Who Wants Web Badges?

Who Wants Web Badges?

You’ve got your ticket to MN Blogger Conference. You’ve tweeted your excitement with the hashtag #MNBlogCon. You’ve planned your day around our rockstar lineup of speakers.

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

2014 MNBlogCon Attendee

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2014 MNBlogCon Speaker

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2014 MNBlogCon Volunteer

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WordPress Help Desk will be available at #MNBlogCon

WordPress Help Desk will be available at #MNBlogCon

This year, the MN Blogger Conference is pleased to offer a FREE WordPress Help Desk staffed by experts from the Minneapolis/St. Paul WordPress User Group.


Throughout the day, you’ll be able to bring your computer over to the WordPress Help Desk for assistance with the things that happen behind-the-scenes with your blog. Need help installing or uninstalling a plugin? Having trouble getting your images to display correctly? Not sure if your content is backed up correctly? Our WordPress gurus will be able to help you with these questions and more.

The WordPress Help Desk will be staffed throughout the day and available to assist you between speaker sessions.

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“Pay What You Want” Professional Headshots at #MNblogcon

“Pay What You Want” Professional Headshots at #MNblogcon

We’re very excited to announce that photographer Mandy Dwyer of Glimpses of Soul Photography will be on site at the MN Blogger Conference to provide “pay what you want” headshots for our attendees.


How Does It Work?

Mandy has very generously donated her time & her talent for our event.  She will have her professional equipment on site to provide natural-light headshots of our attendees between sessions throughout the day.

Instead of collecting a standard fee, Mandy will be collecting donations for Home for Life, a Twin Cities animal rescue organization. Home for Life is the creator of “The Third Door,” a new concept in animal rescue and welfare where cats and dogs who are old, or who have disabilities, health, or temperament problems have options previously unavailable.

Mandy has created a fabulous win-win scenario for our attendees. Not only can you “name your price” for professional headshots, 100% of your contribution benefits a local non-profit.

About Glimpses of Soul

Glimpses of Soul Photography provides modern and casual portraiture for children, families, and professionals in the Twin Cities, as well as candid, unique school portraits for preschools and daycare centers. Photographer Mandy Dwyer specializes in putting people of all ages at ease, capturing natural expressions, and making photo shoots just a little bit more fun.

mandyAbout Mandy Dwyer

Originally a Technical Writer, Mandy Dwyer left her job in Corporate America over six years ago to pursue photography full-time and hasn’t looked back.

She’s a recovering Diet Cherry Pepsi addict, a local music fan, an avid flip-flop wearer, and has leanings towards Crazy Cat Lady.


Header image credit: Jeff Slinker on Flickr

2014 Schedule & Session Descriptions Posted

2014 Schedule & Session Descriptions Posted

It’s hard to believe we’re already less than 2 weeks away from the 5th annual MN Blogger Conference hosted by St. Catherine University School of Business & Professional Studies.

We know you’re anxious to plan out your day, so we have the schedule up and ready for your perusal.

From the schedule page, you can click on any session title to open up a full session description.

As of this posting, there are still a few tickets left for the conference. Head on over to our EventBrite page to register or join the waitlist if tickets are already sold out by the time you’re reading this.

Be sure to take a moment to thank our sponsors for keeping the conference FREE to attend, including RedCurrentTopRank Online MarketingVerizon Wireless, and the rest of the wonderful sponsors that contributed to this year’s event.

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Have you met RedCurrent? It’s about time.

Have you met RedCurrent? It’s about time.


Have you met RedCurrent yet?

It’s about time.

RedCurrent is the newest player on the scene in the Twin Cities, and we’re proud to announce them as a sponsor of the 2014 MN Blogger Conference. They are in pre-launch mode for the RedCurrent App, which boasts a robust platform that captures every calendar, schedule, and event – they best part being that it integrates with the calendars you already use!

Their platform helps you get information around schedules and events in one place. You can pull events into your calendar, have events pushed out to you, or follow event organizers you’re interested in. There’s also a benefit for event organizers, since RedCurrent helps them deliver structured, high-quality event communications to their current and potential attendees.

Although the app is still in pre-launch phase, RedCurrent has already made a splash on the blogging scene by covering the stories & people behind events in the Twin Cities. They recognize that everyone involved in an event has a different story to tell, and they want to present those stories in a beautiful & thoughtful way to their readers.

Two of our favorite recent posts:

As RedCurrent continues to develop event content for their platform in preparation of their app launch, their blog stories have become an essential tool in building their brand’s voice and gaining awareness of their brand in the Twin Cities events community.

We’re proud to have RedCurrent as a sponsor of MN Blogger Conference, and can’t wait for you to meet them on October 25th!