Media Release: Award Winning Yummy Mummy Club Founder to Keynote Halifax Bloggers Conference





Award Winning Yummy Mummy Club Founder to Keynote Halifax Bloggers Conference





For immediate release
Halifax, NS (20 September) —

BlogJam Atlantic 2016 announces Canadian television and blogging personality Erica Ehm as keynote speaker for the November 6th event.

After her television debut as a host on MuchMusic, Erica has received national recognition as an author, songwriter, journalist, as well as becoming a sought-after speaker. Erica is a pioneer in the digital mom space as creator and leading force behind the (YMC).

Her creative direction has resulted in a number of prestigious accolades and awards. In 2014 YMC earned Gold for Best Blog at the Canadian Online Publishing Awards (COPA) and in November 2015 Erica accepted four more COPA awards: Gold for Best Use of Social Media, Gold and Silver for Best Online Campaign, and Gold in the Independent Publisher of the Year category.

Erica brings to BlogJam Atlantic a powerful voice of experience in the new and ever-growing industry of blogging.

Other confirmed speakers include award-winning and nationally-recognized bloggers Heather Laura Clarke of, Kayla Short of, and Ross Simmonds of

BlogJam 2016 will take place on November 6th, 2016 at Pier 21 in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Tickets can be purchased online via or via the BlogJam website,



Contact the BlogJam Atlantic Management Team

Renée Downs, Kerra Aucoin, or Krista Montelpare,  at 902.489.1227 or


About BlogJam Atlantic

The existing community of bloggers in Atlantic Canada is rich and varied in subject matter, experience, and expertise. BlogJam Atlantic facilitates an annual event in which this community can come together to create, share, and engage in and about all topics related to blogs, bloggers, and blogging, in a positive, inclusive atmosphere.


BlogJam Atlantic is grateful for the support of its 2016 sponsors:

Media Mechanics  *  Moz Studios  *  KA Social Media  *  PC Wizrd  *  *  Michelle Doucette Photography  *  Halifax Bloggers on Facebook  *  Downtown Halifax Business Commission  *  O’Reagan’s Kia Dartmouth  *  East Coast Mom’s Media

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So, What’s it Like to Present at BlogJam?

This guest post was prepared by last year’s amazing presenter Amy Leon of the blog Crazy Mama Runs


Presenting at the first BlogJam Atlantic was both exhilarating and nerve wracking experience for me! The thing that did appeal to me though was the fact that it was the very first BlogJam Atlantic and that I would not be alone as a first time presenter. Being able to watch experienced presenters and bloggers gave me some confidence leading up to my presentation.

For me, the most interesting aspect of the event was the ability to come and go from each session without getting the “death glare” from those around you. Being able to move freely is great, especially for someone attending their first blogging conference (and for someone who may not necessarily be able to sit still!).

There are many things I learned and took away from the event. I think the biggest thing for me was that I learned to just be real. Those that love your content will keep coming back because you are being YOU. There is no need to create an unrealistic persona to bring in readership.

My overall experience at BlogJam Atlantic was wonderful! I was able to connect with so many local bloggers face to face and meet some wonderful new bloggers as well! I left with working knowledge and connections. A must attend event for sure!


Register for BlogJam 2016 today!

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Why Should You Attend BlogJam 2016?

BlogJam is a new blogging conference that was put on for first the first time in Halifax, NS in 2015. I absolutely love going to blogging conferences for many reasons, including the fact that I learn something incredible helpful to my business at every one. It’s wonderful to finally have one close to home, so that more people from the Maritimes can learn how to improve their social media and blogging skills. As one of the organizers of East Coast Mom Media, I believe strongly in educating people and brands here in the Maritimes about social media, blogging and how we can better support each other online. BlogJam is an excellent resource for bloggers, brands, small business owners, freelance writers, government agencies and public relations firms to come together and learn more from each other about the online world.

East Coast Moms in 2015


Blogging conferences bring people together, from online communities to meet face to face, sometimes for the first time. Blogging conferences are a wonderful place for people to try out a new skill such as networking or public speaking, because it’s a friendly, supportive, environment. At BlogJam 2015, I learned that I need a lot more experience speaking in public, but that it’s possible and I might even enjoy it!

There are many other reasons why you should attend a blogging conference including:

  • Meet your online friends in real life.
  • Learn new blogging and writing skills.
  • Learn technical tips for your website and social media platform management.
  • Learn how to make revenue from your blog through affiliate marketing, advertising
  • or sponsored posts.
  • Learn how to work with brands and make pitches.
  • Network with other bloggers, public relations companies and brands. This is your
  • opportunity to pitch, find out what they have planned and give away your business
  • cards!

I hope to see you all at BlogJam 2016. Please come up to me and say hello!

Laura (
BlogJam Volunteer


Click here to register today.

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