Meet-Up News: July Family Picnic

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The summer is upon us and we are all SO busy with one thing or another. Which is why we try to keep the summer months laid back on the meet-up schedule. But, we can’t go THREE WHOLE MONTHS without seeing you! So, we scheduled in a family picnic for Sunday, July 28!

This is a FREE EVENT! But, we do need to know how many people are going… so, please fill out the EventBrite ticket to let us know that you will be there. Please, bloggers and family ONLY. (Family includes significant others.)

Everyone bring a picnic lunch and enjoy a few hours of socializing together. We will not be providing any food/drinks at this event so that we can keep the event free. However, if you bring items to share we will have table space to put shared items (a great way to advertise your blog!)

We will be having an Instagram contest for the “Best Family  Photo” taken during the event. The photo with the most “LIKES” on Monday will receive a free family photo session from Motormouth Studios!

More information on our Facebook page for Facebook fans!

 

 

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Portland Bloggers’ May Meet-Up Review: Social Media Strategies

Our May meet-up was pretty much AMAZING. We learned lots of new info about social media strategies and the different social media accounts available from Ashley of SwellPath.

If you weren’t able to join us at the event then definitely check out the slideshow she shared with us! Some great information and tips in there.

Since implementing her tips I’ve seen my social media accounts grow quite a bit in just the short time since the meet-up. And, because of my social media accounts growth, I’ve also seen my blog numbers increase. Go figure!?

We could NOT have had this awesome of a meet-up if it weren’t for the awesome people helping to put it together. Several companies donated their time, expertise, products, and supplies so that we could all learn a little bit more about our craft and network together.

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The venue space and presentation was provided by:

SwellPath generously provided their office space for the event. The speaker did a great job sharing about social media strategies and highlighting how it can help bloggers to HAVE a social media strategy. SwellPath is a digital marketing and measurement company. They sort of DO IT ALL. Check them out via Facebook, Google +, or Twitter!

The food for the event was provided by:

Blue Star Donuts is not your average donut shop. Their donuts fresh-baked each morning from Brioche dough, which gives them a lighter texture from the ordinary, and the flavors will make you double take! From their Blueberry Bourbon & Basil to their Hard Apple Cider Fritter (and who can knock what seems to be the PNW favorite—Maple Bacon), Blue Star turns the idea of a donut shop into an amazing, mouth-watering experience. We were super psyched to have Blue Star Donuts donating some amazing creations to our upcoming Portland Blogger Event! Blue Star provided tasty donuts for the event. Find them on Twitter @BlueStarDonuts and Facebook.

Nuvrei Patisserie & Cafe is a European and French inspired cafe located in NW Portland. You’ll find both traditional and modern interpretations of pastries, artisan breads, and Parisian macarons. They don’t stop at making buttery pastries and sweet treats. Stop by the cafe for house-made quiches and sandwiches or a cup of Coava coffee. We were happy to have some of Nuvrei’s treats at our event. Find Nuvrei Patisserie & Cafe on Twitter @nuvrei and Facebook.

Water Avenue Coffee Company is a Portland-based roasters located in the Southeast Industrial district. In addition to their roasting house, they also have a café and Water Avenue Mobile, a vintage Step van that can often be seen buzzing around Portland or providing refreshments at large events. We were very excited to work with Water Ave. and introduce their delicious brew to the Portland Blogger Community. Water Avenue Coffee donated coffee for the event. Find them on Twitter @wateravecoffee and Facebook.

Photos of the event were taken and shared by:

Grace and Jaden from Hurtienne Photography (like Martini, but better!) offered their awesome photog skills to capture the event. Hurtienne Photography are Salem and Portland Oregon Wedding and Engagement Photographers.They have shared the photos with you through their site (CLICK HERE). The copyright information is located in this folder for your perusal. Please make sure you credit Hurtienne Photography when using the images. Find them on Instagram @hurtiennephotography and Facebook.

The Portland Blogger group is coordinated by four Portland area bloggers (and a lot of volunteers!) The four coordinators for this event were:

Free Printable Social Media Treat Tags:

Social Strategies Event THIS Saturday!

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Social Strategies for Bloggers:

I’m excited to say that our next event is just around the corner. Remember, we have events scheduled out through December. Save the date for future events! Information about the next meet-up:

When: Saturday May 18 from 1 to 4 PM
Where: SwellPath, 411 Northwest Park Avenue  #400 Portland, OR 97209
Other: Bring your laptop or a notepad and pen to take notes! Light snacks and beverages will be provided.
Tickets: Tickets are $10 + an EventBrite fee — Click here to purchase your ticket!

Ticket costs go towards the running of the Portland Bloggers’ website and any non-donated event supplies. We cannot provide refunds for tickets purchased and not used. However, if you are unable to attend and have bought a ticket then we will try to first sell your ticket to someone on the waitlist so that we can try to get your ticket costs back to you.

Sold Out Event!

The Social Strategies event is sold out! You wanted to go, but didn’t buy your ticket soon enough!? Don’t fret… put your name on the waiting list! If a ticket becomes available we will contact you. The waiting list also helps us to measure how much space we look for in a venue.

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Social Media Strategies for your blog:

Ashley Stuart of SwellPath is sharing her insight on Social Media Strategies for blogs and brands at the next Portland Blogger’s Meet-up. SwellPath is a Portland based digital marketing and analyst company. They specialize in analytics and search optimization. Our past SEO for Bloggers workshop was led by Mike Arnesen, also from SwellPath.

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We have awesome Portland area companies donating tasty treats to the event:

Water Avenue Coffee Company is a Portland-based roasters located in the Southeast Industrial district. In addition to their roasting house, they also have a café and Water Avenue Mobile, a vintage Step van that can often be seen buzzing around Portland or providing refreshments at large events. We are very excited to work with Water Ave. and introduce their delicious brew to the Portland Blogger Community.

Blue Star Donuts is not your average donut shop. Their donuts fresh-baked each morning from Brioche dough, which gives them a lighter texture from the ordinary, and the flavors will make you double take! From their Blueberry Bourbon & Basil to their Hard Apple Cider Fritter (and who can knock what seems to be the PNW favorite—Maple Bacon), Blue Star turns the idea of a donut shop into an amazing, mouth-watering experience. We are super psyched to have Blue Star Donuts donating some amazing creations to our upcoming Portland Blogger Event!

Nuvrei Patisserie & Cafe is a European and French inspired cafe located in NW Portland. You’ll find both traditional and modern interpretations of pastries, artisan breads, and Parisian macarons. They don’t stop at making buttery pastries and sweet treats. Stop by the cafe for house-made quiches and sandwiches or a cup of Coava coffee. We are happy to have some of Nuvrei’s treats at our next event. And, for those of you that want to continue networking after the event— Nuvrei is super close to the venue!

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Our photographer will capture all the fun moments:

Don’t worry about bringing your camera (unless you want to!) because Grace of Hurtienne Photography  will be snapping the day away. “Hurtienne, like Martini but better” is what the website says of the Salem, Oregon Photography duo. We think Grace is pretty neat for offering up her services to shoot our little event! She has also generously offered to snap some head shots of those who would like them.

 

We hope you’re as excited about this event as we are!

See you Saturday!

Meet-Up News: Social Strategies for Bloggers May Meet-Up

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Does anyone else get a little overwhelmed when it comes to social media accounts? Which ones do you need and how often should you update? ARRGGHHH! Thankfully, our next meet-up is ALL about social strategies for our blogs. I know I can use a little advice!
As the number of social networks continues to grow it’s important to focus your social efforts on the channels which are the best fit for your blog and your audience. Social Strategies for Bloggers will cover how to develop a solid social strategy, the best ways for optimizing the various social channels for search, and useful tools for measuring the successes of difference social vehicles. Please bring either a laptop or notebook for taking notes. Light snacks and drinks will be provided.

Social Strategies for Bloggers Event Details:

When: Saturday, May 18 1-4 PM

Where: SwellPath, 411 Northwest Park Avenue  #400 Portland, OR 97209

Speaker: Ashley Stuart of SwellPath

Other: Bring your laptop or a notepad and pen to take notes! Light snacks and beverages will be provided.

Tickets: Tickets are $10 + an EventBrite fee — Click here to purchase your ticket!

REMINDER: Space is limited!

Ticket costs go towards the running of the Portland Bloggers’ website and any non-donated event supplies. Unfortuantely, we cannot provide refunds for tickets purchased and not used. However, if you are unable to attend and have bought a ticket then we will try to first sell your ticket to someone on the waitlist so that we can try to get your ticket costs back to you.

We hope to see you at the Portland Bloggers May Meet-Up and Social Strategies for Bloggers Discussion!


Meet-Up Review // Portland Bloggers Strike a Pose

**This post is a review of the Portland Blogger’s March meet-up. Companies that helped make the meet-up possible are mentioned in this post. Companies listed donated services/products to make the event affordable and fun.**

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Megan, The Boho Mama, welcoming attendees to the Portland Bloggers’ Strike a Pose event.

About a month ago we had our March meet-up at Jillian Rabe LLC ‘s The Space in the Pearl district of Portland. We had been gearing up for this meet-up pretty hard-core… I don’t know if we are just so excited that Spring is on the way or if it is just TIME after all the holiday craziness is over, but our Spring meet-ups the past two years have been AMAZING! (Check out last year’s spring meet-up.)

The “Strike a Pose” event was all about learning how to take better self-images for your blog and social media sites. Not all of the bloggers in our group take photos of themselves regularly. It was a great opportunity for people to get some tips on how to take better photos when they are the one in front of the camera. Thanks to area photographers & stylists, attendees also got the chance to get their photos styled and taken by some amazing pros.

Upon arrival guests got to start in on some delectable food items from Elephant’s Deli. Attendees were also given coupons to the deli with their check-in information that included a schedule of the event and a Tweet Sheet with sponsor’s twitter handles.

Area accessory and jewelry designers GlassCast, Chloe + Isabel, and Jade Rose offered up items to be worn in the photographs and donated items for a giveaway at the end of the event. Beauty specialist Marina McAvoy gave some last minute hair/makeup tips to attendees.

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Margaret Jacobsen‘s camera ready to go!

Check out some of the photos from the event’s photographer Macey Snelson of Motormouth Studio:

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Check back throughout the next few weeks to see photographs taken by the other photographers at the event! And, for news on our May meet-up scheduled for May 18!

Reviews of the event from attendees:

*Please let me know if you have written a review of the event and it is missing from the list!

A big thank you to all of our wonderful sponsors. Each of these companies/individuals/blogs contributed in making the Portland Bloggers’ Strike a Pose event successful and affordable.
THANK YOU!
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