Back to School with Portland Bloggers Event Recap

pdxbloggers_backtoschool1Today, in the midst of strong thunderstorms, high gusts of wind, and a record-setting amount of rainfall this weekend, I ventured out to attend the Portland Bloggers September Meetup: Back to School with Portland Bloggers.

pdxbloggers_backtoschool7We took over Studio Space in SW Portland for the 2-and-a-half hour presentation on Making Money Blogging (#makemoneyblogging, which you might have seen mentioned on @PDXBloggers Twitter feed throughout 😉       pdxbloggers_backtoschool2With drinks sponsored by Black Rock Coffee Bar and yummy snacks, we were treated to presentations from Jenni, the founder of Portland Bloggers (from, Suzannah ( and Bee ( We also had the pleasure of hosting CPA Jackie Wheatley from Rainbow Tax & Accounting who offered up some great advice about accounting for bloggers, Kim from Todays Creative Blog who shared her own story of success in becoming a full-time professional blogger, and Tarun and Pepper from Recomonk who introduced Recomonk as a way to help consolidate affiliate links and recommended products into a single interface. (I jotted down a ton of great info to implement on my blog!)pdxbloggers_backtoschool6pdxbloggers_backtoschool3pdxbloggers_backtoschool4pdxbloggers_backtoschool8pdxbloggers_backtoschool5pdxbloggers_backtoschool10pdxbloggers_backtoschool9There was so much useful information, “class photos” taken which will be turned into a “yearbook” online (and available for download soon from the Portland Bloggers website), free patterned notebooks, pencils, and M&M packs, delicious snacks (YUMM prosciutto and provolone rolls and dark chocolate almond bark!) and valuable time networking with other fellow bloggers (over 30 in all!). Overall it was a huge success as an event – and hopefully something we can repeat again later in the year for those who weren’t able to make it this time around.

pdxbloggers_backtoschool11What I wore to the event…outfit deets coming soon!

Check out for the Powerpoint slides from the event in case you missed it (will be uploaded soon!) – or would like the information to have at your fingertips to review and keep on hand.

So glad to meet up with my fellow bloggers and Portland creatives – and hope to see you all again at the next event!


I volunteer with Portland Bloggers to do their graphic design, website design/maintenance, and video work, as well as attend events when they mesh with my schedule. Have any questions about blog-related branding/graphics/visual stuff? Send them my way and they can be addressed on the Portland Bloggers blog or in a future video tutorial!

6 Comments on Back to School with Portland Bloggers Event Recap

    • carlyjcais
      9.30.2013 at 4:25 am (2 years ago)

      Thank you so much, Jenni! The site is still a work in progress – one that never seems to end, I fear 😉 So nice to see you again and thanks for a wonderful event!!

    • carlyjcais
      9.30.2013 at 7:57 pm (2 years ago)

      Oh thank you, Sausannah! Of course you can use any pics from the recap you like with a linkback. I appreciate you asking!! :-)

  1. Melissa
    9.30.2013 at 10:39 pm (2 years ago)

    Lovely post! :)

    • carlyjcais
      10.02.2013 at 8:39 am (2 years ago)

      Thank you, Melissa!!


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