BlogHer is holding a conference in New York City in the beginning of August. BlogHer ’12 is a wonderful opportunity for me to network, meet other bloggers, and connect with others who share my love for writing. As a grad student, I’d normally be able to pay for a student pass. Unfortunately, they are all sold out.
August 2 – 4, 2012
Hilton New York, NY
What is BlogHer ’12?
BlogHer is a conference that is pen to anyone and everyone who considers themselves part of the blogosphere. Although the audience is mainly women, 10-15% of attendees are men! The focus of these conferences are to highlight the skills and talents of women bloggers. All genders, ages, ethnicities, and levels of blogging experience are welcome at BlogHer.
Bloggers gain and increase their skills and knowledge in many different areas of blogging. The conferences comprises of more than 2,500 qualified and targeted blog affiliates. BlogHer provides high quality content on a range of topics, with all blogs continually edited to meet strict editorial standards, including content quality, category relevance, blog frequency, increasing traffic, business skills, etc. Bloggers attend classes or discussion groups that are aimed at improving each bloggers content and knowledge.
You can learn more about the conference at the official BlogHer ’12 website.
Between the BlogHer conference pass, transportation, and incidentals, my costs are estimated to be about $500. While $500 may not seem like a lot in the grand scheme of things, for a broke grad student on limited income, this means the difference between eating for a month or surviving on ramen noodles. Every little bit helps, and I’d be eternally grateful for any contributions.
Soooo I’ve set up an award system for sponsoring my journey to BlogHer ’12!
Super Star Sponsor Extraordinaire
$250+…If you’re in my local area, or if you attend BlogHer ‘12, I will personally take you out on the town and be your date (or frate, “friend date,” if you prefer) for the evening! You also get a free sponsored ad on GingerSass for 1 year! I’ll tell everyone how amazing you are and how much you’ve changed my life. You’ll get nothing but eternal gratefulness and good PR from me. (Plus everything in the lower donations.)
$100+… I will write you a poem dedicated to you personally, sign a picture of myself and pretend it’s a headshot, and write a post on my site dedicated to you, your business, or the cause of your choosing. (Plus everything in the lower donations.)
$75+… I will give you a shout out on my site, send you GingerSass stickers, and draw you a picture. (I almost went to art school so it’s guaranteed to not be a stick figure!) (Plus everything in the lower donations.)
$50+… I will send you a fancy hard copy of one of my poems, some GingerSass business cards, and my eternal gratefulness. (Plus everything in the lower donations.)
$20+… I will send you a pdf of some of my musings, poetry, and a personal email thanking you for your amazingness. (Plus everything in the lower donations.)
$1+…. You will get my eternal gratefulness, guaranteed follow back on Twitter or Facebook, a Facebook post thanking your awesomeness, a Twitter post thanking you personally, and utter disbelief that you are kind enough to contribute to my dreams.