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March 2010 Archive

Quick Announcements re Blogalicious 2010

Seven months to go! We’ve already been getting lots of questions from those of you getting a leg up on planning your trip to Blogalicious 2010. We love the enthusiasm! Here are a couple things to assist you in your planning:

1 – Is it true that this year’s conference is 3 FULL days?

Why YES it is! We heard your feedback loud and clear that you wanted more time for sessions, networking and hands-on seminars.  In order to maximize your experience, we decided to begin this year’s conference on Friday morning and go through until Sunday evening.  Hopefully this allows you to dig your heels in and get everything you want out of the weekend without affecting your travel plans. Bonus – for many of us, Monday, October 11 is a holiday!

2 – When (and how) can I reserve my hotel room for Blogalicious 2010?

The Blogalicious hotel room block at the chic Ritz Carlton-South Beach is now open.  We are excited to offer you a competitive rate of $199/nt starting the Thursday night prior to the conference through the following Monday.  Feel free to request a room with 2 double beds to share the cost with bloggy friends. You can connect with potential roommates on our Big Tent forum.  Or pamper yourself with a room all to yourself.

To reserve by telephone, call 305.671.2609 or 1.800.241.3333 and reference group name (MamaLaw/ Blogalicious), and event dates.

To reserve online, go to: To apply the discount select “Optional information”, and in the field entitled “Group code” enter MMLMMLA

You will not be charged to reserve your room.

Any questions? Send us an email to: info(at)blogaliciousweekend(dot)com or leave us a comment. Reminder: Early Bird Registration is open!

Connect, Chat, Share, Learn: Join Our Forum!

It’s been awhile since we’ve mentioned our online forum for the Blogalicious community, and thought now was a great time to remind everyone about it!

Our BigTent group is a place for you to connect with one another, bounce ideas off of each other and engage in all kinds of useful discussions with your fellow bloggers. The forum is also a great way to stay up to date on Blogalicious news and announcements. You’ll be the first to know about opportunities, events and have the chance to shape our conference programming and other activities. You can also find roommates for Blogalicious 2010; figure out carpools; find out what to pack and other useful tidbits. We also post event photos and files for you to view and download – like our conference speaker and webinar instructor presentations. It’s free and takes only seconds to sign up.

Download BlogaBytes # 4 – Tax Tips for Your Blog

Thanks once again to Shannon Nash for conducting last night’s webinar “Tax Tips for Your Blog”.  It was chock-full of information that was extremely useful for anyone that blogs as a business.

If you would like to download the presentation for review, please click here.

Please make sure to contact Shannon with any questions that you may have.  Visit her site at or on Twitter @shannonnash

Ask us anything!

Ask us anything!

Recap from BlogaBytes Webinar #3 – How to be #1 on Google

Thank you for attending our webinar last Thursdaay with awesome instructor Adria Richards on “How to be #1 on Google without Paying a Small Fortune.”

Please take a moment to complete a short survey (here) and let us know what you thought.

Links for Attendees of this session
Google Analytics Signup – is the self-hosted version of WordPress requiring a domain name and hosting –
Copyblogger, resource for writing great content for the web –
What is SEO? Wikipedia –
What is Google Page Rank? Wikipedia –

Links to Adria’s content
Adria’s training website for blogging and SEO –
Original show on this topic at AskAdria, How To Be #1 On The Google Without Spending A Small Fortune –
Adria’s tech blog –
Adria weekly technology show –

Contact Info for Attendees
You can contact Adria via her website at
Via Email
Via Twitter
By Phone 612-246-4568

Blogalicious Bytes Webinar #4 – Tax Tips for Your Blog

April 15th is fast approaching and we all have to get it together (really, scramble) to do our taxes in time. If you make any money from your blog, then you will most definitely want to attend our Blogalicious Bytes FREE webinar “Tax Tips for Your Blog” with Tax Attorney, CPA Shannon Nash. Shannon will walk you through what you will have to do to be IRS-compliant.

We’ve squeezed in a webinar on March 10th @ 9:00 pm so you can be equipped with the necessary information to get it right! Please register HERE and we look forward to joining you next Wednesday night.

A little more about Shannon

Shannon King Nash is a CPA, Attorney, Author and Entrepreneur. She is the President of the Nash Management Group, an entertainment and business management firm based in Los Angeles and Atlanta that represents entertainers, producers, foundations, high net-worth individuals and companies. She is also a partner with Atlanta based, Register Lett LLP, a boutique law firm specializing in entertainment, media and intellectual property law.

Shannon was Senior Counsel for Amgen Inc., where she worked at both its US headquarters in California and its European headquarters in Switzerland. She was responsible for contracting/procurement, compliance, international tax, and federal and state income tax audits and appeals. Shannon was also counsel to the Amgen Foundation.

Prior to Amgen, Shannon was a Tax and Corporate Associate with Cooley Godward Kronish LLP (formerly Cooley Godward LLP) and K&L Gates LLP (formerly Kirkpatrick and Lockhart LLP), where she concentrated on corporate and partnership taxation, venture capital fund formation and operations, mergers and acquisitions, trusts and estates, and nonprofit organizations.

Shannon is the author of the award winning book, “For the Love of Money: The 411 to Taking Control of Your Taxes and Building Your Net Worth.” This practical financial empowerment book uses popular songs (from Marvin Gaye to Snoop Dog) to teach valuable finance and tax lessons. She also wrote the “Vault Guide to Tax Law Careers,” and “Helping the Nonprofit Client.”

Shannon received her BS in Accounting from the University of Virginia McIntire School of Commerce and her JD from the University of Virginia School of Law. Her website is and you can find her on Twitter at

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