The Declare Conference is a Christian Blogging Conference in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. I was thrilled to be invited to go last year. It was my first time to attend a blogging conference, and I had a great time. Everyone was so nice!
I began my blog with a business in mind. I have (gasp) published a post every day since I began blogging almost three years ago! My husband is an engineer and extremely frugal when it comes to entertainment. Things like vacations, theme parks, and movies were not budgeted. As a homeschooling mom I dreamed of…well just getting out of the house once in a while. My husband encouraged me to start blogging with the promise that the income from it would be used for vacations and other fun family outings. Last year I was able to take the family on our first big vacation through blogging! We took a Bahama cruise and took the kids to The Magic Kingdom and Busch Gardens! I also had the amazing opportunity to go to Peru with Operation Christmas Child! This summer we are planning a family vacation to Branson, Missouri. It has been so fun to see so many of my dreams come true!
This world of blogging is forever changing and growing, and I have found that meeting with other bloggers through conferences and other ways has been hugely instrumental in my success. We learn from each other. At The Declare Conference I am excited to continue to grow as a blogger, but also to be encouraged as a Christian, by others who know and understand the ups, downs, and challenges of the blogging world.