Last week I presented at WordCamp Dayton, a conference for designers, developers, bloggers, small business owners, entrepreneurs, and educators.
It was held at the Dayton Convention Center downtown, conveniently located about a 10-minute walk away from my apartment. The first evening we enjoyed a speaker dinner at the Dayton Chess Club, also downtown, with incredible food from Scratch Event Catering of Centerville. Then after the Saturday we gathered for a networking event at the Crowne Plaza’s View 162 lounge, which features excellent views of the city. I learned a lot from the presentations and it was great to get to meet so many awesome people over the weekend.
The organizers posted a brief interview with me where I shared some thoughts and advice about WordPress and online business in general. Read the interview.
My session’s topic was building an email list for a WordPress blog. Here’s the description from the WordCamp website:
When successful bloggers are asked “what’s one thing you’d change if you could go back to the beginning?” the answer is very often “I should’ve built a list sooner!” This presentation will demonstrate why building an email list is one of the most powerful ways to grow your WordPress blog. It will cover the best plugins and services to use; tips on where and how to configure them on your blog; strategies for increasing conversions; and how to use your new list to drive visits, sales and conversations.
I’ve also posted the slides from my talk on Slideshare. I tried to avoid a text-heavy approach, however, so if you’re interested in the content of the presentation, I’d be happy to discuss via email or Twitter!
Can’t wait until WordCamp 2016!