After tapping away on the keyboard, you are finally ready to click the “Post” button on your WordPress or Blogger account. As you hover your mouse over the button, something stops you.
“Why am I even doing this?” you ask yourself. “No one reads my blog.”
The infamous “0 comments” is firmly in place below each and every one of your site’s posts. The only comments you DO get are from spam websites, filling the comment field with 15,000 ampersands or “I very much like the informative post you have created” (on a post recounting a drunk night out with friends). Even close buddies and Twitter stalkers/stalkees that you have asked to follow and comment on your blog are absent. What to do?
The answers you seek may lie at the NEPA Blogcon.
The NEPA BlogCon serves as northeastern Pennsylvania’s (NEPA’s) first-ever blogging and social media conference. It is the brainchild of the “Fearsome Foursome,” Leslie Stewart, Michelle Hryvnak-Davies, Karla Porter, and Mandy Boyle, all of whom are eager to bring new ideas to the northeastern region of the Keystone State. Bloggers from all experience levels, from hobbyists to actual moneymakers, will be on hand to share ideas, advice, and knowledge with each other.
Additionally, several speakers will be conducting workshops and information sessions on blogs’ building blocks, from HTML/CSS coding to social media strategies to even SEO. Additionally, Verizon will be onsite to conduct a seminar designed to improve your blog’s life on mobile devices. Gala Darling is scheduled to provide the keynote address, entitled “Something Fabulous.”
The event won’t be all business. A belly dancing performance can be enjoyed by traveling belly dancing troupe Antipode and SnipStamp will host NEPA BlogCon’s official afterparty. Whiskeybacon.com will provide refreshments.
Tickets are $65 but can be purchased in advance through September 10 at a reduced rate of $45. Students with valid ID will be admitted for $25. The NEPA BlogCon will be held on Saturday, September 29 in Campus Building 7 on the campus of Luzerne County Community College in Nanticoke, PA.