Quite a few of our members attended Go Blog Social’s Chicago Pop Up, and they wrote wonderful recaps of the event. Here are some of the things we learned at GBSxCHI.


Hollie at Fancykins found some inspiration and set some goals, “Post right here, on Fancykins, every day. No matter what. And while I’m doing that, write more stuff I love and send pitches for all of it. All the time.”

Katie of Live Half Full picked up on a tips from Helena Swyter of  Sweeter CPA -“As your readership grows, you’ll want to treat your “hobby” as a “business,” track everything!” and Cait of Pretty & Fun – “Stick to your own path and avoid comparisons, do not let anything take you astray from your vision.”


Cait of Pretty & Fun spoke at the event about the struggle of finding a work life balance, “Feeling balanced is such a huge part of being happy and feeling fulfilled and for those of us running a blog in addition to working a full-time job, it can be really really tough.”

Jennifer Claire of Calla Lilly wrote “It was so refreshing to meet an abundance of driven young women with different backgrounds, stories, and life passions… but still share similar goals.”


The great thing about Go Blog Social is meeting bloggers from other cities. Here is what they had to say about GBSxCHI:

Lauren of La Petite Fashionista liked Alison of Sassy Moms In The City’s advice to Constantly and Actively Create Your Own Opportunities.

Liv of Love Always Liv shared tidbits from Farissa of What RU Wearing – “As soon as you think you have made it, it will no longer be there. Don’t get comfortable.” Alison from Sassy Moms In The City – “When they ask for numbers, only show your best ones. Focus on what you are good at and go from there, don’t advertise a social media platform that has your least amount of followers.” and Danielle from The Everygirl – “Keep going, it’s all going to be worth it someday and know that little steps lead to big steps eventually.”

photos via: Go Blog Social, Christina Slaton, and Beneath The Chandelier