The Wine Bloggers Conference is always filled with expert advice pertaining to all angles of wine blogging. Included this year are sessions on digital marketing, going from blogging to new ventures (Blogging-to-X), photography and videography on your smart phone, making your site mobile friendly, and much more.
This year, however, we also have three sessions specifically addressing wine writing and wine blogging, brought to you by your peers. These include:
- Panel of 2015 Wine Blog Award Winners (Saturday 2:30 PM): In past years we have announced the Wine Blog Award winners live at the conference. This year we announced them 45 days in advance, allowing more winners to plan their trip to the conference to accept their awards. In addition, we’ll have a session in which 2015 award winners Chris Kassel from Intoxicology Report, Jason Stubblefield from Cork Envy, Meg Houston Maker from Maker’s Table, Wil Fernandez from Vintage 2014, and Becca Yeamans from The Academic Wino (via video) will present to you their stories and tips for how they became award-winning wine bloggers.
- The Secrets to Wine Blogging Success (Sunday, 9:30 AM): We’ll follow this up with specific advice from four experienced wine bloggers. They will be providing concrete advice on everything from creating a community to tying your blog into social media. Our panel is composed of Madeline Puckette from Wine Folly, Jana Seitzer from Merlot Mommy, and Frank Morgan from Drink What You Like, with moderator Thea Dwelle from Luscious Lushes – all extremely successful wine bloggers.
- The Secrets to Wine Writing Success (Sunday, 10:30 AM): To cap things off, we will have two professional writers, experienced in both print wine writing and blogging, talk about the actual art of wine writing. W. Blake Gray blogs at The Gray Report, is the California editor at Wine-Searcher.com, writes a monthly column for Palate Press, was previously the wine editor for the San Francisco Chronicle, and has written for many print outlets. Meg Houston Maker blogs at MegMaker.com, which won Best Writing in the 2015 Wine Blog Awards. In addition, she consults professionally with companies to improve their own communications with their constituents.
We think you will love this lineup of award winners, experienced bloggers, and professional writers and so have set all these sessions to be in front of the entire audience so no one will miss any of their advice.