Have you wondered how some writers turn a passion for blogging into a career? Do you dream about promoting your cause or small business? Would you like to find out how to reach more readers, earn an income from your blog, or even how to start a blog?
If you look closely, you will find that behind every highly successful blog, there is a team that may include a supportive spouse, contributors, virtual assistants, SEO experts, and any of a number of specialists. But what do you do when you can’t afford to hire an army of assistants?
The secret to turning a blog from a creative outlet or family scrapbook into a a powerful medium is in collaboration.
Bloggy Boot Camp – Philadelphia 2010
Although I have been blogging since 2007, last fall I was still a rookie trying to figure out how to make a career out of my passion. Fast forward nine months, and this venture is starting to generate an income as well as other rewards.
Some of this success is the result of a foundation laid over four years of blogging and social networking, but I believe that the most dramatic improvement came about when I started to attend mom blog conferences.
In August, I went to the Big Kahuna of mom blog conferences, BlogHer in New York City. It was HUGE and more than a little overwhelming. I learned a lot, but it was almost too much, to the point that I’m still trying to unravel all that I absorbed over a long weekend of workshops, seminars, and parties.
The next month, I headed to Philadelphia for a Bloggy Boot Camp. This was a shorter, one-day event, in a more intimate setting where I sat next to some of the most popular and controversial bloggers in the nation. It was an opportunity to learn basic and advanced blog and social media techniques, but also to connect with experienced, successful bloggers and also with PR and brands.
Beyond blogging careers, I highly recommend the Bloggy Boot Camp Conference because the tips that you can pick up on social media strategy will benefit anyone looking to stay current and employed moving forward.
Bloggy Boot Camp – Boston 2011
The Secret To Success is Support is the fundamental belief driving Bloggy Boot Camp conferences, one day blog and social media conference for women hosted in major cities all around the U.S. This spring, Bloggy Boot Camp will be hosted in Boston, just a short daytrip from anywhere in the Capital Region.
When: May 7, 2011, 9 AM to 5 PM
Where: Seaport Hotel in Boston, Massachusetts
Tickets include lunch and education, and for those in town on Friday night, there is a cocktail reception from 7:30 to 9:30 pm.
The Best Part:
“During the conference, we will be discussing all things social media, from blogging to Twitter to branding to more. But the best part? Meeting fabulous women who “get” what we do. Attendees include new bloggers to social media mavens. Everyone is welcome.”
It’s my honor to give one lucky reader a ticket to Bloggy Boot Camp – Boston 2011. Early bird tickets are gone, and the conference is almost sold out, so we are very fortunate to have this opportunity. I want to give it to someone who truly gets how important it is to support bloggers.
Supporting a blog is as simple as letting them know that you care. So often, bloggers get little or no feedback unless they are controversial. Those that are trying to be a positive resource are usually the last to receive any feedback. And let me tell you, it’s hard to write day after day not knowing if anyone is listening.
Entering this giveaway is all about supporting bloggers!
How can you support blogs and enter to win a ticket to Bloggy Boot Camp – Boston 2011?
Each comment on this blog post will be a separate entry in this giveaway. To earn an entry in this contest, you may choose to do any or all of the following:
- Support a blogger – on any blog – by posting a comment, then come back and tell us about it. The goal is to share blogs with our community of readers! Blog links are more than welcome. Submit as many comments (and entries) as you like, but mention a different blog each time.
- Follow @bloggybootcamp on Twitter (and post a comment here to let us know that.)
- Tweet this giveaway (and tell us!)
- Find out how to connect with Capital Region bloggers, and share your social media questions on Tech Valley Blog Celebration Giveaway (Don’t forget to come back with a comment.)
- Like Albany Kid on Facebook. (One more entry/comment.)
- Follow @albanykidNY on Twitter (You know the drill.)
Deadline: Friday, April 15 at 11:59 pm EST. The winner will be selected via Random.org from the comments on this blog post. Each comment is one entry.
Sandra Foyt | Sandra Foyt is a storyteller, photographer, and road trip junkie. A veteran of six cross-country road trips, she drove Route 66, the Lincoln Highway, the fossil freeway, the extraterrestrial highway, and even “the loneliest road in America.” Find her on GetawayMavens.com, an award-winning destination guide to extraordinary travel in and from Northeast USA, on her portfolio site at SandraFoyt.com, and in freelance gigs on Family Travel 411, Minitime, Huffington Post, and Matador Network. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, Twitter @SandraFoyt.