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."