Around this time last year was when I really started blogging. It has been more work than I could have imagined but I love it so to me it’s not so much “work” and I could not be more grateful for the opportunities I have had because of it and the people I have met a long the way.
Specifically though I remember seeing all the post on Instagram from other local bloggers I follow like Caitlyn at Live.Sweat.Sleep, Jenn at This Jenn Girl, and Ryan and Nicholas at NHIE Guys (who put this whole shin-dig on) during Social Media Day and thinking that next year I totally hope I am ready to be involved. Well ya’ll that goal can be checked off the list, and we are just two weeks out!
What exactly is SMD you ask, here’s the low down:
-Occurs every June 30th thanks to Mashable
-Recognize’s all of the amazing contributions social media has on our community & impact on global communication
-This is the 8th year, 7th being celebrated in Tampa
-Each year all of the proceeds go to a charity and this year it will be Gasparilla Music Festival, a local nonprofit that celebrates the best of Tampa Bay’s diverse music scene, highlighting local emerging acts and nationally recognized headliners.
-It all starts with the blogger caravan (which I was selected to be a part of, partially why I am so excited!). Reeves VW is one of the participating sponsors which will have twelve of us local bloggers ridding around town in VW Beatles!
– The blogger caravan leads up to the main even at Fergs Live. At 5pm the VIP hour starts which you can get tickets for here. This will get you in an hour before the rest so you can network with some of the best social media professionals in Tampa Bay.
– Main event starts at 6pm which is free, however they will be asking for donations that go to straight to Gasparilla Music Festival.
– There will also be food provided by Fergs, specialty cocktails with Tito’s Vodka and plenty more!
-Great raffles, your purchase of a raffle ticket also goes to GMF.
– And… some Social Media Day awards! You an vote on the categories here.
Now that you know all the details I hope to see you all there!
Photos thanks to Social Media Day from last years event.
Join us on Tuesday June, 20th on Twitter to chat with us about SMD. Follow @TBbloggers, @SMDayTampa, and myself @marchandedemode and #TampaBayTuesday #SMDayTampa
I’ll see you all there for a great time!