Founded in 2015 by serial online entrepreneur Paola Mendez, The Blogger Union was originally conceived as a casual, monthly meeting in Miami created by Mendez’ desire to connect and share with other bloggers also looking to realize their dreams.
After an overwhelming response from bloggers around the country in search of a supportive and professional community in their neighborhood, The Blogger Union took form.
Today, we continue to establish hyper local blogger communities around the world, each designed to offer business growth opportunities, education, resources, and inspiration within the comfort of a positive environment.
ABOUT OUR FOUNDER
Paola Mendez, Founder
Paola Mendez is a serial entrepreneur, the founder of South Florida Bloggers, and the kind spirit behind The Blogger Union.
Paola’s talent for creating communities began in 2007 when she founded Pinkghost, a designer toy store, gallery, and haven for local and international artists. Pinkghost artist products, a collaboration between Paola and her favorite artists, were sold at stores around the world, including the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, the Rhode Island School of Design, the Gothernburg Museum, Kidrobot, and Fab.com.
Previous to life online, she was a web developer in the finance and media industry. She holds a B.S. in Computer Science from the University of Miami and a Masters in Information Systems, where she graduated as the valedictorian of her class at Florida International University.
On her down time, you can catch Paola playing drums in her cover band (along with her partner Brian, her sister, and brother-in-law) or snuggling with her toy Yorkie, Poncho.
WHAT WE OFFER
For Our Members
We’re so happy you are here! Our hearts beat for you. Trust us, you’ve found your people. As a member of The Blogger Union, you will benefit from:
- Authentic community support
- Media and business training from the best educators in the industry
- In-person events with bloggers and sponsors
- A database of bloggers in your community
- Community-specific and national Facebook groups designed for seeking guidance and collaborations
- Sponsorship opportunities
- Exposure opportunities
- A shoulder to lean on when you feel like giving up (because let’s be honest, it happens more often than we’d like to admit)
Ready to do this? Sign up to be a member by clicking here. It’s free!
For Our Partners
Partners, we love you, too! We’re really excited about teaming you up with the most professional bloggers living in the blogosphere. As a partner of The Blogger Union, you can benefit from a number of our services, including:
- Community-specific events hosted in your space
- Sponsored content distributed to our community-specific or national databases
- Blogger list building
- Social media campaigns
- Custom partnerships
Want to talk? Click here to get in touch.