Who’s Thirsty? After-Party Location Announcement

Who’s Thirsty? After-Party Location Announcement

After a full day of learning from our phenomenal speakers, chatting with our sponsors, getting your WordPress questions & SEO questions answered, and meeting loads of amazing people, we figured you might like a little bit of downtime to network and relax with each other after the conference.

That’s why after parties were created, right?

This year, we’ll be hosting the after party at Urban Growler Brewing Company, the first women-owned and brewed microbrewery in Minnesota. Their tap room is a mere 3.5 miles away from St. Catherine University, and they have a great selection of food and drink.

More information will be announced as the conference date draws closer and we publish our full schedule. Cheers!

Sponsor Announcement: Sucuri’s In The House!

Sponsor Announcement: Sucuri’s In The House!

As bloggers, one of the scariest things that can happen to our sites is a malicious attack, virus, or trojan that messes with the content we worked so hard to create.

Companies like Sucuri are incredibly valuable in our space. Not just because they offer complete website protection, but because they’re passionate about what they do, they’re genuine, and they tell it like it is.

Your MN Blogger Conference organizers have personally met the team behind Sucuri, and we can tell you straight up that they’re good dudes. Online security can be confusing, and these guys break it down in ways that are easy to understand. When we invited them to come speak at this year’s conference, we were thrilled they said yes, because there’s a lot we can all learn from them.

Then they stepped up even more to help sponsor our event. We’ll be sharing more about their session later, but for now, please let us introduce Sucuri as one of our top-tier sponsors. We appreciate their support for MN Blogger Conference!


Sucuri gives website owners peace of mind with solutions that prevent hackers from abusing websites, and professional response services to those compromised. Sucuri is dedicated to researching the latest and emerging threats affecting websites like yours.

Website security should be attainable for all website owners; we focus on making that a reality. Get back to running awesome WordPress websites. Our services are built around three principles – People. Process. Technology.

Want to learn more about security fundamentals? Sucuri has a video for that.

Want to keep up with the latest security news? Sucuri’s blog is a great resource.

Prefer getting security info in your Facebook newsfeed? Check out their business page.

More of a Twitter person? They’ve got you covered there, too.

So check ’em out, show them some love, and get your questions ready. They’ll be at MN Blogger Conference, ready to help answer them.

Announcement: Free SEO Help at #MNBlogCon from MnSearch

Announcement: Free SEO Help at #MNBlogCon from MnSearch

As bloggers, we kind of love it a lot when people read our posts, right? So it makes sense that we promote our content on social, email newsletters to our subscribers, and hopefully we’re paying attention to SEO to drive organic traffic, too.

According to Outbrain, search is the #1 driver of traffic to content sites. In fact, they crunched the numbers and found that search outperforms social media by more than 300%. That’s a pretty big reason to pay more attention to your SEO.

We know SEO can be confusing, so we’ve partnered with MnSearch this year to help you out. Their volunteers will be staffing our “SEO Help Desk” at the MN Blogger Conference.


MnSearch is a nonprofit organization focused on providing opportunities for individuals and businesses to learn about search marketing, exchange ideas and develop personal connections within the local community of marketers.

The MnSearch team will be providing free one-on-one assistance with SEO questions during the conference. We’ll be providing more information as the event draws closer – in the meantime, be sure to check out their monthly events or follow them on Facebook & Twitter to keep up with the latest and greatest in search engine marketing.

Woohoo! The WordPress HelpDesk is Back!

Woohoo! The WordPress HelpDesk is Back!

Last year, thanks to the generosity of the Minneapolis/St. Paul WordPress User Group, we were able to offer FREE WordPress HelpDesk support to our attendees during MNBlogCon.


We’re very excited to partner with them again this year! During the morning, you’ll be able to receive free one-on-one assistance with your blog from a local WordPress expert. They’ll be available to help answer questions, show you shortcuts to make blogging easier, and even get you pointed in the right direction if (or when) something breaks on your WordPress website.

The User Group is made up of WordPress developers, designers, and enthusiasts. They meet monthly, and are happy to welcome new members interested in joining their group. If you’ve been looking for your WordPress tribe, or maybe just a new place to get your geek on, these folks are the best in the Twin Cities.

Image credit: Vero Pepperrell on Flickr

Get Your Web Badges Here

Get Your Web Badges Here

You’ve got your ticket to MN Blogger Conference. You’ve tweeted your excitement with the hashtag #MNBlogCon. You’ve drawn hearts around doodles of the logo in the Clockwork notebook you got last year.

What else you can do to show the world how jazzed you are to attend MN Blogger Conference? By showing off one of these official conference badges on your site, of course!

2015 MNBlogCon Attendee

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2015 MNBlogCon Speaker

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Image credit: Drew McLellan on Flickr