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10 Steps (and 10 Months) to a Better Blog

Greetings, squirrels! We’re zipping along with planning both Squirrel Girls Tech Camp and NEPA BlogCon 2015, but before we launch into those, we wanted to do something special for all of you. Over the years, we’ve collected surveys and feedback from you, our attendees, on how we can make our conference better. One of the…

Writer’s Block? 50 Resources, Prompts & Creativity Boosters

Writer’s block. It’s the worst. But we’ve all been there. The next time you get writer’s block and aren’t sure where to go for inspiration, try any of these sources. We’ve combed parts of the internet to find the prompts, tools, and tricks you’ve been waiting for to get through that icky feeling when the…

Calling All Do-Gooders!

We’re looking for a few good volunteers – well, more than a few! NEPA BlogCon has grown tremendously since our first event in 2012. In just a few short years, we’ve raised thousands for charity and have educated hundreds in our community. And we’re just getting started. If you want to be part of NEPA…

NEPA BlogCon 2014: Presenter & Attendee Blogs

By request, we are sharing the links to the blogs of the presenters and attendees blogs.  This information was taken from your ticket registration.  If you did not add in a blog for that question, it will not appear on the list.  No worries, if you’d like to be added to the list, just leave…

Guest Post: The Story Behind WinkyFace

Fake Ÿ it Ÿ ‘til Ÿ you Ÿ make Ÿ it   Definition 1.  To act like you are something so you can, in fact, become that thing. 2.  Pretending to be something you are not, in hopes of fitting in, joining a group, or getting a job. ie: depicting wealth by wearing expensive clothes,…

Guest Post: 5 Tips to Help You Start a Successful Blog

Odds are that when you started your blog, you wanted someone to read it. However, despite there being billions of people in the world and tens of thousands of potential readers in even the smallest target market, it can be difficult and time consuming to reach the point of having a successful blog. Having started…

Three Things I Re-Learned at NEPA BlogCon

NEPA BlogCon is a testament to all that is good and aspirational in Northeast Pennsylvania. Last weekend I attended for the third time. Here are three things I re-learned from NEPA BlogCon:  Talent abounds in Northeast PA. Actually, first class, exciting, and inspirational talent. Kudos to WBS Penguins  and The Lands at Hillside Farms for…

What to Expect at NEPA BlogCon 2014

Tomorrow, we will rock out with our blogs out. NEPA BlogCon 2014 will be the best thing to happen all weekend and if you’re registered, here’s what you need to know as well as what you can expect. Where do I go? This year’s event is at Misericordia University in the Lemmond Theater in Insalaco…

Net Driven- Revving Up the Tech Industry in Scranton

Today’s sponsored post comes from our friends at Net Driven (and actually, my home base!) Net Driven is a proud sponsor of this year’s NEPA BlogCon and we couldn’t be more delighted to have them involved. Here’s more about the company, the work it does, and how it’s revving up the tech industry in Northeastern…