Two weeks ago I attended BlogU15 in Baltimore, MD. This was the second year of BlogU and I was over-the-moon excited to be coming back. I was excited to see friends I made last year, and even more excited to see all the new faces that would be attending this year.
When going to a conference such as BlogU, there’s bound to be a staff member or other blogger who puts out a, “What Should I Bring to a Blogging Conference” post. And while I love all the information on media kits, business cards, and crafting a snazzy elevator pitch, at the end of the day there’s only one item I REALLY need to make sure I have in order to have a successful weekend – my phone.
That’s right, my good ole cell phone. My cell phone is my link to everything I need when dealing in the blogging world. Do I follow you on Facebook? Let me get out my phone and check…BOOM, I do now! What an awesome quote from this teacher, I should put it out to all my followers…BANG, tweeted! You want to hear something funny I’ve written in the past…POW, let me just pull up my blog! My phone was definitely going to be put to the test over the weekend, and so was its battery.
While at a conference like BlogU, you’re always on the move. Going from class to class, or socializing with friends, you’re obviously taking lots of pictures and video. All of this activity means you will most likely have little-to-no time to charge your phone, and a dead battery is an absolute no-go.
That’s why I knew this was the perfect opportunity to give my new All Terrain portable charger from myCharge a true test run. Its description: A military grade charger designed to withstand the toughest job sites as well as the great outdoors and features a built-in USB port. With a 2.1A output it is the perfect portable charger for smartphones or other USB devices. It delivers 22 extra hours of talk time for your phone.
I wasn’t so concerned about the extra talk time, as all the talking I was going to be doing would be face-to-face. My main concern was ensuring that I was linked to all of my adoring fans, via all the social media apps on my phone, and staying readily accessible. Well let me tell you, the All Terrain did not let me down. Got a ton of use. I pushed that bad boy to the limit, and just when I thought it was going to pass out on me, I plugged it in and asked for some more. I ran that phone ragged, but because of my All Terrain from myCharge, it never quit.
Wow, I think I just did to my phone what my son does to me every weekend.
And the charger doesn’t just stop at phones either. On the second day of the conference I forgot to recharge my Chromebook the night before, so halfway through the day it was running on fumes, and I still had plenty of classes to attend and notes to take. I plugged my All Terrain into my laptop, which kept it functioning through the final sessions, and I didn’t miss a single note.
Overall a fantastic time was had at BlogU15 this year. But it was even more awesome knowing I had access to my phone and was able to capture all the amazing moments from the conference, all thanks to myCharge. I even took a bunch of video in the hopes that maybe I could get off my rear end and make my first ever Papa Does Preach video for all of you.
As thanks for talking about how much I love myCharge, the good people over there have even given me an extra charger to give away to one of my fans. So – if you need a military-grade phone charger that won’t break if one of your kids gets their grubby little hands on it, then leave a comment on this blog and I will pick one winner at random on Friday June 19, 2015. Hey, maybe there’s a dad in your life who could use this. Father’s Day is coming up, after all!
Now, if myCharge could get around to finding a way to hook parents of toddlers up to a charger, I would really appreciate it, because my son is wearing me out!
Disclaimer: I received free product from myCharge to review for this post