February 10, 2014

Blog Conference “Essentials Not To Forget” Checklist

We’re all busy. Busy with our offline lives, managing our blogs, and of course, prepping for blog & social media conferences like BlogHer which is within reach now. So this post will be a simple one, but one filled with tons of information. Below is a list of items many overlook or forget in all the excitement of packing, preparing, and anticipating blog & social media conferences.

“Essentials NOT To Forget” Checklist

  • Various forms of money (cash for cabs, credit card for traveling, etc)
  • Cell Phone battery, chargers & hands-free
  • Camera batteries/charger, extra memory, USB (for editing pics there)
  • Power strip (trust me, will come in handy!)
  • Headphones/iPod/Music (my new fav song? Misery by Maroon 5)
  • Medicines (Tylenol, etc. Expensive at hotels & hard to find at times)
  • Band-Aids/Mini First Aid kit like this airline-approved one: Design Go Little Medic Travel First Aid Kit – 759 (I needed band-aids at Blissdom. Someone WILL need them! )
  • Hairdryer/Hair equipment (there’s usually only 1 per room)
  • Snacks (you’ll need brain power & stamina)
  • Paper for notes (in case there’s no handouts/don’t use computer)
  • Baggies/Business card organization (mentioned in business card post)
  • MakeUp Remover or Vaseline
  • Chapstick/Lip Gloss
  • Travel documents & ID
  • Schedule/plans & any directions needed (& conference info packet!)
  • Cell phone numbers of those you are meeting up with
  • Sunglasses, glasses, extra contact lenses & solution
  • Travel Umbrella, such as the Travel Accessories Samsonite Flat Pack Umbrella Black
  • Hand sanitizer (only if you care about germs)
  • Poken Pulse Business Poken (if you have one, others may as well)
  • Gum/mints
  • Business cards (seems obvious, but they’ve been forgotten before!)

Don’t forget to check out the Networking, Experiences & Prepping sections for more insight and tips to help you feel prepared!

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  1. Angie B says:

    Unfortunately, I have to miss out on blogher this year. I would have loved to have gone. I’m a fairly new blogger and didn’t even know it existed until about 2 months ago. No time to prep (request vaca, come up with the money or find a sponsor etc) I was reading over this. I’m really hoping to go next year. I guess it depends on where it will be and when.

    • (Un)Experienced Mom says:

      I hear you. I wasn’t able to make it happen with my plans this year, but hoping to go next year as well! ;-)

  2. Moon says:

    Great list!

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