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NEPA BlogCon


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NEPA BlogCon

  1. 1. Four women connected after NEPA Blog Fest.
  2. 2. Who are the Fearsome Foursome? Karla Porter (@karla_porter) Michelle Hryvnak-Davies (@mhryvnak) Leslie Stewart (@darlingstewie) Mandy Boyle (@mandyboyle)
  3. 3. About the Fearsome Foursome  We ♥ NEPA.  We ♥ Blogging.  We ♥ Social Media.  We ♥ Technology.  We ♥ New Ideas. ...and decided to combine everything together to make...
  4. 4. NEPA BlogCon is all about the good. We decided early on that we wanted to bring new ideas and experiences, but we also wanted to do something good for the community. All proceeds go directly to benefit these two amazing charities.
  5. 5. What Can You Expect at NEPA BlogCon? Food. Sessions. Panels. Belly Dancers. Bloggers. SWAG. Memes. Knowledge. Awesome.
  6. 6. Sessions on What? HTML  Google Tips & Tools SEO  Monetizing Your Blog Content Strategy and Internet Presence Social Media  Community Management & Engagement Branding  Mobile Content Management Systems  Using Media Effectively Platforms ...and a ridiculously awesome keynote.
  7. 7. Q&A: Who is NEPA BlogCon for?Bloggers, social networkers, content curators, small business owners, marketers, public relations types, writers, students, technophiles, nerds, creative thinkers,appreciators of geek chic and communicators of all types and experience levels. If you use the internet to communicate, this event is for you.
  8. 8. Why NEPA BlogCon? After NEPA Blog Fest, Karla and Michelle got talking about an awesome idea. The idea = creating an event for bloggers to learn more about blogging and social media. Leslie and Mandy were drafted into the cause. All four of us got talking...virtually.
  9. 9. Planning NEPA BlogCon & Putting our Talents to Work Karla = “The Brains” & Resident Cat Lady Michelle = “IT Goddess” & Blogface MastermindLeslie = “Digital Designer Pixie” & Social Networking Butterfly Mandy = “Search Wizard” & Aspiring Grammar Nazi
  10. 10. Q&A: Whats planning NEPA BlogCon like?Its like planning a wedding – only nerdier. But the end result is still the same: love, happiness, and a hell of a good time.
  11. 11. Planning BlogCon? A Wild Ride Lots of to do lists Plenty of organization Building a brand Design projects galore Engaging with the community Recruiting speakers Spreading the word Working through technical difficulties Media inquiries, interviews, and TV spots, oh my! Working with sponsors (thank you – you rock!)
  12. 12. Q&A: Whats with the squirrels?Theyre cute, clever, and full of personality. They also look great with our logo.
  13. 13. NEPA BlogCon  September 29  LCCC  Tickets = $45 until 9/10  Student tickets for $25  All proceeds go to benefit NEPA VMA and Arc of Luzerne County  Food, prizes, swag, and blogging fantasticness!
  14. 14. For tickets and more information: @nepablogcon
  15. 15. Thank You!