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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.

#WeeklyRoundUp — The Word On Instagram Stories Vs. SnapChat Stories

Mark Zuckerberg is the entrepreneur we all aspire to be! Smart, innovative, and unafraid to go for the gusto when necessary. That gusto is called Instagram Stories, also known as the new SnapChat. Last week Instagram released an eerily similar feature that allows users to record live videos for their audience. Users freaked out over the change and boldly called out Instagram for jacking SnapChat’s entire life.

Now a week later, the conversation seems to be more in favor of Instagram Stories, as they’re convenient for existing users and hold likable features. SnapChat is still Bae for millions of users, but the difference in the two platforms seems to be the age groups they appeal to. To help you choose a side — #TeamSnapChat or #TeamInstagramStories — we found comparative blog posts from some of your favorite blogs and influencers. Happy choosing!

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AddThis Asks: Instagram or SnapChat?

“If you started asking yourself this question last week, you’re definitely not alone. It’s important to remember that it’s more of a “Instagram Stories vs Snapchat Stories” question, not so much an Instagram vs Snapchat one. Each platform still offers it’s own unique capabilities and most marketers or brands reading this have already invested time building audiences on both of them. Definitely don’t abandon yourSnapchat followers!

“What Instagram Stories does provide is way to communicate more intimately with your Instagram followers in a way the app didn’t previously allow for, but is what helped Snapchat take off as a marketing tool. It’s about providing that unpolished, behind-the-scenes look that followers love to see from their favorite celebrities, brands, etc.”

Read the entire post here.

Black Hound Creative’s Concerns About Instagram Stories

“As far as the future of Snapchat is concerned, I’m unsure whether it will continue to grow and maintain its popularity. Our generation is all about convenience and seamless integration – and tying everything together as Instagram has done makes an easy case for those who feel the need to choose between Instagram Stories and Snapchat. Having a Snapchat account is cool until it’s cloned and combined into a social media platform you also have an account for – aka who wants numerous social media accounts when one does it all? I guess we’ll just have to wait and see.”

Read the entire post here.

Gorgeous In Grey on the Pros of Instagram Stories

“I posted 6 Instasnaps. My views on Instagram in one hour were equal to what would normally take a 24 hour period on Snapchat. There are nearly 500 million users on Instagram compared to the 100 million on Snapchat. This feature will create an even deeper gap between the two platforms. Depending on your audience most will more than likely already be on Instagram and Facebook. If you have a huge following on Instagram, it makes way more sense to be on InstaSnap than to encourage those users to download another app. And Snapchat is still struggling to gain the downloads of people who are over 21.”

Read the entire post here.

So we want to know. Are you into Instagram Stories or SnapChat Stories?

#WeeklyRoundUp — August Events You Should Know About

Have you heard about what’s happening in August? Everything! The summer’s on it’s way out, but fun, networking and learning how to level up in your business is here to stay. See what’s going on, how you can get down and most importantly, why you should be there. You could use another reason to travel and learn!

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August Event: Black Tech Week

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We love seeing our community thrive! That’s why we’re happy to announce this Black Tech Week event, Grit, Grits & Glitter, featuring superstar Monique Malcolm.

“Grit, Grits,+ Glitter is a creative makers brunch to connect creatives, entrepreneurs and techies. Join us for a panel of creative entrepreneurs as they share their moments of GRIT and GLITTER on the path to becoming successful business owners. The day includes 2 DIY Maker breakout sessions with speakers and an AWESOME catered lunch!

If you loved the Black Tech Week ‘s Women’s Innovation Brunch you will not want to miss this event!

Panel and workshops on Starting up and Staying up as an entrepreneur, monetizing your personal brand, DIY Makers Workshop catapulting your brand  and knowledge through entrepreneurship, creativitiy and personal branding.”

The event will be held at WeWork in Miami, Florida on 8/13/16 at 11AM-2:30PM. For more information, including registration, visit Black Tech Week.

 

August Event: Replenish & Rejuvenate with Stacey Ferguson

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Spots to relax and learn with Stacey are coming to a close, guys. If you’re looking for wellness, business coaching and strategy and creative inspiration, this weekend is one you can’t afford to miss. In just a few days, Stacey will be sharing what she’s learned in the last decade about entrepreneurship, creative work, how to grow and build anything, and what it means to be a successful business rockstar. Additionally, she wants to help you take your dreams to the next level with her proven guidance and strategy.

Spots for this weekend retreat are limited. See if there’s one for you here.

 

August Event: Blogalicious Pop Up D.C.

In case you missed it, we brought our Pop Up events back! Our first summer pop up was in Miami and we’re continuing the party in D.C. tomorrow. Join us on 8/4/16 downtown at BOE Restaurant from 6-8PM.

Free RSVP – http://buff.ly/2aR5LP4

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What events do you have on your radar this month?

#WeeklyRoundUp — Blab & Conference News

The end of July puts us closer to Blogalicious Weekend 2016! Are you ready? Oh, we know you are. But before the party comes to town, we want to share a bit with you first — like our VIP Mastermind Day speakers, the topic for this month’s Blab and something motivational for our blossoming community. This is our Weekly Round Up!

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July’s Blab with Danielle Slaughter

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Danielle Slaughter is joining us on tomorrow’s Blab to discuss how to use your authentic voice to share social issues without alienating your blog audience. Please join us next Thursday, July 28 at 2:30pm EST for this very important discussion!

In the words of our Blab facilitator and bLink manager, Pamela King, “With all that is happening in our communities from politics, #BlackLivesMatter, #BlueLivesMatter,#AllLivesMatter and everything in between most don’t know or understand how to stay authentic to your blog voice while bringing awareness to social issues. If you miss anything next week, don’t let this be the event you miss.” We couldn’t agree more.


Go now to blab & click this link —>http://bit.ly/July2016blab to subscribe to Blogalicious blab channel & be notified when the chat starts!!!

 

Our VIP Mastermind Day Speakers

VIP Mastermind Day made its first appearance at Blogalicious Weekend last year. Our goal was to offer you even more value that you could take home and use and ultimately, create limitless opportunities for your growing empire. The success of that inaugural event was overwhelmingly amazing and in turn, we’re coming harder this year.

We introduced our speakers to you last week, but in all their glamour and hustle, these ladies are worth being announced again. Coming to the 2016 Blogalicious Weekend VIP Mastermind Day stage are Stacey Ferguson, Blogalicious and Justice Fergie Lifestyle Media; Amber Anderson, KAYSON; and Arsha Jones, Tees in the Trap, Capital City Mambo Sauce and Brand, Build, Sell.

These powerhouses will collectively share real advice, tips, resources and more on how to improve your business life. You’ll be able to absorb usable information, ask questions, connect with our speakers and everyone else in the room who’s ready to up-level. It’s not 2011 anymore, but it still stands that: This will be epic!

Register for VIP Mastermind Day (and the entire weekend) after subscribing to tomorrow’s blab.

Before you go, check out last year’s testimonials:

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Be Inspired, All

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We’re always inspired when you guys are rocking out in your brands and businesses. In today’s #WeSeeYouBeingGreat news, we’re congratulating Pamela Booker of Koils by Nature on her brand’s recent APP development. Now, your hair care needs are available with the ease of a touch and swipe. The free app is available on Google Play and App Store, and best of all, so is a $10 coupon.

Keep shining. Be inspired. Stay poppin!

 

#WeeklyRoundUp — July So Fly

July is coming to a close, but not before we take a peek at some of our favorite events and past times. This week, we’re sharing a few travel plans, what looks fun and how you can get in on the action, too. Take a moment to get into this Weekly Round Up so you can stay fly in July, too.

3 Fun Events to Close Out July

July: Blogalicious Miami Pop Up

Stacey’s down south for a little fun in the sun (and business, as usual), and she wants to see you at her pop up! That’s right, we’re inviting all of our Florida friends to register for Stacey’s FREE Blogalicious Miami Pop Up on Friday, July 22. The event will start at 8:00 PM EST at Novecento in Key Biscayne, Florida.

You’ll get a sneak peek at our plans for this year’s November conference *and* some major coaching from our rock star leader, Stacey Ferguson! Spend three hours networking, building relationships, learning how to better navigate entrepreneurship, and drinking!

Register for Cocktails and Coaching with Stacey HERE! This event is free and first come, first serve. Don’t forget to take tons of photos for the ‘gram!

 

July: BlogHer16 Welcomes Kim Kardashian West as Keynote Speaker

Our friends at BlogHer are bringing Kim Kardashian West to their summer conference to talk about “Growing Her Media and Commerce Empire, the Responsibility of Social Influence, and What’s Next”. Kim has single-handedly mastered the art of branding, marketing and what it means to be a serial #girlboss.

“Kim made TIME’s 100 Most Influential People list in 2015, and for good reason: From the foundation of the long-running reality TV show she executive produces, ‘Keeping Up with the Kardashians’, she has built a massive business that includes one of the most popular apps to date, several apparel ventures, and legions of loyal social media fans,” said Elisa Camahort Page, SheKnows Media’s Chief Community Officer. “Kim, at her core, is an undeniably savvy businesswoman.”

Camahort Page continued, “In addition to her business prowess, Kim is at the center of many cultural conversations, particularly around body confidence and the intersection of feminism and sexuality. We respect Kim’s unapologetic stance when participating in these conversations, and we are thrilled to welcome Kim to #BlogHer16: Experts Among Us to give attendees the opportunity to hear her perspective on her own influence and accomplishments.”

Additionally, speaking giants such as Aisha Tyler, Sheryl Crow, Sarah Michelle Gellar and Mayim Bialik will accompany the BlogHer stage in just a few weeks. Read the full Press Release here. BlogHer16: Experts Amoung Us will take place in Los Angeles, California from August 4-6. Get your tickets here.

 

July: ColorComm Conference

Last and certainly not least, we want to congratulate Stacey Ferguson on her speaking engagement at ColorComm Conference, which is happening now in Miami, Florida. Stacey spoke on Social Media Bytes session with Weber Shandwick today and we know it was a success. The conference ends on July 22, so move fast if you’re interested in buying last minute tickets. You’ll find Arianna Huffington of The Huffington Post; Michelle Eubanks of Essence Communications; Phillip Thomas of Cannes Lions Festival; and Mónica Talán of Univision Communications.

If you’re at ColorComm, tweet us @beblogalicious about your experience thus far!

 

Enjoy the rest of July!

#WeeklyRoundUp — Read Like An Entrepreneur

Being an entrepreneur isn’t always fun and games. Sure, there are perks, like taking impromptu nap breaks, leaving early to run family errands and creating resourceful products that’ll increase your earning potential. But the crux of entrepreneurship is often that we don’t understand it’s complex world too much in the beginning of our journeys. If you find yourself wading in these waters often, now would be a great time to invest in entrepreneurial reading material both on-and-offline. Find interviews and editorials from bosses in the game that you look up to and apply their wisdom to your situation. We believe in a good boss read, whether it’s a magazine, ezine, podcast or book, and want to share a few of them with you today in our Weekly Round Up.

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7 Tools to Help You Read Like An Entrepreneur

1. Fast Company 

2. YFS Magazine (Young, Fabulous & Self-Employed)

3. Entrepreneur

4. Forbes

5. Girl Boss by Sophia Amoruso

6. My Taught You by Myleik Teele

7. OWN by Oprah Winfrey (and pretty much anything Oprah publishes! Her gems are pivotal for both business and self-care.)

 

 

If you aren’t reading entrepreneurial literature at least once a week, consider using one of these tools to introduce you to that. You are bound to learn better ways to think, operate your business, handle stress and mounting responsibilities, how to select a dedicated team, freelancers for-hire, new trends and tools, and the best places to vacation. We also encourage you to find a mentor (or two) as they will guide you to more reading and learning materials and how to truly make entrepreneurship work for you. Consider your local SCORE office or social media groups as resources during your mentor search.

What are your favorite boss publications to read? What’s the best thing you’ve learned from them so far? If you don’t have one, which publication do you plan to start reading this week? Share with us in the comments or on social media.

#WeeklyRoundUp — Retreats, Recaps & Reshares!

From recaps to retreats to heartfelt content, amazing things are happening in our community every day! Today’s round up reveals what caught our eye, and hopefully, it inspires you, too. Here’s this week’s Weekly Round Up.

 


Rockstar Beach Retreat by Stacey Ferguson

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Replenish and rejuvenate on a sandy white beach with Stacey Ferguson! During the weekend of August 11-14, Stacey will show 10 passionate entrepreneurs how to “reignite your creativity and refuel your engines”. The setting will be relaxed, intimate and allow for direct access and connection to Stacey, who’s an expert business and strategy coach. Couldn’t you use a getaway and serious reboot in sunny St. Pete, Florida? Yes!

The deadline for deposits is tomorrow, 6/30/16! For only $997, you’ll receive: Poolside Cocktail reception, Breakfast and Lunch Friday + Saturday, Strategy Coaching Sessions, Dinner on Saturday + special surprises.

We’re proud of you, Stacey! Get more information here.

 

An Awesome Recap from Her Agenda

Founder and CEO Rhonesha Byng is doing wonders with her digital brand, Her Agenda. Their goal is to bridge the gap between ambition and achievement for millennial women.

In a flash back post on Facebook, Rhonesha shared an epic December panel called #HerAgendaLive that was too inspiring not to share. The panel consisted of Meagan Hooper, Founder and CEO of bSmartGuide.com; Victoria Taylor, Director of Digital Community, We Work; Soledad O’Brien, CEO of Starfish Media Group; and Vanessa DeLuca, Editor-in-Chief of Essence magazine. Rhonesha moderated what was an exciting and thought-provoking event.

Millennials filled the room as these boss women talked about how they handle failure, overcoming inevitable fears and what it really means to be ambitious. The next #HerAgendaLive will take place in NYC in August. Take some time to feel this one, first.

 

#ReShare: Social Threads or Bust

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Supporting our community is paramount. That’s why we implemented Social Thread Fridays through the Blogalicious Social Suite to share and celebrate our collective wins. Each week, we give our family the chance to share their latest blog post, tweet, pin, business opportunity and anything else that needs engagement and/or feedback. Here’s are a few #reshares from the Suite last week:

Have I Ever Wanted to Give Up on Trying to Conceive? from Chasing Joy

Don’t Touch My Baby from Eyes in the Back Since 2001

5 Steps to Manifesting Anything from Diary of a Budding Hairstylist

I’m Not Happy About My Blog Relaunch from After the Altar Call

Don’t forget to share your best content with us on Fridays! You might be featured next.

 

Bonus: Product Spotlight — Get your That Blogger Hustle t-shirt from the bStore!

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To be featured in our next #WeeklyRoundUp, email our content manager at: ariel@beblogalicious.com and put WRU Feature in the subject line.

#WeeklyRoundUp — Speak & Be Self Made
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With conference season being on our heels, now is the perfect time to prepare for securing speaking engagements. We’ve found the perfect person to teach any willing and aspiring speaker how to “create an irresistible pitch to speak at conferences!” We’re also introducing the latest and greatest read, Self Made, and replaying our Facebook blab. This is our Weekly Round Up!


Pitch & Speak at Conferences

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Amber Wright has branded herself at the go-to for all things speaking and for great reason! For the past several years, she’s dedicated herself to helping stuck, but aspiring professionals speak at large events from the heart. Last month, Wright hosted (a sold out) webinar for those individuals who left remarkable reviews. Stacey Ferguson even chimed in on how amazing Professor Wright is!

For those of you who missed last month’s Irresistible Pitch Training, now is the time to sign up for Wright’s next class, which will be held on June 14, 2016 on the interwebs. Candidates can sign up here for this complimentary class. Directly from the course website, here’s what you’ll learn:

You’ll learn:

  • Why you should start speaking at conferences
  • What to do before you send the session pitch
  • Specific details on what to include in the session pitch
  • What to do after you’ve sent your submission
  • How to get invited back after you’ve presented!

Congratulations, Amber! We’re excited for your next class.

 

Nely Galan’s Self Made Book is in Stores!

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“Being self-made means you’re in the driver’s seat of your life. It means you control your financial destiny. It means you work because you want to, and not because you have to. It means you see the world through the lens of your goals, instead of being deluded by the temporary lure of instant gratifications. It means you embrace sacrifice, you choose yourself, and you become your own Prince Charming. But above all, being self-made means you are self-reliant, empowered and rich in every way, because instead of following your bliss–you create it.”

Nely Galan’s Self Made, now in stores, provides a safe and motivational space for women unashamed of being the boss of their own life. Whether that ownership comes in the boardroom, in love and relationships, motherhood or elsewhere, this book empowers women to feel at their best while living the lives their desire and deserve. Women are constantly told to choose, but leaders like Galan remind us that with a strong and positive mindset and standards, we don’t have to. In fact, we can choose to have our versions of “all”.

In addition to this fantastic read, Self Made  promotes a new website, app and powerful movement of women like you sharing their stores. Learn more about the book here.

 

#Blab — Facebook Verified Pages: To Verify or Not to Verify

Did you miss our Blab about the dreaded Verified Pages on Facebook? No worries! Our bLink manager Pamela Swear-King provided us with her exceptional interview to share with the community. Now our question for you is: Will you verify your Facebook page? Why or why not?


Reminder: Enter our #WhosThatGirlB8 contest for a chance to win a FREE 2-night stay at The Grand Hyatt Hotel in Buckhead during #Blogalicious8! Here are the details of the contest. Hurry — contestants are vying for this win!

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To be featured in our next #WeeklyRoundUp, email our content manager at: ariel@beblogalicious.com and put WRU Feature in the subject line.

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#WeeklyRoundUp — Contest & Chats

Learn how our latest contest can win you two free nights at the luxurious Grand Hyatt Buckhead hotel in Atlanta during Blogalicious Weekend this year. Plus, get the skinny on upcoming chats and summits we’ve heard about in the busy blogosphere. This roundup is composed of contests, new book releases, Twitter chats, Instagram training and more. Get into it!

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New Book: Butterfly Transition by Diana Ramsey

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We love to see our community members shine! Diana Ramsey, known as @SistersWithBeauty took the plunge and penned Butterfly Transition: Step-by-Step Guide to Transitioning Your Hair While Growing Through Life’s Changes. On her website, she takes a few minutes to share her moment of transition — in womanhood, natural hair and more. Her story is truly moving and tonight, she’ll be joining a few more of our favorite bloggers for in inaugural Twitter party affectionately hashtagged as #ButterflyTransition.

Join Diana and guest hosts tonight at 8PM for a fun chat and the chance to win fabulous prizes. Learn more about her book, which will be released on June 3, here. Congrats, Diana!

 

Freebie: Instagram Success Summit

Amy Kilpatrick Mascott shared with us a potential gem for anyone in need of this help: a summit about being successful on Instagram! The online event is free and takes place June 7-10, 2016. Hosting the event is Liam Austin, strategic partnerships expert and founder of Small Today, an online community of 100,000+ small business owners.

After reviewing it’s website, we learned that this summit will teach us how to:

  • To plan and set up a content strategy
  • How to utilize Instagram to sell products
  • Best practice for Instagram advertising
  • How to capture compelling Instagram images
  • Learn how to maximize photo filters and editing tools
  • The best tips for recording eye-catching Instagram videos
  • Attract and maintain the right following for your business
  • How to convert Instagram followers into paying customers
  • How to use, track, measure and analyze your progress
  • Using hashtags to increase reach
  • Run successful contest with Instagram
  • Schedule posts and run multiple accounts

Dozens of industry thought leaders make up the summit’s speaker group, including Jamie Derringer, Stacia Pierce, Farokh Sarmad, Yolanda Keels-Walker, and Marco Hansell to name a few.

This summit sounds perfect for those wanting to boost the way they tell stories visually as well as build an engaging following. To register, click here. Will you be attending?

 

Who’s That Girl Contest

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Want to win 2 free nights at the Grand Hyatt hotel during Blogalicious Weekend? Of course you do! With our latest contest, Who’s That Girl, you can do that by helping us name the mystery woman in our logo. That’s right — the most unique, off the wall, in your face suggestion will win this prize, making it easier to enjoy this year’s conference, where #ContentIsLife is our theme.

To enter, simply tweet us your suggestion @BeBlogalicious in this format: [NAME SUBMISSION] #WhosThatGirlB8. You have until 6/19/16 to tweet us an often as you please. Read our original contest post here. Think you can handle it?

 

To be featured in our next #WeeklyRoundUp, email our content manager at: ariel@beblogalicious.com and put WRU Feature in the subject line.

 

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#WeeklyRoundUp — Twitter Chat, News & So Much More
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This week is all about Twitter. See what’s happening at their headquarters, what it means for you as a user, and how you can join our next chat.


Twitter Will Remove 140-Character Limit

Twitter has an average of 310 million monthly users. The social media platform is popular because it allows users to share quick messages and thoughts on the fly from devices of their choice. The downfall that many users have felt over the years is it’s 140 character limit, which is hardly enough to share a complete, sincere thought. The Twitter gods put their ears to the pavement and are now “giving users more freedom to compose longer messages.”

The social media company will soon stop counting photos and links as part of its 140-character limit for messages, according to a person familiar with the matter. The change could happen in the next two weeks, said the person who asked not to be named because the decision isn’t yet public. Links currently take up 23 characters, even after Twitter automatically shortens them. The company declined to comment.

There isn’t much more information about the change other than it’s coming soon. Read the concise report on Bloomberg.

 

Debra Lee, New to Twitter’s Board of Directors

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In 2015, Laura Dunn asked BET chairwoman and CEO Debra Lee what advice she’d offer women who are seeking a leadership role. Her response was short, but impactful:

“Women seeking leadership roles should take some risks. People often say women are promoted on accomplishments and men are promoted on potential. We need to start fighting to be promoted on potential. Tell yourself, I haven’t done this job yet, but I’m smart and I can learn it. Be self-confident about that.”

Since then, Ms. Lee has been named as Twitter’s newest member on their board of directors. To put it plainly, Black Girl Magic will be sprinkled throughout Silicon Valley as she is the first black woman on the board! We couldn’t be more excited for Ms. Lee and Twitter as they ride off into the sunset together.

Lee has been one of The Hollywood Reporter’s 100 Most Powerful Women in Entertainment, and the first African-American female executive to get a Vanguard Award from the National Cable & Telecommunications Association. On Monday, she tweeted what we all felt:

 

We’ll be closely following this relationship!

 

Join Our Twitter Chat With Dreamer’s Academy

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What are you doing tonight at 8:00 PM est? We hope to indulge with you on Twitter at the Dreamer’s Academy #DDADISNEY chat. We invited you to the chat here, but in case you missed it,

Join us next Wednesday, May 18th at 8pm ET for an info-packed Twitter chat about the life-changing Disney Dreamers Academy. Applications for the 2017 Class of Dreamers are now being accepted and we want that bright and motivated teenager in your life to apply! The Disney Dreamers Academy introducing its young people to inspiring professionals in an environment that encourages them to dream big.

 

Other than fun chats, two things we love are prizes and giving them away. There are 4 $200 Disney gift cards to be won to registered participants. VISIT THIS PAGE FOR COMPLETE RULES. Will we see you online?

 

To be featured in our next #WeeklyRoundUp, email our content manager at: ariel@beblogalicious.com and put WRU Feature in the subject line.

 

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