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How to Embody Your CEO Role as a Blogging Business Owner

The following article has affiliate links. Starting a blog for the first time is an amazing yet daunting experience. To be honest, I didn’t realize that I would be in this position. But starting a blog gave me the freedom to write about the things that interest and excite me, which makes me love blogging even more.  The best part is, I can also share photos, videos, and audio, to make my blog posts visually appealing. But before you get too excited, I’d like to share some vital information to give you an idea of what goes down in starting a blog.  1. A new blog hardly receives visits at the beginning  Your posts will have very few readers for a long time. Although these entries initially don’t get traffic, you can still benefit from […]

How to create your own linktree using Wordpress

How To Create Your Own Linktree With WordPress

Video Tutorial: How To Create Your Own Linktree With WordPress What can I use instead of Linktree? I am going to show you how to create your linktree with WordPress by creating a page on your blog. If you like to take action and get started without reading the introduction click here and jump to the Steps to Create your linktree on WordPress. What Is Linktree Used For? We started using linktree because we wanted to share the many things we do on our Instagram profile, but Instagram only allows a single link. To promote an upcoming event, a new blog post, or video we use services like linktree and tapbio to create a simple page with various links our visitor can pick from. This page, basically an Instagram links landing page, is a brilliant idea. […]

how to start a successful blog with wordpress

How to Start a Blog Using WordPress

So, you’re thinking of starting a blog? Woohoo! We’re so excited for you! Obviously, all of us at The Blogger Union are advocates for blogging. We believe it’s a great way to express yourself + create a business and life you love. We know the techie part about getting your site up can be totally overwhelming. We get it. And the reason we do this free class is because we don’t want that fear to stop you from starting your blog. Why do we want you to start your blog? Mainly for selfish reasons: because we know that your message and you living your purpose can change the world. And we would would like that. So let’s change the world, shall we? STEP 1: Believe in Yourself! For all our Latina friends out there, this saying sounds […]


South Bloggers Beach Yoga For Breast Cancer Awareness

On Saturday, October 21st, the South Florida Bloggers and the South Florida Mom Bloggers came together for our third annual Breast Cancer Awareness beach yoga event. This event took place at the beautiful Crandon Beach on Key Biscayne. Our amazing yoga flow was led by Tiffany Zakka from SWOGA and sponsored by Baptist Health South Florida. It was so wonderful to share our stories and connect with women from all different backgrounds. We have all been affected by Breast Cancer in one way or another. A very special thank you to Priscilla from Pure Zeal Photography for capturing these beautiful images. View Gallery We are so excited to announce that $250 was donated the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Remember ladies that early detection saves lives. You can learn more and schedule your mammogram at!


South Florida Bloggers Beach Yoga for Breast Cancer Awareness

On Saturday October 22nd the South Florida Bloggers and South Florida Mom Bloggers came together for the second annual Breast Cancer Awareness Beach Yoga event at Crandon Beach. Our morning was full of sunshine, good vibes and a 30 minute yoga flow. This year we were led once again by Tiffany Zakka from SWOGA. It was so nice to see all of the beautiful women come out in their pink. A very special thank you to our sponsor Baptist Health for all that they do in our South Florida communities.  As we close out the month of October please keep in mind that early detection saves lives. Breast Cancer is the most common cancer in women. The survival rate for people with Breast Cancer is around 90 percent, and may be as high as 99 percent when […]

South Florida Bloggers March Meetup: Celebrating Women - Loving & Valuing Yourself

SFL Bloggers March Meetup Recap: How To Step Into Your Magic

Hello 2022 and welcome! We started 2022 with a bang at our South Florida Bloggers Meet-Up! On March 19, 2022, we found ourselves back into the swing of things with our March Meetup. The event was centered around women empowerment and self-love and was hosted by food hall Doral Yard (@doralyard). Lunch and cocktails were provided by the restaurants you’ll find at Doral Yard: Della Bowls, Yip Miami, Un Pollo, and Santo Dulce Churros. It was hard to pick just one place to dine, as all the options were equally delicious and amazing! Founder, Paola Mendez, initiated the event with a warm welcome to all our current and new members. A panel was held shortly after which included Paola Mendez (@coralgableslove), Annie Vazquez (@anniethealchemist), and Gabriela Ortega (@girlsgoneboss). The panelists discussed techniques to practice self-love […]


South Florida Blogger Awards 2019: The Results

February 9th, 2020 was a beautiful day for the South Florida Blogger Awards, with a cool breeze at the lovely grounds of Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden. We’re excited every year to celebrate the achievements of our bloggers and the constant support and collaboration amongst those in our community is truly great to see. All of our work throughout the year culminate in this fun event celebrating our love for the creatives who inspire and amaze us. Scroll to the list below to see the award winners who’ve inspired us in 2019. Ceremony Excitement Indoors As attendees arrived, they strolled the Montgomery Garden House lawn to a large sailcloth tent housing food stations, tables and floral arrangements. This, with sponsor booths, creative backdrops and the garden house itself all made for a beautiful indoor/outdoor setting. When […]

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Meetup on blog monetization featuring Danielle Faust

Meetup: Turning Content Into Income in 2020

Are you earning income from your blog? Join us to hear how to set rates and get paid as a content creator and influencer in 2020. Veteran blogger and monetization coach Danielle Faust of will offer tips on earning income for your content from ads, affiliates and sponsored work. Join us at Her Power Space, the new coworking space in Sunrise by Michelle Talbert. Photo branding experiences also available by Unforgettable Entertainment. RSVP to Save Your Spot Date: Saturday, March 7th, from 11 am to 1 pm Location: Her Power Space, 4300 N. University Drive, Suite F-100, Sunrise, FL 33351 Free with RSVP. Guest Speaker:Danielle Faust Danielle Faust is an intuitive life and wellness coach and freelance writer based in South Florida. She candidly creates written and video content for, a positive lifestyle blog […]


BoxyCharm Sponsors the 2019 South Florida Blogger Awards

Beauty blogging is a big category for our local bloggers, so we’re especially excited to welcome BoxyCharm as a sponsor of the 2019 South Florida Blogger Awards. BoxyCharm is a pioneer of monthly beauty subscriptions and works closely with bloggers and influencers on social media. So it’s no surprise they’ll be presenting the Best Beauty Blogger award, with CEO Joe Martin doing the honors himself. Join us at the award ceremony to meet CEO Joe Martin and to find out who will be named Best Beauty Blogger in South Florida. And there will be goodies too! BoxyCharm is providing every attendee with a box of full-size beauty goodies! Follow @BoxyCharm Follow @BoxyCharm on Instagram or Facebook and visit them online at Get Tickets Be sure to get your ticket for the South Florida Blogger […]


DC Bloggers: April Meetup with Jenee Naylor

DC Bloggers: April Meetup with Jenee Naylor at Tanger National Harbor On April 2nd, the DC Bloggers welcomed Jenee Naylor of @HighLowLuxxe as a guest speaker to chat about her expertise as a fashion influencer at Tanger National Harbor. With a room full of local DC bloggers, Jenee shared about what encourages her, how she decides what to share on social media, and how to build a community. Jenee expressed that she is encouraged to share about things that she loves, but also content that provides value and is helpful to others. She shares content that she is comfortable with and doesn’t feel invasive; what she loves, what she’s learned, places she’s visited, makeup, and skincare. She is a truly helpful resource in all of these areas! The top three biggest takeaways Jenee shared are: 1.       When looking for a niche, post what […]


October DC Bloggers Meetup: Travel Blogging

For the October DC Bloggers Meetup on Saturday, October 22, we convened at Smoke & Mirrors at theAC Hotel Washington DC to hear Marissa Strang of @marissa.daily present on Travel Blogging: Tips andTricks. Marissa shared insights on becoming a full-time travel blogger, navigating the business andlogistics side of blogging, debunking myths and truths about the industry, pitching brands andmonetizing, and cultivating a meaningful travel community online. First, Marissa talked through commonly held myths about being a travel blogger, such as the need tohave over 10k followers and invest in expensive equipment (you don’t) or that you can travel for freeand live a life solely filled with glitz and glamour (nope – you are running a business with deliverable,contracts, and expectations to produce content). She stressed never letting anyone diminish your workor services! She then walked […]


August DC Blogger Meetup: Blogging Full Time and all the Tips & Tricks with Peyton Johnson

On Saturday. August 13th, The DC Bloggers gathered at La Cosecha in Union Market to hear Peyton of @peytonjohnsonnn talk about Everything You Need to Know About Blogging. She gave us facts and figures that many don’t talk openly about and we all learned so much about industry standards. Here’s what we learned: Follower count + engagement rate + brand partnerships + why they would pay your rates. For brand collaborations, brands pay attention to your follower account and engagement rate. Brands want good engagement to pay you your rate. Numbers are really complex.For example, if you have 10 followers and a 7-10% engagement rate, brands will work with you. Budgets vary from brand to brand. Consider the company’s size and whether they are local or large. Video content requires more work by the creator, […]


Rome Bloggers February 2018 Meetup

We kicked off the new year with an exciting presentation made by Sian and Lorna from The Roman Guy and Katie from The Hostel Girl at the brand new hostel, The Rome Hello, located in the center of Rome, just a short walk from Repubblica metro station. February’s meetup was all on brand and influencer collaborations with Katie sharing her tips and advice on the influencer side and Sian and Lorna sharing their advice on the brand side. They spoke about their experiences working with brands/influencers, the right way on approaching collaborations, and do’s and dont’s. The evening started with a brief introduction by everyone. We had a full house this evening with a total of 25 people present! The Rome Hello was kind enough to offer those attending complimentary wine and prosecco to start […]


Rome Bloggers April 2018 Meetup

We had such a great time during our April meetup with journalist & public radio professional, Katy Sewall, as she spoke on the topic of interviewing. The meetup took place on a beautiful Sunday afternoon in Rome at the Alembic restaurant in the neighborhood of Trastevere, as we welcomed a packed house full of bloggers, writers, and photographers. During the presentation, Katy gave us practical tips & tricks we can use for interviewing- not only in a professional setting, but also when having day to day conversations with others. To become a better interviewer, Katy spoke to us about how to bring out personal stories of the people we encounter, how to mine for more depth in their answers, how to create a narrative arc in our questions, and even find out about the common mistakes […]


Rome Bloggers December 2017 Meetup

To kick off the end of the year, Rome Bloggers hosted a fun, interactive aperitivo meetup at the Peaky Blinders cocktail bar located right in the center of the city, between Piazza Navona and Castel Sant’Angelo. Peaky Blinders cocktail bar is the perfect place to go sit down and enjoy a drink from their carefully crafted menu. During the aperitivo, they provided us with drinks, cheese, and curated meat while chatting about holiday plans, travel, work & more. Although many of our Rome Blogger members were traveling during this time, we were able to keep the meetup small and intimate to really get to know one another and chat about ideas for future blogger meet-ups. Having this time to chat was well-needed to settle into the end of the year. We plan on having very […]


December Recap: Blogger Roundtable at Wisteria

One of the most beneficial things about being a Blogger Union member is having access to successful content creators in the community who are willing to share their knowledge. Last Sunday, an intimate group of Houston Blogger Union members gathered at Wisteria for a special blogger brunch. Over light bites and mimosas, our members got to ask Anastasia Hansen and Natalie Harms about their accomplished careers as bloggers. Anastasia and Natalie recently celebrated the fifth anniversary of their thriving blog, It’s Not Hou It’s Me. The two hosted our blogger roundtable at Wisteria, Houston’s newest destination for home decor. Wisteria offers traditional furniture and home decor featuring unique designs and one of a kind items. Before the informative workshop took place, we had a full tour of the Wisteria showroom. From a rainbow-hued pillow wall to […]


June Recap: Photography Workshop at STORY

Vibrant, colorful, fun, and informative—there are too many ways to describe the blast we had at our June meetup. Our June 8th meeting was held at STORY at Macy’s inside of Memorial City Mall. We had the privilege of learning photography tips from Maritere Rice, Houston’s very own the color queen and professional photographer. If you don’t know Maritere, you’ll want to follow her ASAP. Maritere Rice is a contemporary portrait, travel, fashion and lifestyle photographer and content creator located in Houston. She has a passion for inspired living, travel, and color—all of which you’ll see on her vivacious Instagram page. The morning began with members browsing STORY, dining on breakfast from New York Deli & Coffee Shop (catered by Houston Catering Concepts), and indulging their sweet tooth with themed cookies from Dessert Gallery. When […]


Houston Bloggers June Meetup: Photography Workshop

Join us for a Q&A session and hands-on tips with Houston photographer Maritere Rice (@mariterec) to learn about photography styling, shooting, and editing. Let STORY at Macy’s be your colorful backdrop as you learn to craft the perfect photo!  What to Expect:  Explore a world of color in one of Houston’s most Instagrammable destinations! From photo walls to flay lay stations, STORY at Macy’s is a colorful playground where our special guest Maritere Rice will be hosting a hands-on workshop to help you craft the perfect shot. Light bites and beverages will be provided by Dessert Gallery and Houston Catering Concepts. What to Bring:  Bring your camera/phone for a hands-on workshop to practice what you learn.  About Maritere:  Maritere Rice is a contemporary portrait, travel, fashion and lifestyle photographer and content creator located in Houston, […]