For over 60 days, we have been going through the voting process for Call for Ideas for this year’s conference, and we finally have our topics and speakers selected. Thanks to everyone who voted and chimed in regarding what they wanted to see and learn during our second annual conference.
So without further adieu, here are your winners:
Yesterday, I had the pleasure of attending Caren Libby’s Get a Brand workshop, which focused on tools and techniques that can help people create a brand for their business, web presence, blog, job search, and more. It was a very informative workshop that was chock full of information that is beneficial for all of the categories listed above. Setting yourself apart from the pack is the only way to get noticed these days, and having a consistent brand is key to achieving that.
Caren walked us step-by-step on the branding process and gave us insightful tools that I will definitely be putting to use.
Caren was also accompanied by Kathy Bernard, who helps job seekers Get a Job with career advice and helpful job tips. For the cost of a simple lunch, Kathy will give you a one-on-one consultation session entitled the ‘Career Launch Lunch’—perfect for those who want to determine if they need a career coach or consultant.
These ladies prove that information sharing is the way to go these days in social media!
Learn more about Caren Libby and her marketing, web design, and photography HERE.
Learn more about Kathy Bernard and her blog, workshops, and career tips HERE.
Caren Libby is one of Show Me the Blog Social Media and Blogging Conference’s Volunteer Coordinators. We are very happy to support her and her work!
We are currently in the throes of full-on planning of the 2nd Annual Show Me the Blog Social Media and Blogging Conference. It is amazing to see how we have grown from a small event to a major conference with 200 attendees in less than a year. We are very excited to be having conference at a wonderful downtown location as well as expanding the conference to two days. It is going to be an amazing interactive conference experience this year for everyone involved.
Our goal is to bring a highly visual and technical conference to our attendees. Sponsorships can help us do this. We know that not everyone can travel to large conferences across the country, so we want our attendees to have that same experience in their own backyard without breaking the bank.
With that being said, sponsors can help us really bring an amazing conference experience to Show Me the Blog. Sponsors can also participate in the conference by purchasing a package with an exhibition table that will be available during the full conference for samples, visual examples of their product or service, sales, and more.
For the last few weeks, we have noticed that our tweets haven’t been appearing in the Twitter search under hashtags #smbstl #stl #smbstlwhiz. It was if our tweets were being blocked on Twitter for some reason so we got on the case to make sure that we could solve this issue.
After searching online, it seemed as though this problem only happened to those with private or protected accounts or accounts that somehow violated Twitter’s rules. We had neither of those issues so we decided to contact support so they could help us figure it out.
Suffice to say, after 24 hours, the kind people at Twitter restored our searchable tweets and we are now appearing under hashtag searches. It feels good to be a part of the gang again when it comes to tweeting about #smbstl.
If you are having this same issue, you can also contact Twitter support, who can make you searchable again, unless you have violated their terms of service.
One of the questions I get asked the most regarding my own blog was how I make an income with the site. So we thought it would be best to present a workshop in which some of St. Louis’ professional bloggers and social media gurus could present their tips and suggestions on how to make money.
The event ended up being a well-attended fete of bloggers in all sorts of niches and genres—some have been blogging for years while others haven’t begun blogging yet.
We had three speakers who gave presentations: @TheCubicleChick, @Blksportsonline and @CampingGearTV; our friend @RobynsWorld was supposed to also join us as speaker but wasn’t feeling well. We missed you Robyn!
Here are a few pictures from the event. You can see more on our Flickr page.
We want to thank Yasha, Ross, and the staff at Whiz Tech Cafe for the lovely accommodations and the great food!
Attendees of the workshop were:
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