I am thrilled that I was part of the first ever Financial Blogging conference in the United States! As much as I am a “new” blogger, I’m very happy that I jumped at the chance to be part of the conference back in April. I was not sure how I felt about attending as the weekend approached though. To be honest, I thought I might be viewed as an outsider because I do not consider myself a true blogger. In reality, I am a blogger since you are obviously reading my blog “The Financialite” right now but I do not blog as frequently as my peers. I do not blog as much as I should because my focus has never been to do this full time. The goal of this blog has always been to connect and engage other likeminded financially conscious individuals. My goal is not to give you any coupons, limited time offers or ebooks available on my blog… It’s just not me. My goal is merely to help others around me become financially conscious of their decisions.
In real life, I plan to take over my family’s consulting practice which focuses on accounting and income tax preparation. I have been working in my family’s office since I could figure out the copier and have been engrossed in preparing returns ever since. While I truly think my family’s practice is topnotch, I realize that there is a generation gap between who are clients are and who I want them to be. I’m in that 20-35 age group and am actively targeting that market because I can relate to it. I developed The Financialite around that idea to speak directly to the internet savvy, technology focused generation. We are the generation who wants to achieve things, who want to start our own businesses and make our mark in this world. We are full of ideas and the creativity to get results to achieve those ideas. I’m here to help with the financial aspect of getting people to achieve those results.
Being at the conference has giving me the motivation to define what I want this blog to be about and what direction I need to move in to get myself there. The conference to me was about meeting the faces behind the names that I have been talking to for the last year which might I add was somewhat eye opening. Some bloggers that I was thrilled to meet disappointed me in person and others blew me away. It allowed me to meet bloggers who I had not had the opportunity to discover yet and toss ideas around with. It opened doors to relationships that I know will be mutually beneficial and will be supportive through the development of both of our blogs. That alone was worth the trip! Thank you to all that I met and connected with. You are all inspirational in your own unique ways and I hope to continue those friendships throughout the blog-o-sphere! Please check back frequently as my blog continues to grow
Here are some of my favorite bloggers at the conference…