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July 2012 Archive

#Brunchalicious: The Blogalicious Brunch @ #BlogHer12

Besides the Olympics, the topic du jour this week is the upcoming BlogHer ’12 in New York City.  The ladies of BlogHer put on a mind-blowing event and it’s always a guaranteed good time.  This year, Blogalicious has the honor of hosting the first-ever closing brunch at BlogHer on Sunday, August 5th, 2012…and we’re hyped about it.

Not only will it be the perfect opportunity to unwind and reflect on the bang-up weekend we’ll have just had, but it will also be the perfect opportunity to connect and celebrate like only Blogalicious peeps can.  We’ll have delicious food and drink, some fabulous door prizes, inspiring speakers and most of all, YOU.

If you attended our “Bloggy State of Mind” Community Party at BlogHer’10, then you know how we get down.  A Blogalicious event is always welcoming and uplifting.  And while we may not have breakdancing boys this time around, we’ll have someone in the house who we think is truly Blogalicious; we’re thrilled to announce that our Brunch Keynote Presenter will be:


Demetria Lucas, Creator of A Belle In Brooklyn

Affectionately known as “Belle”, Demetria L. Lucas is the author of A Belle in Brooklyn: The Go-To Girl for Advice on Living Your Best Single Life (Atria), the creator of an award-winning personal blog; and the founder of Coached By Belle, a boutique life-coaching service, where Demetria helps clients solve their dating dilemmas and build healthy long-term relationships.

Demetria is also a contributing editor for The Root, where she pens a weekly dating and relationship advice column, “Ask Demetria”, and is a contributing writer for the websites of Essence, Clutch, Vibe Vixen and Uptown.

Demetria was named one of “the Blogosphere’s Best” by Black Enterprise Magazine, selected among “30 Black Bloggers You Should Know” by The Root, and picked as one of’s “40 Fierce & Fab Under 40”. Additionally her debut book, A Belle in Brooklyn, was nominated for “Best Self Help” at the 2011 African-American Literary Awards, and her blog was awarded Best Personal Blog in the 2010 Black Weblog Awards.

Since being dubbed “the Black Carrie Bradshaw” in a Washington Post profile, Demetria has become a sought after media personality and speaker. She’s appeared on The Today Show, The Anderson Cooper Show,Access Hollywood, Big Morning Buzz on VH1,Issues with Jane Velez on Headline News, and the Oprah Radio Show. She’s also been a guest speaker at Harvard, Princeton, NYU, and Spelman College. For more information about Demetria, visit her site:


And Now The Important Details:

The Hilton NYC, the BlogHer’12 Host Hotel

Sunday, August 5th, 2012 @ 11:00am – 1:00pm EST

Brunch Chic

You MUST have RSVP’d to attend (unfortunately it is already at capacity) AND you MUST be a registered attendee of BlogHer’12

The Hashtag:


#BeNaturalicious Tweetup in San Francisco Co-Hosted by @ClassySharelle with @JasminePowers’ Natural Hair Parade


We are beyond excited that Blogalicious is heading West this year – over and over we’ve heard requests to show the Left Coast some love and we’re glad that we’re finally able to do that.  And we’re getting so much love in return!

On Saturday, August 25th, 2012 Classy, BlackGirl and Jasmine Powers in conjunction with Blogalicious will host a Bloggers Panel and Beauty Demonstration entitled:

“BeNaturalicious: The Bold, The Blog, The Beautiful.”

This mini-conference will feature an exciting lineup of speakers and demonstrations held at Miss Pearls Jam House & Lounge, in the Posh neighborhood of Jack London Square – Oakland, California.

The purpose of this BeNaturalicious is to spread awareness among influential bloggers who are interested in learning more about the Blogalicious movement, beauty, natural hair and the professional business of blogging.

The combined team of Blogalicious, Classy, BlackGirl, and Jasmine Powers are empowering bloggers to increase their influence as well as expose them to new and exciting products to know about, use and review.

A huge thanks to Sharelle and Jasmine for hosting!


#MakeItPersonal Pinterest Contest: Win a FREE Ticket to #Blogalicious12!


We’re hosting our first ever Pinterest ticket contest for Blogalicious Weekend 2012!

We want to make it a little bit easier for you to join us in Vegas, so the two selected winners of this contest will win a free registration to enjoy all of the events for the entire weekend! Who wouldn’t mind a financial break in the name of blogging?

Get ready to think inventively about this year’s theme, “Make It Personal” by doing just that on your own Pinterest board! Read contest details below and be ready to start pinning on July 23rd at 12pm PST.

Please read the below contest details and rules. At the conclusion of the contest on August 3rd at 5pm PST, don’t forget to post your link on our Pinterest contest event page. We’ll narrow it down to the best 15 boards and then post the top selects right here to let the public decide the rest!



1. Follow all Blogalicious Pinterest boards.

2. “Like” Blogalicious on Facebook.

3. Create your own “I am Blogalicious” board on Pinterest.

4. Pin 10-20 of the best images, videos, etc. representing this year’s conference theme, “Make It Personal,” with a short description under each between July 23rd at 12pm PST and August 3rd at 5pm PST. Include the hashtags, #Blogalicious12 and #MakeItPersonal for each pin.

5. Post the link to your “I am Blogalicious” board on here on our event page no later than 5pm CST on August 3rd.

6. The Blogalicious 2012 Brand Ambassadors will select the top 15 boards based representation, creativity and inventiveness. We’ll then post our top choices on our website and allow for you and your digital friends to do the rest and choose the winner.

7. Get pinning and invite your friends to join in!

8. The winner will be announced here on our event page at 12pm on August 17th PST.


Official Rules:

1. CONTEST: Participants will be asked to create boards with the “I am Blogalicious” title and post pins on Pinterest related to the theme “Make It Personal” between July 23rd and August 3rd, 2012 to be eligible. (Promotional details about the theme can be found on the Blogalicious Weekend website.)

2. THE ENTRY PERIOD: The entry period for the contest begins on July 23rd, 2012 at 12pm CST and ends on August 3rd, 2012 at 5pm PST.

3. ENTRANTS BOUND BY OFFICIAL RULES & TERMS: All entrants are bound by the official rules of this contest and the Pinterest Terms of Service.

4. ELIGIBILITY: The Contest is open to persons who legally reside in the United States of America who are at least 18 years of age or older at the time of entry. Ambassadors, Affiliates, Speakers and Sponsors of Blogalicious Weekend 2012 as well as the immediate family (spouse, parents, siblings and children) of each of the above-mentioned persons are not eligible to participate in the contest. The winner must be following all of Blogalicious pin boards on Pinterest and ‘like’ the official Facebook page of Blogalicious. If you are chosen as the winner, you must be able to travel to Las Vegas, NV, at your own expense. No travel/accommodation is included.

5. JUDGES: Blogalicious and its 2012 Brand Ambassadors will judge board entries based on the creativity of the represented boards. Judging decisions and selection of the 2 winners are final and may not be appealed.

6. VERIFICATION OF WINNER: If the determined winner cannot be contacted within an appropriate time period determined by the Judges, the winner forfeits their ticket and an alternate winner will be chosen and contacted.

We’ve Got a New Look! + Our First Speaker Announcements

Finding a site design that suits you is just like shopping for the right dress for that special event; it has to look and feel right on you! Thanks to the hard work of Kat Robertson at eDesign Pro, our site finally feels right.  It was such a pleasure working with someone who was able to take the vision in my head and bring it to life.  We hope you think the new look is more organized, more streamlined and more Blogalicious.

Now onto business!

With the launch of the new site design came the first speaker announcement for #Blogalicious12.  We are so pleased to welcome digital lifestyle expert Mario Armstrong and media personality and entrepreneur Michele Ruiz.  Find out more about them HERE and why we are calling their sessions POWER TALKS.

Over the next couple of weeks we will be rolling out our agenda because we know you’re waiting with baited breath!


August 11, 2012: #BlogaDC Pool Party in Potomac!

It’s no secret that the DC Metro Area has taken a beating with the heat this summer! We think it’s high time that you come and cool off while mingling with powerful women and get your pamper on while getting beneficial tips to build your brand.

Register HERE

The Deets

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Announcing our Blogalicious Weekend 2012 Brand Ambassadors!

Blogalicious Weekend 2012 is less than 3 months away and the team is working hard to make it the best conference yet!  Along the way, we decided that we needed some spokespersons, some serious blog lovers, some Chief Tweeters — some fabulous Blogalicious Brand Ambassadors!

We’ve selected 5 of these passionate enthusiasts, part of the Blogalicious community who strongly believe in increasing our multicultural community of digitally savvy influencers.  Their purpose is simple:  to spread the word in the online and offline space about our annual gathering.

Without further ado, here are the ladies that you can credit for lots of Blogalicious buzz, excitement and just plain knowingness about what’s happening in Vegas Sept. 28 through Sept. 30.  They’ve each found their own way to the Blogalicious community and boast their own achievements, all while sharing the same digital passion that brings us all together.

In no particular order…

Eleanor Prior

Eleanor Prior is a Virtual Events / Social Media Marketing / Online BookMarketing Specialist who loves WordPress and lives in the Las VegasValley.  She is aka” Wife” to McDreamy Hubby, and her kids call her “CrazyLady” (not sure why, maybe it’s because she loves Twitter).

Her other loves are Foodtrucks, and Wine Tasting.Visit her at Your Virtual Girl Friday or Your Virtual Events Girl and connect with her socially!

Desiree Peeples

Desiree Peeples is a mom, published author and blogger, and teaches individuals and small businesses how to integrate social media into their promotion and marketing strategies. She worked in traditional broadcast media as a reporter for almost ten years before moving her skills to the online space. She is the creator of and and has a passion for online video blogging. Her newest eGuide titled The EVERYTHING Video Blogger’s Guide for Non-Video Bloggers can now be purchased on Amazon. Desiree has worked with many notable companies in online and offline media campaigns, including LogiTech, Proctor and Gamble, AT&T, PBS KIDS Sprout, The Dial Corporation, and Sky Angel, LLC. She has one son, Kadin, who is four years old and an adopted rat terrier named “Bentley.”

Jasmine Powers

Jasmine Powers is a dynamite digital marketing strategist, publicist, content developer and founder of J Powers Marketing & Publicity LLC, a Los Angeles based boutique marketing and PR agency. Her company is responsible for producing and publicizing events for the beauty, business, blogging, and tech industries helping them reach new audiences through engaging meetups. She is a sought after consultant, developing effective time saving and money making strategies and creating marketing and publicity programs to grow a brands awareness. Jasmine is a prolific blogger both at, where she blogs about beauty, and for the clients she supports.  She served as the 2011 publicist and 2012 Program Director for Blogging While Brown and is the creator and Executive Director for the Love & Beauty Unconference, an empowering beauty, business and relationship seminar for entrepreneurs and bloggers. Jasmine is a board member of the Independent Writers of Southern California, the largest writing organization in the state. Additionally, she supports female entrepreneurs with their personal and business goals through her networking group and advisory service, Ambitious Diva. She resides in Southern California.

Visit her at

Lisa Cash Hanson

Lisa Cash Hanson is a powerful motivational speaker and the author of the  “Get Famous The Most Amazing Mom Bloggers Resource On The Planet“.  She was recently featured on Yahoo! Shine viewed by over 1.5 million people, named Circle of Mom’s Top 25 Mom Tech Blog and Blogtrepreneur’s Top 40 Mompreneurs to follow on Twitter. Lisa is the founder of Mompreneur Mogul  an award winning blog where business and inspiration meet. She hosts a weekly vlogging Q & A and inspires bloggers and entrepreneurs to chase their passion. Her weekly Newsletter is packed with tips for those who want to make money blogging and get media attention for their blogs.

Amber Williams

Amber is a freelance digital strategist and fashion blogger living in Washington, DC.  She holds a master’s degree in integrated marketing communications from Northwestern University, with a specialty in social media strategy and content planning.  She has a passion for personal expression, which led her to found “The Psychology of Style” blog in 2010, an editorial intersection of psychology, fashion and marketing.  Earlier this year, she started her second blog venture on Tumblr, entitled “Digital Runway,” which she intends to heavily publicize during New York Fashion Week this fall.   In addition to her personal channels, Amber has contributed posts to several corporate and event blogs, including Draftfcb’s “Welcome to Matters”, Merkle Inc.’s “DonorPower Blog” and “TEDx Adams Morgan”.   She is an advocate for digital storytelling using visual stimulation and brings the zeal of uncovering this new content phenomenon to Blogalicious 2012 as an ambassador.

You can follow Amber on Twitter @BonnStyle and on Tumblr.


Sharelle D. Lowery

Sharelle is THE self-proclaimed “Class and Style Maven”!  She knows what to do “appropriately” under any circumstances, from what to say to somebody after a death to fun, informative and attention grabbing Facebook and Twitter posts!  As an Alumni of California State University, Fresno Sharelle studied Mass Communication and Journalism, she then chased after her first love Fashion at the Art Institute of San Francisco where she studied Fashion but the Fashion- Journalism bug caught her and she began writing, talking and consulting in the fashion industry in the San Francisco and Houston, Texas area. She started writing Fashion and Style articles for The Oakland Globe, Krave Magazine, Alphanista and other magazines and newspapers.  As her popularity grew so did her fan-base and she was requested to work as the fashion correspondent for “Off tha Hook” television and became the host of her own television show, “Uptown Style Weekly.” Today Sharelle D. Lowery is channeling her impeccable Style, coupling it with Class and now runs a Professional and Social Etiquette and Class Academy, “The Sharelle D. Lowery Academy.”

Get Classy with Sharelle on Twitter @ClassySharelle

July 17, 2012: Calling All Dallas Bloggers! #iamSHE #BlogaDallas Tweet Up presented by SISTERBRATION® & Blogalicious

Tweeters, bloggers, PR professionals and social media enthusiasts wanted to help raise awareness of women’s health!

To help kick off the national #iamSHE campaign celebrating {minority women’s health}, and to harness the excitement leading up to #Blogalicious12, SISTERBRATION®Blogalicious are presenting a Tweet Up event.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012, live tweet with the #iamSHE and #BlogaDallas hashtags at Tower Club Dallas. Bring a friend to encourage women everywhere to be {safe, healthy & empowered}. The event will welcome tweeters, bloggers, PR professionals and social media enthusiasts to tweet and interact through social media platforms while in attendance using the hashtags #iamSHE #BlogaDallas.

Blogalicious co-hostesses for this event are Austin + Dallas bloggers:



FREE food and swag bags will be provided for those who register at

NOTE: Presence at the event is not necessary to participate in the event. Homebodies and travelers may join the Tweet Up virtually.


SISTERBRATION is inspiration for healthy living right at your fingertips…literally! The #iamSHE campaign engages tweeters, bloggers, PR professionals and other social media enthusiasts in widespread dissemination of healthy messaging to their audiences while encouraging women to adopt and maintain a healthy lifestyle.

About Blogalicious

Since being founded in 2009, the mission of Blogalicious online community and annual conferences has remained the same: to celebrate diversity in social media and to serve as a supportive platform for its members to grow their blogs, brands and businesses. Join Blogalicious community in Las Vegas Blogalicious Weekend 2012, September 28-30! Visit or Follow@BeBlogalicious on Twitter.

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