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The Style Bloggers of Color First Annual Conference June 8-10, 2012

May 23rd, 2012 by Fashion Staff

 

The Style Bloggers of Color Conference, the only conference that caters to the fashion and beauty bloggers of color, will host its first annual conference at the LOFTS at Castleberry Hill in Atlanta, GA on June 8-10, 2012. The three-day event is dedicated to celebrating diversity amongst fashion and beauty bloggers across the country while bringing them together to network, gain knowledge and build support amongst each other.

With sponsors like Google, Jewel Mint and Beautiful Textures, the weekend will include 4 spectacular events. The Style Bloggers of Color fashion show will occur on Friday, June 8th, where Atlanta Style Bloggers are scheduled to be featured models.

 

On Saturday, June 9th, the Style Bloggers of Color conference will be held, with esteemed and established bloggers as speakers.

CONTENT IS KING, CONSISTENCY IS QUEEN - How you produce dynamic content consistently?  What type of content should I be writing as a blogger? Does consistently really help traffic increase?

MAKING YOUR MARK IN SOCIAL MEDIA - What’s the best way to stand out on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest & more? How do you translate social media activity into dollars?

BRANDS: WHAT THEY ARE LOOKING FOR & HOW TO GET TO THEM - When reaching out to a brand, who should I be contacting? How do I let companies know I’m open to collaboration? What type of blogs do brands want to work with?

ONE BLOG, MANY HUSTLES - How can my blog translate into paying gigs? Will blogging help my small business?

Conference panelists include Rashon Carraway of RashonCarraway.com, Katie Croteau of Google, Marie Denee of TheCurvyFashionista.com, Mahelia de Randamie, fashion editor for Vogue Italia, Tiffni Gatlin of Tastemaker ATL Magazine, Alexis Felder of Curlscoilsandkinks.com, Nicole Garner, Founder and Publicist of The Garner Circle PR, Danica Kombol of BeEverywhere.tv, Amber McKinnon of Brownbeautybombshell.com, Ria Michelle of RiaMichelle.com, Brittany Minor of ClumpsofMascara.com, Christen Rochon of DivasandDorks.com, Erin Scandalous of Scandalousbeautyonline.com, Celia San Miguel of SickaThanAverage.com, Monroe Steele of Fashionsteelenyc.com, Myleik Teele, Founder and President of curlBOX, Kimberly Walker of EBONY.com and Tress Talk, beauty editor Tia Williams of ShakeYourBeauty.com and Charles Wade, fashion and wardrobe stylist.

Saturday evening, Curls Night Out will be held. Sure to be a good time, bloggers will be pampered in a “palooza” celebrating their beauty which will include numerous vendors located in “bars”, such as the “beauty” bar, “shoe” bar and more. Co-hosted by Maeling Tapp of Naturalchica.com and sponsored by Beautiful Textures, CNO will give attendees a time to let loose, network and enjoy the company of their fellow style bloggers.

 

Sunday, June 10th, the conference wraps with the Style Bloggers of Color Awards Luncheon where winners of each category (which bloggers voted for on The Style Bloggers of Color Conference website) will be announced. Keynote speaker, Claire Sulmers of FashionBombDaily.com, will end the conference on an assured high note while sharing wisdom, experiences and knowledge on blogging with attendees.

 

For more information on the Style Bloggers of Color Conference, please visit www.stylebloggersofcolor.com. Also follow the conference on twitter, at www.twitter.com/blogcolorfully on facebook at www.facebook.com/blogcolorfully, and on Pinterest at www.pinterest.com/blogcolorfully.  

#Blogalicious11 – 3 Things learned, 2 Different days, 1 Weekend Only

October 26th, 2011 by Christen Rochon

Blogalicious  – 3 Things learned, 2 Different days – 1 Weekend Only           

One of the most anticipated weekends in Washington DC – October 21st – October 23rd was the destination for thousands of Howard University alumni, friends, bloggers and entrepreneurs for Howard University’s Homecoming Weekend and Blogalicous Weekend (the largest social media conference for women.).  The weekend was one of the most intense weekend’s I’ve had in a long time, from travel issues,  family issues, stress battling my desire to enjoy my weekend, make connections and learn from the experience as a whole.

 

Lesson One:  Women LOVE Smartphones & Stilettos

The weekend began with DivasandDorks.com’s inaugural “Smartphones & Stilettos” Tweetup sponsored by Clever Girls Collective, Amazon & Cricket Wireless.  The #Cleverlicious Tweet Up took place Friday night at the Gaylord National Convention in the beautiful Belevedere lobby bar & lounge.  It was an evening of filled with tweets, prizes and anticipation of my arrival :/  Due to an unforeseen travel emergency – I didn’t even make it to my own party (P. Diddy style…smh).  Luckily, the DivasandDorks.com team was able to fill in (special thanks to Dorthy & Tonia *wink*)  In spite of my untimely absence, the #Cleverlicous tweets during the Smartphones & Stilettos twitter party spoke volumes on how much women truly love smartphones & stilettos.  I also learned volumes on what blogging sisterhood & support is truly all about.  Special Thanks to Cricket Wireless with Muve Music for sponsoring the event. Check out some of the fabulous peeps & tweets from the party!

 
      

 

 

Lesson Two:  Working With Brands 101:  Learning a level of Marketing Smarts

Upon my untimely arrival to the Gayloard National Resort for the Blogalicous conference, my highly anticipated session to attend was Getting Down To Business: Working With Brands 101 lead by Clever Girls Collective’s own Cat Lincoln & Edita Gassmann.  Two major gems of the conference that I’ll be sure to include in my daily activities are:

1.     Building a relationship with brands by establishing a report.  Including emailing a link whenever I post an interesting story about them.

2.     Marketing your blog to brands that set you apart from other blogs is the name of the game.  Since DivasandDorks.com is a unique site dedicated to the women that love fashion, technology and everything in between we have a niche that’s easily definable – BUT you can always learn ways to market your business & website better (and this panel definitely opened my eyes to additional ways to do so.)

 

           

 

Lesson Three:  Step out your comfort zone & meet someone FABULOUS!

Saturday night during the Aunt Jemima “Breakfast for Dinner” event, exhausted & hungry I (antisocially) sat at an empty table that was within moments bombarded by the most fabulous Latina bloggers from across the country.  From Divina of @DancingHotdogs and Julie of @GigCoin my table was filled with women who blog about everything from motherhood, technology and everything in between.  With true hospitality they introduced themselves one by one and made me feel like “una de las chicas” (one of the girls.)

           

     

Blogalicious Weekend was a remarkable experience of networking, learning and partying with friends.  I can’t wait to attend next year and if you’re an entrepreneur, blogger, media specialist or just interested in networking with great women from across the country I highly suggest you consider attending next year too!

 

Special Thanks to Clever Girls Collective for sponsoring me for the Blogalicious Conference.  If you’re interested in becoming a member of the Clever Girls Collective click here (and tell em D&D sent you:)

#CLEVERLICIOUS in DC (Blogalicious Weekend)

October 4th, 2011 by Christen Rochon

We’re so excited to hang out in Washington DC with so many of our friends that we’re ready to tweet about it, giveaway some great prizes and kick off our Blogalicious Weekend right!  Are you going to Blogalicious?  Join us Friday, October 21st at the Gaylord Resort in Washington DC for a fabulous time filled with friends, fashions, technology and tweets!

(Did we mention giveaways?)

CLEVERLICIOUS TWEET UP

BELVEDERE LOBBY BAR

GAYLORD HARBOR RESORT & CONVENTION CENTER

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 21ST

8PM

#CLEVERLICIOUS

We have limited capacity so RSVP today!

See you in DC!

BlogHer 11′ Is Almost Here!

July 28th, 2011 by Christen Rochon

What is BlogHer? BlogHer is a community and media company created in partnership with women in social media. Lisa Stone,Elisa Camahort Page and Jory Des Jardins founded BlogHer in 2005 in response to the question, “Where are all the women bloggers?”

Today, BlogHer is the largest community of women who blog: 25+ million unique visitors per month (Nielsen NetRatings). Engaged, influential and info-savvy, these women come to BlogHer to seek and share advice, opinions and recommendations. BlogHer’s team works hard to bring you the best and brightest conversations, writers and speakers – online and in person.

BlogHer ’11 will bring over three thousand attendees together from all over the world to share hands-on learning, rich discussions, opportunities to meet with the brands that support them and plentiful networking opportunities…and guess who’s going to be there too? ME! (It’s not too late to sponsor me for this amazing event! If you’d like to give me $5 for a cup of coffee or $500 for the entire experience feel free to do so HERE.)

As a natural born planner, I have been preparing for BlogHer 11 in San Diego for weeks now. As my first ever BlogHer Conference (last year I found out about it while roaming down 7th Ave on a Saturday morning) I’m excited to meet fellow bloggers interested in fashion, technology and more and once again be going back to Cali. In preparation, I’ve been reading blogs about how to dress, how to plan, how to interact and even what apps to download! Can you believe that to this day, I still haven’t figured out what to wear or how to “interact” but one thing I know is that if there’s an app that’ll have my BlogHer schedule ON POINT BlogHer 11 has it covered!

The BlogHer 11 app was just released yesterday (for FREE), and I’ve already completely filled my schedule, (alternative schedule), party schedule and extracurricular activity schedule too! (available for iPhone, Android or Blackberry)

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No need to print out session details, party schedules or even tickets.  This app keeps everything you need to effectively enjoy your time. I’m pretty sure that San Diego will be filled with fun, fearless females on a mission to party and I’m even more sure that at least one of these things will certainly take place:

BlogHer ’11 Predictions:

4.  At one point, I’ll spend a full 24-hours in a @DivasandDorks tee because of an over-achieving, late night karaoke session.

3.  What happens at BlogHer WILL end up on Twitter…so beware of embarrassing Twitpics featuring yours truly.

2.  Cali swag will be out of control and someone’s feet will suffer the consequences…nuff said.

1.  If there’s a mechanical bull within a 10-mile radius of San Diego – I will find it…then conquer it.

So if you’re going to BlogHer 11 – I can’t wait to meet you and in case you need additional preparation check out some of these enlightening BlogHer links below.

The Best Apps For BlogHer

Three Reasons Why NOT To Prepare For BlogHer

 Organize Your BlogHer Itinerary Using Tripit

 

See you in San Diego!

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