What started out as what going to be a one-time event quickly turned into much, much more…
Back in 2009 when the idea for Blogalicious was conceived, the idea was to bring together women bloggers of diverse ethnic backgrounds to connect and share their experiences of being bloggers in a blogosphere where, at the time, was heavily biased towards a handful of blogging “rockstars.” The secondary goal was to show brands that by overlooking the multi-cultural digital niche, they were missing out on crazy opportunities.
The inaugural Blogalicious Weekend accomplished both of those goals and we were elated – what we didn’t expect was for a tightly knit community to be formed and for the brand to signify a movement; one that bloggers and brands were clamoring for.
I’ve said it 1,000,000 times if I’ve said it once: Blogalicious is a platform to celebrate and lift up the talent and passion that lives in our community. If we can serve as a vehicle to promote or support your blog, brand or business, we’re going to do it. Period. It’s not about your traffic or your resume or who you know – being Blogalicious means to be genuinely passionate about your relationships, your work and your passions, rooted in social media, and to live that passion.
In Your Words
Last summer we launched the #BeUplifted Twitter chat series. The purpose of the chats was to shine the spotlight on the supporters and members of our community; they went so well that we’ll be doing them again this summer. At the end of each chat, we asked the guests to share what “Being Blogalicious” meant to them. Here’s a sampling of what came back:
To be @beblogalicious is to love what you do and pursue it full force all ways and always
To @Beblogalicious means to be bold, brilliant in your authentic expression. Be positive. Be supportive. Be a social do gooder.
We couldn’t have said it better ourselves!
And we’re not stopping here. We’ve got big plans for our Blogalicious community – and that means: making your voices the go-to voices for multicultural influencers online; connecting you with the resources to realize your ideas and grow your businesses; and to serve as a catalyst for social change. Big dreams, yes? But we know we can do it. After all, we are Blogalicious.