Liveblog | Branding: Not Just For the Big Dogs

You don’t BRAND yourself once and call it done – you refine, revamp and return to your brand with every post. Think, “if this were the day that The New York Times/Oprah Winfrey/my grandmother saw my blog, would it fulfill my mission statement?” Branding: Not Just For the Big Dogs, presented by Katy Widrick and Jess Milcetich, covered these topics and left attendees with a to-do list of easy, … [Read more...]

Blogger Responsibility – Live Blogging

Session was formed partially in response to the Marie Clare article that bashed fitness bloggers as little more that woefully misguided obsessive compulsives.  Please not the author of that article had an eating disorder herself because it seemed she picked and choose information to fit an agenda she was on.  Even though that article was a hyperbole of an inaccurate situation it did help set the … [Read more...]

Live Blog | Know Your Stats: Mining Your Website Analytics to Improve Your Blog

Do you know how long people are on your site? Can you tell a potential advertiser the percentage of traffic clicks through to the outgoing links you write about? Or, how many people tried to fill out your contact me form and failed? Scott Stawarz of,, and answers these questions and more during this session. … [Read more...]

LiveBlog/Ditch The Diet: Eat Intuitively

The Ditch The Diet: Eat Intuitively panel, Karen C.L Anderson of Before & After: A Real Life Story, Katie Heddleston of Healthy Heddleston, Christie Inge of Nourishing Circle and Shauna Reid of The Amazing Adventures of Dietgirl, is all about introducing you to an alternative view. … [Read more...]

Liveblog/Finding the Humor in It: Growing Your Blog One Laugh at a Time

Does Fit Blogging have to be serious? According to the panel, the answer is a resounding NO! From the satire of Jack Sh*t, the raw honesty of Operation Shrink Charlie’s Big Butt, or the snark of MrsFatass, each participant on this panel has their own way of using humor to share their story. This session will deal with keeping ideas fresh, finding inspiration, and allowing even the most … [Read more...]

Live Blog | Move to Self Hosting: Everything you need to know to make the switch

Welcome to the liveblog of Fitbloggin'11 panel:  Move to Self Hosting: Everything you need to know to make the switch. Have you been blogging with WordPress and Blogger, but are ready to move over to your own domain? Or are you ready to take the big leap from the very start? Join Gina Wright of for the presentation Move to Self Hosting: Everything you need to know to make the … [Read more...]

Live Blog | SEO for Fitness Bloggers

This session covers some basic (ethical) search engine optimization practices you can implement right away, to help search engines find you when potential readers search on the terms you wish to rank for. But once you start getting all that traffic, the question becomes “What do you do with it?” This session covers that too. Thanks for Matt of for a great session. … [Read more...]