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Blogalicious 2010

Friday, July 2, 2010

And the winner of a FREE night @ The Ritz is ....

Jael Custom Designs a.k.a. Jen says:
June 19, 2010 at 7:33 pm

My #1 reason is so I know I will go no matter what if my registration is complete and I’m also saving. It’s a win win situation! Can’t wait for Carnival either, I’ll be reppin’ Jamaica hard!

Twitter Link!

Jen, please contact us with your information. Congratulations!!!!!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Early bird has been extended!!!

When things heat up, they can sometimes quickly cool down. We've had some technical difficulties recently with our site and we haven't been able to upload the speaker and session information that you've asked for. Therefore, our technical difficulties is your Blogalicious gain!

We're extending our early bird until July 7, 2010. Hopefully we'll get it all together and we'll have the site up and running with all the information you need to register for the best blogging conference of the 2010!

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Blogalicious 2010 Sessions!!

I hope that you all enjoyed our little teaser from Friday. Here's another teaser-- our Blogalicious Sessions!! Each week we will be highlighting a few speakers and some of our sessions. We will also post our full agenda soon.

Here are the sessions we have lined up so far. Remember, early bird registration ends this week, on July 1st. Don't delay!!

1. Chronicles of Fit Divas
2. Social Media Moms
3. Best Business Practices for the Lifestyle Blogger
4. Building Your Social Media Tribe
5. Style File: Trends in Fashion & Beauty Blogging
6. Love That! Design Blogging
7. Foodies

1. New Bloggers Guide: Blogging 101 & 201
2. Building Your Media Toolkit: Kits, Training and More
3. The Smart Girl's Guide to Smartphones & Apps
4. Twitter 201 - Creating True Engagement with 140 Characters
5. Strike a Pose: Taking Better Photos for Your Blog
6. How Important Are Your Stats?
7. CSS, HTML & Blog Design
8. Blogger's Toolbox: Platforms & Plugins
9. Vlogging 101
10. Good Blog Writing: A Workshop

1. Marketing to Latinas
2. Making Your Blog Your Business
3. Bloggers as Brand Ambassadors
4. The Book Deal: A Guide for Bloggers
5. Self-Promotion: Be Your Own CEO

We also have a great and easy contest going on where you can win one free night at the Ritz Carlton, South Beach, our conference hotel! Check out the contest and rules here. Hurry, the contest ends July 1st!

Friday, June 25, 2010

Speakers and Sessions!

We’ve been busy for Months! Weeks! Days! finalizing our speakers and sessions to ensure that we have a great agenda for you all. Although there are still a few more days to submit your speaker proposals, we would like to share a few of the fabulous sessions and speakers on our line-up. (As a reminder, you can submit your speaker proposals until June 30, 2010.)

Before I go into the details of some of our speakers, let’s do a little preview of what we have lined up for the weekend.

  • We have will have three breakout tracks – entrepreneurial, technical, and lifestyle.
  • Conference begins Friday, October 8, 2010 at 8:00 a.m. and ends Sunday at 3pm. This means more time to learn, mingle, and celebrate our diversity!
  • We will provide daycare for those attendees wanting to travel with their children/families.
  • Another great line-up of fabulous women and men!
  • Early bird registration ends July 1, 2010- don’t delay in registering early!

So let’s get right into it and start highlighting just some of the speakers and sessions we have planned for Blogalicious Weekend 2010!

The Session: Building Your Social Media Tribe. Learn how to promote, gather, and engage your community by women that have built and gathered their own communities. The speakers will share their social media tools, how-tos, and best practices for all those attendees that want to gather their own communities, regardless of its niche!

The Track: Lifestyle

Speaker Highlight: Ana Flores;

If you haven’t met Ana Flores of Spanglishbaby yet, let me introduce you to one of our favorite bloggers. Ana Flores is truly a child of two worlds. Born in Houston to parents from El Salvador, Ana grew up in El Salvador until she headed back to the U.S. to attend the University of Florida and receive a Bachelor in Telecommunications-Production. Since then she has worked as television and entertainment producer, with a specialty in the U.S. Hispanic industry, both in the U.S. and in México.

Ana and her husband moved to Los Angeles five years ago when the TV industry came calling back. They thought they had escaped it all when they moved to Playa del Carmen in México to act as irresponsible beach bums, but the offer was too tempting to pass up. Three years ago, they joyously welcomed their daughter into their bilingual and bicultural family. These days, Ana Lilian is splitting her time as a brand consultant building bridges with Latina bloggers, a freelance writer and TV producer, and dedicating precious time to her labor-of-love blog for parents raising bilingual and bicultural children: SpanglishBaby .

The Session: Bloggers as Brand Ambassadors. This session will be a hands-on workshop to train bloggers in handling the ups, downs, and unexpected of being a brand ambassador. The speakers will share three different case studies that can arise when bloggers work as brand ambassadors and will lead a conversation on possible approaches and devise the best possible solutions and outcomes. Participants will come away with tangible, useful, and lasting problem solving skills, not to mention a better understanding of the large companies and brands that retain bloggers for their marketing campaigns. Awesome!

The Track: Entrepreneurial

The Speakers: Cooper Munroe and Emily McKhann are the founders and principals of The Motherhood Creative.

Cooper spent two decades working in top tier public relations agencies in New York and Washington DC before co-founding and TheMotherhood Creative. In addition, Cooper has written for numerous media outlets including the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, the HuffingtonPost, MomsRising and and has been featured in several books about mothers online. She lives in Pittsburgh, PA with her husband and their four children where they are active in their community and spend far too much time carpooling to and from sporting events.

Emily ran corporate public relations firms in New York and Dallas for clients CBS, Scholastic, Frito-Lay, Morgan Stanley and others, and was Director of International Business and Acting Commissioner to the United Nations and Consular Corps for New York City. She co-authored the book Living with the End in Mind, published by Crown Books and featured on The Oprah Winfrey Show numerous times. She has written for BlogHer and MomsRising and several books and anthologies. Emily lives in Larchmont, NY, with her husband, two girls and their hyper-active dog.

The Session: Self-Promotion: Be your own C.E.O. Bloggers will learn how to start, manage, and build their own company.

The Track: Entrepreneurial

The Speaker: Lucinda Cross;

Lucinda Cross is a speaker and author and founder of Corporate Mom Dropouts, blog, radio show and book. For several years, she has made it her life’s mission to uplift, inspire and change people’s lives. She likes to call herself a catalyst for motivation, passion and high energy and has worked with small business owners supporting them to work on their business and not in their business, and women who were interested in learning how to work from home and take charge and create the life they love.

Lucinda has created a highly successful marketing implementation company for small business owners. She is also the creator of several successful programs such as Marketing Made Easy for Corporate Mom Dropouts, I Want More: 6-Figure Mom Marketing Implementation Kit.

Her life has been filled with wonderful experiences – from being a single mother, to a Mompreneur, sharing her gifts as a marketing strategist, mentor and writer she uses that wisdom and insight to motivate moms to create a better life, a better community and a better business. She has been featured in New York Enterprise, Black Star News, Harlem News, 1600am, LA Business Week, Essence Magazine, several Internet Radio shows.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

June's sizzling with events

June 13, 2010

We are thrilled that the awesomely fabulous ladies of The CleverGirls Collective will be hosting The Bay Area Blogalicious Mixer...

What is the Blogalicious Mixer, you ask? It's a good time. It's a bloggy get-together. It's social media soiree. It's an opportunity to meet with fellow female friends (of the online variety) to enjoy delicious treats, cocktails, and each other's sparkling company. Plus some good, old fashioned swag.
The Blogalicious Mixer is an intimate afternoon of wine, women, and blogs, celebrating the diversity of women of all ethnicities in social media.
Above all, the Blogalicious Mixer is a party! You'll enjoy:

* An afternoon in one of San Francisco's most celebrated event locales
* Delicious snacks of the healthy and chocolate varieties
* A hosted wine bar
* Gift bags
* Celebrity guest, Kim Coles

This event is free to attend but space is extremely limited, so please register here as soon as possible!

June 13, 2010

Blogalicious will be heating up Chicago in June. Join us for an afternoon of relaxation and fun. Come to connect with old bloggy friends; come to make new ones; come for an afternoon away from the kids; come for an outing with the kids. It doesn't matter what the reason; just come and enjoy! Light refreshments will be provided, and kids are welcome. The event is free, but space is limited so please RSVP today.

Heating up Chicago is sponsored by:

June 19th, 2010

Blogalicious and The Red Pump Project are teaming up for what promises to be a fun-filled night. We invite you to Say RED: Cocktails and Conversations in celebration of the Blogging While Brown conference, Juneteenth and raising awareness about HIV/AIDS - the perfect combination! There's one requirement though - you MUST wear red pumps. It's not that difficult and it's super fab. If you don't have red pumps, we're giving you 2 weeks to get a pair (and if you can't swing pumps after a day of conferencing, we totally understand, so we'll take red shoes:).

We are still finalizing the location, but make sure to RSVP because space will be limited.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Win a Free Night at the Ritz- It's Easy!

There are so many reasons why South Beach is a great place to hold the second annual Blogalicious Weekend Conference that we decided to try and list them all, right here! Let's face it, between the possible celebrity sightings, to the fabulous restaurants, and beautiful beaches, South Beach is hot and sexy. Let's not forget the surrounding Miami neighborhoods that offer an eclectic mix of urban lifestyle living and traditional Latin flavors. I mean really, is there a better place to hold a conference? Not just any conference, but a Blogalicious conference.

We don't think so! And based on the standing ovation you guys gave us last year when we announced Miami as our next location, we think you all agree - Miami is it!

But aside from all the great things about Miami, how about all the great reasons why registering for Blogalicious before our early bird prices end on July 1st is a great idea?

When you combine the great things about Miami and the reasons why you have to register early, we've got our very own Top Ten list!

Here are the Top Ten Reasons to Register Early for Blogalicious 2010

1. When you watch the next episode of
Basketball Wives, you'll have the satisfaction of knowing that you too, will have a chance to visit the same restaurants, boutiques, and hotel as Evelyn, Jennifer, Suzie, and the rest of the gals. You might even spot one of the gals since the second season was just picked up by VH1.

2. You'll save $65.00 on registration which equals two mango mojitos, a nice Cuban dinner, and Cuban dessert at a great South Beach restaurant.

3. You won't end up on the waiting list because Blogalicious 2010 WILL.sell.out. We've doubled attendance this year but passes are going fast.

4. You already booked your room at the Ritz, so go ahead and register!

5. The "I'm Going to Blogalicious" badge is not only a cute accessory to your blog, but another way to let everyone know you are going to hottest conference this year. Woot!

6. The early flamingo catches the Blogalicious worm. You'll start to get exclusive, attendee insider tips, news, and benefits so don't miss out!

7. Registering is already on your to-do list so register today and scratch that sucker off- done!

8. You don't want to spend your Blogalicious money on your summer vacation with the family, boyfriend, girlfriend, your dog, or whomever.

9. Will Smith said it best in 1998, "Bienviendo a Miami... [it's] the city that keeps the roof blazing!"

10. When will you ever have another chance to stay at a luxury South Beach hotel like the Ritz Carlton for only $199 a night?!

So here is what we are doing. We are holding a contest where you can enter for a chance to win one free night at the Ritz Carlton, South Beach. That's a prize value of $199, plus taxes.

Here's all you have to do to enter to win one free night:

1) Tweet your reason why registering for Blogalicious before the early bird is a fabulous idea. We've listed our reasons above as an example. Be sure to use the hashtag #blogalicious10 in your Tweets.

2) Leave us a comment with your reason(s) in this post and provide a link to your tweet so that we know you did it. One entry for every unique tweet and comment!

3) Get two entries for every unique post on your blog. Like Rule #2 above, leave us a comment here so we know you did it.

Additional rules: You don't have to be registered for the conference to enter this contest, but you must be registered by 11:59 pm July 1, 2010 to win. If you are not registered by July 1, 2010 you can't claim your prize and we'll give your night to the next winner! You must also claim your prize by 5:00 PM EST on July 12, 2010.

One winner will be selected at random and announced on Friday, July 2, 2010.

So what's your reason!?

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Recap of Blogalicious DC Meetup: Creating Your Digital Footprint

The second Blogalicious DC Meetup was another great event. Our speakers, Terri Holley, Scrappin’ Michele,ProMomBlogger and moderator Ananda Leeke shared advice, tips and priceless information on Creating Your Digital Footprint with our enthusiastic audience. Everyone in attendance also received an impromptu tutorial on Foursquare 101! The discussion was so lively and informative that we quickly ran out of time. These ladies were so energized to continue the conversation that they took to the sidewalk to chat…Next time we’ll have to plan for an afterparty!

Thanks to the Washington, DC Economic Partnership for lending us their swank space for our event, as well as to Niambi Jarvis and the DC Office on Women’s Policy and Initiatives, and Food Arts DC for the delectable refreshments.

If you missed the event, don’t worry – you can check out photos here.

Stay tuned for a meetup in your neck of the woods soon!