The Blog Connect 2018

The Blog Connect is a conference about blogging for mid-level bloggers who want to learn more about blogging and social media, connect with like-minded folks and are looking for some inspiration in their lives. It will be the weekend of April 28-29. The conference itself will be Sunday, April 29. Additional details coming soon!

Speaker Application

2017 Speakers

The Blog Connect has featured some excellent speakers in past years, and we're looking forward to keeping up the tradition in 2018. 

2018 Speaker Application


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The audience will be made up of  bloggers who have gotten their feet wet and are now looking to make improvements to their blog to increase community, traffic, and engagement.


The speaker topics have not yet been decided yet because we want to hear from you about what you are the experts in and want to share with the group. To understand a little more about where our heads are at, we’ve thought about sessions on:

  • Connecting: Pinterest, Instagram, Twitter, Newsletters, & More
  • Design: Photography, Graphics, Branding, & More
  • Content: Development, Burn Out, Editorial Calendars, & Repurposing
  • Audience: Finding Your People, Building an Audience, Staying in Touch
  • Business: Turning Your Blog Into a Business, Accounting, Legal, & More
  • Metrics: SEO, Google Analytics, & What It All Mean


  • A projector will be made available to you for PowerPoint slides, but it is not necessary to use it.
  • If you are selected, a copy of your presentation must be provided to the PHLbloggers team by April 1, 2016.


Speaker applications are due by Friday, November 17, 2017. Speakers will be notified by Friday, January 5, 2018 whether their application has been chosen. If you are selected to speak and have already purchased a ticket for the conference, your ticket will be reimbursed.


All speakers will receive a free ticket to the conference. Travel expenses may be reimbursed.


The Blog Connect was one of the most well curated and organized conferences I’ve been to. It’s small, but mighty with a huge focus on making sure attendees and speakers feel welcome, comfortable joining in, and well-fed as they are learning. You’ll never find yourself sitting alone, wondering why everyone else seems to know each other as the day is full of speakers and activities and everything (even lunch) is included at one location. Highly recommend for those looking to get out from behind their computer, level up their skills, and make some new blogging buddies!
— Sarah Morgan, XO Sarah
The Blog Connect conference is a great event for veteran and new bloggers alike.
— Kasia Jaworski, Ampersand Blog
The Blog Connect is a fantastic event for both new and seasoned bloggers. As a veteran blogger myself, I still find so much value in the conference. The industry is constantly changing, so keeping up with it all and learning from my peers is critical to the success of my blog.
— Nicole Raudonis, Simply Nicole
TBC is easily on of the best planned out conferences that I have attended. It’s wonderfully informational, diverse, and full of food. What more can you ask for?
— Jessica Marcy, Sweet Love & Ginger
Few conferences pay such attention to detail while still delivering on promises to provide high-impact training and inspiration. The Blog Connect is like going to a retreat with a bunch of branding and blogging experts where you end up wanting to just be best friends with everyone.
— Andy Shaw, InstaFather
The Blog Connect was my first conference that I attended. It was so lovely to be with other bloggers who shared the joys and struggles of blogging. I was encouraged and motivated to “blog better!
— Angela St. Cyril, Setting My Intention

Previous Blog Connect Recaps