#20sbsummit saw great panels and fantastic creative energy. By the end of it I felt like I’ve grown years in wisdom. I genuinely believe that it’s one of the best conferences this year in Chicago, along with #bbsummit11. Although, in terms of speakers and panelists I think 20SBSummit had the best of any conference I’ve ever attended. Hands down! I wanted to go home and do things and create things. I wanted to never sleep again because that would mean that I would stop creating things. I also felt that everyone “got me” at the conference. I didn’t have to worry about puzzled looks and judgements after I explained what I did.
Community seemed to be the running theme of the summit. After all, 20SB is a community of 18000 bloggers. How to create a community? How to engage with your community? How to make it bigger? Want to find out? Well, you can’t. What I learned is that there isn’t a formula to solve above questions. What I can tell you that it’s a lot of hard work, authenticity is the absolute most important pillar of creating a community and create a community to help others and not help yourself. Trust me, in the long run you will achieve success and profit will come but that’s not what you should have in mind when you try to start building community.