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Announcing Our #Blogalicious8 Social Media Ambassadors!

If your conference was themed Content Is Life, wouldn’t you find the best influencers and rock stars to promote your brand during show time? We know you would! That’s why we handpicked some of the best influencers in the game for the job. With great pleasure, we’d like to announce our Social Media Ambassadors (#SMAB8) for Blogalicious Weekend 2016.

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Elayna Fernandez of The Positive Mom


Elayna, author, speaker and award-winning success guide, is predominately known as The Positive Mom. With a mission to encourage, empower and equip moms to have more influence at home and in the world, Elayna lives a life of joy, balance, and success. Her philosophy is “BE positive and you’ll BE powerful!”

“I love Motherhood and I believe it is a partnership with God; the highest calling of a woman in this planet. I love mentoring mom bloggers how to turn pain into purpose and their passion into their paycheck by developing a millionaire mom mindset. I consider myself a geekess and word-nerd and I love pouring my heart out about the topics of motherhood, mompreneurship, and motivation for moms.”

Read her latest post, “How to Decide Which Conference is Worth Attending”

Neosha Gardner of Create HER Stock


Neosha is the mastermind behind the popular stock photography company, CreateHer Stock, “your destination for images you can truly relate to. Curated for bloggers, creatives, and online influencers of color.” When it comes to producing delectable digital content and cultivating healthy communities, Neosha is a veteran go-to. Her skill set is impressive, but what will win you over is her bubbly, ambitious attitude.

“I’m also the graphic creative designer and business owner of @HUNCreative, a brand design studio for awesome women who mean business. I’ve been blogging since about 2010 and have come quite a long way from where I was in the beginning. In a nutshell, I’m a girl boss, who enjoys lounging in her bed while rocking luscious natural hair and connecting with wonderful women.”

LeAnne Fairweather of Moments of a Black Queen


LeAnne is a social entrepreneur, who serves artists, producers, and entrepreneurs looking for help with their online presence. On her lifestyle blog, Moments of a Black Queen, she chronicles the intersections of fashion, art, and being a Caribbean Afro-Latina living in America. LeAnne is enthusiastic, energetic and just as crazy about media as we are!

“I am a Jamaican blogger based in Atlanta, Georgia sharing my ideas about the world through my online platforms. Social media is where I discover content, interact with brands, and market my profile to thousands of virtual users every day. Using the internet to connect with people from across the globe spreads my mission to endorse reggae and a positive lifestyle to hundreds of followers on the web.”

Read her latest post “Blogalicious 8: I Am A Social Media 

If we do say so ourselves, our Ambassadors are lit! They’re pumped and ready to help foster a positive and unique experience for Blogalicious Weekend attendees. Over the next 2 weeks (and of course during the conference) you will begin to see conference-related content on their social channels and blogs. Please welcome them with warm comments, likes, and shares as we gear up for the #ContentIsLife #Blogalicious8 conference.

We’ll see you there.

Buy your Blogalicious ticket here.

Introducing Your #Blogalicious8 MC: Deya Smith | @deyadirect


Deya Smith (aka Deya Direct!) is warmly regarded as ‘The Go-to Girlfriend’ as a result of her producing high-level media content that counsels, empowers and caters to women and their lifestyle. In her quest to help women with self-love and love relationships, Deya Direct also developed the “The Man Whisperer Series” which is a multimedia panel and course that teaches women the art of connecting to a man’s heart. A former Miss Black USA, she brings her unique skills as a national correspondent/host; her passion and knowledge as a veteran producer; her charisma and sense of humor as an actress, blogger, personality, inspirational speaker, and most recently author; to the world of multimedia. She is also the creator of the social media community Fly and Fabulous Women of Purpose.

This best-selling author has been writing blogs for the benefit of millions for over 12 years. Known for her direct and provocative style, Deya works as the Lead Content Producer for the nationally-syndicated Tom Joyner Morning Show (TJMS). The TJMS reaches 8 million listeners daily. DEYA DIRECT, who speaks directly to the hearts, minds and souls of women, pulls no punches with her engaging approach, is becoming an influential voice to be reckoned with.

Originally from New Haven, CT.  Deya now resides in Dallas, TX.  She is a graduate of Howard University. And engaged to be married.

Follow her on: Instagram @deyadirect | Twitter: @deyadirect | Website:

With her vast experience producing content for radio, for web and most recently with her newly released book, Soft Is the New Power (affiliate link!), Deya is the perfect fit for this year’s conference theme #ContentIsLife!  

More #Blogalicious8 Sponsors to Love!

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Connect w. Change The Cycle at the Conference
They’re back for the 3rd year in a row! You love them and so do we – Change The Cycle will be hosting a Hospitality Suite on Friday, Nov. 4th and Saturday, Nov. 5th where you can visit them to have engaging conversations about your cycle. If you’ve been to the last two Blogalicious Weekends, then you know their Suite is always the place to be! Make sure to also catch them and their expert panel on Saturday at 1:30pm in the Grand Ballroom – more on that to come, as well as one more fun surprise.

About Change The Cycle
Change the Cycle is an online community, funded and developed by Hologic, Inc., where women who suffer from heavy periods can share their experiences and learn about solutions. As a leading global healthcare and diagnostics company, we strive to make advances toward greater certainty for our customers by providing them with cutting-edge technology that makes a real difference. We move to narrow the gap between doubt and confidence and work to achieve both incremental and transformational progress to improve patients’ lives. We are passionate and resolute in our purpose; we call it The Science of Sure. This ethos is extended throughout our core offerings: Breast & Skeletal Health, Diagnostic, and GYN Surgical Solutions. We believe it is our responsibility to offer our customers ever-greater certainty – what we call progressive certainty – by pushing the boundaries of science

Connect w. Change The Cycle Online
For more information, visit them at, follow them on Twitter at and on Instagram


Connect w. Jack Daniels at the Conference

This year at Blogalicious, Jack Daniel’s invites all of you to become “Friends of Jack.” Throughout the weekend, you can stop by the “Friends of Jack” Lounge in the exhibitor hall for fun demos, tastings, prizes and more. And onFriday, November 4, Jack Daniel’s will host an elite offsite event for all “Friends of Jack”- both old and new. Keep up with Jack Daniel’s activities throughout the weekend using #FriendsofJack.

About Jack Daniels

The Jack Daniel’s Family consists of the world-famous Jack Daniel’s Old No. 7 Tennessee Whiskey, Gentleman Jack Rare Tennessee Whiskey, Jack Daniel’s Single Barrel Tennessee Whiskey, Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey, Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Fire, Jack Daniel’s Sinatra Select, Jack Daniel’s Country Cocktails, and the seasonal Jack Daniel’s Winter Jack Tennessee Cider.

No matter which you prefer, we hope you enjoy a little Jack!

Connect w. Jack Daniels Online | Twitter: @jackdaniels_US | Facebook: /jackdaniels | Instagram: @jackdaniels_US | YouTube/jackdaniels


Connect w. Hasbro at the Conference

On Friday, Nov. 4th and Saturday, Nov. 5th, meet TORCH, My Blazin’ Dragon pet, an exciting and spunky baby dragon from the FURREAL FRIENDS line from Hasbro, in their Hospitality Suite. They’ve got a mystery for you to solve, so brush up on your detective skills! This adorable plush baby dragon takes pet play to the next level featuring 50-plus sound and motion combinations. Don’t forget to feed him his treat – a tasty, toasted marshmallow! Follow the search to find out where you can find Torch at Blogalicious and receive a special treat of your own! #WhereisTorch

About Hasbro

Hasbro is a global company committed to Creating the World’s Best Play Experiences, by leveraging its beloved brands, including Littlest Pet Shop, Magic: The Gathering, Monopoly, My Little Pony, Nerf, Play-Doh and Transformers and premier partner brands. From toys and games to television programming, motion pictures, digital gaming and a comprehensive lifestyle licensing program, Hasbro fulfills the fundamental need for play and connection for children and families around the world.

The Company’s Hasbro Studios creates entertainment brand-driven storytelling across mediums, including television, film and more. Through the company’s commitment to corporate social responsibility, including philanthropy, Hasbro is helping to build a safe and sustainable world and to positively impact the lives of millions of children and families every year.

Connect w. Hasbro Online

Follow us on Twitter @Hasbro for company updates and initiatives &@HasbroNews to get the latest news on our world-class brands.

Check out our checklist to ensure that you get the fullness of the Blogalicious experience. We want you to learn and have fun. If you do these things now, you’ll spend more time doing just that come November 3-5!

Read: 6 Things to Do Before Blogalicious Weekend

Visit Our Tech Sponsors for #Blogalicious8

Ready, TECH, Go!

These Exhibitor sponsors can’t wait to connect with you.


Connect w. IZEA at the Conference
Welcome back, IZEA! As influencers, we are always looking at new and smart ways to monetize our content. Stop by IZEA’s booth on Friday, Nov. 4th and Saturday, Nov. 5th to learn more about their platform and how it might be a fit for you.

About IZEA
IZEA provides bloggers, Viners, Instagrammers, YouTubers and other online personalities the ability to monetize their online influence. Use our platform to connect with brands you love for sponsorships. [You might even recognize a familiar face!]

Connect w. IZEA Online
For more information, visit them at, follow them on Twitter and on Facebook at


Connect w. Domain.ME at the Conference

We’re excited about this one. Next month, Domain.ME will be putting the ME in MEdia Kit. You’ll be able to stop by their booth on Friday, Nov. 4th and Saturday, Nov. 5th to sign up for a special workshop on creating an effective media kit. Every content creator building a brand should have one! Welcome back for the 3rd year in a row, Domain.ME.

About Domain.ME

Are you trying to find a way to take control of your online identity? Maybe trying to position yourself as a thought leader in your industry? .ME is uniquely positioned to provide you with the space you need to build your personal brand and create a captivating online persona that’s a direct reflection of YOU.

But maybe, you are more interested in giving your business a more personal feel? No problem! .ME provides you with an easy way to build on your Me Selling Proposition and create a community around your brand.

Connect w. Domain.ME Online
Domain.ME | Twitter: domainME | Facebook: /domainME | Pinterest: domainME | YouTube/dotmechannel


Connect w. Phonetic Eyewear at the Conference

Raise your hand if you spend hours in front of a computer monitor each day. We thought so! For that reason, we are excited to have Phonetic Eyewear at Blogalicious. Phonetic Eyewear was created by optical industry professionals determined to find a solution for digital eyestrain that was both fashionable and affordable. Learn about the technology behind this innovative eyewear by stopping by their booth on Friday, Nov. 4th and Saturday, Nov. 5th and see if this could be a solution for you.

About Phonetic Eyewear

At Phonetic Computer Eyewear, we offer glasses with clear, prescription quality lenses that have a special coating to deflect a portion of unwanted blue light. We put these lenses into our frames designed for you – someone who wants to protect their eyes and still look good. Available in plano (no prescription), add powers for a little extra magnification, and with prescription lenses, our frames are perfect for working at your computer or tablet, and stylish enough to wear all day long.

Connect w. Phonetic Eyewear Online | Twitter: phoneticeyewear | Facebook: /phoneticeyewear | Pinterest: phoneticeyewear | Instagram: phoneticeyewear

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#WeeklyRoundUp — 6 Things to Do Before Blogalicious Weekend

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know Blogalicious Weekend is the event to attend this year. We’ve emailed and shared updates about our wonderful sponsors, speakers and workshops. You know who’ll be there, what they’re bringing and that the opportunity for you to network is there. By now, you also know that we’re returning to Atlanta and will make the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Buckhead our home for that weekend.

In today’s Round Up, we’re not rehashing what you already know. Instead, we’re providing you with a checklist to ensure that you get the fullness of the Blogalicious experience. We want you to learn and have fun. If you do these things now, you’ll spend more time doing just that come November 3-5!

6 Things to Do Before Blogalicious Weekend

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Have you booked your hotel room?

Today is the last day to book your hotel room in the Grand Hyatt Hotel at $169/night. Every year, we secure a hotel block for our attendees to stay in the conference hotel at a cheaper rate. The deadline to take advantage of that deal is tonight. Please book your room immediately if you intend on staying at the conference hotel!

Have you found a roommate?

We have a long Roommate thread in our exclusive Facebook group for attendees in need of roommates. (You can’t miss the photo!) Take a look at the comments and see who still needs a roommate or two. This will be a fun way to get to know new people, reconnect with your old friends and save money on your room.

Have you joined the Social Suite?

As mentioned above, we have an exclusive group for past and present conference attendees called the Blogalicious Social Suite. We share tips, resources, ideas and new ways of doing the same old thing. We’re big on engaging and cultivating community, so if you’re on Facebook (we know you are) and you’re coming to #Blogalicious8, join our group here. You won’t be disappointed.

Have you signed up for our newsletter?

If you’re on our email list, your inbox is constantly on #fleek! That’s because we want to keep you informed on what’s happening with us, in the community and for the conference. Besides, our theme is Content Is Life, so it’s only right that we send you all the content! Just recently, we told you that our premium sponsors are Dove, Coca Cola and Kia. Now’s a great time to plan your introductions in case you’d like to chat with their representatives. Join the Blogalicious newsletter today.

Have you registered for #Blogalicious8?

None of the above would be possible if you haven’t registered for the conference! Without having registered, you won’t get a nice name tag, have a reserved #SeatAtTheTable, or have the opportunity to connect with coaches and mentors like Stacey Ferguson, Ramon Ray, Arsha Jones and Danica Kombol! Blogalicious 8 is somewhere you want to be and the best part is that we really want you there! Register now while we still have tickets left.

Have you built your schedule?

Wouldn’t it be cool if you could select which workshops and sessions you want to attend now? With Sched, that’s possible! Take 5 minutes to look at our extensive agenda and plug in where you want to be each day of Blogalicious Weekend. While you have the option to print out your schedule, Sched makes it easy with it’s digital capabilities. You can also download the app, with the conference logo, to your phone’s home screen for easy access. (Our Tech Advisor, Terrance Gaines, shared a quick tutorial on how iPhone users can do this in the Social Suite yesterday!) Build your schedule here.

We’ve said it many times, but it’s true: We can’t wait to see you there! Let us know if you have any questions.

Flipboard is Coming to #Blogalicious8 + Your Special Invitation

It’s About That Time!
With just 26 days until we meet in Atlanta, we are excited to introduce you to this year’s lineup of peach-tastic sponsors, starting with Flipboard!



What Is Flipboard?
Just in case you don’t have you ear to the social media streets, Flipboard is a social magazine where you can find and share stories that move the world forward. Use Flipboard to follow your favorite sources from around the world; then save stories, images and videos into your own Flipboard Magazines that reflect your interests, express your perspectives, or are simply things you want to save for later.

How Can Bloggers Benefit?
Bloggers can add content to Flipboard using the Flip.It button, making it instantly accessible to millions of readers on the platform. Flipboard is also the ideal tool to feed your passions, as well as organize post ideas, research and inspiration.

Try it today! Download Flipboard for free in any app store or

The #FlipBlogger team will be at Blogalicious to help you get the most out of your Flipboard experience and to learn more about you. Be sure to stop by to say hi!




A Special Invitation Just for You:

“Flipboard: Where Stories Find Their Readers”
Wednesday, October 129am PT / 12pm ET
Presented by @kikarose and @randwiches

Life moves forward one story at a time–and some of the best stories can be found on Flipboard, the first-ever social magazine. Come discover the many ways Flipboard enhances your life and your work, all while helping you grow your readership and your community.


In this 30-minute webinar, your new friends at Flipboard will show you what sets this platform apart from other social sites and why bloggers should incorporate it into their content distribution strategy and make it a regular part of their day.

RSVP here!

We can’t wait to see you there!

#Blogalicious8 Speaker Announcement: The Bosses Behind The Brands: An Exclusive Conversation w. Agency Executives

Join four successful bosses for a frank discussion about what goes into influencer relationships and collaborations.  Everywhere Agency founder, Danica Kombol, One2One Network founder/CEO, Barbara Jones, Flowers Communications Group account supervisor, Nicole Pierce  and KIA Motors Social Media and Communications Manager, John Dominguez offer an inside look on influencer engagement. Hear from bosses who represent some of your favorite brands on a daily basis!

The Bosses Behind The Brands: An Exclusive Conversation w. Agency Executives ~ Thursday, November 3rd, 2016 @ 4:15pm

Barbara Jones :: One2One Network 


After spending 20 years in the music business as a marketing executive, Barbara Jones felt drawn to create a space where brands and agencies could harness the power of social media influencers. After founding One2One Network and co-founding BlissDom Events in 2008 and then evolving to form the integrated social media agency Blissful Media Group, she has become a sought-after social media and influencer marketing consultant and speaker.

Barbara and her family love being active in their community, including being active on the board of the local teen center, and they pretty much enjoy all winter sports. She happily lives and works in Greenwich, CT, but dreams of living full-time in the mountains and snowboarding whenever possible.  After all, she’s mastered composing emails on her iPhone from a chairlift without dropping it (yet), and it would be a shame for that skill to go to waste.


Danica Kombol :: Everywhere Agency 


Danica Kombol is the CEO of the Everywhere Agency, a leading social media and content marketing firm that works with Fortune 500 companies crafting and executing successful campaigns. She founded the blogger network, Everywhere Society to power the agency’s many award winning influencer campaigns for clients like Macy’s, Coca-Cola, Cox Communications, Domain.ME, Carters and others.

As a social media marketer, Danica draws on her extensive background as a television producer and public relations executive. She began her career at Sesame Workshop and went on to become a successful television producer working on such legendary shows as Saturday Night Live and Kids in the Hall. She blogs alternately about social media trends on her own site and about entrepreneurism at 


Nicole Pierce :: Flowers Communications Group 


Nicole Pierce is an Account Supervisor at Flowers Communications Group (FCG), an award-winning integrated marketing communications agency that specializes in multicultural public relations and marketing. In her role, she leads the development and execution of communications strategies across client accounts. She has a passion for building mutually beneficial relationships with key stakeholders on behalf of the brands she works on. In her spare time, Nicole blogs on the Chicago Now network, as Go 2 Mommy and occasionally writes as a contributor for

You can follow her on Twitter @CNicolePRGirl and on IG at @Go2Mommy.


John Dominguez :: KIA Motors



Supporting influencer communities has been the primary motivation for John in his role leading influencer outreach for Kia Motors America. John’s background in American cultural studies and music history has guided his strategy and approach of content via storytelling, which puts the natural talents of bloggers and content creators at the forefront of his partnerships.  In addition to his role in social media, John also contributes to the communications and creative strategy behind Kia’s product launches for traditional automotive and social media.   

John is married to an amazing public school teacher and has two wonderful boys who join in his love of music and Maurice Sendak.


You will walk away with key pointers, best practices, and even learn that they may be more like you than you think! This is truly a discussion you won’t want to miss!


Pssst …. Wednesday is the LAST DAY to book your conference hotel at the Grand Hyatt Atlanta. We have secured a special rate of $169 for conference attendees. See you there!

Coca-Cola, Kia and Dove® ~ Your #Blogalicious8 Premium Sponsors!

Meet Your 2016 Premium Conference Sponsors


Connect w. Coca-Cola at the Conference
Kicking off our event on Thursday, Nov. 3rd at 7pm, join Coca-Cola for their Welcome Reception in the Grand Ballroom at the Grand Hyatt Atlanta. They’ve got an enchanting evening in store! Then, on Friday and Saturday, stop by their Hospitality Suite in the Buckhead Ballroom to refresh your world.

About Coca-Cola
The Coca-Cola Company is the world’s largest beverage company, refreshing consumers with more than 500 sparkling and still brands. Led by Coca-Cola, one of the world’s most valuable and recognizable brands, our Company’s portfolio features 20 billion-dollar brands including, Diet Coke®, Fanta®, Sprite®, Coca-Cola Zero™, vitaminwater®, POWERADE®, Minute Maid®, Simply™, Georgia®, Dasani, FUZE® TEA and Del Valle®.

Globally, we are the No. 1 provider of sparkling beverages, ready-to-drink coffees, and juices and juice drinks. Through the world’s largest beverage distribution system, consumers in more than 200 countries enjoy our beverages at a rate of 1.9 billion servings a day. With an enduring commitment to building sustainable communities, our Company is focused on initiatives that reduce their environmental footprint, support active, healthy living, create a safe, inclusive work environment for our associates, and enhance the economic development of the communities where we operate. Together with our bottling partners, we rank among the world’s top 10 private employers with more than 700,000 system associates.

Connect w. Coca-Cola Online
For more information, visit Coca-Cola Journey at, follow them on Twitter at, visit their blog, Coca-Cola Unbottled, at or find them on LinkedIn at



Connect w. Kia at the Conference
With the big way that Kia is supporting Blogalicious Weekend, there’s no way you’ll be able to miss them! From taking part in their Ride and Drives to visiting their Kia Lifestyle Hospitality Suite to hearing from one of their top executives at the Brand Bosses panel on Thursday, Nov. 3rd – and more, Kia is making it their business to connect with you on a meaningful level.

About Kia
World-class design and engineering. That’s our mission.

At Kia, we’re inspired by the idea that you should love driving and owning your car. Designing, engineering, building, and bringing you that car is what we do. And we love what we do. Turns out we’re not alone. Auto experts and everyday drivers love what we do, too. The 2017 Sportage won the Red Dot Award for Product Design in 2016. The 2016 Optima received Kelley Blue Book’s Midsize Car Best Buy Award. The word is out. The superlatives are gratifying. Yet we’re determined to keep evolving. To that end, Kia has been making news with a remarkable run of firsts. We introduced the superb K900, our first rear-drive, full-size luxury sedan. We debuted the Soul EV, our first all-electric, zero-emissions vehicle. The soon to come 2017 Optima Plug-In Hybrid is our first vehicle of its kind. The exciting firsts go on and on. From design to technology, materials to safety features, Kia continues to innovate and upgrade our entire lineup.You deserve to own a car you love. We invite you to discover the “New Kia.”
Connect w. Kia Online
Twitter: @kia | Facebook: /kia | Instagram: @kiamotorsusa



Connect w. Dove® at the Conference
Our Friday Morning Opening Session will feature a #SpeakBeautiful Panel Conversation presented by Dove® with some of your favorite influencers (those juicy deets coming soon!). Then, please make sure to stop by their Hospitality Suite on Friday and Saturday for some pampering. They’re also going to send us off with a bang during our Closing Day Party, with even more surprises! During the conference, Dove® will showcase a portfolio of product collections, including:

Dove® Dry Oil Moisture Body Wash features a unique formula with a blend of Moroccan Argan Oil beads to replenish 12x more skin natural nutrients than competitors
Dove® Dry Oil Beauty Bar features ¼ moisturizing cream and Moroccan Argan Oil to gently cleanse and care for your skin
Dove® Dry Spray Antiperspirant goes on instantly dry and delivers 48 hours of odor and wetness protection with all the care of Dove for softer, smoother underarms.
Dove® Regenerative Nourishment provides perfectly nourished hair that’s 100% visibly damage free
Dove® believes in making beauty a source of confidence, not anxiety. We’re honored to be part of this year’s Blogalicious to continue bringing awareness to our message of confidence, empowerment, and beauty for women of all ages and backgrounds, both online and off.

About Dove®
At Dove®, we know that social media bombards women and girls with messages that can be hurtful and destructive to their self-esteem and confidence. Dove® research shows 82% of women feel the beauty standards set by social media are unrealistic. In the African American community, not only do those unrealistic beauty ideals come from social media, but are also filtered through the lens of mainstream society. To address these issues, Dove will introduce its #SpeakBeautiful initiative to the Blogalicious community and lead an empowering conversation focusing on using self-acceptance and understanding how personal online and offline behaviors can impact and inspire women and the next generation of girls.




Did you reserve your hotel room for #Blogalicious8?

The Grand Hyatt Atlanta is offering conference attendees a special rate of 169/nt. There are only a few rooms left and the cut off date is Wednesday 10/12! Local folks, you might want to consider booking a room because our conference sponsors have some amazing guest room surprises in store. *wink wink*

Book here:


More Blogalicious Weekend Updates are on the way!


Community Spotlight: Tevyka’s T-Shirts for Veteran Women

Seeing the people in our community realize their dreams and follow them is both rewarding and fulfilling. That is what Blogalicious is all about, so when we learned of Tevyka’s newest passion, we got excited. Tevyka, better known as Tee, is an Operation Iraqi Freedom veteran and founder of the blog The Phoenix Chronicles. On her website, she talks about her journey of being born to military parents, her own military experience and what it was like transitioning from soldier to civilian. Tee’s mission is to “give back and share with my community; a community of fighter, heroes, leaders, sisters, mothers, daughters, best friends, divas, entrepreneurs, and independent influential women.”


That mission extends to her latest venture, the The Phoenix Chronicles: A Femal Veteran t-shirt campaign.

“This campaign is two-fold in purpose. First, it promotes a lifestyle-blog,The Phoenix Chronicles, which was created by a female veteran who shares her ups/downs/and sometimes comical approach to life after service. 
“Second, the proceeds from this campaign will be donated to a non-profit organization that provides homeless female veterans and their families with transitional housing, employment transition assistance, and financial planning based out of the DC area with a national reach. “
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The proceeds from the campaign will be donated to Final Salute, Inc., an established non-profit organization with the simple mission to provide homeless women veterans with safe and suitable housing. To date, Final Salute has provided 10,000 transitional housing days to women and families in need in the DMV area. Additionally, 500 women have received employment transition support. Final Salute also hosts beneficial programs such as H.O.M.E. (Housing Outreach Mentorship Encouragement); S.A.F.E. (Savings Assessment and Financial Education); and Stand Up.
Tee’s goal is to sell 40 shirts and/or sweatshirts to directly support our veteran sisters struggling to transition into civilian life. We encourage you to read the experiences of these brave women on Final Salute’s website and also purchase a shirt from Tevyka’s inspiring campaign. We see you being great for a cause, Tevyka, and we’re honored to be your community.
Order your v-necks, tagless shirts or hoodies here.
Introducing Your #Blogalicious8 Growth Coaches!

A Note from Stacey:

Call it a strength or a weakness, but I can’t leave well-enough alone. The status quo drives me nuts, especially when it comes to seeing others not reaching their full potential. For that reason, last year I invited business coaches to attend Blogalicious 2015 and provide free coaching to you all during the conference. I heard from so many of you that you had some really eye-opening and helpful conversations with them. But still, the process wasn’t exactly what I wanted it to be. And so, I’ve gone back to the drawing board and I am feeling great about this year’s plan.

The coaches are back, but a different set of them – each of them carefully selected by me and Everett Woods (whom you guys might remember from last year) – and who will be on hand to ensure your growth to that next level. We’ve got more of them this time – 6 total – to make sure that everyone who wants to have their time with a business growth expert can do just that. Also? Each of these Growth Coaches have backgrounds that complement and underscore everything that I’m about: brand strategy, marketing, building community, smart business models, empowerment, platforms and profitability.

The most successful brand builders are the ones who stay prepared, and so I wanted to introduce you to the Growth Coaches ahead of time, so that you can check out their background and expertise and figure out which ones you want to connect with during the conference. If you truly want to leverage this valuable opp, go ahead and fill out this questionnaire so that they can learn more about you ahead of time, too.


One more thing! These Growth Coaches know the ins and outs of my Rockstar Influencer Program and, if they think it makes sense, they may share some information about my coaching program with you if it sounds like I can help you achieve your goals. The inaugural class of my Rockstar Influencer Program graduated last month and I’m SO proud at what we accomplished together. Please believe that this next class, starting in February, will be a 2.0 version! If you want to learn more about the Program and the results you can expect from it, drop me a line: stacey (at )beblogalicious (dot) com and I’ll be happy to talk it through with you. [Note: those who sign up for the Program before the conference will receive 10% off the investment, which ends up being over a month of coaching for free!] More on this soon.

For now, meet your #Blogalicious8 Growth Coaches! [TIP: I’ve included what each of their strengths are at the end of their bios, so that you can pinpoint who you want to connect with based on what you need.] everettgraphic

Everett Woods spent over 10 years working in Hollywood in television/film production development and marketing. He served as VP of Development for Taurus Entertainment & Dream Factory Entertainment, located at Paramount Studios, where he oversaw the companies’ extensive film library including projects by Stephen King & George Romero. While there Everett successfully negotiated distribution and production deals with members of the Chinese government for co-productions in the Guangzhou region of the country.

Everett has also been featured in such news outlets as ABC, NBC, CBS, FOX, WORTH Magazine and more. His extensive marketing, development and management background gives him a rare and unique perspective on marketing, branding, positioning, deal making and overall strategy.

Everett is the managing partner of, Sponsored By Pro’s a company dedicated to creating dynamic corporate partnerships/sponsorships for his clients. Brand strategy is harder than it looks! If you need advice on how to position yourself for success, including partnering with brands and/or navigating entertainment project deals, Everett is your guy.




Tamela Blalock, MTA, CMP is the Senior Director of Membership Services for the National Association of Wholesalers-Distributors (NAW), where she has a solid track record of increasing membership revenue margins for the Billion Dollar and Large Company C-Suite categories.

Tamela is also very proud to be one of the five co-founders of the Association for Women in Events, an inclusive community whose mission is dedicated to the professional advancement of women in all facets of the events industry.

During the past 15 years, Tamela has worked in several Washington area institutions including the Central Intelligence Agency, Washington Redskins and George Washington University. Prior to joining NAW, Tamela managed the consulting services division at SmithBucklin/Courtesy Associates.  Tamela has also served as National Sales Manager to Team San Jose, the convention and visitors bureau and convention center for San Jose, California.

Tamela Blalock is a very active member of ASAE, PCMA and MPI.  She currently serves on the PCMA National Board of Directors, and is in the ASAE 2016-2018 class of DELP (Diversity Executive Leadership Program) Scholars. If building a community or creating a membership site or launching a women’s empowerment brand is in your sights, please ask Tamela for her insight!




By the age of 5, Catherine Bailey‘s entire future had been decided by loving parents who meant well. Little Catherine Anne was going to be a lawyer. Following that plan all the way though Law School & right into a successful career in Real Estate Law during the height of the Real Estate boom of the early 2000’s, Catherine seemingly had everything- & had never been more miserable. To her parents absolute horror, at 25, Catherine Bailey decided to throw her whole life plan out the window & start anew. What followed was an incredible journey of self discovery which led to the ultimate reward: The freedom to live life on your own terms.

Catherine Bailey now owns & operates 3 successful, award-winning businesses including one of Maryland’s top luxury spa’s and training schools. Catherine has never been happier or more personally fulfilled and now loves to share what she has learned to inspire & empower others to chase greatness, seek truth & live fully. Multi-passionate entrepreneurs: if you want to learn how to build multiple profitable businesses, Catherine is the woman you want to sit a talk with!


Wendy Y. BaileyCalled a “Force of Nature” and trendsetter in the coaching industry because of her fearless approach to innovation, Wendy Y. Bailey has been supporting entrepreneurial leaders, coaches, speakers, trainers and consultants for fourteen years. She is a sought-after mentor coach and sales speaker for her fierce and dynamic dedication to inspiring individuals, groups and organizations to create extraordinary results. Affectionately called “WendyY” by her clients, business associates and colleagues, she is an internationally known thought leader and has made a global impact in coaching as an innovative, serving the US and in countries like the UK, Sweden, Spain and Italy. If, you’re interested in learning how to create and sell your own coaching program or products talk to Wendy Y.


Zephan Moses Blaxberg is a #1 bestselling author, speaker, podcaster and videographer. After leaving the corporate world of Apple to form a highly successful video production company, he quickly found himself working in places like the White House and on set for the Netflix series, House of Cards. On a typical day, you’ll find Zephan Skype-ing with inspirational and motivational thought leaders from around the world for his Year of Purpose Podcast or working on writing another self-published book to include in his blog and on Amazon. If you’re a blogger interested in talking online video, self publishing, podcasting or outsourcing because you want to have more copies of yourself, be sure to speak with Zephan.



GeNienne Samuels is the President of GS Consulting & Communications, Inc. a BPR (Business Process Reengineering), quality and process improvement company based in the Washington, D.C. metro area. She is also the owner of Sideline Prep, LLC which provides individualized consulting to young woman auditioning for professional dance and cheerleading teams.  GeNienne’s exceptional knowledge of branding and marketing for women has lead to Sideline Prep having a more than 96% success rate with her clients making it onto professional NBA and NFL teams.

GeNienne is also an on-air talent with experience in public speaking, interviewing, reporting, and impromptu speech delivery.  She is currently the host of Operation Rising Star, the United States Army Morale, Welfare and Recreation’s annual singing competition for Service Members and their families. In addition, she is the former In-Arena Host for the NBA’s Washington Wizards and the WNBA’s Washington Mystics, where her warm personality entertained spectators before and during games. Seek out GeNienne if you’re looking to leverage more opportunities in media and speaking. 


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