A girl walks into a conference…
Sounds like a set-up in need of a punchline?
Better than a one-liner, it’s the beginning of a true story about how life can change course in the blink of an eye. And it’s also the introduction to a pet-loving story between a girl and her dog. (A dog who unknowingly inspires the girl to live in the moment, catch all the fun she can, and push forward because you never know what new adventures lie ahead.)
Want to know more? Here’s a peek behind the curtain:
Meet a couple of real characters…
Chloe–a fluffy muppet of a goldendoodle dog with a nose for adventure and an ongoing obsession with a yellow tennis ball.
Jenise–Chloe’s dog mom and sidekick whose favorite adventures are any that include her muppet pup. She fully supports her kiddoodle’s obsession for yellow tennis balls. The two share endless games of fetch.
Take a peek at the back story…
A whole new world (and a pet-loving adventure) begins after Jenise is laid off from her 27-year career as an innovator and strategist at Hallmark Cards. In the blink of an eye, her world is rocked. But with Chloe by her side and through the support of her family, she decides it’s time to reinvent herself–and to put her energy into a business of her own. Through freelancing and consulting, she begins to rebuild.
As she works, Chloe patiently waits by her side until it’s time for a break–a game of fetch or two or three or four. It’s during those moments of companionship, that a new adventure ignites…and the two become the hands and paws behind the vision for Happy-Go-Doodle, a blog and brand founded in sharing as much joy with others as Chloe shares with everyone she meets.
Think. Think. Swirl. Repeat…
“Wordpress and keyword strategies and how to grow an email list…and what’s affiliate marketing, anyway?” Self-doubt swirls around in the girl’s head like a goldendoodle doing zoomies in the first winter snow.
Chloe’s happy-go-lucky attitude helps Jenise press on–along with her discovery of another joy: a social learning community called BlogPaws.
Through a Google search, BlogPaws pops up at the top of the search results. Like a dog sniffing out a treat hidden under the couch cushion, the girl joins BlogPaws–a premier social media company, a gem of a pet-loving community, a wealth of social media/blogging education, and a gold mine of new connections with pet-loving people, pet brands, and a friendly BlogPaws staff. And all of this culminates in a yearly pet blogging and social media conference.
With some coaxing from her family, she attends the BlogPaws 2017 conference in Myrtle Beach.
Which brings us to back to…
A girl walks into a conference…and discovers a pet-loving life journey…
From the moment she steps off the plane in Myrtle Beach, the connections with cool people begin. Through conversations with bloggers, brands, influencers, and speakers, the girl’s (and Chloe’s) new future begins to unfold.
A girl walks into a conference…and walks out with her suitcase packed full of swag (a.k.a. yummy treats from brand sponsors that’ll make a dog say “bow-WOW”) and her own heart filled with memories, friendships, connections…
…and even more love for pets and the people who love them.
The Happy-Go-Doodle ending?
Well, this story is still in the works as the girl and her dog set off on more blogging adventures together. But the next chapter will be written at the 2018 BlogPaws conference in April!
What will BlogPaws do for you?
We hope our BlogPaws story offers a little inspiration to you and insight into what the BlogPaws conference is all about. Wherever you are in your life journey or in your pet-loving adventures, BlogPaws could be the spark that ignites something new for you too! We hope you’ll join us at the BlogPaws 2018 Conference in our hometown of Kansas City, Missouri!
WE’RE HAPPY TO BE BLOGPAWS 2018 CONFERENCE AMBASSADORS!
Also, we couldn’t be happier or more excited to let you know that we’ll be serving as BlogPaws 2018 conference ambassadors! (Ok. I’m the official ambassador, but Chloe will be my partner and ambassa-doodle!) It’s an honor and privilege to be part of the ambassador team along with these amazing pet bloggers and influencers:
- Elizabeth Keene, Chronicles of Cardigan
- Alison Reder, Sarcastic Dog
- Joely Smith, Fashion Beyond Forty
- Dawn White, Lola the Rescued Cat
You can read the BlogPaws 2018 Ambassador bios here.
Being an ambassador is a chance for me to pay it forward–to share the kind of hospitality that I received last year from the 2017 conference ambassadors, bloggers, brands, BlogPaws staff, and so many other pet-lovers at the conference. (Read more 2017 happy conference memories here.)
Additionally, as the BlogPaws Speaker Ambassador, I’m excited to help share news about the great line-up of sessions and to help the speakers feel welcomed to the BlogPaws community and conference!
Five Tail-Wagging Things to Know About the BlogPaws 2018 Conference
1. Who’s invited? Everyone!
Friends have asked me whether the BlogPaws conference is right for them. My response? “Yes!” Chloe’s response? “Abso-doodle-ly!” I asked BlogPaws Campaign Manager Bernard Lima-Chevez who should attend the 2018 BlogPaws Conference. I loved his response:
“The BlogPaws conference is for everyone. Maybe you’re curious to see what a pet-friendly conference is all about. Maybe you have an Instagram account and you would like to do more with it. Or maybe you’re a serious blogger or social media influencer who’s ready to take your business to the next level. Wherever you are on your journey, we have something for you.”
– Bernard Lima-Chavez
2. When is the BlogPaws 2018 Conference? Where is it?
Mark your calendar, get registered, and start humming “Kansas City, Kansas City here I come…”
- Dates: April 18 – 20, 2018
- Venue: The Sheraton Kansas City at Crown Center Hotel
- Location: Kansas City, MO (Spoiler alert: there are many bark-worthy dog-friendly things to do in Kansas City!)
3. What makes BlogPaws unique?
Happy-Go-Doodle Chloe and I think of it this way …“Animals and people have a great bond. Together we can change each other’s lives. #BlogPaws is the spark.” -Happy-Go-Doodle #ad #bloggerlife Click To Tweet
Plus, this year marks BlogPaws’ 10th conference anniversary! It will be an epic celebration of ten years of loving pets and bringing people together! It will be a special celebration that’s bound to become a happy memory for a lifetime!
4. How do I register?
It’s easy. You can register here and then look forward to all the new adventures that are about to begin for you! Once you register, BlogPaws will make sure you have all the information you need–and as an attendee, you’ll get to hear all the latest news first!
(Note: This code is only valid on Network, Blogger, and Small Business Rate. All others pay full price.)
Don’t wait or hesitate! There are a limited number of tickets and we don’t want you to miss out.
5. How can I learn more?
Find out more about the BlogPaws 2018 Conference in Kansas City, MO right here!
Ready to write a new chapter in your pet-loving story? Then the 2018 BlogPaws conference is right for you!
We hope you’ll catch all the BlogPaws conference happiness along with us!
Doodle kisses and tail wags!
– Happy-Go-Doodle Chloe and Jenise
Have you attended a BlogPaws conference? How has BlogPaws positively impacted your life? We’d love to hear! Please comment below!
Do you have questions about this year’s BlogPaws conference? Please comment below. We’ll do our best to answer your questions or to direct you to someone who can!
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of BlogPaws. The opinions and text are all mine.