Kerrie's Blog: April 2012

RainCamp - Making History!

Yesterday was a bit of a nail biting morning behind the scenes.  Armed with Grande lattes we had visuals of our set-up, diagrams, headphones, extra help, all hands on deck, twitter a buzzing, and fingers crossed that nothing would crash.  And 3 1/2 hours later we said our last goodbyes to over 1,600 attendees while sounds of high fives filled the room.  The LARGEST RainCamp in history ladies and gentlemen, a hot line-up of 4 Avengers bringing you everything Social Media.

What do Avengers do?  They fight to save you from wasting your precious time and efforts on anything less than stellar, trusted and true.  Safely fall into the arms of any one of our Avengers and you were sure to walk away unscathed and safe from evil ineffective media ways!

Scott Stratten, Iron Man - A colorful character who didn't sugarcoat a thing; he let us know exactly what not to do and why.  Agree or not but this guy wasn't named one of the top 5 social media influencers in the world on for nothing!

Ben Kinney, Thor - Brought the hammer once again and showed us how to use the internet in a practical way and make sure we always remembered our goal was to earn a click and generate a lead.

Chris Smith, Captain America - Never to fail, Chris is informed on even the newest topics such as Pinterest.  The dynamics of the fast growing site were alarming.  If you're not pinning your real estate inventory you're missing out on a huge traffic opportunity.

Bob Stewart, The Hulk - With his mighty mind he ripped through the ins and outs of Google+ with a force to be reckoned with.  The love/hate relationship is what it is but we all know Google isn't going anywhere anytime soon so you better get on board with Google+.

For everyone that registered don't fret, the recording of these brilliant presentations will be yours in the coming days.  Share them with your circles, colleagues and associates. 

And what goes better with RainCamp than a good ole fashioned MeetUp!  A wonderful end to a successful RainCamp was perfect for us as we met some locals at a quiet Irish Pub in Kirkland.  A very, very big THANK YOU to those who hosted, attended and made the MeetUps around the US and Canada possible.  My heart is full reading all the posts filled with pictures of happy 'Rainers.  You've left imprints on our lives.

It's a little bittersweet, I'm not going to lie.  Much preparation goes into putting these events together and then wam! bam! it's over.  This is exactly why I don't cook.

Now I want to make sure that ANYONE and EVERYONE that is interested in a clearly outlined, fast-track guide to everything ActiveRain, blogging, SEO and beyond signs up for Boot Camp.  A free 8-week course that will get your blogging and butt in shape!  I don't want anyone missing out on this!

Have a wonderful weekend everyone....thank you for all your continued support of ActiveRain!  Lots of love around here this week!

Kerrie La Guardia
Community Manager


Comment balloon 68 commentsKerrie La Guardia • April 20 2012 02:42PM
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