Blogger Babes Pow-Wow May 2014 Brunch Edition

  • May 24, 2014 · 10:00 AM
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Let's get together and have a little bloggers' pow-wow + party!

I will be preparing all kinds of brunch goodies for everyone.

Agenda:

1.Network and Meet With Other Bloggers

Ask questions related to blogging - which will be answered by Heidi and others in the group. THIS WEEK'S MAIN TOPIC >> PUBLICITY PUBLICITY PUBLICITY.

Why Publicity?

1. You need media mentions and features to attract a substantial amount of readers. 

2. You need media mentions and features to establish yourself as an expert in whatever you're blogging about.

3. You need media mentions and features to attract paying, good quality sponsors.

Plus! I will reveal the top 10 things ANY blogger can start now to start attracting the media's attention.




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  • Lauren

    Hey ladies,

    I'm curious about what your opinions are about using your full names on your blog and associated social media. I've always been concerned about safety and not used it, but I'm sure it's pretty easy to figure it out and also since my blog will be associated eventually with my career as a registered dietitian, I would want to use my full name. Thoughts?

    Thanks!

    May 29

    • Kibby

      I think it's ok to use your real name on social media and on your blog if you're using it professionally. I use my real name on my blog and social media networks (except my personal Facebook) because I'm using it professionally as a journalist. And it's easier for people to connect with you when looking for your real name on the networks.

      1 · May 29

  • Erica H.

    Hi Ladies,

    I've uploaded the photos from the brunch. Please feel free to tag yourselves and upload your own photos :)

    2 · May 28

  • Valent

    I'm sorry I have to cancel my RSVP... Still not feel good :-( hopefully next event I can come

    May 23

    • Heidi N.

      I hope you're feeling better Valent. I knew you've not been well since last week.

      May 27

  • Jeanny

    where can we see the pictures that Erica took?

    May 27

    • Heidi N.

      Erica will have them up soon!

      1 · May 27

  • Jeanny

    Thank you so much for the many valuable inputs I got and the wonderful and nice contacts I made. It was such a pleasure to meet you all. Thank you Heidi for hosting this and sharing your experience! #wonderful

    2 · May 25

  • K.

    Another fabulous event with great people and useful - real life - blogging tips!

    3 · May 24

  • Rebecca O.

    Lovely brunch and great information.

    2 · May 24

  • Roshonda

    Thank you Heidi! But I changed my plans, cause I knew it was last minute, but I look forward to meeting all of you ladies soon. Have a wonderful day!

    May 24

  • Roshonda

    I just realized that RSVP closed today at 2:00pm is there still an opportunity to attend the meet up tomorrow?

    May 23

    • Heidi N.

      Hi roshanda, there were quite a few last minutes cancellations, so yes.

      May 24

    • Heidi N.

      I sent you an email, please check : )

      May 24

  • Patsy S.

    I missed the last event because and I have not received an email for this either

    May 24

    • Heidi N.

      Dear Patsy, could you please check your Meetup email settings/spam folders please? I've sent an email a few days ago to everyone. In any case I forwarded the email directly to you again.

      May 24

  • andrea y.

    I apologize, I will not be able to attend tomorrow. I look forward to meeting you another time.

    May 23

  • Jenny L.

    Huge client project just landed on my desk. Will be up all night working. Sorry to miss you all. Excited for my project. My best to all.

    May 23

  • Christine D.

    I'm so sorry that I'm not going to be able to make it now! :( I have to work tomorrow and I'll be traveling most of next week for work now. I'll be at the next one!

    May 23

  • Monique G.

    Will you be having one in August? I would love to attend.

    1 · May 20

    • Heidi N.

      Hi Monique , I try to have one each month : )

      1 · May 21

  • Jenny L.

    LOVE Publicity and marketing. Very grateful I can participate. I know more than most (mostly due to my punk photos being published for eons, but I research and read about this, gotta get the word out there, books and photos, no matter how great, don't sell themselves!). But staying motivated and focused, on a schedule, and most of all, being accountable, are elusive goals for many. I live in Santa Monica, but no car. I hope this is near the Pico bus. I don't mind walking a bit. One of the advantages living here!

    May 19

    • Jenny L.

      My photo was on cover of Argonaut, the article on Punk on Film, first week in May. I photographed X at Club 88 for Decline of Western Civilization doc filming, March 1980. Club 88 now a small office bldg, next to Liquid Kitty on Pico and Granville. Getting press is never an issue for me. It's getting the RIGHT press and having PRODUCTS or SERVICES to sell. Plus an effective website. People are looking for content for interviews. Finding the right online blogs and press is THE issue for me. I've got to compile a list. PLUS making sure we are presented truthfully. The Argonaut did such a hatchet job I insisted they remove or correct the piece. I spent MONTHS working with the writer. He lied to the Editor and I. An ongoing issue: being truthfully represented. Maybe not an issue for others, but ppl make up stories, despite my articulate details. Sigh. Nothing stops me, despite this.

      May 19

    • Jenny L.

      LOVE the energy from everyone. Great varied topics, esp healing. I cancelled an interview for a punk doc. I rather skype than be filmed. Blogger Babes is unique and needed topic for a Meetup. Grateful you are local. Good to meet up in person. So tired of living online all the time.

      May 19

  • Leah S.

    So sorry I have to bail- am needed out of town. Have so much fun BRUNCHING!! xoxo

    May 19

    • Heidi N.

      Aww ! I'll see you navy time though !

      May 19

  • Rocksana

    Would love to attend but due to work I wont be able. Will there be future pow-wow's? Would love to meet everyone :)

    May 8

    • Heidi N.

      Hi Rocksana, I have this about once a month, so yes : )

      May 9

  • Shandra G.

    Love this!! My first blogger meet up in LA! Im excited to get to meet more bloggers and grow my network.

    1 · May 7

  • Beverly H.

    Dang! Hate I'm going to miss this. I have a wedding that day. :(

    May 7

  • Sheila P.

    Woot woot!!

    1 · May 7

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