It’s been a while since I’ve shared about my daily work, so I thought I’d jot down a few things that are happening at Wonderwebby HQ.
Getting Ready for a Big Blogging Training Event
Funny how life works out. One minute you’re blogging, the next thing you’re working for a blogger to create a conference for bloggers! One of the big things I’m working on with the ProBlogger team right now is the 2012 ProBlogger Training Event (PBevent) – an event for 300 bloggers to learn more about creating successful, profitable blogs. I’ve been talking to some wonderful sponsors, our venue Etihad Stadium about logistics and looking at ways to make the event informative and fun.
Social Media Conferences and Events
Before I get to PBevent, I’ll be attending BlogHer in New York. It will be wonderful to meet some bloggers from around the world and to enjoy the conference as an attendee, instead of an organiser! Please say hi if you’re going to be there. Oh, and there’s New York itself. Did I mention New York?
I also bought a ticket to attend the Maha/ProBlogger food blogging event. The dinner (which sounds amazing), wine and information about food blogging will be worth it. I’m trying to get along to a few more local face-to-face events in Melbourne this year, like NetSquared Melbourne, Social Media Club, Tweastie, and the First Tuesday Blog Club but it’s always a juggling act to attend meetups between family and work time. Breakfasts are also tricky to get to, when there are school lunches to pack and freeway traffic to contend with. This week I’m going to our school disco instead of a meetup. Like I said, juggling.
(you have to love Melbourne at night, even in Winter)
The wonderful world of Webinars and eBooks
In addition to the event, we’ve been organising more webinars for ProBlogger and putting a calendar in place. I’m moderating over at the ProBlogger community and we’ve also launched a few ebooks at dPS. So far this year we’ve seen the launch of Nuts and Post and Natural Light…and I’m helping a couple of new authors to put their ebooks together right now. Just this morning I met with an author at my place to talk about her upcoming book over coffee and a cheese platter. It’s so enjoyable to provide a point of coordination through the production, keep things on track and to provide publishing guidance and direction. I’m so happy to be part of the creation of these titles, I’m learning more about ebook marketing every day and I get to work with some clever people along the way.
Blogging in Australia ….and a new client.
Have you noticed more Australian bloggers and brands are working together? I’m watching this space intently – as bloggers and brands find new, innovative ways to work together. Think partnership (not just blog posts), influence (not just readership), creating value and rewarding to reap the benefits. In fact, I’m taking on a second client….I can’t say much for now, but I’m excited about working with this brand as they increase their online presence and engage with the blogging community.
How about you? Are you working with brands and blogs? What do you do?
Are you seeing more sponsors engaging with bloggers this year?
Or maybe you’re a blogger wanting to work more with brands…who would be your dream brand to work with?