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Bloggers’ Lounge

New! Bloggers’ Lounge Sponsored by Texas M.I.L.K.

Located in the Career Pavilion

Do you want to start a blog for you or your business? Do you already have one and want to improve upon it? Is your business creating video content and needs help managing it all? Stop by the Bloggers’ Lounge and meet the co-founders, Lauren Bayne and Claire Jordan, as they host incredible speakers throughout the day who can help you succeed in the online publishing world. While you build your network, sample refreshments from local businesses and recharge your devices on power strips located within the beautifully furnished lounge.


Featuring Bloggers’ Lounge Emcees: co-founders, Lauren Bayne and Claire Jordan @TexasMilk

8:00 – 8:30 AM: How to Build a Blog, and Build a Brand

With an estimated 31 million bloggers in the United States, it takes a certain formula to be successful at it. TX M.I.L.K. (Texas Moms I’d Like to Know) co-founders discuss their recent entry into the blogosphere, while sharing insight on the importance of content and branding. Come discover valuable tips from the women who combined their advertising, branding and motherhood experiences into a brand you’d like to know.

Speakers: Lauren Bayne and Claire Jordan, co-founders, @TexasMilk

11:00 – 11:30 AM:  10 Tips for Turning Your Hobby Blog into A Paying Job

Learn how to turn your personal passion into a career in blogging. Making money blogging can be a long and challenging road but the payoff of earning a living doing what you love is priceless. Bring your questions about blogging and take home tips and success stories from this intimate session.

Speaker: Jacinda Bonneau, co-founder, and contributing editor, Babble’s the New Home Ec. @PrudentBaby

12:30 – 1:00 PM: Optimize your Web Presence, Expand Your Business and Reach a Larger Audience

SpaceCraft, an Austin-based web publishing platform, is designed for small business owners, allowing them to access cutting-edge technology in a highly user-friendly interface. SpaceCraft offers a hosted blogging platform, built-in SEO, and powerful design tools. Every website created is built with mobile in mind, so it looks and works great across devices, and can connect to a variety of third-party apps as well.

Speakers: Chelsea Jones, designer and Bekah Powell, copywriter, @go_spacecraft

3:00 – 3:30 PM
Increase Productivity by De-Cluttering your Online and Offline Life

Simplify your life, calendar, and inbox by organizing your groups with Rallyhood. Whether it’s your desk, your kitchen pantry, or your calendar, when things are well organized, it means more time for creating content. Come by and learn more about this free social productivity solution for all of life’s groups.

Speaker: Patti Rogers, founder, @rallyhood

3:30 – 4:00 PM: Video Content Management for Businesses and Bloggers

Creating and sharing video content is becoming as common as creating documents and presentations. uStudio gives video content creators and business leaders a simple way to incorporate and manage videos — without getting bogged down with complicated formatting, sharing, distribution and measurement tasks. Learn how to make video work for you.

Speaker: Jen Grogono, president & CEO, @uStudioInc

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