In the 9 years that I’ve been a blogger and social media influencer, there is one thing that remains constant in this space—and that is community. More than anything, I am grateful for people who not only “get” what I do, but also have the same passion for it. They offer support unlike any other because they understand. And that can be a breath of fresh air.
For the past six years, I have been attending Hispanicize. This annual event is not only home to thousands of Latino trendsetters and newsmakers, but this is my community. This year, I was really excited to be an official social media ambassador. You may have noticed I was tweeting and posting the #Hispz17 hashtag like crazy.
From covering the DiMe Summit, keynote panels, educational sessions, live art installations and musical performances, to the closing Tecla Awards—it was an unforgettable time in Miami. Not to mention the opportunity to network and get facetime with some of the best brands and companies out there.
In the four days I covered Hispanicize, more than anything I was incredibly happy to be surrounded by my friends. Some who I’ve known since the beginning of this crazy blogging life. I’ve seen them grow and basically show the world their hustle. It’s a beautiful thing to see. I’ve also been inspired by the fresh and new content creators.
Like I said, I’ve been doing this for a while. I will admit that I sometimes question whether I want to continue or not. And one thing that definitely keeps me here is this community. I’m not sure I’m ready to give them up just yet.
Disclosure: I was an official Hispanicize Social Media Ambassador. Flight and accommodations were provided for. Any and all opinions are true and my own.