bloggy boot camp blogging and social media conference philadelphia, pa

What a weekend! We loved getting back to the east coast and connecting with such a great group of women.

If you joined us in Philly and wrote a post on your experience, we’d love to read it. Simply link it up below.

We’re also on the look out for anyone interested in telling us all about their new shower head from WaterPik or what they are making with their delicious King’s Hawaiian bread. Remember: we’ll be forwarding all posts we receive onto our sponsors AND one lucky blogger will be receiving a free pass to our brand event in Chicago in November. Good luck!

You’re Invited to Our Blogging and Social Media Conference in Philadelphia, PA!

Date: May 19, 2012
Time: 9:00am to 5:00pm {Cocktail party to follow at 5:30pm}
Location: Radisson Plaza-Warwick Hotel, 220 South 17th Street, Philadelphia
{We’ve got a great room rate of $189/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 Philadelphia include:

Business of Blogging: This 2 hour break out will cover everything from contracts to creating 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”.

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.

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

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”.

Need more convincing? Google “Bloggy Boot Camp” for lots of authentic feedback.

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

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Dali Burgado {@DaliBurgado}

SEO coachDali Burgado, also known as “The Dali Blogger” teaches creative entrepreneurs how to carve a web presence that connects with their Inner Guru and their target audience. Her first online marketing love is SEO. She’s an avid connector on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+. When she’s not coaching or teaching, she’s tweaking sites for Search Engine Visibility, working on her PHP and Javascript coding skills, Singing Opera, or learning about gardening.

Cecily Kellogg {@CecilyK}

uppercase womanCecily is best known for her popular blog Uppercase Woman, her raw tone and humor on Twitter as @CecilyK, and her posts about social media and moms on MomCrunch for Babble. Cecily lives in the Philadelphia area, is happily married, is mom to a fierce and amazing daughter, and has occasionally been called a bad ass. Cecily also currently works with AboutOne doing Social Media Strategy. Cecily was named by Babble as one of the Top 100 Mom Bloggers in 2011 (and Top 50 Twitter Moms in 2010).

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.

Audrey McClellan {@AudreyMcClellan}

Audrey McClellan Speaker at Bloggy Boot Camp Philadelphia 2012Audrey McClelland, a social media consultant and brand advocate, is the founder of, an online destination for mothers. Mom Generations is in its 5th year and is a destination for mothers featuring over 550 videos and 3000 postings on the latest trends in fashion and beauty for moms, kid fashion, baby gear, product reviews, toys and many other pieces of advice for busy moms. Author of “The Digital Mom Handbook” and fashion/beauty brand spokesperson, Audrey has been featured on Good Morning America, the Rachael Ray Show, The Daily Buzz and in publications such as The New York Times, Boston Globe, Parenting Magazine, Pregnancy Magazine, Redbook and Woman’s Day.

Colleen Padilla {@ClassyMommy}

classy mommySocial media consultant, mom expert, and brand advocate Colleen Padilla is the author of The Digital Mom Handbook from Harper Collins and the founder and editor of Colleen has an MBA from Cornell and has served as a spokesperson for Scrubbing Bubbles, Energizer, Mattel, and TJ Maxx/Marshalls. She’s been featured on Fox News, Good Morning America, The New York Times, MSNBC and more. She writes weekly for Lifetime Digital’s “Lifetime Moms” website and lives in Philadelphia with her husband and two young children.

Sharon Rowley {@sharonmomof6}

Sharon Rowley Speaker at Bloggy Boot Camp Philadelphia 2012Momof6 blogger Sharon Rowley is a mom to- you guessed it- six great kids—ages 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, and 5 years old. There are two things she is frequently asked: “Are they all yours?” (uhh- yes) and “How do you do it?” The answers to that question is the reason behind Momof6 – where Sharon offers advice and solutions that have helped to keep her sane and organized and her family humming along. Sharon is also one of the original iVoices at iVillage, where she serves as a video correspondent, writer, and community challenge coach, and an associate writer at Parenting Squad. Sharon came to us as part of the 2011 BBC Speaker Contest!

Jill Smokler {@ScaryMommy}

confessions of a scary mommyJill Smokler blogs about motherhood — the good, the bad and the scary — at Her take on motherhood has appeared on CNN, Good Morning America, Huffington Post and a vast array of waiting room type magazines. Her first book, Confessions of a Scary Mommy, comes out in April 2012. She highly suggests that you buy it.

Allison Talamantez {@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 In addition to her work at Sway In Real Life, Allison blogs at

Laurie Turk {On Facebook}

Laurie Turk Speaker at Bloggy Boot Camp Philadelphia 2012Laurie 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.

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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