Live Blog: When You Have a Lot To Lose

Everyone who has struggled with trying to lose weight knows that it’s a frustrating, bumpy process. For those who have over 100 pounds to lose, it can seem like a never-ending cycle that others can’t relate to. This session is moderated by Emily Sandford of Skinny Emmie, who has lost over 110 pounds and is the founder of Authentically Social.  Emily: This is my favorite session. This is a … [Read more...]

Live Blog: Drive More Traffic Through SEO

Diets in Review Screen Shot at Fitbloggin 12

Brandi Koskie, the director of publishing at is proficient in SEO best practices and the simple and effective tricks of the trade that can help grow traffic and visibility for your blog. She shared that knowledge in the following Fitbloggin 12 session: Drive More Traffic Through SEO Session begins: I’m Brandi Koskie the director of publishing at something I … [Read more...]

Live Blog: Better Blog Design on a Budget

Blog design is a combination of aesthetic as well as function.  In our everyday lives we are all designers.  Look know further than the appliances you surround yourself with in your home and how you utilize them. When creating a blog you have two choices with design: hire Someone or DIY.  There is the saying that you get what you pay for so keep that in mind. When hiring a blog designer … [Read more...]

Live Blog: Realistic & Achievable Wellness by Florida Grapefruit

Session begins with audience members drinking Grapefruit G-jitos made with mint, lime, and touch of honey. Yum! Good afternoon, my name is Dawn Jackson Blatner, RD, CSSD, LDN. I blog with food and nutrition in mind for the Huffington Post, and I am the author of “The Flexitarian Diet.” I am here at this conference on behalf of Florida Grapefruit. So we’re going to talk about a topic that is … [Read more...]

Live Blog: Nutrition for Maximum Performance

This session was presented by Martha McKittrick RD, CDE (@citygirlbites) and sponsored by Canadian Maple Syrup (@purecanadamaple). Many of us out there are active, so how can we use nutrition to enhance our workouts and overall performance? Nutrition plays a major role in helping you reach your goals regardless of what they are (marathon, triathlon, 5k, etc). What you eat is huge because, as … [Read more...]

Live Blog: Build Your Brand

Speaker: Amy Nowacoski, Fat Girls CAN Run, @amynowacoski and @FatGirlsCanRun Session: Get Down to Business: Build Your Brand Date: Friday, September 21, 2012 Time: 3:45 – 4:30 p.m. Room: EF What is a brand? How can branding improve my blog? Can it improve my life? … [Read more...]

Live Blog: Reach Out From Your Keyboard and Connect

Kara Richardson Whitely was never one to attract attention. In fact, when her weight topped 360 pounds, she hid from the world. Like many people who struggle with their weight, she struggled between intention and action. She had a secret longing to be a hiker girl; the trouble was, she would pine over adventure travel magazines while eating a king-size Kit Kat bar. … [Read more...]