I’m Speaking at The Blog Connect Conference!

Hey guys. Guess what? I’m speaking at a blog conference! The Blog Connect (TBC), to be more specific. 

You may remember my recap posts from last year’s conference. It was an absolute blast. It was such a fun time to connect with other local bloggers and chat about all things blogging and biz. So when I was chosen as a panelist for this year’s conference, I was BEYOND excited. 

Here’s what this year has to offer {via TBC website}:

“This year we are thrilled to come together and learn how to Blog It Better. Our Keynote Speaker, Sarah Morgan, is queen of maximizing your efforts. She helps empower bloggers to maximize their content and better understand their value. This year’s goal is to help you do what you do, better. Work smart not hard, right?

Last year, The Blog Connect brought together 60 bloggers and tons of sponsors to create a blog learning experience. What unified us was our a passion for the side hustle, making our blogs the best they can be, and a love of meeting new blogger friends irl – it was all about Making It Count.

This year’s conference is expanding, and will kick-off with a launch party Saturday evening as an opportunity for attendees and speakers to get to know each other. Sunday will be a day of speakers, networking, eating, and coffee. This conference is made for anybody who has started a blog and is ready to take the next step and make it better – Blog It Better!”

The Blog Connect Blogging Conference Philly

The 411:

What: The Blog Connect Conference

When: Kick off Party – Saturday, April 22 at 7PM | Conference – Sunday, April 23 at 8:30AM – 6:30PM 

Where: Saxbys Headquarters, 2300 Chestnut Street Suite 310, Philadelphia

RSVP: Buy tickets here

The panel that I’m on is all about working with brands, a topic that I know many of you fellow bloggers are interested in. I’ll be sharing my perspective on finding brands to collaborate with, how to reach out to the correct contact, creating engaging partnerships, when to say “no”, being professional, and asking for what you’re worth.

If you’ve ever talked with me about blogging, you know that I’m super passionate about brand collaborations. I could go on and on and on about it. Maybe it’s because I’ve worked on both ends of the deal {as a publicist and as a blogger}… but I firmly believe that partnerships can make or break your blog. How you create high-quality, engaging and AUTHENTIC content that is beneficial to you, the brand, and your readers is SO important. 

I’ll be joined on the panel with Amber from ember + march, Erica from Coming Up Roses, and Jeff from My Philly Alive. I think that we all have something different to bring to the table, so it should be really interesting. I can’t wait to hear their thoughts on the topic!

The Blog Connect Blogging Conference Philly 2017

Other sessions this year include:

  • “Ten Game Changers to Take Your Blog to the Next Level” with Sarah Morgan (XO Sarah)
  • “Create Your Own Space in the Blogosphere” with Sola Onitiri (Lifestoned Adventures)
  • “Finding Your Voice: Write with Confidence for Crying Out Loud” with Andy Shaw (InstaFather)
  • “Monetizing Your Blog with Your First e-Book” with Angela St. Cyril (Setting My Intention)
  • “Growing Your Blog into a Podcast” with Angelica Yarde (Studio 404)
  • “The Ultimate Guide to Creating Kick Ass Video Content for Any Platform” with Andrea Corson (This is Video Pop)
  • “How to Monetize Your Blog with Physical Products” with Jennifer Dziura (Get Bullish)
  • “SEO Bootcamp” with Jess Herbine (Broke Girls Go Out)

So yeah, I HIGHLY recommend that you check out TBC whether you’re a new blogger or have been hustling for a while now. The digital space is constantly evolving and there’s so much to learn. I hope to see some of you in April at the conference! 

For additional info, check out The Blog Connect Conference website

xo, Nicole

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4 Comments

  1. March 24, 2017 / 3:11 pm

    Looking forward to attending and hearing you speak! 🙂

    • March 26, 2017 / 5:45 pm

      Glad you’ll be there! Can’t wait!

  2. March 24, 2017 / 9:56 pm

    Nicole, I just read your recap from 2016 and it was helpful! I didn’t have a chance to attend last year but I’m really looking forward to speaking and learning with you!

    • March 26, 2017 / 5:46 pm

      Oh, I’m so glad!! Looking forward to this year so much.

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