sitting on because you are scared? What are you waiting for? Let’s chat about it!