bloggy boot camp blogging and social media conference las vegas nv

What happens in Las Vegas doesn’t necessarily need to stay there!

If you joined us at #BBCVegas for the day, then let us know. We always love to read your feedback and what you thought about our time together.

Join Us at our Blogging and Social Media Conference in Las Vegas, NV!

Date: October 13, 2012
Time: 9:00am to 5:00pm {Cocktail party to follow at 5:30pm}
Location: South Point Hotel & Casino, 9777 Las Vegas Boulevard, Las Vegas
{We’ve got a great room rate of $99/night}

Get Connected on Twitter via Hashtag #BloggyBootCamp

Interested in getting connected with our 2012 attendees? Then be sure to use the hashtag, #BloggyBootCamp, on Twitter. With over 800 women in attendance in 2012, there is always a conversation happening!

Topics for Las Vegas include:

Vlogging: How to vlog and why you should consider adding it your blogging repertoire.

Using StumbleUpon and Pinterest: These tools are an amazing asset to build your traffic and engage a wider audience. Learn how they work and how to use them effectively.

Business of Blogging: This 2 hour break out will cover everything from contracts to media kits to pitching effectively to running successful campaigns and giveaways and wrap up reports. We’ll be talking money and what you need to know to “go pro”.

SEO: Search Engine Optimization matters. Learn easy and effective techniques to building your sites ranking.

Design: Is your blog putting it’s best foot forward? We break it down- the good, the bad, the ugly and the fabulous. Small changes can have a huge impact.

Writer’s Workshop: A full 2 hour breakout for those interested in crafting excellent content. Nothing like sitting in a room with a bunch of writers who “get it”.

Tickets to the Las Vegas event are $99 and selling quickly. Get yours now!

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Kathy Bouska {@mamakatslosinit}

Kat from Mama's Losin' ItKathy Bouska, aka Mama Kat, is a mom to three kids and the blogger behind, Mama’s Losin’ It. She was inspired to begin blogging back in 2007, not only because of her life-long love for writing, but also as a way to stay connected to her work experience as an English teacher. Kathy is particularly savvy at integrating humor and heart into her posts, as evidenced by her wildly successful Writer’s Workshop. In order to participate in this weekly meme, bloggers select a topic from a series of writing prompts, create a post, and then link to Kathy’s site in order to increase their own web traffic. When not working on her blog, Kathy keeps busy as the owner of a daycare business and as an Account Manager for the BlogFrog.

Chelsea Day {@SomedayIllLearn}

las vegas bloggy boot campChelsea Day runs the family blog Someday I’ll Learn, where she tackles domestic life…one day at a time! She writes candidly about everything from cooking and crafts to leaving the corporate world and becoming a new mom. A survivor of child abuse, Chelsea discusses tricky issues with an ironic wit and thoughtful perspective. She aims to help other people assess their own lives with a healthy dose of reality and humor, and her down-to-earth tips have been featured in publications like the LA Times and St. Louis Post-Dispatch. When not busy writing, Chelsea can usually be found frolicking around the beaches of San Diego with her husband and son.

Trina Finton {@GamingAngel}

trina fintonIf you ask Trina, she was born a geek girl at heart. Starting with the Atari 2600, Trina was quickly hooked. By eight she was programming games in Basic and starting her collection of comic books. Trina has appeared on panels and been interviewed about her strong opinions about women in gaming and technology fields. If she’s not working on, she might be cheering on the Vikings, playing videogames or reading Twitter. Most recently, Trina has been voted Fast Company’s Top Women in Games in 2010, featured on NBC LA twice as an expert in Women in Gaming, and is launching the first Women’s Media Network focused on geeky subjects.

Kimberly Gauthier {@TheFurMom}

las vegas bloggy boot campKimberly Gauthier started her online adventure in 2009 as an aspiring pet photographer, blogging to promote her business. Two years later, Kimberly has gained a reputation of someone who could deliver tips and tricks on photography and blogging in a fun, down to earth style. Understanding first hand how tough it can be to figure out a DSLR camera, she started Through the Lens of Kimberly Gauthier and writes for amateur photographers who didn’t read the manual. Within 6 months, she had increased traffic to over 15,000 page views a month, decreased her Alexa rating by 200,000 points, and started attracting brands. Kimberly is one of the fab winners from our 2011 BBC Speaker Contest!

Danielle Liss {@DanielleLiss}

FitFluentialDanielle Liss is the Chief Marketing Officer of FitFluential, which connects health and wellness brands with fitness influencers through customized contextual marketing campaigns. Danielle is a lawyer and regularly speaks on legal issues in the blog world. Her personal blog is Kitten a Go-Go. Danielle lives in Las Vegas with her husband and two hairless cats.

Elizabeth Jayne Liu {@NoShoppingLiz}

Elizabeth Jayne LiuElizabeth Jayne Liu blogs at Flourish in Progress, which she started on her 30th birthday to chronicle a yearlong shopping ban. Surprisingly, she survived her project, and now attempts a series of small weekly challenges called “Monday Dares.” She fails a lot. Elizabeth lives in Los Angeles with her husband, who she married after dating for eighteen days, and 12-year-old daughter. She is a regular contributor to Felicity Huffman’s site, What the Flicka, and has been featured on Glamour, CBS, The Happiness Project, and SavvySugar. Elizabeth is a Babble Top 100 Mom Blogger, one of the 2011 BlogHer Voices of the Year in Humor and Flourish in Progress is a Google Blogger Blog of Note.

Stefanie Mullen {@Ooph}

oophStefanie Mullen is the co-author of Chicken Soup for the Girlfriend’s Soul and owner and founder of, a site devoted to the parenting of tweens and teens. She is the co-host of Your Family Matters on Stefanie has been featured in the New York Times and has appeared on NBC, Fox, KUSI and NPR.

Desiree Peeples {@MommyReporter}

MommyReporter.comDesiree Peeples is a mom, published author and blogger, and teaches individuals and small businesses how to integrate social media into their promotion and marketing strategies. She worked in traditional broadcast media as a reporter for almost ten years before moving her skills to the online space. She is the creator of and and has a passion for online video blogging. Her newest eGuide titled The EVERYTHING Video Blogger’s Guide for Non-Video Bloggers can now be purchased on Amazon. Desiree has worked with many notable companies in online and offline media campaigns, including LogiTech, Proctor and Gamble, AT&T, PBS KIDS Sprout, The Dial Corporation, and Sky Angel, LLC. She has one son, Kadin, who is four years old and an adopted rat terrier named “Bentley.”

Gigi Ross {@KludgyMom}

Kludgy MomGigi Ross is a mom of 2 who has adopted California as her home state. Gigi has been involved with all things internet since 1997, having launched and managed first-generation e-commerce sites for two Fortune 500 software companies. She is the voice behind KludgyMom, a snappish take on parenting and pop culture, but she’s probably best known for her posts on blogging. Gigi enjoys a diverse and lucrative freelance career, which has spanned everything from designing blogger outreach programs for startups to social media consulting to editorial roles with Federated Media, Business 2 Blogger, and of course, The SITS Girls! Gigi also co-runs Have Wine, Will Drink, a site that connects women with wine and lifestyle brands.

Danielle Smith {@DanielleSmithTV}

Danielle Smith Speaker at Bloggy Boot Camp St. Louis 2012Once 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.

Laurie Turk {On Facebook}

laurie turkLaurie Turk is a creative soul who has a passion for embellishing life. She lives in Dallas, is a mom to 3 boys, and considers herself an all around girly-girl. Laurie’s primary focus is to create moments that matter for herself, her man, and her children. And while she refers to herself as the “cruise director” of her family, Laurie is a mom-preneur all her own. In 2006, she launched Executive Homemaker, which has over 600 printables for busy moms and was later re-branded as Tip Junkie Printables. Today, her passion to promote creative women through their fabulous ideas and products can be seen on her phenomenally successful website, Tip Junkie, which features the best tips and tricks from everyday women.

Cynthia Wheeler {@NapWarden}

Cynthia Wheeler Bloggy Boot Camp Speaker 2011 Chicago ILWith two design degrees, and an unhealthy obsession with all things Adobe, Cynthia started her one stop shop for everything from blog design to custom illustration and logo creation 3 years ago. Over 100 blog designs later, and many late night dates with her Macbook Pro, NW Designs has become her full time job. As if that wasn’t enough, she also adds wife and mom of two to her list. You can find her chronicling the entire journey at her personal blog Nap

Tiffany Romero {@TiffanyRom}

Tiffany RomeroTiffany is a mom, wife, business owner, and entrepreneur who began blogging in March 2008. Tiffany is an active social media personality, with her own website, Tiffany, 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 working as the Vice President for the Western Association of Independent Camps.

Francesca Banducci {@SITSGirls}

Francesca BanducciFrancesca is a mom to three children, ages 5, 3 and a one year old. 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.

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