As a photographer it is important to wear many hats, as you are forced to do things that are not at all related to photography. So I was very pleased today to get some information from people that really knew what they were doing! I have recently moved here from Tampa Florida and I have been trying to build a new base of clients. After months of posting and working on my site and researching SEO, with few results in search I was at an utter and complete loss. I vowed to start hitting the pavement and getting out there and meeting new people to get me headed in the right direction and get me out of the bubble I was working in. So tonight I went to meetup.com event The Boston WordPress group. A big thanks to the organizers of this group it was very informative.
As a first time person to this group I was very nervous that I was going to be absolutely overwhelmed and would not understand anything. The group started and they had a raffle for a free t-shirt from a sponsor from WordPress Engine, I won a shirt so the night started in the right direction. Then there was some networking, people with openings for jobs that I did not even understand most of the titles to… Uh-oh I was suddenly thinking I was going to be a deer in headlights for two hours, and was wishing to be teleported out of the room. I figured throwing myself into the pool to learn to swim is the best way to learn. I went to the class that seemed like it would help the most “How does wordpress fit into your social strategy?”
Enter Zac Champigny.
His presentation was great, in depth, but not at all over my head. He spoke about how everything should lead to your page and why. Ways of seeing how effective your posts are, how commenting plays into your content, and touched on some parts of seo and analytics. I was very impressed with his speaking skills, as he spoke in terms that were effective and not overwhelming in a subject that could have quickly had me drowning for understanding. It might have been different had I gone to the other class. I had quite a few great takeaways from this presentation as I had some familiarity with the topic. I will be back this was a great group. Thanks to everyone else who added knowledge from the audience, and especially to Zac.
Here is a link to Zac’s post about his presentation. http://zacchampigny.com/wordpress-as-your-home-base-my-presentation-for-the-march-wordpress-meetup/