The Morning after..

It is the morning after the 4th Annual Bloggers Conference - I am not going to post about the Conference other than to say it was well attended, well received, and I for one got quite a bit out of it.  Not the least of which were meeting some new people who I am hoping to see again.

Please keep your eyes on the Blog Roll to see what attendees are saying about the event and their lives and interests.

Thanks again to the Conference Committee; Barry, Debi,  Joanna, Jonna, Marc, and Theresa.

And especially to our presenters and panelists - Marc, Barry, Stan, Brent, Cathy, Rainie, Nancy, Lee, and Barb.

And to all the attendees - Thank you.

debi, for the Committee


The Days events

Barry, and Marc will start our day and present info on using photos, type, and text in blogging

A good portion of the morning will be in the form of an interactive Panel Discussion.   
The Panel et al is about Why We Blog.  
We blog for many reasons, and the panelists will each talk about an aspect of blogging as it seems to relate to their blog.

Bring your questions on these topics for our Panelists response

Cathy will be answering your questions about How to Make Money with your blog. She can also help us with increasing our readership/hits. 
Nancy  will talk about how she uses her blogging and writing to help promote recognition of both Mazatlan, and Mexico.

Barb will be discussing her blogs focus of blogging to keep family and friends up to date on their progress, and the process. 

Brent and Stan will tell us about how they have been following the renovation process of their house.

Lee has been blogging about Becoming Expats in the Yucatan.

Jonna will help us focus our rants and venting while still being respectful.

and Rainie will tell us how she is using her blog to offer advice, and to help promote her upcoming book.

The afternoon breakout sessions will be separate moderated discussions on both Blogger/Blogspot, and Wordpress.  Bring both your knowledge to share, and your questions


Other fun things to do while you are here!

Since you're going to be here anyway! 

In addition to our regular events which are in the tab above Here are some of the other things to see and do while in Merida for the 4th Annual Latin American Bloggers Conference

The Yucatan Symphony is Friday night at 9PM, or Sunday at noon,  check out their schedule here!
If nothing else you want to see the beautiful Theatre Peon Contreras

Alejandra Guzman and grupo Moderatto will be in concert on 5 Nov at Siglo XXI Convention Center
9PM, tickets through ticketmaster.com.mx

Armin Van Buuren will be at the Siglo XXI Convention Center on 7 Nov.
tickets and info here!

Hotel San Angel will host its 2nd benefit for underprivileged kids with cardiac issues.

 7:00 PM A 8:30 PM cocktails and botanas
 8:30 PM A 9:00 PM fashon show
 9:00 PM the concert
928-1800, o 928-1155

And don't forget the House Tour, listed here


Merida Showcase of Homes on Sunday, November 6

Some of you will be staying to enjoy Merida,
here's a great opportunity to visit some lovely Centro homes.

For those of you that will be hanging around to enjoy Merida, you might enjoy the latest Merida Showcase of Homes on Sunday, November 6, from 2 to 6PM.
This will be Brazos Abiertos second event of 2011 and the homes are incredible.
Tickets are just $250mxp to tour the eight homes as well as a complimentary cocktail and hors d’oeuvres at Hennessey’s.
If you, friends or family are interested please contact the following people;
Suzanne L - 999-148-7024
Dr Carlos - 999-292-8436
Sam W - 999-127-8433
Nancy H - 925-3094

Tickets are also available at Hennesseys, on Paseo de Montejo x 41y43
and they will be available the day of the event at calle 53 # 520 x66 y 68, Centro

for more info on Brazos Abiertos click here!


MARK YOUR CALENDARS - 4th Annual Latin American Bloggers Group

The 4th Annual Latin American Bloggers Group is being arranged.

Mark your calendars for Saturday, 5 November 2011.

Once again it will be here in Merida, Yucatan, MEXICO

And once again through the generosity of Jorge and Joanna Rosado we will be using their school Tecnología Turística Total (TTT)
Calle 57 No. 492 por 56 y 58, Merida, Centro

This year it will be a 1 day event;
starting with an optional breakfast, 8-9:30 on the morning of the event
9:30 coffee at TTT
from 10 till noon we will have a presentation and discussion on
"Composing Your Blog: pictures and type"
noon till 2 will be Panel Discussions on a variety of topics, to include
2 - 4 lunch break
4-? moderated discussions on Blogger, and Wordpress
we also hope to include a fun casual event but that is still in the planning stage.

This years planning committee consists of
we will have a dedicated email , and Theresa has agreed to handle all our email communications.
Debi will do the blog updates. And the rest are working tirelessly in the background! 


Conference recap

The 3rd Annual Latin American Bloggers Conference occurred this past weekend.  The coordination team of Joanna van der Gracht de Rosado, Theresa Diaz Grey, and Debi Kuhn were all aided by family and friends.

The event started with a no-host Social at the Merida English Language Library (MELL).  It was a great success with re-acquainting old friendships, and forging new and stronger ties.


 Saturday started off with coffee and pastries as we visited and got set up for a full day of seminars.

The morning started with Theresa helping us identify the focus of our blogs and giving us tips on how to stay on focus.     

Then Steve enlightened us on copyright law and internet ethics. 

Marc helped us understand how to build and support our blog stories through the addition of photos.  He also gave us tips on photo point of view.  All Very interesting!   

Then we were off for lunch.

The afternoon continued with Joanna giving us helpful hints and tips on writing for our audience. 


We concluded with 2 moderated workshops; Jonna focused on Wordpress, and Debi led the Blogger group.

The participants went off in varying groups for evening entertainments, and then regrouped on Sunday for brunch, after which the participants again went off for more adventures in Merida and surrounds.

 The feedback has been positive - I know I for one enjoyed the event, the people, and the presentations.  And as always I learned a lot!   I think others enjoyed it as well.

I, and others are wondering who will pick up the 4the Annual Latin American Bloggers Conference!  We look forward.



First Event Report

The First report of the Third Latin American Bloggers Conference, actually both First AND Second report goes to Steve, of Same Life ---- New Location .   I don't know how he's managing because we've been at all the same events and I'm bone tired and can't muster enough to even plug in the computer once I get home.

But I'll be posting photos of the event soon; you can count on it!