Nuffnang Blogopolis 2011

I am not quite sure Melbourne’s Federation Square knew what hit it on Saturday July 30, 2011 when 300 bloggers from right around Australia joined forces at ZINC for Nuffnang Blogopolis!

For those of you who know me, you’ll know that my full time gig is as Community Manager at Nuffnang; Australia’s largest blogging network and community. Over the last few months I have been frantically working away to plan and organise Australia’s largest blogging conference to date – Nuffnang Blogopolis. With this being my first professional job since graduating from uni back in 2008 I had never done anything quite like this before and had very little experience organising an event of this caliber. Luckily for me, I am quite pedantic when it comes to planning and organisation and with only a few little hiccups along the way coupled with some minor stressing on my part, I managed to persevere. With the help of our small yet awesome Nuffnang crew, we put on an incredible day full of great content and learnings.

The day was broken up into seven master classes, each featuring presentations from some of the biggest names in the Australian blogosphere including the king of Australian blogging himself – Darren Rowse of ProBlogger. There was so much content covered throughout the day providing those in attendance with a wave of excitement and inspiration upon conclusion of the event.

I was so flat-out busy on the day of Blogopolis I did not have the chance to make the rounds and speak to as many bloggers as I would have liked or even hand out my UPrinting business cards – there are so many of you I wanted to have a good chat with but I just simply ran out of time. To all the incredible bloggers and clients that presented at Blogopolis; Nicole, Michael, Arnold, Dani, Minh, Christie, Suze, Nikki, Andrew, Jaci, Phoebe, Jeff, Darren, Candice, Eden and Helen – thank you so much, the day would not have been able to run as smoothly as it did without your cooperation! Again, sorry I didn’t get the chance to chat with you all but you guys did a super dooper job!

The twitter hashtag #nnb2011 was created especially for Blogopolis and at last count generated more than 12,500 tweets with a reach of 23.3 million impressions – to be involved in something of this size and reach and knowing I played such a huge part in it all is quite exciting. The feedback received has been so positive that we are now looking at making Blogopolis an annual event not only in Australia but also the Asia-Pacific Nuffnang regions so keep an eye out for further details!

You can watch a short video of Blogopolis put together by Trevor Young of BlogHub below:

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Here’s a few photos of Blogopolis captured by our star Photographer, Dani of danimezza.com.
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LEFT: Melissa – One Crafty Mumma, Tammy – Girls Wear Blue Too, Corrie – Retro Mummy

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Icebreaker Bingo – an awesome way to get everyone up and mingling

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I see an empty “Bieber Fever” box, clearly this blogger hadn’t found me yet

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Fellow Nuffie, V

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Me being the nerd that I am and live-tweeting the conference #nnb2011

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Suze of Chocolate Suze presenting on Blogging Inspiration

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This is what a room occupied by 300 bloggers looks like

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My Manager and the ever-so-hard-working, David Krupp, aka Kruppy

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Darren Rowse of ProBlogger commanding the attention of 300 pairs of ears

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My Director looking ever-so-proud, Mr. David Lee

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LEFT: The always elegant Candice of Super Kawaii Mama and the inspirational Eden of Edenland

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The gorgeous Trae of Where’s My Glow? Also known to double as my Sound of Music partner in crime after a few drinks #justsaying

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LEFT: Phoebe Montague of Lady Melbourne, Kruppy, Nikki Parkinson of Styling You and Arnold Aranez of Mr Gadget on the Editorial vs. Advertorial panel

84The AWESOME Nuffnang crew

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A beautiful rainbow at the end of Blogopolis to mark an extremely successful day

And as for the after party photos… what happens at a Nuffnang party, stays at the Nuffnang party!

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You can check out more photos of Blogopolis here.

You can view presentation slides from Blogopolis here.

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