The Blog Connect Conference | April 22-23, 2017 | #theblogconnect

The blog connect | Philadelphia, PA | April 22-23, 2017


Our Second Year

The Blog Connect

PHLbloggers is excited to announce the second year of The Blog Connect. 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 CountFind out more

This year's conference is expanding, and will kick-off with a 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!

If you have any questions about the launch party, the conference, accommodations, or travel, feel free to reach out to

— Sarah morgan, Keynote speaker



We are so excited for this year and all the new we are bringing. One of the most notable additions to our line-up is keynote speaker, Sarah Morgan! Thanks to everyone who came last year and shared their input, we were able to find an incredible Keynote speaker who can share her experiences as she has learned to Blog It Better.

Guided by our emcee, Samantha Van Adelsberg, here is the run-down of the what the weekend will look like.


APRIL 22, 2017


7:00p - 10:00p

Party Time

Join us as we kickoff the Blog Connect Conference at ellelauri with an evening of mingling, shopping, sweet treats and more!  Chat with conference speakers and fellow bloggers, plus learn some tips on styling for flat-lay photography with blogger Ann Blake. Stay tuned for more details!



April 23, 2017


8:30a - 9:30a

Registration, Networking & Breakfast

Start the day right with breakfast from Schmear It, a coffee from our favorite host, Saxbys, and a fresh headshot courtesy of Julia Dent Photography.

9:30a - 10:20a

Ten Game Changers to Take Your Blog to the Next Level  | Sarah Morgan

Blogging got you feeling overwhelmed, overworked, or simply stalled? Stop doing 'all the things' and learn the 10 no-bs blogging strategies that will really take your traffic, list, and social media to the next level.

10:30a - 11:20a

Create Your Own Space in The Blogosphere | Sola Onitiri

#CYOS is a motivational presentation about the importance of honest branding in the larger blogosphere.

11:30a - 12:20p

Finding Your Voice: Write With Confidence, for Crying Out Loud | Andy Shaw

Are you afraid to be funny, blunt, candid, or truly yourself when you blog? Discover HOW to write in your voice, not just what to write.

12:20p - 1:30p

Lunch | Grateful Plate

A full lunch service will be provided + more time to get to know some of your fellow attendees!

1:30p - 3:20p (Breakout sessions)

Monetizing Your Blog with Your First eBook (using content you've already created) | Angela St. Cyril

This seminar is for bloggers looking to monetize their blog with their first eBook (using content you’ve already created). By the end of the session you will have practical steps for writing, marketing, and launching your first eBook!

Growing Your Blog into a Podcast | Angelica Yarde 

Learn how to turn your blog content into a podcast worth subscribing to. Explore the ins and outs of creating a podcast.

#FeministSockBoss: How to Monetize Your Blog with Physical Products | Jennifer Dziura

Don't be afraid of the post office! Learn how to monetize your blog by selling physical products just as GetBullish does on

Cupcakes | Cupcakes By Ruth

Create your own cupcake masterpiece with Ruth from Cupcakes by Ruth!

3:30p - 4:20p

SEO Bootcamp for Bloggers | Jess Herbine

SEO is about so much more than keywords. Let’s unveil the mystery of organic search so that you better understand how to optimize your blog!

4:30p - 5:30p

Working With Brands | Panel

Three panelists will speak about how to work with brands. Both bloggers and brands will share their perspectives on finding brands, reaching out, engaging your community, being professional, and asking for what you're worth.

5:30p - 6:30p

Ice Cream Bar Happy Hour

We’ll say our goodbyes with positive vibes and ice cream, winding down an awesome weekend with a sweet treat!

don't forget your donation :)

A Partnership with Career Wardrobe 

We are so excited to announce that we are partnering with Career Wardrobe at this year's conference. Bring your gently used clothes to the conference and we will take everything for a large donation drop.

What kind of clothes are they looking for? "If it’s in good condition and current style, we want it! We collect new and gently used clothing of all seasons."

Get Registered

Registration is now open for The Blog Connect Conference. Get your tickets by clicking the button below. You will be directed to our Eventbrite Page where you can complete your registration. 

Follow #theblogconnect for updates on twitter and instagram




Ann Blake
Workshop Leader | Ann Blake Photography


Amber Burns
Panelist | Ember + March


Jennifer Dziura
Speaker | Get Bullish


Jess Herbine
Speaker | Broke Girls Go Out


Erica Ligenza
Panelist | Coming Up Roses


Sarah Morgan
Keynote | xo Sarah


Sola Onitiri
Speaker | Life Stoned Adventures


Nicole Raudonis
Panelist | Simply Nicole


Andy Shaw
Speaker | Instafather


Angela St. Cyril
Speaker | Setting My Intention


Angelica Yarde
Speaker | Studio 404


Samantha Van Adelsberg
Emcee | Mindfully Whimsical

Day1 Location


The kick off party will be hosted at ellelauri boutique in Center City. Enjoy drinks and small bites while getting to know your fellow bloggers and speakers!

Follow  #theblogconnect on Twitter & Instagram for more updates!

114 S. 19th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103




The conference will be calling the beautiful Saxbys headquarters home. The lofted space has BEAUTIFUL light and comes with all the coffee you can drink – prepare to be caffeinated.

You will enter from Chestnut St. through double doors. You will then take the elevator to the third floor and can follow our signs the rest of the way!

2300 CHESTNUT ST #310


the ladies behind the conference

our team


Chrystina Cappello
Conference Mastermind | blogs at Chrystina Noel


Melissa Funtanilla
Sponsorship Co-Director | blogs at skinny affair


Sarah Moore
Creative Director | blogs at smoorelovin


Sarah Ramirez
Sponsorship Co-Director | blogs at Shades of Sarah


Priyanka Setty
Party Director | blogs at Paint the Town Chic


Don't Miss out, get registered!

Registration is now open for The Blog Connect Conference. Get your tickets by clicking the button below. You will be directed to our Eventbrite Page where you can complete your registration. 

Follow #theblogconnect for updates on twitter and instagram