Giveaway to Influence Conference

I’ve been blogging for about a year and a half and it’s been such a fun journey. I couldn’t have imagined the opportunities I’ve had working with other bloggers, companies, and simply establishing relationships with my readers. 
One of the greatest moments throughout this time was attending Blissdom. This was a blog conference, held in nashville, that was teeming with inspiration, motivational speakers, and tons of community. I had the feeling of “these are my people” while I was there, and hope to go back to Blissdom as often as I can! 

If you are a blogger, and have never been to a conference, I recommend that you go. You aren’t too big, too small, too niche, too broad, too anything to attend. There is an opportunity for any blogger to learn something and meet great people. 

One of my roommates from Blissdom, Hayley from The Tiny Twig, has joined forces with two other bloggers and they are putting on a conference of their own. It’s called Influence

It’s being held in Indianapolis in October. They have a bunch of incredible speakers attending, and I’m confident that you’ll leave inspired and refreshed.

This conference focuses on making the most of the opportunities that God has given you with your online presence, and ultimately giving Him the glory because of it. 

The Influence Conference is a fresh and stylish weekend conference, gathering Christian women to help equip them to make much of Jesus online and in their personal lives.  With best-selling authors, beloved bloggers, business women and men teaching and speaking, we hope (and are already seeing!) a brand new amazing community grows up out of the conference.  We’re excited to gift one of Kate’s readers with a complimentary ticket to the conference!”

The Hosts:

Are you interested in attending Influence? Would you like to win a ticket?


  1. says

    Wow… what an awesome opportunity! I’m new to blogging but this is just what I need to spur my blog in the right direction. I would LOVE to go!

  2. says

    I would absolutely love to go to this conference, but I’m not sure I’ll be able to afford to go. This would be an amazing opportunity to go! Thanks for hosting this giveaway!

  3. says

    Never been to a blog conference, but have been blogging for about 7 years for friends and family. Would love to go to a conference with such a strong focus on faith and blogging!

  4. says

    Hi! The logo alone makes me want to attend! I’ve never been to a blogging conf before and I’m passionate about the Good News! And good graphic design! Hahah What I’m trying to say is Pick me! Pick me!

  5. says

    I’m a photographer and a foodie and I would LOVE a chance to attend this conference! I’m currently a college junior studying to be a secondary English teacher, and I would love to have a little break and go to this conference!

  6. says

    I think this would be a wonderful conference to attend. I am new to blogging, but love it every day! It gives me something to look forward to, and gives me an excuse to try all the things I always wanted to do :) I believe that God pointed me into doing something I love…so thankful.

  7. says

    I would LOVE to go to this conference! I’ve been thinking so much about how my voice online could be an influence to others in a positive way, even though every day is not necessarily a positive one. :)

    Also, I met you at Blissdom! You probably don’t remember, but I recognized Caroline and you were standing with her when I came up to say hello. I hate to say that I didn’t know who you were at the time, but I do love your posts now that I found you online. :) I had a blast at Blissdom (my first) and can’t wait to go again next year when I’m not quite as overwhelmed. Thanks for this opportunity for the giveaway!

  8. says

    Oh I have been wanting to go to this conference so badly! Especially because of Casey. I can’t even tell you how much that woman has inspired me and my life. I would love to go to this so I could tell her in person and hug her! Thanks for this opportunity to have a chance to win a ticket! I am so excited (fingers & toes are crossed!!)!!

  9. says

    I would love to attend this conference. I want to start blogging SO badly but I am not sure how to talk about my faith and blog at the same time. I am VERY hesitant to start, so this push would be a blessing. I want to start a blog as an online Bible Study and how we should be protecting and using our bodies/health for God.

    I have such a passion for God and writing that attending this conference will surely change my life and honestly, I need something to change my life right now as it feels like EVERYTHING is falling apart.


  10. says

    I love going to events that declare the name of Jesus! I always leave inspired and on fire! I would love to go to this conference, for my love of blogging is growing more and more each day! Thanks so much for this giveaway!!

  11. says

    I would LOVE LOVE this! I am trying to attend and praying that the money will come through. I’m a poor college student. :/ Winning this would be amazing! :)

  12. says

    I posted this on Facebook:

    A conference about making much of Jesus in social media! This. Sounds. Awesome.
    The Influence Conference
    All of us have influence and can use it to give hope through the Good News. For you, this may be it in everyday life or through social media.
    Like · · Share · 2 seconds ago near Chapel Hill ·

  13. says

    I would LOVE to attend this conference. I want my blogging to be a reflection of Christ and it would be a great inspiration and motivation as I seek to accomplish that!

  14. says

    This is perfect for me and my small blog! I find it so hard to find conferences that fit my goals and this is so PERFECT! I will most certainly be sharing this on Facebook!

  15. Doodie Bug Girl says

    I would LOVE to attend this conference!!!! It sounds like it would be such a blessing for all those involved!!!!

  16. says

    i’m a student at a school an hour away from where this conference is being held and can’t exactly afford to pay for it, but i’d love to go!

  17. says

    God placed the conference on my heart a couple weeks ago and I have been praying ever since that He would provide a way! I know He will, and maybe this will be it! It’s so wonderful for you to host such an incredible give away like this! Thank you so much!

  18. says

    I would love to go to this conference. I’ve been wanting to ever since Casey mentioned it! I’ve never been to one before — would be a great opportunity! So neat that you are giving a ticket away!

  19. says

    I am so excited about the influence conference because I would love to use my little blog space to make much of Jesus name. I think it would be so fun to get better at blogging as well as meet some awesome ladies.

  20. says

    I would absolutely love to win a ticket to this! I have been going back and forth about going to a blogging conference and this would make up my mind!

  21. says

    Drove by the scene of the crime…I mean conference…yesterday evening! My parents live in Indy and it would be a great excuse for another visit from the grandbabies. Also, my birthday is the day before!

  22. says

    this would be an amazing opportunity for both my blog at and my small business at that supports bloggers & small biz owners. i love the concept and very excited for the chance to go. thank you for hosting!

  23. says

    HI Kate! I would LOVE to go the Influence conference. I recently (as in 2 weeks ago) started a blog on human trafficking. I felt compelled to track my journey of daily simple activism and hopefully make it easier for others too. I’m from Ohio so Indy is “just down the road” from me.

  24. says

    I am absolutely interested in going to the conference! I have been blogging for just under a year & haven’t attending a conference yet so it would be a great opportunity :)

  25. says

    I read about your giveaway from Hayley. I am so hoping to go to this conference, but convincing my hubby of the money has been challenging. So here’s to hoping I win your giveaway! ~Erin K

  26. says

    i’ve been following this conference since before the announcement, but have NO extra funds right now… long story. want to go desperately! and would LOVE to win a ticket.. THIS conference has my heart written all over it!

  27. says

    I would love for the opportunity to go to this!! I recently bought a domain name for my blog and have still been trying to figure out the design so it’s not exactly up and running yet, but I know that I want to use my blog to reach others for Christ and be an inspiration and positive influence! This conference would be perfect for me and since I am new to this whole blogging thing :)

  28. says

    Status update on “The funny Thing Of it is” facebook! AWESOME AWESOME giveaway if you havent seen it! To the Influence Conference In Indiana!! The Influence Conference is a fresh and stylish weekend conference, gathering Christian women to help equip them to make much of Jesus online and in their personal lives. With best-selling authors, beloved bloggers, business women and men teaching and speaking, we hope (and are already seeing!) a brand new amazing community grows up out of the conference. We’re excited to gift one of Kate’s readers with a complimentary ticket to the conference!”

  29. says

    Oh my goodness girl! I cant begin to explain how much winning a conference ticket would mean to me right now. I’m planning on coming but funds are very tight for us as a family so I’m praying that the Lord would open a door and make it possible.
    Thanks for hosting such an awesome giveaway.
    Much Love!

  30. says

    Oh my gosh I would LOVE to attend!!!! A couple girlfriends I know are already attending and I REALLY would love to go as well!!! EEK!

  31. says

    I’ve been looking at this conference from some other blogs and really want to go. The speakers sound amazing and to have a huge group of women there sharing their faith…it will be an amazing experience.
    Thanks! Hope to see you there!

  32. says

    I’ve been blogging for a little over a year about our family. I just recently started working on another project with another mom friend. We are putting together structured learning plans for toddlers & sharing them with our readers. We are a faith based blog & this would be so awesome for us to attend!! What a great experience!

  33. says

    I’m starting my blog and speaking ministry *rightnow* and attending this conference would be an incredible boost to my start! Thank you for the opportunity!!

  34. says

    Also, posted this to my facebook feed:
    “Kate from The Small Things Blog told me about a brand new Christian bloggers event called Influence Conference in Indianapolis this October…. I really hope I can go!”

  35. says

    I would love to attend! I live in Indiana so this would be perfect. Plus, I’m a total rookie at blogging, but am so intrigued by it. :)

  36. Anonymous says

    Winning would be the bomb-diggidy! I can’t justify the money spent on a ticket right now; newborn & all. I live 30 minutes from the Fashion Mall, so the location couldn’t be more ideal!

  37. says

    Oh this would be incredible! Been telling my sister & cousin all about this conference & this would make it possible to actually get to go. thanks for the chance :)

  38. says

    I’ve been trying to convince my husband to let me go to Influence. I’ve never been to a blogger conference, but would love the opportunity to meet other bloggers and learn how to be a more effective writer.

  39. says

    I would love to go :) I’m fairly close to Indy in Cincinnati and this would be a perfect easy trip and a great conference I’d love to attend. I’ve recently had some things try my faith this year and I’ve been trying to get my blog to be on the “Right” track. This would be perfect, I need the INFLUENCE! Thanks for the chance

  40. Megan C. says

    This looks awesome! I would love an opportunity to improve my blogging skills and meet some incredible women.

  41. says

    I REALLY want to go to this conference! It is just a few miles from my dad’s house so I could stay with him, but I’m a student so I am still trying to get the other things figured out! This would be a huge help!

  42. says

    I live in Indy and had not yet heard about this conference. I’m a classroom teacher who also teaches online…this sounds like it’s right up my alley. I would love the chance to attend this conference, thanks for sharing!

  43. says

    I’ve made it my goal to attend a blogging conference in the next year or so, and I love that bloggers and non-bloggers alike can find wonderful opportunities and sessions at Influence!

  44. says

    Sounds wonderful! I live driving distance from Indy and my cousin lives there, so I would even have babysitting for my four kiddos. What a fun idea!! Please post more about this conference as you get the info. Thanks so much, –rebecca

  45. says

    I would LOVE to go to this conference! I have never really been super interested in a blogging conference before, and I haven’t been blogging all that long, but this one sounds amazing. I’ve read about it on several blogs recently and just can’t stop thinking about how fun it would be to get to go!

  46. says

    I read Casey Leigh’s blog and have been dreaming to go but haven’t gotten the nerve to actually buy a ticket. This is the perfect opportunity to start a blog with my mom (neither her or I and technically savvy). This would be an amazing trip for her and I :)

  47. says

    I can’t imagine a better opportunity for where I’m at in my life right now. I’ve been praying that I figure out whatever it is I feel fulfilled by, and blogging has definitely been an answer to that prayer.

  48. says

    Thanks for offering this opportunity and even more for bringing it to our attention! I’m a beginning blogger and I think this would be a perfect way to become more involved in not only an online community, but a strong faith community as well. :)

  49. says

    I am a new blogger who finally has some time (now that I have graduated, aah!) to actually start blogging the way I would like to. It would be a wonderful opportunity to begin my blog on the right foot.

  50. says

    I really like blogging, but sometimes I wish my blog had a bigger purpose than just being a writing outlet. I love Jesus, and I love social media, and I would love love LOVE to go to the conference and hear others’ ideas on combining those two. It sounds like awesome to me!

  51. says

    i love blogging and attended my first and only conference in april of 2011. It was such a terrible experience for me that I stopped blogging all together until my hurt feelings could heal. I am finally back to the point that I feel like I can try a blog conference again. This conference sounds exactly like what I am looking for. I would love to be given a chance to attend.
    :)gina at hiyaluv dot com

  52. says

    I have never attended a blog conference, but have wanted to for awhile and this one would be perfect since I love the theme and it is fairly close to home :)

  53. says

    After almost a year of saying I should, I’m finally just starting my blog and am overwhelmed with all the steps. Advice and tips from experienced bloggers would be amazing, and Christian ones? All the better!

  54. says

    Although I’m a guy, it’s just so inspiring to see so many women interested in The Influence Conference which I think is so amazing and if I was a woman I would totally go. I’d love to support this conference somehow even from all the way in the UK. Jesus is so amazing and I’m blessed to have stumbled onto this even many years later.

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