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 Count. Find 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
APRIL 22, 2017
7:00p - 10:00p
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 Marie Blake. Stay tuned for more details!
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 party 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."
Career Wardrobe is a social enterprise that uses clothing and professional development to empower unemployed individuals to work. Their mission is to empower women and men in transition by providing programs that inspire the confidence necessary to achieve self-sufficiency and pursue a productive career. Career Wardrobe was established in 1995 by a group of Philadelphia women who were dedicated to helping low-income women transition into the workplace and become more self-sufficient. Over the last 21 years, Career Wardrobe has empowered over 80,000 individuals on their journeys to work and extended its services to include men, high school and college students, and unemployed individuals who are not receiving public assistance.
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
#CYOS is a motivational presentation about the importance of honest branding in the larger blogosphere.
11:30a - 12:20p
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
A full lunch service will be provided + more time to get to know some of your fellow attendees!
1:30p - 3:20p (Breakout sessions & Crafting)
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.
Video 101: The Ultimate Guide to Creating Kick Ass Video Content for Any Platform | Andrea Corson
In this session we’ll teach you how social video can help your blog or brand, which platforms are right for you, and the tools and strategies needed to create seriously kick ass video.
#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 shop.getbullish.com
Cupcakes | Cupcakes By Ruth
Create your own cupcake masterpiece with Ruth from Cupcakes by Ruth!
3:30p - 4:30p
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
More info coming soon!
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!
Day 2 LOCATION
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!