Tips from a Blogger Conference
In case you didn’t know, the International Food Blogger Conference (#IFBC) swept through Sacramento last weekend. It’s the first proper blogger conference in our fair city.
Took long enough.
The agenda covered farm and winery excursions, food-related speakers and discussions, and all things blogging. Here are three of the more bloggish things we learned that delicious weekend:
- The best way to get started as a food and travel blogger/writer is to blog about your own vacations. It will serve as your portfolio when you begin to pitch stories to brands.
- If you want to get paid to write a blog post for a client, the first question you should ask is: “What is your budget for this project?”
- If you want to reach a millennial audience, work on your SEO (Search Results Optimization). Research has shown that they don’t go to the 2nd or 3rd SERPs (Search Engine Results Pages).
We recommend this conference to bloggers of any niche for three reasons.
- Industry leaders provide a lot of valuable information about blogging, marketing and writing trends.
- The food is awesome and the sessions are informative and fun. When was the last time you tried a cricket tostada? And you’ll learn a thing or two about your own backyard (literally and figuratively).
- If you register early for next year’s conference (which is in Sacramento again – yay!) you will get a screamin’ deal. Seriously. This thing is four days long and if you register before August 31, it’s $95, which is 50% off the regular price for active bloggers.
But you don’t have to believe us: come to our next social meetup and ask those who attended it this year. If you want to hear one local blogger’s experience RIGHT NOW and can’t wait for the meetup, read Megan’s IFBC experience on her blog, UnSipped.
Here’s a little movie we made of it:
Here’s the link to video if it does not appear above.
Optimize Your WordPress Blog
At IFBC, we met local blogger and WordPress Optimization Expert, Michael, who authors the MK Library blog. He told us about a How-To article he wrote about WordPress Optimization on his Frog Stone Media website. If you’re a little on the techy side, check it out.
Have You Blogged About California Pears?
The California Pear people wants you to know that August is Pear Month in California. They also want you to know this:
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