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The FORUM Honors Top 10 Florida Blogs of 2015

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Close to 100 of the top bloggers and social media pros in the country (but from Florida) gathered in Maitland this past weekend for the 2nd Annual Blogger’s FORUM to network, attend workshops and hear keynote speaker Jeanette Scott of J’s Everyday Fashion talk about how she’s made a half million in revenue in two years blogging about clothes.

“We limit attendance to 100 to create a more intimate feeling. It’s a unique conference” said FORUM founder Bess Auer of GottaGetBlogging.“Not going to lie, it’s exhausting, no doubt, because the attendees are all top bloggers, so they’re the best of the best. But the best feeling is reading the tweets afterward and how were were really able to create compelling content for these top bloggers. That’s so rewarding.”

The FORUM, produced by local startup GottaGetBlogging, was created as a special event catering to more established professional bloggers. Along with niche brainstorming sessions for specific blog genres like travel, fashion or technology, the FORUM also featured workshops on podcasting, video editing, photography, analytics and effective writing and the Sunshine Blog Awards, a blogger voted awards ceremony, spotlighting the top 10 blogs in Florida.

Thousands of Florida blogs were considered before narrowing to 27 nominations, and more than 8000 people cast votes online to select the 10 winners.

“We have some of the biggest bloggers in the world like Lou Mongello whose podcast WDW Radio has one million downloads a month,” said Auer. “So like the saying goes it truly is an honor just to be nominated.”

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