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Ask Techie Questions at the Blogalicious Geek Lounge

By Rosemary at The Sexy Geek Files

In a few weeks I’m heading down to Miami to attend one of the conferences that got me excited about blogging in the first place – Blogalicious Weekend.  Blogalicious is taking place from October 8-10, 2010 in case you haven’t heard.  For this second installment of one the hottest social media conferences of the year, I’m taking a more active role.  I’m organizing the Geek Lounge.

What’s the Geek Lounge, you ask? Think the Apple Genius Bar lite. The Apple Genius Bar is a live “help desk” at Apple stores.  Folks with Apple products can schedule an appointment with an Apple “Genius” to help them solve their tech problems. It can be as simple as getting help with a jammed CD to getting help with a crashed hard drive.

While we won’t be able to rebuild your computer, redesign your blog or perform major surgery on your code, geek lounge bloggers will answer simple tech questions and help, as we can, resolve some tech issues. This will also be a place that you can come to after attending a tech track session for follow up on implementing what was taught. More details on the logistics to come.

Are you a Sexy Geek?

If you’re a sexy geek or an all around techie  in general we want you! What we mean by this is the following: you know your way around WordPress and Blogger, you can install widgets and change basic themes, you can perform minor code tweaks, you can show others what you know about cool social media apps that you added to your blog and how to do it, you know something about online video.

Or do you have another tech specialty that you can share? If you are a speaker conducting a tech track who’d be willing to do a follow up “implementation session” or if you are an attendee who would like to do a follow up session to a tech track, we need you too!

What will be required is donating an hour or two of your time to staff the Geek Lounge room during the conference.

Interested? Send me an email at rj@thegeektreatment.com or reach out to me through the Blogalicious Big Tent Forum. I’ve already added a discussion thread in the forum.

Geek Lounge Superstars:

Who’s staffing the Geek Lounge so far? Some of the best female tech savvy bloggers in the industry! Please remember to support our businesses for more in depth tech and content solutions  in general.  Here is a list of some of them and a full schedule of Geek Lounge hours and who will be there is coming soon:

Rosemary Jean-Louis – The Sexy Geek/The Geek Treatment – specializes in using WordPress and Blogger to add content; Blogging 101 issues; adding widgets, online video and writing web friendly copy.

Adria Richards FreshWorkshops/But You’re A Girl – specializes in training on building WordPress sites in a snap, SEO ,  and presenting on the Sunday Session: Is Your Blog Design Killing Your Visitor Traffic?

Luvvie Ajayi Awesomely Luvvie – humor blogger, social media strategist and WordPress designer of the Blogalicious Weekend site and presenting on the Friday Session: New Bloggers 101.

Jessica Benton – ThatTechChick/IDesign – Graphic designer/Wordpress afficionado

Kris CainLittle Tech Girl – tech, gadget, web and social media guru, co-presenting with Luvvie Ajayi on the Blogging 101 session.

Your family friendly guide is HERE

Thinking about attending Blogalicious this year, but wondering what you’re going to do with your family?  Bring ’em … that’s what!

Really, what better way to learn, connect and vacation all in one weekend.  They can join in on the fun at The Ritz or while you’re at the conference, your family can be treated to dozens of familiy friendly activities in the Miami area.

Check out our Family Friendly Guide and we’ll see you next month!

Blogalicious 2010 Sponsored Blogger Policy

It’s very important to us that the Blogalicious Weekend conferences remain as accessible as possible to the bloggers that want to attend.  For this reason, we make it a priority to keep the registration costs as low as possible, the hotel room rates as reasonable as possible, and to offer important extras – like sharing a Family-Friendly Area Guide with conference attendees beforehand, assisting attendees with finding a roommate, and providing free childcare to those parents are attending Blogalicious with their little ones in tow.

Still, we recognize that some bloggers may want or need to have their Blogalicious Weekend registration and trip expenses sponsored by a company that they have a working relationship with.  That’s a-ok with us and we are more than happy to know that brands are recognizing our importance as ambassadors for their products and services.  That said, we have to make sure that the Official Blogalicious Weekend Sponsors are not overshadowed by the companies sponsoring individual bloggers (“unofficial sponsors”).  To make sure that everyone is happy and that our Official Sponsors get their due, we have put together these guidelines for bloggers seeking individual sponsorship to Blogalicious Weekend 2010:

Ø     You may not represent yourself as an official representative of Blogalicious in order to secure individual sponsorship to the conference.

Ø     No swag, gifts or materials from unofficial sponsors may be distributed or posted within the conference space, directly or indirectly.

Ø     You may not use the Blogalicious Weekend 2010 room block to secure a room to host a private event for your sponsor.

Ø     Any private events hosted by/for your sponsor must not conflict with the Official Conference Agenda.

Ø     If you are working with a company that is interested in becoming an Official Blogalicious Weekend Sponsor, please have them contact us at: sponsors@blogaliciousweekend.com We’d love to have them!

Questions? Email us at: info@blogaliciousweekend.com

The Conference eGuide Is Here

We are only a few days before Blogalicious 2009 – yippee!!! After more than 7 months of planning, it’s here and we can hardly describe the emotions that we are each experiencing right now. In an effort to keep you updated on all the happenings, we’ve put together a guide with a little information about our speakers and sponsors, as well as answers to your burning questions. You can access it here.

See you in a few days!

Is Blogalicious 2009 Only for The Mommy Blogger?

We’ve received some really good questions lately and it seemed fit to share the answers with everyone. So here goes. If you ever have any questions, don’t hesitate to send them to us and we will get back to you. You can send all inquires to info(at)blogaliciousweekend(dot)com.

1) Question: Is Blogalicious 2009 a blogging conference for moms only?

Answer: Nope. Blogalicious is a conference for all women, mommy or not. Some of our attendees have children and some of them don’t. Heck, some of our mommy bloggers are using this weekend for some much deserved “me time” while also pursuing their passion for blogging.

2) Question: Why Blogalicious 2009? There are already so many other conference, do we really need another one?

Answer: While there are several other great blogging conferences, before Blogalicious 2009, there were no conferences with a target audience of the women of color. Women of color are all over social media. We document our lives on our blogs, we promote our latest work on our blogs, and we are new moms, veteran moms, non-moms, and all of the above. (see question #1 above). As women of color in social media, there are some issues directly related to us that have not yet been addressed in a forum like Blogalicious. We saw the void and took action.

3) Question: Why did you pick Atlanta for the conference location?

Answer: Atlanta is a beautiful city. The weather in October is nice, hotels are great, and the airport is an easy one to fly to, even from the West Coast. Between the The Georgia Aquarium, Stone Mountain Park, World of Coca-Cola, there are so many fun things to do before and after the conference. And since Blogalicious Weekend falls on Columbus Day weekend, you can spend an extra day or two to visit just some of these great places. Visit the Atlanta Travel Guide for ideas on more fun things to do in Atlanta.

4) Question: What can I expect while at Blogalicious 2009?

Answer: You can expect to feel at home at our conference. We’ve designed a great weekend with many activities. We’ve also partnered up with some fabulous companies that have designed some really great opportunities for the weekend- just for you. We can’t wait to share all the exciting things planned and are bursting at the seams to spill the beans. As soon we finish up all the paperwork and links and website are done being created – again, just for you- we are going to share all the juicy details.

Is Blogalicious 2009 Only for The Mommy Blogger?

We’ve received some really good questions lately and it seemed fit to share the answers with everyone. So here goes. If you ever have any questions, don’t hesitate to send them to us and we will get back to you. You can send all inquires to info(at)blogaliciousweekend(dot)com.

1) Question: Is Blogalicious 2009 a blogging conference for moms only?

Answer: Nope. Blogalicious is a conference for all women, mommy or not. Some of our attendees have children and some of them don’t. Heck, some of our mommy bloggers are using this weekend for some much deserved “me time” while also pursuing their passion for blogging.

2) Question: Why Blogalicious 2009? There are already so many other conference, do we really need another one?

Answer: While there are several other great blogging conferences, before Blogalicious 2009, there were no conferences with a target audience of the women of color. Women of color are all over social media. We document our lives on our blogs, we promote our latest work on our blogs, and we are new moms, veteran moms, non-moms, and all of the above. (see question #1 above). As women of color in social media, there are some issues directly related to us that have not yet been addressed in a forum like Blogalicious. We saw the void and took action.

3) Question: Why did you pick Atlanta for the conference location?

Answer: Atlanta is a beautiful city. The weather in October is nice, hotels are great, and the airport is an easy one to fly to, even from the West Coast. Between the The Georgia Aquarium, Stone Mountain Park, World of Coca-Cola, there are so many fun things to do before and after the conference. And since Blogalicious Weekend falls on Columbus Day weekend, you can spend an extra day or two to visit just some of these great places. Visit the Atlanta Travel Guide for ideas on more fun things to do in Atlanta.

4) Question: What can I expect while at Blogalicious 2009?

Answer: You can expect to feel at home at our conference. We’ve designed a great weekend with many activities. We’ve also partnered up with some fabulous companies that have designed some really great opportunities for the weekend- just for you. We can’t wait to share all the exciting things planned and are bursting at the seams to spill the beans. As soon we finish up all the paperwork and links and website are done being created – again, just for you- we are going to share all the juicy details.

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