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10 WIIFM Reasons to Attend NEPA BlogCon

1. For once 13 is a lucky number – it’s how many sessions relevant to anyone who wants to up their digital game get to participate in. Some of them are simultaneous but fear not, you can circulate and visit them all! P.S. I’m bringing my Livescribe. 2. Local and International presenters who are authors and TV…

Giving Back

One of the goals of NEPA BlogCon is to bring more digital enlightenment to Northeastern Pennsylvania through promoting the effective use of blogging and social media.  However, that is not our ONLY goal.  We want to give back to the community as well.  To recap, we have two charities that our conference will benefit….The Arc of…

Join the #NEPA570 Hashtag Revolution

So you have grown accustomed to hashtagging a tweet when it’s regional in nature with #NEPA – or for some other reason like #imhungry. Those of us who were early adopters of the Twitter hashtag as introduced by Chris Messina (LOL you thought you invented it didn’t you?) quickly found tweet tracking very valuable for a…

What if Famous Villains Had Blogs?

Blogging is a good way to get a bit of insight into a person… what they love, what they hate, and what they are passionate about. We use blogging as a way to distribute our ideas to the masses. Once you post a blog, it instantly feeds into the giant machine that is the Interwebz…

Sweet Deal

Exciting news, blogfaces!  Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs (@MSPocono on Twitter) has graciously provided us with 8 sets of tickets to PA Summer Fest being held on the horse racing track on site!  You may be asking what this has to do with BlogCon.  Well young grasshopper, let me enlighten you.  After having a squirrel…

10 tips to attract new readers and keep them coming back

Sit down over a cup of coffee with a blogger and the conversation often turns to talk about how to attract more readers and keep them coming back. After all, we work hard to carefully craft the look, feel and tone of our blogs, produce quality content, and engage our loyal readers – but we are…

QOTD: Why do you blog?

(Our question of the day is a fun featurette that lets YOUR voice be heard. We won’t be asking questions EVERY DAY but we will be asking them somewhat often.) Why do you blog? What puts the gasoline in your WordPress gas tank… the Mountain Dew in your e-diary’s gullet… the fire in your bloggy…

A long time ago, on a blog far, far away….

One day not too long ago, four NEPA bloggers shared a Google Hangout and lamented over not having a local blogger conference. Not a tech conference – TECHbash rocks that stage, an event for the blogger community about starting, managing and growing a blog. Everything from soup to nuts about being a great blogger; platforms, marketing, monetization, SEO,…

The (mis)adventures of Flat Stanley

Taken from Michelle’s blog My daughter brought home a project for school last week called “Flat Stanley”.  She was given a 5 inch 2d laminated paper man and was to take her picture with him in various places and chronicle her adventures in a journal.  It looks like several of the other students in her…