txsc / saturday, august 3rd
gen ed + blog school/thrift trip/prom
what i wore:
dress – local boutique
hat (which i didn’t actually wear because it was too hot) – marshall’s
booties – candies via kohl’s (no longer available)
necklaces – gagehuntley & devon pavlovits
*photos by mark, not in austin.
the first class i attended was monetization 101 by bethany of the glamorous housewife. she covered a bit of everything from advertising to affiliates and ad networks. if you’re a blogger and interested in working with brands and/or getting paid for your content, here are a few groups that you may want to connect with: pollinate, clever girls collective, and social fabric. i haven’t done a lot of research yet, but i’m looking forward to taking my blog on new adventures! i also learned that if i want to offer advertising in this space, i need to amp up the packages – offer more to brands and/or bloggers – make it worth their while. i’m working on this and hope to share with you soon.
the second class i attended was creative living 101 by jessie of style & pepper. i feel like this class was speaking more to women/bloggers who own a store – whether online or brick and mortar – or offer some sort of service, like styling. she gave a lot of advice and tips on how to connect with your community and plan events outside of your blog. she was so convincing and knowledgeable, that i started planning (in my head) a house of ginger launch party at a local boutique… which is ridiculous! anyway, my point is that she got the brain juices flowing – how can i get more involved in my community or local events? could house of ginger turn into something bigger than what it is? and i think that’s precisely what jessie was trying to convey…that anything is possible. make a goal, do some brainstorming, bring your wants to life and make it happen!
and then i cut classes to go shopping. seriously. a handful of ladies boarded a charter bus and headed across town to get thrift shopping advice from the savviest of thrift store shoppers around – jentine of my edit. she schooled us on what to look for, what to stay away from and how to be, well…the best at being thrifty!
after classes, we had a few hours to rest, eat dinner and get ready for the txsc “prom”. it was fun! pop up shops, photo ops, dance offs and general merriment.
overall, the first day of classes were informational and spot on, as there was something for everyone.
stay tuned for more #txsc13 recaps!