I am writing this post in exchange for a discounted conference ticket to SoFabU on the Road; however, all opinions are mine and mine alone. #CollectiveBias

I have exciting news….I’ve done it! Not only have I been accepted into Collective Bias’s Social Fabric’s blogging network but I’m attending SoFabU On the Road here in Minneapolis on August 29th! Registration begins at 8:30-9:00am at the Mall of America, Executive Center. When I attended BlogHer ’13 I met all of these women who were part of the Collective Bias network and they were cool kids. They walked with confidence and purpose and they were supporting themselves through their blogging. I had to be part of it and now I am! I couldn’t be happier.

SoFabU isn’t just for members of the Collective Bias community though. Anyone can register (for a fee) and learn the secret to writing sponsored posts. Okay I should clarify that because anyone can write a sponsored post but how do you write a sponsored post that doesn’t seem like a sponsored post. With keynote speakers Marybeth Hamilton and Sarah Mock I am confident that this’ll be an investment I’m going to reap the benefits of.

Here’s more about what SoFabU On the Road is about:

SoFabU on the Road is a unique event that allows influencers to take advantage of educational opportunities that will help set them apart from the rest.

SoFabU on the Road features hands-on, interactive sessions for influencers to implement what they’re learning on the spot. The sessions are paired with fun city-specific adventures where attendees get to practice their newly learned skills.

Events are open to all bloggers and influencers!

Jan – Los Angeles

Feb – Miami

March – Phoenix

April – Cincinnati

April – Seattle

May – Dallas

June – NYC

July – Chicago

Aug. – Minneapolis

Sept. – Atlanta

About Collective Bias and Social Fabric

Collective Bias® is the only shopper social media company that solves shopper marketing problems by weaving together organic social content with engaging, real-life stories to generate millions of impressions, increased share of voice, SEO and retail sales for brands and retailers. Top brands such as Tyson, Nestlé and Duane Reade rely on Collective Bias to sell their stories socially. Based in Bentonville, Arkansas, with satellite offices in New York City, Chicago, Minneapolis, San Francisco, Cincinnati and London, Collective Bias was named one of America’s 25 Most Promising Companies by Forbes and a part of the Inc. 5000.

Social Fabric® is Collective Bias’ proprietary community of nearly 3,000 shopping-focused influencers with an aggregate multichannel reach in excess of 130 million.

For more information, please visit Collectivebias.com or find us on Facebook and Twitter.

There are some amazing brands who are sponsoring the event as well:  Müller, Kraft, Mitsubishi, Johnny Rockets and iBlog magazine

What do you say? Will you join me? If you’re going to make this blogging thing a job you might as well learn from the professionals, right? Register by clicking here.

Bert Anderson is a blogger and social media manager mom of three living outside of the Twin Cities in Minnesota. She’s the author behind the blog First Time Mom, where she honestly chronicles the peaks and valleys of parenting. Even though she has more than one child, Bert maintains that whether you have one child or 19, there’s a first time for everything. She’s a lover of coffee, conversations, pop culture, healthy living and fitness.