If you’re a design blogger who’s looking to increase his or her presence on the internet, don’t go to this conference:
In exchange for your $545 plus your transportation and lodging costs, you’ll be granted the opportunity to sit in a conference room and to hear a bunch of people blow a lot of hot air. What they won’t tell you is this; talk to people.
The key to success in the social sphere is to actually be social. Talk to people and be real; you’ll do just fine. Engage people and your success will take care of itself. It won’t happen overnight but it will happen.
No matter the size of your audience, they’re your audience and you shouldn’t have to pay to attend a conference. The conference hosts should be paying you.