July 22, 2016 — Build it and they will come? Not any longer. Not when so much new information is appearing on the Internet every day, every hour, every minute. You have to find the right audience and promote your blog. Without this extra effort, your carefully crafted prose may go unread. Learn tips to get noticed and gain an audience.
– Learn how to present your blog to attract.
– Learn how to find your audience.
– Learn how to promote your blog to get attention.
July 3, 2016 — I had a writer’s block and it was horrible: I felt uncreative, watched my blog dry up, and crawled in the corner and cried. I felt like a loser. But I’m NOT a loser. So I fixed it. I created a blogging plan that involved only 10 minutes each day. My writer’s block disappeared, my blog stats climbed, and I now know how to turn it around when I find myself neglecting my site. Whether you are a personal blogger or run a business website, this talk will give strategies for adding content without huge time investments. Learn how to eliminate writer’s block, create material relevant to your site’s purpose, and build a regular publishing habit.
June 29, 2016 — SEO has gone from a technical trade to being more marketing focussed. Joost & Marieke will talk about how to gain great rankings & satisfied visitors by writing good content. Focussing on SEO copywriting has a major pitfall. We give examples and tips on how to write a post that is both readable as well as SEO-friendly.
June 24, 2016 — Blogging is relatively easy – write some stuff, add some pictures, and click “Publish”. Getting people to actually read your blog and be part of your tribe is harder. Join the Snarky Gardener (a vegetable gardening blogger) and follow his 3 year blogging journey from WordPress.com site to where he is today. He doesn’t have all the answers but hopefully he can inspire you to take your blog to the next level.
May 26, 2016 — I’ll talk about my humble beginnings as a WordPress user and how I eventually got commit access to WordPress core. By telling my unique story I want to show how rewarding contributing to an open-source community can be and inspire people to do the same. I’ve been using WordPress since 2006, but only in the last three years I’ve been contributing heavily to the open-source project. I began attending the local meetup and the very first WordCamp in Switzerland. I attended WordCamp Europe 2013, where I submitted my first patch to WordPress core. Fast-forward to 2015, when I decided to develop a feature for embedding WordPress posts on other websites that made it into WordPress 4.4. How do these embeds work and what is it like to lead such a project? What does breaking the web by introducing bugs feel like? At the end of 2015, I attended WordCamp US where I was announced as one of seven new guest committers to the WordPress project. It wasn’t always an easy journey, but it has always been rewarding and I could always count on the helpful people around me. I will talk about the various ways people can contribute to WordPress and what it takes to be a core committer. Also, I will reveal what Swiss chocolate has to do with the latter…
May 7, 2016 — Vybudoval som najpopulárnejší blog na WordPresse vo svojej oblasti (od r. 2012) a chcem sa z účastníkmi podeliť o to, ako sa mi to presne podarilo… Od vybratia správnej cieľovej skupiny, písanie rôznych typov článkov, cez zdieľanie a propagáciu a strategické propagovanie a budovanie značky.
May 4, 2016 — Let’s face it, blogging is a profitable practice and if you’re not doing it, you’re missing out. But how do you know you’re doing it right? In her presentation, Elayna Fernandez, award-winning Marketing Master Trainer, teaches you exactly how you can become a credible, visible, and profitable blogger so you can increase your influence, impact, and income.
What this session includes:
3 Common Reasons Why Blogging Isn’t Working For You (And How To Fix It)
7 Little Changes That Will Make A Big Difference With Your Blog Success
7 Horrible Mistakes You Could Be Making With Your Blog
The Ultimate Checklist For A Successful Blog Post That Both Google and Your Readers Love
13 Tools Every Blogger Should Be Using To Get The Results They Want
…and much more!
April 29, 2016 — This session is dedicated to showing what all has to be done with a website after it is developed and handed over to the user(s). I will discuss a bit of security, updates, backups, keeping the site “fresh” Google Webmaster tools, different notifications you can receive about your site for if the site goes down, what to do when the site does go down,
April 28, 2016 — For years Carrie has been a consistent and valued blogger which helped her freelance business. Now she’s going to tell you her secrets – the things to do and not to do – so that you can enjoy some of the same benefits she’s realized over years.