Announcing: Bloghouse Memphis!

May 31 – June 3, 2018

 

 

APPLICATIONS OPEN NOW!

Serious applicants only.

PLEASE see requirements below before applying. Serious applicants only.

Click on this link to fill out an online application.

We’re heading south to Memphis, Tennessee

for the next Bloghouse!

 

This summer will mark the 8th BlogHouse. Over the last few years, Bloghouse has really become the small travel blogging conference that all newer travel bloggers want to attend!

We’ve received wonderful feedback from our attendees and we continue to shape BlogHouse into the most transparent and inclusive event for travel bloggers. Not only do our bloggers learn a ton, they come away feeling inspired and like part of a family.

“BlogHouse turned out to be more valuable than I ever expected. I left the four-day workshop not only bursting with new blogging ideas and armed with practical advice, but with a group of encouraging friends and colleagues who have already been a great source of help and inspiration. I can’t recommend it enough!”

Past BlogHouses have been held in Spain, Toronto, Ireland, Chicago, Milwaukee, Philadelphia, and Indianapolis.

Panoramic downtown skyline

Memphis Skyline. Photo credit: Memphis Convention Visitors Bureau

What is Bloghouse?

BlogHouse is a nearly all-inclusive three-day and night opportunity to live, work, and learn in a small group environment with both experienced and newer bloggers. There are workshops, panels, networking, and helpful one-on-one attention and advice. There are also some unique surprises, outings, activities, and opportunities for all participants!

“The one-on-one mentorship and intimate setting with other travel bloggers is worth every cost to attend BlogHouse.”

Participants spend time learning from mentors on a large variety of topics such as pitching and working with public relations and brands, writing, photography, social media, WordPress tips, monetization, and more. This is a low-stress, sincere environment which results in a unique mentoring experience.

Bloghouse is for you if:

  • You are ready to take your blog to the next level.
  • You take blogging seriously and treat it professionally.
  • You want to make blogging more of a career.
  • You are ready to put in the work!

We pride ourselves on our openness, transparency, and no-judgement atmosphere.

Our bloggers have gone on to become some of today’s top travel bloggers. Many have increased their followings ten-fold and won blogging and writing awards such as the National Geographic Traveller Annual Travel Writing Competition.

 

“The hands-on learning, personalized site audits and back-end review, and mentorship from some of the best bloggers in the business is absolutely priceless. More importantly though, I came home a member of a close-knit, supportive, community, feeling empowered, optimistic, and excited about the future of my blog.”

THE DETAILS:

  • When: Thursday May 31 (early afternoon start time TBA) – Sunday June 3, 2018 (typically wrapping by 12pm)
  • Where: Peabody Memphis
  • Fee:  $550USD. This covers all workshops/training, most meals, and several other fun activities (see below). Accommodation is a media rate of $50 + tax/night at our venue, the Peabody Memphis. This rate will be extended to two days before and after the event!

What’s Included in #BlogHouseMemphis:

  • 4 days and 3 nights Conference
  • Most meals
  • All workshops, training and coaching by mentors and guest speakers
  • Welcome cocktail reception sponsored by Peabody Memphis.
  • Memphis CVB sponsored evening
  • TBD sponsored break
  • Exclusive, customized Memphis Photo Walk
  • Memphis excursions
  • Possible pre/post tours
  • FREE “Travel Writing for Bloggers” course from Travel Blog Success for all of the accepted applicants (a $97 value)
  • Goody bags full of fun swag!
  • Lifetime membership in oour private Bloghouse group
  • …and more!

**Requirements for Applicants:

We intentionally keep BlogHouse a small and intimate environment with typically 20 attendees maximum. All attendees are hand selected. Slots are limited so please apply now and tell us why you make a perfect candidate! 

We are looking for advanced beginner (not brand new) to intermediate bloggers who want to up their game. Bloggers who take this seriously and want to make more of a career out of blogging and take their blog to the next level. 

  • Your blog must be at least 6 months old.
  • Your blog must be current and consistently updated.
  • You must have a Facebook page for your blog and a Twitter account, both of which are active.
  • Your blog must be in English.
  • You will be required to promote #BloghouseMemphis and partners on social media channels (mainly Facebook and Twitter) plus write at least one blog post about your time in Memphis in some capacity. By applying, you are agreeing to this. 

“The relationships I got from BlogHouse far exceeded my expectations. I came expecting workshops, but instead I left with a family.”

Memphis

Memphis Bridge

Photo Credit: Phillip Van-Zandt; Memphis Convention Visitors Bureau

 

Downtown Memphis has experienced a renewal in the last few years. The southern city sits on the Mississippi River in southwest Tennessee, and is famous mainly for two things: music and food. The local BBQ is well-known, popular, and cheap. Memphis is said to be the home of the Blues and of course is known for Beale Street and Elvis Presley’s Graceland mansion.

Elvis Presley's Memphis Gate

Elvis Presley’s Memphis Gate. Photo Courtesy: Andrea Zucker

 

This year, the brand new 200,000 square foot entertainment complex, Elvis Presley’s Memphis at Graceland opened. It includes at 20,000 square foot theater, a new car exhibit, a fashion exhibit and an exhibit that pays tribute to the other artists in the music industry who were influenced by Elvis. Other music landmarks include the Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum, Blues Hall of Fame, the Stax Museum of American Soul Music and the National Civil Rights Museum, built on the location where Martin Luther King was assassinated in 1968. 2018 marks the 50-year anniversary since his death.

Also not to be missed: the new Harahan Bridge / Big River Crossing. This 5,000-ft. trail path is the longest public pedestrian bridge across the Mississippi River and has spectacular views of the Mississippi River, connecting Downtown Memphis, Tennessee and Arkansas.

Big River Crossing

Big River Crossing

 

 

The Peabody Memphis

Peabody exterior at night

Half a mile from iconic Beale Street, this landmark 13-story hotel is known for its grand, marble-columned lobby, as well as its resident ducks—whose daily parade from their home on the rooftop to the hall’s fountain is a tradition dating from 1933. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the hotel offers a heated indoor pool, full-service resort-style spa, fitness center, and several bars and restaurants. 

APPLICATIONS OPEN NOW!

Click on this link to fill out an online application.

Deadline: February 1, 2018

Serious applicants only please.

For more Bloghouse info, return to the main Bloghouse page.

 

Our Mentors and Guest Speakers

 

Lisa Lubin

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Lisa Lubin is an established travel/food writer and photographer, three-time Emmy®-award winning TV producer, video consultant, and travel industry expert. After more than a decade in broadcast television she took a sabbatical, which turned into three years traveling around the world. Since 2006, she’s been blogging at LLworldtour.com. Her writing and photography has been published by American Way Magazine, Wall Street Journal, Chicago Tribune, West Jet Magazine, Sheridan Road Magazine, Smithsonian, the Malibu Times, Scandinavian Traveler, Luxury Las Vegas Magazine, Orbitz, Marriott Traveler, and American Express. Her book, The Ultimate Travel Tips: Essential Advice for Your Adventures, is available on Amazon. Lisa also owns LLmedia, a media & video consulting business.

 

Amanda Williams

Amanda

Amanda Williams is a blogger, freelance writer, and adventure-seeker from the American Midwest. She uses her blog, A Dangerous Business, to inspire people to fit more travel and adventure into the lifestyle they already have. In the past six years, Amanda has traveled to nearly 50 countries on 6 continents, and has been featured by major publications and websites like AFAR, The Huffington Post, Ohio.org, and USA Today Travel.

 

 

Anne Lowrey

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Anne Lowrey is an award-winning freelance travel writer based in San Francisco. After spending a year in the world, she insisted on building a life at home she loved as much as she loves travel. The result was a move to San Francisco, which she affectionately calls her “soul city.” She blogs at Part-Time Traveler, which emphasizes the connection between the balance of travel and home. She also works in community management, branding, and social media consulting and holds degrees in English and Global Studies from UCLA. 

Keryn Means

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Keryn is a freelance writer and digital influencer living outside of Washington, D.C. Her work has been featured in Travel Age West magazine, ParentMap Magazine, Travelocity.com, TravelMindset.com, and many more print and digital publications looking for quality, well-researched content. In 2016, Keryn launched Walking On Media, LLC, a parent company to her two sites (WalkingOnTravels.com and WalkingOnMom.com), the #WalkingOnWeekends Twitter chats she hosts every other Tuesday, as well as digital influencer projects where Keryn works with destinations and brands to create an authentic message that resonates with millennial and Gen X travelers, especially moms who don’t want to let go of their travel dreams. Her site gives hope to today’s active parent who doesn’t see kids as a roadblock to travel, but an excuse to get out the door and explore. Keryn loves to encourage families to take that first step out the door, the hardest step of all.

Ryan Erwin

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Ryan is a web strategist at Orbit Media Studios. Before joining the company and becoming an Orbiteer, Ryan founded a web design, development, and digital marketing company in Chicago. His passion is learning about different digital operations and applying them to Orbit’s success. His skills are rooted in analysis, strategy, problem solving and mobilizing all parties involved around the accomplishment of the objectives. He brings years of experience with WordPress to Orbit, ranging from speaking at and organizing WordCamps to building and marketing successful enterprise websites. Ryan is the current lead organizer for both WordCamp Chicago and Startup Weekend Chicago.

Milton Howery III

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Milton Howery III, serves as the Public Relations & Communications Manager for the Memphis Convention & Visitors Bureau (MCVB). He is responsible for marketing Memphis to media influencers nationally and internationally. Milton was recently elected to Executive Committee of the Public Relationships Society of America Travel & Tourism Section. Previously, Milton worked as the Promotions Manager for one of Memphis’ newest tourist attractions, Bass Pro Shops at the Pyramid and spent several years working as Event Manager and Sales Manager for the Memphis Cook Convention Center & Cannon Center for the performing arts. 

 

 

 

If you have any questions please contact: Lisa@LLmedia.co

For more Bloghouse info, return to the main Bloghouse page.

Please follow along and share at hashtag: #BloghouseMemphis.

 


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