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For July's Meetup we're going to have a panel of experts set up at different tables. You can work the room if you want or choose a table to stay at. Each table will be able to pull up your websites upon request to provide constructive critique, and ways to help improve your blog(s), or show off some ways that other members are executing a particular topic very well.
This should be a great workshop! We look forward to seeing you guys on July 6th!
Bret Phillips - Search Engine Optimization For Blogs
Russell Fair - Using Wordpress As Your Blogging Platform
Emma Loggins - Engaging Your Audience And Boosting Traffic
Bret Phillips is the owner of http://webdevils.biz/ - a SEO firm. Bret will be talking about some of the specific things that search engines are attracted to and how to incorporate them into all of your content.
I'm a mostly self-taught website designer/developer and semi-professional technology consultant. I have lived in or near Atlanta my whole life (suburbs mostly) and enjoy taking part in Technology related events around town. In the 10+ years that I have been making websites I have had the opportunity to play with a lot of web technology from blogging platforms to content management systems, to CRM's and custom cloud apps. I'm a huge supporter of open source web technology and spend a lot of time evangelizing open source technology such as WordPress, Linux and more.
Emma Loggins is the founder and editor of the popular entertainment site FanBolt.com (http://fanbolt.com/) where she updates daily on the latest entertainment news, DVD reviews, celebrity interviews, her opinions on current happenings in the media, screening/filmi ng/casting opportunities, and more. The site currently has over 110,000 subscribers and receives 1 million hits per month.
Suggestions & Pitches
If you have a topic that you would like to be covered at one of our tables - Or you would like to lead a table - send me your pitch via email or reach out on Twitter - My contact information is below.
The meetup will begin at 6:30 for a half hour of networking and our workshop will begin at 7:00 PM sharp and usually wraps up at about 7:45. We are on twitter @blogatl and #atlblog - also on facebook here (http://www.facebook.com/apps/application.php?id=429774890376&v=wall). If you have questions about the meetup, please do not hesitate to drop me a line at emmaloggins [at] gmail.com