That’s right. For one weekend in June, I will be going back to college.
Only this time I’ll be a professor.
Okay – so I’ll be a speaker.
Well, a co-speaker.
And if you’re a blogger or a writer, you can come too!
Introducing Blog U
A group of amazingly talented bloggers that I’m friends with have banded together to form a blogging conference.
Yes, I have friends that coordinate blogging conferences!
The Blog University Conference will be an intimate conference that answers all of your questions about becoming a writer, getting published, promoting your work and – even how to make money while doing it! You can click here for the full list of sessions.
For those of you that have been to blogging conferences in the past (or have thought about it), you know that they can get expensive. Fast.
And that’s what makes BlogU different!
We’re taking over the University of Maryland. We’re staying in the dorms, and eating in the dining hall. Your food and entertainment is included in the cost of your ticket.
I’m on the Faculty
I’m thrilled to be teaming up with Ilana at Mommy Shorts to teach two sessions.
One will be all about how to monetize your blog. I’ll be sharing a few of the things I’ve learned – and I’ll be taking notes from Ilana right along with you. She even has a Mommy Shorts office!
And our other session will be all about Pinterest and Instagram. Strategies for increasing your followers, getting your stuff seen and how to use both platforms to boost your blog.
Frequently Asked Questions
Who else will be teaching?
The faculty of this conference is a powerhouse of best-selling authors, social media gurus and women doing what they love! I’ve already mentioned myself and MommyShorts. But did I mention Jen from People I want to Punch in the Throat? Or BabySideburns? Or how about Honest Toddler? Together, the BlogU faculty have a combined social media presence of over 1 million people!
What are office hours?
Unique to the intimate setting and limited availability of tickets for BlogU, you’ll have access to meet, hang out with, and pick the brains of these writing geniuses in an informal setting. Ask questions, get feedback, (or just ask for an autograph) from the people who’ve been there, figured it out, and want to share what they’ve learned with you!
What’s included in my ticket price again?
Your ticket is all-inclusive – all the sessions you choose to attend, accommodations on the beautiful and historic Notre Dame of Maryland University campus, meals, social events, and the opportunity to fast-forward your writing career, hone your skills, make friends, and network!
Okay. I’m sold. How much is it?
Click here to see the three pricing options. Once you register, you’ll be added to the BlogU Facebook group to start networking with the attendees and faculty before the conference!
Will there be beer bongs and frat boys?
Oh wait – I was the only one thinking that? My bad…
PS – A very special thank you to Robyn at Hollow Tree Ventures (also on the faculty) for helping me write this blog post. Apparently I am qualified to be on the faculty of BlogU – but when it comes to actually writing a blog post about it – I completely forget how to write.