WordCamp Harare 2018

WordCamp is a conference that focuses on everything WordPress.  WordPress is the simplest, most popular way to create your own website or blog.  I had the pleasure of being one of the WordCamp Speakers in Harare this year.  The WordCamp theme for 2018 was Business and Tech Aligned. I have two blogs I currently run on WordPress.  My Lifestyle Blog and my Fitness Blog.  I’ve been a WordPress user for the past 4 years and one of the main things I love about it is how user friendly it is.

WORD CAMP 2018 Fitness Bae.jpg

Part of my fitness blog mission statement reads:

 “Fitness Bae works towards enhancing the lives of the community through support, encouragement, mental and physical health awareness activities.”

When I started my fitness blog my goal was to reach as many people as possible and change their lives with one blog post at a time.  The plan was to make Fitness Bae  a household name, the moment anyone thought of fitness the first person who was supposed to come to mind was going to be Fitness Bae.  I’ve had my fitness blog for the past two years and to have it recognised by an entire WordPress community after all the hard work I’ve put into it means everything to me.  I happen to be the only Fitness Blogger in Zimbabwe and that truly is a big deal.  The fact that I got to combine two things that I love, blogging and fitness made this WordCamp experience double the fun. Never in my wildest dreams did I think that having two separate blogs would work for the greater good and actually have one of my mission statements accomplished.

WORD CAMP 2018 -58.jpg

I attended the WordCamp to share both my Fitness and WordPress journey.  The first thing I did when I got up to speak was to ask everyone to stand up and get moving.  We did a few exercise moves before we jumped into my speaking segment.   However, if you haven’t done a presentation before please learn from my mistake.  DO NOT put everything on your presentation; put your ideas down in bullet or numbered points and then expand on them during your talk.  You want your audience to focus on what you’re saying not reading your very colourful work.  Despite that I made sure I kept my audience engaged and ended the session with another exercise routine.

WORD CAMP 2018 -104

It was great to mix and mingle with people with the same passion for content creation.  I didn’t realise that there were so many WordPress users in Harare alone.  Day 1 of WordCamp had about 70 attendees.  I couldn’t make it for Day 2 which was Contributor Day but I’ll certainly attend next year and bring my daughter along; I know she’ll love it, she’s a tech savvy little person.

WordCamp Harare 2018 Food.jpg

My favourite time of day 🙂

 

bc094e45-8eb2-4067-8b6f-d1f7e7b3d6fb.jpg

Laptop swag

 

#BlogIndaba.jpg

WordCamp Harare 2018

Some of the nuggets I got from attending WordCamp were:

  • Disney, Sony, Facebook are some of the top companies that use WordPress.
  • Keep your customers and consumers engaged.
  • Sell people an experience.
  • Become an authority in your niche.

You can follow #wchre18 hash tag on Twitter to see what other WordPress users had to say about the event on the day.

My Fitness Blog is www.fitnessbaeint.wordpress.com

The most popular posts from my Fitness Blog are;

Meal Prep For Beginners

I Found My Purpose

My Banting Journey

What has been your biggest achievement this year?  Let’s talk about it in the comments section.

©MaKupsy 2018

 

4 thoughts on “WordCamp Harare 2018

  1. Pingback: 18 Amazing Blog Posts From 2018 – Kudakwaishe ZW

  2. Pingback: If I Could Speak at Harare WordCamp 2019 – Thembi Terry's Blog

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s