TECHmunch Returns to Austin

By March 12, 2013General

Babette Pepaj, founder of TECHmunch, brought more than 100 bloggers together for a full day conference that touched on every aspect of owning a blog. This year, many of the speakers were local Austin Food Blogger Alliance members. The sequence of presentations and panels took attendees through the evolutionary process of building and managing your blog.


The speaker lineup included Addie Broyles, Natanya Anderson, Jason Nunes, Serena Erlich, Stephanie Manley, Kelly Jaggers, Lizz Clements, Meghan Erwin, Melissa Skorpil and Melissa Joulwan.

With panelists Jake Maddux, Caroline Wallace, Holly Aker, Devon Broglie, Kate Gardiner, Jodi Bart, Ronnie Bincer, Adam Holz, Hilah Johnson, Sandi McKenna, Rick Griffin, Virginia Wood, Felecia Hatcher, Rachel Barbarotto, Lindsay Robinson, Clint Schaff and Jessica Randazza.

A quick-paced conference covered a myriad of topics, and each speaker was handpicked by Babette Pepaj for thier expertise in a selected facet of blogging. There was enough information presented to appeal to beginner and experienced bloggers.  Some of the take-away ideas included having a focus for your blog, read and explore your peers’ blogs, get organized with an editorial calendar, don’t be afraid to edit and present your content in different formats on several social media platforms.

Look for the Tweets with the #Techmunch handle to see the points that piqued the audience’s interest.

Throughout the day there were snacking opportunities including Morning Chameleon Coffee, Driscoll berry smoothies and Jade Monk tea. Lunch was an adventure in Whole Foods Market, where each attendee was armed with a gift card and a map.  The afternoon treats included The Sticky Toffee Pudding Co.’s new bars, Good Pops and cupcakes.

TECHmunch_2013_food’s latest endeavor is a free eBook and iPad app designed as a DIY cookbook publisher platform.  For more information visit the website.

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