Wow! Seattle was such a blast. Thank you to all of the attendees and sponsors who joined us.

If you wrote a post and would like to share your experience at Bloggy Boot Camp, then please link it up below. We’d love to read what you thought about our day together.

The Details:

When: June 4, 2011, 9 AM to 5 PM {Cocktail reception to follow from 7 to 9 pm}

Where: Double Tree Hotel {Airport} in Seattle, Washington

{Use the code BBC to book online or by calling 1-800-222-TREE (8733)}

Your ticket includes lunch, education and a Saturday evening event.

During the conference, we will be discussing branding, monetization, making things happen, SEO, how to write for an online audience, and more. Attendees include new bloggers to social media mavens. Everyone is welcome!

Register for Bloggy Boot Camp- Seattle on Eventbrite


Kat from Mama's Losin' ItKathy Bouska, aka Mama Kat, is a mom to three kids and the blogger behind, Mama’s Losin’ It. She was inspired to begin blogging back in 2007, not only because of her life-long love for writing, but also as a way to stay connected to her work experience as an English teacher. Kathy is particularly savvy at integrating humor and heart into her posts, as evidenced by her wildly successful Writer’s Workshop. In order to participate in this weekly meme, bloggers select a topic from a series of writing prompts, create a post, and then link to Kathy’s site in order to increase their own web traffic. When not working on her blog or on Twitter @mamakatslosinit, Kathy keeps busy as the owner of a daycare business and as an Account Manager for the BlogFrog.

DeNae-HandyDeNae Handy’s enthusiasm for writing and helping others become better writers is the passion behind her web-based business, DeNae Handy: Professional Writing Services. She is a free lance humor writer and essayist, an editor for and contributor to Mormon Mommy Blogs, and a featured speaker and instructor at blogging and writing events. When not writing, she is the co-director of the non-profit Matthew Blanchard Foundation, and works as a music composer, arranger, and teacher. DeNae credits blogging for kicking off her writing career, and loves swapping stories with her online BFFs at her virtual kitchen table, My Real Life was Backordered.

social networkingSara Hawkins is a blogger, lawyer, homeschooler, and all around jane of many trades. She began blogging while in law school back when dial-up was all the rage. Sara has been a lawyer for 15 years and has worked in a large law firm, as in-house counsel, and is now a solo practitioner. She provides legal guidance to businesses of all sizes regarding a variety of topics, including social media, digital rights and ethics, and is passionate about the law and making it understandable, accessible and fun. She blogs about her life and fulfilling all her hope and dreams at Saving For Someday. Sara also has a series of posts about Digital Rights and Blog Law 101 where she discusses blogging and the law. Join her on Twitter @saving4someday.

bloggerJenny Ingram, Jenny On the Spot, is not so much “on the spot” as much as she is IN a spot. Jenny lives near Seattle, has 3 lively kiddos, and spends a lot of time on the interwebz. And drinking coffee. She’s hip and caffeinated like that. Jenny started blogging in 2004, but in 2008 she discovered a video camera was built into her laptop, and the rest is vlogging history. She is not at all dramatic. In addition to her site, Jenny is an iVillage iVoice, a headline editor with, and is a contributing writer here and there. Most recently, she spoke at Blissdom 2011 aaaaand emcee’d her kids’ school auction! She is @jennyonthespot on Twitter.

Lisa-LeonardLisa Leonard started a handmade jewelry business to have a more flexible schedule with her young boys. Over the last 5 years, it’s grown tremendously, thanks in large part to blogging and social networking. Lisa’s jewelry has been featured in several national magazines and is worn by celebrities. She has a passion for hand-crafted beauty and building genuine relationships. You can find Lisa at and on Twitter @lisaleonard.

david mirassouDavid Mirassou represents the sixth generation of America’s oldest winemaking family. These days, he serves as a spokesperson for the winery, and is involved in many of the daily activities. David has been touring the country celebrating Mirassou’s more than 150 years of winemaking, as well as introducing their new premium wines. David believes that wine is a wonderful addition to any occasion, and is best enjoyed with food, friends and family. You can learn more about Mirassou wines on their Facebook fan page. And don’t miss Mirassou’s Bright Ideas Grant Program! If you are an entrepreneur at heart, you can enter to win up to $8,000 for your bright idea.

media socialJyl Johnson Pattee, of Mom It Forward and #GNO fame, is the perfect example of someone who thinks outside the box and has found a way to build a very successful niche for herself in the online world. Her blogging and Twitter success story is a great model from which we can see that in social media, there is no such thing as only one way. Jyl also co-organizes the Evo Conference annually, which is held in July in Park City, UT. It’s an intimate, engaging event for 350 intermediate to advanced bloggers, business women, and brands. You can find Jyl on Twitter @jylmomIF.

blogs topCarol Schiller is a copywriter, Internet marketer and the Social Media Director at Before getting hooked on the world of online marketing, Carol spent over 10 years marketing and licensing branded fashion for companies including Kenneth Cole, Ralph Lauren Footwear, and Anne Klein. You can find Carol on Twitter @Cozifamily and @CarolSchiller, as well as on her blog at A mom of 3 who is originally from the East Coast, Carol now lives in a suburb of Seattle. Her husband has absolutely no idea what the fuss is about the Internet, but is more than happy to eat the food she blogs about.

Urban-Bliss-Marlynn-SchotlandMarlynn Schotland is a first generation Filipino-American and a Pacific Northwest native who happily juggles the madness of running two businesses while also raising two young children. An analytical creative, she pours her passion into Urban Bliss, a creative design + strategy studio based in Portland, Oregon. Through Urban Bliss, she partners with clients to strengthen their brands, recharge their businesses and build buzz.  As a mom business owner, she has become a vocal leader in supporting fellow mom entrepreneurs to build better businesses while raising families. In 2006, she founded The Power MOB (Mom-Owned Businesses), a collaborative community for mom entrepreneurs and the host of the annual Makings of a M.O.B. Conference. You can find Marlynn on Twitter @designmama.

blog how toSheila Tan is Chief Marketing Officer at Align Technology. She leads the company’s product innovation strategies and oversees all aspects of marketing including positioning, new product introductions, customer relationship management, marketing communications and global brand integration for Invisalign. Recently named one of the Top 10 CMOs for in the nation by the CMO Institute, Tan brings nearly 20 years of consumer, high tech and business-to-business marketing experience to Align Technology. She has a solid track record in building and differentiating brands, driving new product innovation and leading high performing teams in the oral care, women’s health, custom cosmetic, software, and Internet services industries.  To learn more about blogger opportunities with Invisalign Teen, be sure you don’t miss this post.


Tiffany RomeroTiffany Romero is a mom, wife, business owner, and entrepreneur who began blogging in March 2008. Tiffany is an active social media personality, with her own blog, The R Family Diaries, and a social media consulting company, Maven Girl Media. In 2009, Tiffany took her passion for connecting women online one step further and created Bloggy Boot Camp, one day conferences for women in social media. Her sold-out tour of boot campsgarnered attention from The NY Times, The Huffington Post and ABC News. When not on-line, Tiffany keeps busy running a private summer camp with her husband in Los Angeles and working as the Vice President for the Western Association of Independent Camps. Connect with her on Twitter @TiffanyRom.

Francesca BanducciFrancesca Banducci is a mom to three children, ages 5, 3 and a just a few months old. Since starting her personal blog, Francesca has received multiple awards, including recognition by Nielsen Online as one of the Top 50 Power Moms. Her interest in marketing prompted her to earn her MBA in the field and launch her own consulting company, Social Girl Media. In 2010, Francesca joined Tiffany as a partner on both SITS and Bloggy Boot Camp. Prior to joining the on-line world, Francesca studied Viticulture & Enology at UC Davis, worked at various wineries in both California and Italy, and was employed for many years at the biotech company, Genentech. You can find Francesca on Twitter @SITSGirls.