Dallas 2013

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I have attended two Bloggy Boot Camps in Dallas and the Brand Edition in Chicago. I learned more in those 3 days combined than in my 3 plus years of blogging. Not only that but the friendships and connections made are priceless. It’s worth the trip to hear the great advice from these brilliant women who know their stuff. You will leave feeling empowered and motivated to not only improve your blog and brand, but also your life.

Read more from Neely at A Complete Waste of Makeup

I got to go to Bloggy Boot Camp Chicago this weekend and I made lifelong friends. I know I did. I found lifelong inspiration, and I heard lifelong wisdom. Gah! From beginning to end, it was All. So. Good.

Read more from Hillary at Because My Life is Fascinating

I’ve been to Bloggy Boot Camp in Baltimore, Philly and Boston. But this? This was hands-down the best one yet. Maybe it’s because I am at a point in my blogging career that I am ready to take certain action items, or I have certain connections to different parts of the industry, but this weekend, things felt right.

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Dates & Details

Dates: November 8-9, 2013
Location: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Dallas – Campbell Centre, 8250 N. Central Expressway, Dallas

Session topics include:

Paid Blogging Campaigns: How to partner with a brand to successfully execute a paid campaign on your blog.

Brand Ambassadors: Becoming a brand ambassador/social media spokesperson can be a very lucrative opportunity for bloggers. Learn how to pitch and secure these positions.

Work/Life Balance: We all talk about achieving a balance between our online and offline worlds, but how do people really do this? Learn sure-fire techniques to succeed online while managing to not lose sight of the people who really matter.

Managing Social Media for Businesses: Monetizing your blog isn’t the only way to make money online. Another option is to manage social media for a business. Learn how to put your skills to use by growing social media accounts and increasing the bottom line for businesses.

How to Get Help, aka Be More Effective and Work Less: What if it were possible to clone yourself and get more done online? You can, but only if you consider getting an intern or assistant. Let us help you understand how to secure a paid (or unpaid) employee, what to look for in a candidate, and where to find people.

From Blog to Business: Setting yourself up as a business matters. Get the inside scoop on insurance, taxes, and which type of corporate structure is best for you.

And we are still ironing out an additional topic or two, so stay tuned.

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Interested in getting connected with our 2013 attendees? Then be sure to use the hashtag, #BloggyBootCamp, and follow @BloggyBootCamp on Twitter.


Speakers are being added regularly, so be sure to check back!

Ashley Abele: @AshleyNAbele

ashley abeleAshley is a mom of 3 young children and a blogger-turned-social media consultant and community manager. Her love of social media led to positions with several startup companies, which resulted in her pursuing digital marketing full time. She focuses on strategizing for bloggers and small businesses to help them reach their online potential and subsequent sales potential as cofounder of Other Half Media as well as working for companies on a freelance basis. When she’s not busy creating blogger outreach programs, email marketing strategies or social media campaigns, reading the latest marketing trend reports, or fixing people’s WordPress Sites, she blogs her life, parenting, and frequent moves at My Front Porch Swing.

Casey Petersen

Casey PetersenCasey Petersen is the Director of Social Media Analytics for Collective Bias. His experience in delivering real-world ROI on Social Media Campaigns through location-based marketing and building brand relationships with online influencers has been featured in Entrepreneur Magazine, the New York Times Online, and Mashable.



Courtney Slazinik: @ClickItUpaNotch

Courtney SlazinikCourtney is the founder and operator of Click it Up a Notch. After her husband accidently broke her camera minutes before her second child was born, she convinced him to buy her a DSLR the next day. She’s been hooked ever since…combining her first love as a school teacher with her passion for photography in a blog that teaches moms how to improve their photos! Since her start in September 2010, Courtney has sold images to be used in magazines, trade shows, and online marketing campaigns. She recently collaborated on an e-book and her blog was featured in the Huffington Post as one of the top 5 blogs for Momtographers. When she’s not busy blogging, this proud military spouse and mother can be found chasing her 3 beautiful girls with her camera, reading a new book on photography, or exploring the East Coast with her family from their new home in New Jersey.

Danielle Smith {@DanielleSmithTV}

Danielle SmithOnce upon a time, Danielle was an award-winning television news anchor. Today, Danielle has turned the page on her Traditional Media tale, and now balances her blog, Extraordinary Mommy, with hosting and producing Bliss TV, creating Vlogging Tips for people looking to jump on camera, and traveling around the country to speak on a wide variety of topics ranging from video and vlogging to blogger/brand relationships, the use of social media, and the benefits of cause marketing.

Fawn Weaver: @HappyWivesClub

Fawn WeaverFawn Weaver, a successful business executive and marriage advocate, is the founder of the Happy Wives Club. This unique club, founded in 2010, is home to a community of more than 150,000 women in 108 countries. In both 2012 and 2013, HappyWivesClub.com was named #1 marriage blog/site by About.com. The social networks of Happy Wives Club boast some of the largest engagement numbers for a non-celebrity. In terms of social media influence, both Klout and Kred have ranked Fawn within the top 1% of online influencers (which puts her somewhere below Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga and Barack Obama but above the other 99% of people, brands and companies online). When she’s not blogging or connecting with her online community, she is the president of ValRent Corporation, a real estate investment and property management company and serves as president and CIO of its online subsidiary, ValleyRentals.com. Fawn and her husband of ten years, Keith, live in Agoura Hills.

Kerry O’Shea Gorgone: @KerryGorgone

kerry-gorgone-headshot-813Kerry is a speaker, writer, attorney and educator. She holds an MBA from Bentley University, and graduated summa cum laude from Suffolk University Law School. Kerry has taught courses in marketing law, intellectual property, and business. Currently, she teaches New Media Marketing for the Internet Marketing Master of Science Program at Full Sail University in Florida. Kerry hosts the weekly Marketing Smarts podcast for MarketingProfs. She is also a contributing writer for numerous sites, including MarketingProfs, Huffington Post, the {grow} blog, SocialMedia Explorer, Business2Community, and Marketing Pilgrim. Kerry is on Social Media Marketing Magazine’s list of the Top 100 Marketing Professors on Twitter and the MBAPrograms.org list of the Top 50 Business School Professors on Twitter.

Lisa Leonard: @LisaLeonard

Lisa LeonardLisa has always had a love for creative things. As a child, she sold paper snowflakes door to door, frequently gave her dolls haircuts and sewed her own clothes. When her first son was born with a genetic disorder, it turned her life upside down. She found herself more determined than ever to find beauty everyday and to create lovely, inspiring things. She began making jewelry and turned her hobby into a thriving business by building an online community through social media. She and her husband currently work together at Lisa Leonard Designs. When she’s not creating meaningful keepsakes, she can be found snuggling with her two boys, making pancakes, playing at the beach or scouring thrift shops for hidden treasures. Lisa shares her story of finding beauty, even in the midst of pain, on her blog, Facebook and Instagram. She is a writer for Dayspring, has appeared on several television morning shows and speaks at conferences around the country.

Lynette Young: @LynetteRadio

Lynette YoungLynette Young, CEO of Purple Stripe Productions, has been helping others put their dreams into action as a social media coach, social technology specialist, and strategist for businesses since 1997. Her love (besides her family) is Google+. Ms. Young is the founder and curator of Women of Google+ with the goal of bringing together women of all backgrounds and abilities that wish to use social media to “take the worlds’ stage” for themselves and their businesses. She is one of the the most popular personalities on Google+ with well over 1.5 million followers. Lynette is called Mom by two kids and the keeper of one husband – and all three are her reason for smiling every day.

Allison Talamantez, Managing Partner, Sway Group: @AZTalamantez

sway groupAllison’s background encompasses traditional media, consumer product goods marketing and online community creation. As the Managing Partner of Sway In Real Life, she works closely with internal company teams to identify and accomplish marketing and sponsorship objectives with a primary focus on ROI. In her past lives at CBS, Clear Channel, Anheuser Busch and BigTent her clients ranged from consumer product goods giants including McDonald’s, Procter &Gamble, Anheuser Busch and Johnson & Johnson to regional favorites and entrepreneurs such as Garageband.com. In addition to her work at Sway In Real Life, Allison blogs at bullandchina.org.

Tiffany Romero: @TiffanyRom

Tiffany RomeroTiffany is a mom, wife, business owner, and entrepreneur who began blogging in March 2008. A few months later, Tiffany founded The SITS Girls, a blogging community that has grown to 40,000 strong. She is an active social media personality, with her own website, Tiffany Romero.com, and a social media consulting company, Launched Productions LLC. In 2009, Tiffany reaffirmed her passion for connecting women online by creating Bloggy Boot Camp, one day conferences for women in social media. Since that time, the sold out conference tour has garnered attention from The NY Times, The Huffington Post and ABC News. When not on-line, Tiffany keeps busy running a private summer camp with her husband in Los Angeles and cheering her son on at baseball games.

Francesca Banducci: @FranBanducci

Francesca BanducciFrancesca is a mom to three little children, ages 7, 5 and 2. Since starting her personal blog, Francesca has received multiple awards, including recognition by Nielsen Online as one of the Top 50 Power Moms. Her interest in marketing prompted her to earn her MBA in the field and launch her own consulting company, Social Girl Media. In 2010, Francesca joined Tiffany as a partner on both The SITS Girls and Bloggy Boot Camp. Prior to joining the on-line world, Francesca studied Viticulture & Enology at UC Davis, worked at various wineries in both California and Italy, and was employed for many years at the biotech company, Genentech.

Eventbrite - BBC Dallas- The Business Edition.