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CONNECTING: At the Southern C Summit

Apr 3 2013

by Kate Spears

When we’re young, our lives are filled with new experiences. One of the hallmarks of childhood is making new friends. Sadly, this can slow down as we get older. Some folks even take the stance that they already have enough friends in their lives and don’t seek to meet any new ones. Since I began blogging in 2009, I have met so many wonderful people and made some truly meaningful connections.

I can’t imagine what my life would be like without these interactions and friendships that have come to mean so much to me. One huge part of making connections in the blogging world comes with attending blogger events. This is why I’m so excited about the upcoming Southern C Summit on Jekyll Island. I’m sure I’ll come away from it with some great takeaways, some great information for my blog and brand. But the thing I’m most excited to come away with is the opportunity to create some lasting relationships.

These are the things that make blogging worth it, to me. No man is an island. We can’t do what we do alone. It’s so important to have people around you to bounce ideas off and inspire each other. Iron really does sharpen iron.

If you are still trying to decide whether or not to attend the Summit, I hope you will. Your next best friend could be there!

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Kate Spears is a self-proclaimed Southern belle who grew up in a tiny town near Nashville, but now calls Knoxville home. She graduated from the University of Tennessee (Big Orange Country!) with an undergraduate degree in art history and a master’s in public relations & advertising. In 2009, she started her blog, Southern Belle Simple, with the simple hope of giving herself a creative outlet. She continues to be amazed each time it leads to a new opportunity and cherishes the relationships that are formed along the way.

Kate is passionate about family history, time-honored traditions, and her Southern heritage. Her people hail from across the South, from the Lone Star State of Texas to the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. She grew up spending summers on her great-grandparents’ Tennessee farm where she developed a deep appreciation and admiration for people who could coax beautiful and delicious things out of a mound of dirt. She comes from faithful men, devoted women, hard workers and wickedly good cooks.

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2 responses on “CONNECTING: At the Southern C Summit

  1. marydellharrington

    Kate, looking forward to meeting you at the Summit and sharing the stage, too! I’ve been following Southern Belle Simple and so enjoy your take on the south. See you soon. Mary Dell Harrington (Grown and Flown)

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