Live Blog: Tone Up Your Writing, From Pitch to Publish

The main objective of this session was to help bloggers better engage their readers with more vivid, organized writing. The session was intended to help bloggers who are aspiring magazine/web writers succeed with getting their articles published for pay. After attending this session attendees should have walked away with knowing ways to amp up their writing, improve their writing and fight … [Read more...]

Live Session: Building your blog through organic SEO social signals and image optimization

Speaker: Nicole Bullock @cuteculturechic Session begins Hi everyone, my name is Nicole Bullock and I blog over at cuteculturechic and beautyandthebypass. I have around 11 years experience blogging and previously worked 10 years in health care when I suddenly found myself unemployed. I spent quite some time T that point on the Internet and decided then to take advantage of the time and learned … [Read more...]

Live Blog: Optimizing Recovery

Speaker: Wendy Bazilian, DrPH, MA, RD . She owns her own private practice in San Diego California. An overview of post exercise nutrition: 1. Planning post-exercise food/drink choices 2. Chocolate milk and post exercise recovery research 3. Lifestyle Wellness…How well those come together? Post Exercise Recovery : Why sports nutrition is so important? (The Got Chocolate Team asked … [Read more...]

Live Blog: Getting Back from Gaining Back – Getting Past the Shame of Regain and Moving Forward from a Place of Enough

Small Discussion: Getting Back from Gaining Back – Getting Past the Shame of Regain and Moving Forward from a Place of Enough Led by: Margo Porras @shesnachomomma and Jennifer Sader @toledolefty Margo is proud to FINALLY be a Weight Watchers Lifetime Member (who has lost-then gained-then lost-then gained-then lost 73 lb). Often called “the lovechild of Nate Berkus and Charo”, Margo has lived … [Read more...]

Live Blog: Fit Bloggin’ Friday started off with a blast.

6am almost 50 people showed up for Boot Camp. This was a big jump from last year’s attendance for the class. Before heading outside to Pioneer Courthouse Square, everyone participated in a morning meet and greet as they were doing a warm-up. While doing Jumping jacks, Lunges, Butt kicks/running in place, Arm circles, Palms facing forward arms out pushing back and forth, Slow arm circles, … [Read more...]

LiveBlog: How to set health and fitness goals led by Erin Kreitz Shirey

Saturday 29th June 8am – Gallery 3 Small Group Discussion: How to set health and fitness goals led by Erin Kreitz Shirey LiveBlogged by Helen M   Erin introduces herself and talks about how she wanted to work with girls with self-esteem issues – young girls – and to help build that self-esteem with sports from young age. She’s always active – worked in corporate fitness – started … [Read more...]

Live Blogs: Getting Paid vs Paying Blogger Dues Led by Leah Segedie

Leah Segedie; i.e. Mamavation, Bookieboo, et al, led a lively discussion among bloggers wrestling with when and what to charge for blog posts. Since each and every situation is different, there didn't seem to be a "one size fits all" answer. Payments can be generated in the form of cash (ranging from $0 to $6000,) products, trips, sponsorship, job offers and just plain good old relationships to … [Read more...]