Saturday, June 25, 2016

Mountain States Meet Up Recap


This month I got together with several other sellers from CO, NM and UT! (We were hoping for some AZ people too... so if you are from AZ come next year!) We had a great time and felt so supported by so many great donors.

To start this meet up would not have happened with out all of the hard work from Nichole at the Craft of Teaching,  Lori at Live Laugh Love Second and Kristin at Holmquist Homeroom. We also had a lot of help from Leah at Sum Math Fun and Mary at Teaching With a Mountain View. This great group of ladies was so much fun to get to know and to work with.
Our meet up started with a meet and greet it was fun to meet new people and catch up with other TPT friends. We had a photo booth set up too!
Next we had some round table discussions about Pinterest, Instagram, Teachers Pay Teachers and Blogging. I headed up the blogging discussions. It was great to hear from some experienced bloggers as well as some newer bloggers. We discussed:

Word Press VS. Blogger no one came to a consensus about this but it was discussed.

Blog posts need at least one pinable image for Pinterest. The image should be vertical so it looks better on Pinterest .

Base your post success on your views not your followers.

Use your blog to your advantage. Contact sites and offer to review items on your in exchange for items. Many companies will also contact you to review their product. There is often FREE stuff involved for you and sometimes a commission. You can Google programs for bloggers. I also brought up Educents. I am an affiliate blogger for them. You can sign up HERE (Please let them know Teaching In Bronco Country - Ashley Cook sent you) to do that as well. You get paid $40-$80 per post.

Longer posts about a topic seem to do better than several shorter posts about a topic.

You should aim to blog consistently. The magic number of posts seems to be somewhere in between once per week and once a month.

Try to blog about what you would want to read. Teaching things, TpT things etc. There should be a good variety on your blog and it should not just be about products.

Next we moved on to lunch and prizes! We had some amazing support and wonderful donors! We even gave a prize to the TpTer that came the farthest!

Steve Spangle Science               
Seat Sack                                      
Aussie Pouch                                                    
Teachers Pay Teachers                
C.Jayne Teach                      
Love & Logic                       
Heidi Songs                                         
                                   My prizes! I won Sit Spots! Plus Lori shared her Erin Condren planner with me!                                                             
Back to the Roots                      

The Wright Stuff Chics                  

Touch Math                             
L Paull Designs                                
Science 4 Us                                    
Erin Condren                                 
Scent Co                                       
Pencil Grips Inc                 

Needless to say our swag bags were AMAZING and you will have a chance to win one! U.S. Residents only!


The next activity was a teaching supply exchange! It was so much fun! There were so many pretty packages and everyone got an awesome new supply! I ended up with super cute post its and colored tape! 
We ended with bowling! It was a ton of fun! 

I really enjoyed being a part of the Mountain State Meet Up! We hope you are able to join us at our next one! 

You have a chance to win one of our awesome swag bags and a subscription to! We are giving away FIVE! Enter below and make sure to visit the other blog posts on the link up!

(Submissions close in 2d 23h 38m or on 9 entries total)

(Submissions close in 2d 23h 39m or on 9 entries total)

(Submissions close in 2d 23h 39m or on 9 entries total)

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