Presenting Blogger’s Byte

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Presenting Blogger’s Byte

The Atlanta Food & Lifestyle Bloggers’ Society (AFLBS) and the Association of Food Bloggers are proud to present Bloggers’ Byte, the first in a series of learning experiences for food and lifestyle bloggers and social media content creators.

Toby Bloomberg, president of the AFLBS, and Malika Bowling, president of the Association of Food Bloggers, decided to team up with CulinaryLocal and PREP Atlanta to bring this first event to the food blogging and social media creator community.

Experts will share their experience about topics that impact the success of blogs and social media. The goal is to provide participants with the knowledge and skills to take on the competitive world of blogging and social media. Topics include:

  • Panel discussion on how to create win-win-win influencer marketing relationships with agencies and brands
  • How to get more people to your blog with SEO
  • Using video to create content that cuts through the clutter

This event is for many types of bloggers from those new to blogging to people who want to gain new skills, and those who need help getting more traffic to their sites. Participants will have the opportunity learn blog strategies in a straightforward but fun way, network with other bloggers, and tour PREP, the Southeast’s largest integrated culinary platform.

What makes this event unique is the access to speakers who are excited to share their talents, provide tips and offer tried and true tactics at a surprisingly inexpensive ticket price. Bloggers’ Bite speakers include a Guinness World Record holder, CNN talent and published authors. In addition, there are speakers from both the agency and brand worlds.

This will be a fun, interactive experience. It is a great time to ask your questions, get feedback, exchange views, and learn from one another. You’ll be able to take the information from Bloggers’ Byte and immediately apply it to your own content creation and plans.

Bloggers’ Bite is a great opportunity, so don’t miss out. Bloggers’ Bite will be held on Saturday, September 15 at Ponce City Market at 10:30 am. The tickets are $10, but there is a limited seating, so get yours before they are gone. We hope to see you there!

The Atlanta Food & Lifestyle Bloggers’ Society

The AFLBS is an alliance of established and reputable food, fashion, travel, and lifestyle bloggers — many of whom are social media influencers. AFLBS is a community where people, who have similar passions can connect while upholding a shared code of ethics. They offer opportunities for members to experience and in turn, support the culinary and hospitality industries around Atlanta. This is done by participating in events from tastings and openings to culinary festivals, competitions, and destinations.

Recently, the AFLBS has opened its doors to lifestyle bloggers including travel and fashion bloggers, so they are expecting to grow over the coming months.

In order to join, you must be a metro Atlanta food and lifestyle blogger who has been actively blogging for at least six months with an average of 2 posts per month. The application can be found online at their website and there is an annual membership fee of $40.

However, joining allows you access to tasting, openings, festivals, and competitions. We will be able to go visit destinations and learn how food and lifestyle support the local culture. In addition, you’ll be give access to AFLBS’s private Facebook group where members can exchange ideas and resources. Make sure to check them out and apply to gain access to these wonderful opportunities.

The Association of Food Bloggers

Malika Bowling founded the Association of Food Bloggers in 2009. They are an advocate for bloggers and help them hone their skills in writing, social media, working with brands, and more. They also help bridge the gap between brands and bloggers by helping brands craft their campaigns and reach out to bloggers.

As social media and blogging became more prominent, Malika realized that there wasn’t a direction or voice for food bloggers, so she founded the Association of Food Bloggers. Her goal was to be that voice and to help educate bloggers at any stage of experience.

In order to join, you must have been blogging for at least a year while posting a minimum of 4 posts each month. The application is online and the fee is $25.

Membership at the Association of Food Bloggers grants you access to tasting events at restaurants and other culinary events around Atlanta. You gain access to sponsored opportunities with brands, and each member is listed in the Association’s directory where brands are able to find you. If you are a blogger, you might want to join to gain these wonderful opportunities.

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