I am writing this post in exchange for a discounted conference ticket to SoFabU on the Road; however, all opinions are mine and mine alone. #CollectiveBias #SoFabUOTR #Ad

Blogging as a career

As a fairly seasoned blogger, I love to share resources with others who would like to turn their blogs into either a part-time income or even a full-time career like I have. If you are not a blogger or not interested in becoming one, check back again tomorrow for a post relevant to all. :)

A Coffee Date: Monday morning ramblings

One hugely important aspect of blogging is education. Technology changes quickly and so does blogging. I have found that attending conferences is a great way to get up to speed on new technology, ideas and is the way I get re-energized about my career and about creating the best blog possible. For those of you who are newer bloggers or even those of you who have been doing it a while, I have to share about a blog conference that is coming to Minnesota (and for my non-Minnesotan readers, the conference is in several other cities as well!).

From Social Fabric comes SoFabU on the Road! The Minneapolis conference is Aug. 29 beginning at 8:30 a.m. at Mall of America, Executive Center. Local bloggers Marybeth Hamilton and Sarah Mock are the keynote speakers. I attended a very small happy hour with Marybeth recently, and besides being incredibly charming, she is a blogging for income expert.

SoFabU on the Road is a unique event that allows influencers to take advantage of educational opportunities that will help set them apart from the rest. SoFabU on the Road features hands-on, interactive sessions for influencers to implement what they’re learning on the spot. The sessions are paired with fun city-specific adventures where attendees get to practice their newly learned skills. Events are open to all bloggers and influencers! And be sure to let me know if you will be there!

A huge thanks goes out to the national sponsors: Müller,Kraft, Mitsubishi, Johnny Rockets and iBlog magazine.

About Collective Bias and Social Fabric

Collective Bias® is the only shopper social media company that solves shopper marketing problems by weaving together organic social content with engaging, real-life stories to generate millions of impressions, increased share of voice, SEO and retail sales for brands and retailers. Top brands such as Tyson, Nestlé and Duane Reade rely on Collective Bias to sell their stories socially. Based in Bentonville, Arkansas, with satellite offices in New York City, Chicago, Minneapolis, San Francisco, Cincinnati and London, Collective Bias was named one of America’s 25 Most Promising Companies by Forbes and a part of the Inc. 5000.

Social Fabric® is Collective Bias’ proprietary community of nearly 3,000 shopping-focused influencers with an aggregate multichannel reach in excess of 130 million.

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