Top 10 Things to Take to a Blogging Conference

My Blogopolis Shoes

This Friday I’m flying to Sydney as on Saturday I’ll be speaking at, and attending Nuffnang Blogopolis.  It’s the first blogging conference I’ve spoken at, so am pretty excited.  So what to take with me?

1. Laptop – even though I have the WordPress app on my ipad plus an external keyboard, I just can’t type as fast on it as I can on a laptop as the keyboard is small and I’m a touch typist, one of the best skills I learned back in my teenage years.

2. iPad – for those quick notes that I like to jot down, no worries about waiting for the laptop to boot up.  I love using Evernote to capture ideas and thoughts no matter where I am as it syncs from phone to iPad to my desktop computer, so I never have to worry about losing an idea.  My iPad will be used for Facebooking and Tweeting thoughts and ideas that I pick up during the conference.

3. An outfit to present my session in – what to wear?  My session is the first one of the day.    All I know, is that I’m planning on wearing these shoes, so will figure out the rest of my outfit around them.

4. An outfit to wear to dinner with the other presenters on Friday night.

5. Business cards – If you have any kind of business, or blog, never, ever, leave the house without a stack of cards as you never know who you’ll meet, and if you don’t have them, people forget your details.

6. My iPhone – which is also my camera these days!

7.  My mobile WiFi device – for those moments when I don’t have WiFi otherwise provided (or it’s too slow because 200 other bloggers are trying to use it at the same time) and I want to connect to the internet on my laptop.

8.  Power cords to ensure that everything is completely juiced up.

9.  An open mind and my curiosity – you can always learn something new and pick up a tip or two.

10. A smile on my dial, plus some flat shoes to walk through the airport in after a day in the heels.

Are you coming to Blogopolis?  You can book your tickets here.

What would you take to a blogging conference?


  1. Ooh, super shoes! Have fun!

  2. Are those your shoes you got in Hawaii Imogen, I think they’re pretty glam & stylely. Sounds like your prepared to me. What I would like to know how will you be able to get a word in with all those bloggers – they always have something to say!!
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  3. I love the shoes, best of luck with your first speaking engagement!

    Gems x

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  4. I am getting so excited, only three more sleeps! Can’t wait to see you and the other presenters. I am going old school and brining my paper and pen, along with my mobile/camera/social networking tool and a stack of business cards. I wonder if I’ll be the only blogger there using ink? LOL I don’t want to worry about power and cords etc, and I don’t have a tablet. Paper will have to do.
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  5. Smart list! This is what bloggers should take note of too!

  6. This is a very nice checklist that i needed. Im always forgetting all kinds of stuff going for any conference. Thanks.

  7. Hey Imogen so how was your trip to Sydney ? After checking your list I must agree that you were probably one of the best equipped person on the Blogopolis :) Oh, I almost forgot. I love your shoes !
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