Two weeks ago, I announced that I would be organizing a social media and blogging conference here in St. Louis. It met with a positive response and now I am in the full throngs of putting it all together and making it happen. Many people have asked me why I decided to create a conference of my own and the answer is simple: in my neck of the woods, many of the social media and blogging events and networking opportunities are not shared amongst a wide group of people. It’s the same group of people doing the same thing—I want to shake things up a little. Have a conference that is not a “clique” but a group of people who all like social media, networking, and blogging. It’s that simple.
I have had a rather positive response to Show Me the Blog, but I also have a long way to go. I appreciate all of the hard work that my team has produced so far and I am looking forward to making this thing a success!
The conference is a daylong interactive event being held on Saturday, October 23, 2010. Registration begins from 8am to 9am and the conference begins promptly at 9am and ends at 5pm. Early Bird registration is only $40.00 and includes admission into the conference, lunch, and conference materials.
For more information on Show Me the Blog, click HERE.
I would love to not only have your support but your attendance as well. I have speakers and panelists that run the gamut in topics and experience. There will also be a Show Me the Blog Night Out where conference attendees, speakers, panelists, moderators, and staff can hang out and unwind after Conference is over.
The tagline for Show Me the Blog is: Learn, grow, and connect. I hope that all of the attendees have a wonderful experience at the conference as well as get the most out of their investment in their ticket cost.
We are also looking for sponsors who are interested in their product or service being in the company of new media individuals who have power in their words and reviews. Social media and networking pundits are the best word of mouth advertising—this is an important group of people to pitch.
October 23, 2010 will be a monumental day in terms of my professional career.
Will you join me at Show Me the Blog?
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Soooooo wish I was able to make this event! I'll be promoting it all over the internets… even though I'll be out of town that weekend. It is a great thing for STL! Way to go!
Practical Mommy says
I’m there! D, fabulous idea. I’m excited to attend.
The Cubicle Chick says
Yay! I am excited you are coming 🙂
June Freaking Cleaver says
Will there be any ticket giveaways? My husband and I are both unemployed right now. As much as I’d like to attend, $40 to spend for blogging is not really in my budget.
Is the conference geared toward those who want to make money with their blog? I don’t host ads, I turned down offers to review products, and I don’t sponsor giveaways.
I blog because I like to write. I blog mostly for me (and the folks who read my stuff).
Is there any plan for sessions about writing compelling posts? How to draw in a reader, and make them want to follow you – I’m talking about a few that I have who email me if I haven’t posted in a couple of days, just to see if I’m all right?
The Cubicle Chick says
June, there will be a giveaway for tickets during a Twitter Party on Wed. Sept. 1st at 8pm CST. Go to http://www.showmetheblog.com for more details.