I am writing this post in exchange for a discounted conference ticket to SoFabU on the Road; however, all opinions are mine and mine alone. #CollectiveBias #SoFabUOTR
I started this blog as something to keep me busy (like two little boys weren't enough) and keep me in touch with grown-ups. It has grown into so much more. My blog is now something I'm proud of because it allows me to have a voice and it has now allowed me to earn money and help support my family. I just paid for our vacation this year, thanks to my money I've earned from this blog.
Summer is a big season for blogging conferences and the first one I'll be attending is SoFabU on the Road in NYC on June 20th!
I'm really excited about this one because it's only a one-day commitment and it's with an awesome network that I was just accepted into in January. Since January, I've worked with SoFab several times a month and I've done some pretty cool things that you've really liked: Raspberry Yogurt Cake, Coffee Brownie Cheesecake, DIY Coke Bottle Candle Holder, and Save Money with Your Smartphone.
I'll be taking the train into NYC, something I've never done! And… I'll be all by myself! No kiddos in tow! I'm really looking forward to learning, hanging out with grown-ups, and exploring NYC on the Photo Safari!
About SoFabU on the Road:
SoFabU on the Road is a unique event that allows influencers to take advantage of educational opportunities that will help set them a part from the rest.
SoFabU on the Road features hands-on, interactive sessions for influencers to implement what they're learning on the spot. The sessions are paired with fun city-specific adventures where attendees get to practice their newly learned skills.
Events are open to all bloggers and influencers!
June – NYC
July – Chicago
Aug. – Minneapolis
Sept. – Atlanta
Oct. – Bentonville
The Keynote Speaker for SoFabU OTR in NYC is another reason I'm super excited! SEO is something I really have a hard time understanding and the keynote is all about SEO:
How to Use SEO to Supercharge Your Posts, by Jessica Woodbury
SEO is SO important to our success and most of the SEO advice out there isn't geared specifically towards single-contributor lifestyle blogs. Jessica will cover basic SEO and specific blogger strategies to work on building search traffic and how to increase domain authority.
This session is for savvy bloggers. Most bloggers at this level are experienced at retaining regular readers and increasing traffic via social media. This presentation will help bloggers consider readers who are finding their blog from search, how to attract them, how to retain them, and how to increase domain authority with a specific SEO-posting strategy so all posts rise in search. This will focus less on technical things like alt tags and meta descriptions and more on writing and photo strategies.
There will also be sessions Video, Email Marketing, Sponsored posts, networking, and other learning opportunities (check out the agenda on the SoFabUOTR website!)
About Collective Bias and Social Fabric:
Collective Bias® is the only shopper social media company that solves shopper marketing problems by weaving together organic social content with engaging, real-life stories to generate millions of impressions, increased share of voice, SEO and retail sales for brands and retailers. Top brands such as Tyson, Nestlé and Duane Reade rely on Collective Bias to sell their stories socially. Based in Bentonville, Arkansas, with satellite offices in New York City , Chicago, Minneapolis, San Francisco, Cincinnati and London , Collective Bias was named one of America's 25 Most Promising Companies by Forbes and a part of the Inc. 5000.
Social Fabric® is Collective Bias’ proprietary community of nearly 3,000 shopping-focused influencers with an aggregate multichannel reach in excess of 130 million.
For more information, please visit Collectivebias.com or find them on Facebook and Twitter.