The launch event for the new
NC Blogger Network!
|DATE:||September 4, 2014|
|TIME:||7 – 9 pm|
|PLACE:||Brandywine Cellars, Durham|
In one night some of the greatest blogging minds the Triangle has to offer will be in one place, sharing their knowledge.
We call this our 1 hour “spark” session. After the speakers each have a mere 5 minutes to showcase their stuff, the audience (that includes YOU) will have ample time to ask questions that you really want answered. The session will be moderated by NCBN Co-Founder Nikol Murphy.
After that, we’ll have time to network and meet all the other bloggers who are just as excited about everything NCBN will be as we are.
- giveaway from Sustain-a-Bull
- free wine tastings specifically selected by Brandywine Cellars
- a sneak peek in to what NCBN Membership can bring you
- networking with 20+ other wonderful NC Bloggers
- hors d’oeuvres
- professional photography by Traci Huffman Photography
Topics & Speakers
SEO Bloggers Can DIY
with Phil Buckley
1918 : 1918.com
Phil is a self taught web technologist from way back in the 1990’s. He loves search engine optimization, social media and digital strategy and has been actively engaged in the industry over the last 15 years. His blogging insights on how to save the newspaper industry were noticed by the Nieman Journalism Lab at Harvard University (but never by the newspaper company he was working at). His super power is the ability to make the über-geek jabber understandable to mere mortals and to explain marketing speak in binary code. He is a co-founder for Curagami, organizes the country’s most successful SEO Meetup every month in Raleigh,NC. and started the Digital Marketing for Business conference in 2013.
Monetize Your Blog – Diversify.
with Molly Stillman
Still Being Molly : stillbeingmolly.com
Molly has been blogging since 2007 on fashion, lifestyle, beauty, money, crafting, and anything else she loves.Molly currently works as the Director of Marketing and Business Development for rAVe [publications] in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Molly has also spent 12+ years writing and performing in sketch and improv comedy. She also enjoys hosting and emceeing local and national events.
When she’s not working, Molly is active in her church and the community. She loves running, singing, reading, and spending time with her husband, her family, and friends.
In addition, Molly loves Lilly Pulitzer, Chipotle burritos and Audrey Hepburn (both the famous actress and her dog, who happens to share her name with the famous actress).
Molly founded TriFABB in 2012 and still actively manages the group of Fashion & Beauty bloggers in the Triangle region today.
WordPress Plugins for Bloggers
with Kelly Phillips
WP Plugin Coach : wpplugincoach.com
Kelly is a multi-passionate entrepreneur with a serious addiction to WordPress. As the CEO of Boost Interactive Media, she creates WordPress websites for individuals and small business. Her clients range from Sonoma Valley Fashion Blogger Adrienne Shubin from The Rich Life on a Budget to International Speaker Loren Slocum. Not all of her clients are famous – but they all love her! As the creator of WP Plugin Coach web show and plugin training website, she combines her 20 years of experience as a corporate trainer with her passion for WordPress to help do-it-yourselfers hit it out of the park with their websites.
As an educator, she teaches WordPress at Wake Technical Community college. In Essentials, she takes students through every step of creating a basic WordPress website. In Advanced, students learn how to incorporate services such as mailing lists and video, and some CSS and SEO to make that website polished and findable.
Metrics to Grow Your Social Media Community
with Beth Anne Ballance
Okay, BA : okayba.com
Beth Anne has been blogging since 2008. Her honesty, beautiful writing, and tailored photographs caters to a wide audience. Beth Anne has worked at Micrsoft as a Product Marketing Manager and SAS as a Digital Marketing Specialist. Today she is Community Manager at Ignite Social Media. Beth Anne was a long standing contributor to Babble and Disney Interactive.
She writes with ampersands and believes that people can change for the better. She also has a habit of spilling coffee all over herself at inopportune moments.
How to Work With Brands (& nail it)
with Andrea Updyke
Just is a Four Letter Word : justisafourletterword.com
Andrea is the Author of Klout for Dummies, Social Ad Product Coordinator at BabyCenter, and owner of the popular lifestyle and parenting blog, Just is a Four Letter Word. She earned a B.A. in Political Science and has been blogging for over 10 years on topics from Presidential elections to becoming a mom. She is powered by coffee, a supportive husband, and 2 adorable sons.
The EARLY BIRD ticket price of $15 per ticket is valid until August 22.
Beginning August 23, prices will be $20 per ticket.
We will not be selling tickets at the door.
Visit our Eventbrite page to buy your spot at ProBlogging MiniCon 14 today. We are limiting the number of tickets to keep this event intimate and give you cozy, direct access to our amazing speakers. So don’t waste time and miss out!