Blogging can be a hobby for fun or a job for money (or both). If you are blogger or you want to be, there are two upcoming local events that you won’t want to miss. As a blogger in this great city, I’m happy to finally be able to share about San Antonio events for bloggers!
Build a Website Using WordPress
This full day seminar is hosted by San Antonio Online Marketing Group and sponsored by local businesses for local start-ups, entrepreneurs and business owners. Yusuf Chowdhury, Founder and Digital Marketing Consultant, SEO trainer & Social Media Coach, has a reputation for helping others for the sake of helping others. His attitude comes through in his teaching and you will learn so bring your questions.
This seminar will focus on building a website using WordPress platform with hands on training so you can leave with a ready website for your business or blog. This will be for beginners who don’t even have a website yet and for those of us who have WordPress sites and want to learn how to use it … you know, the ins and outs. 8 full hours to learn WordPress, yay!
It will be hands on so bring your laptops!
No cost to attend this event! Seriously. This is one time ‘you get what you pay for’ doesn’t apply.
Thursday, January 31, 2013 ~ 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Soldiers Angels, 4408 N Pan Am Expressway, San Antonio, TX (map)
Blog It SA!
This is a day long event for Central Texas bloggers to discuss tips and technology. Local bloggers will give presentations on a wide range of topics from ways to generate revenue from your blog, effective use of social media, crowdfunding to the best WordPress plugins and themes.
Saturday, February 2, 2013; 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Geekdom, 112 East Pecan, 11th Floor, San Antonio, TX 78205
Early Bird: $10 until January 25, then $20 per ticket (What a deal!)
To RSVP and purchase tickets, go to: http://www.eventbrite.com/event/5170005626
The schedule for Blog It SA! is out and some of my friends and favorite bloggers are speaking:
10:00 -10:30 a.m. registration, coffee, networking
10:30 – 10:45 a.m. Welcome and “Alternative Storytelling Devices” Laura Lorek, founder Silicon Hills News
10:45 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. “Marketing Your Blog Post.” Alicia Arenas, founder of Sanera Camp.
11:15 a.m. until 11:45 “How to Expand Your Revenue Sources Outside The Blog” Stepfanie Cuevas, author of StepfaniesDesk.com
11:45 to Noon Representative of ZippyKid talking about WordPress and hosting.
Noon to 1 p.m. Lunch and Networking
1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Dawn Cole on Writing, author of the Not Going Postal.
1:30 – 2:00 p.m. Legal Issues Session with Inga Munsinger Cotton, San Antonio Charter Moms
2:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. “Email Marketing” Debi Aronson Pfitzenmaier, SA Busy Kids
2:30 p.m. until 3 p.m. “Social Media for Bloggers” Colleen McGinley Pence, Social Media Mentoring
3:00 p.m. until 3:30 p.m. “WordPress Plugins for Bloggers” Stacy Teet, Kids Stuff World
3:30 p.m. until 4:30 p.m. – Blogger Panel with Kim Murray McDonald, Denise Barkis Richter, Colleen Pence and others with Debi Aronson Pfitzenmaier moderating.
4:30 p.m. until 4:45 p.m. “Raising Money through Crowdfunding” Laura Lorek, founder of Silicon Hills News.
5:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. Happy Hour with Champagne, fruit, cheese and crackers.
I hope to see you at BOTH these events! I love to learn and can’t wait to not only learn but spend time with others who are eager to grow their businesses and blogs. Will you join us?!Disclaimer: Mendez-Gonzales, as a small business owner, will be one sponsor for Build a Website Using WordPress.