Featured Speaker: Erin Trafford

Blog with Passion: What I Wish I’d Known Before I Started my Blog

Participants can expect to be taken on a journey through all the “mistakes” Erin made while building her blog to what it is today. The hope is that being open and honest about stumbles will help you avoid them along your path to blogging goodness. From understanding when to take a technical leap, to knowing her true value when negotiating with sponsors, to blog design, content planning and more – Erin will highlight the five key things she wishes she’d known before becoming a blogger.

Erin Trafford is the creative force behind DIY Passion; a home and lifestyle blog established in 2012 and based in Eastern Passage, Nova Scotia. Over the years, DIY Passion has developed a solid readership of tens of thousands each month. Erin tackles projects from major renovations, small home updates, simple decorating and more. With a strong social media presence and a weekly videos and Facebook Live updates, DIY Passion is a go-to resource for all things “home.”

DIY Passion has been featured around the Internet in dozens of online publications, including About.com, HGTV.com, Apartment Therapy, Hometalk, Better Homes and Gardens and more. As a blogger and influencer, Erin has worked with large Canadian and American brands such as The Home Depot, Minwax, Ryobi Power Tools, DAP, Wicker Emporium, and Atlantic Credit Unions to name a few. Most recently, DIY Passion was nominated for The Coast’s Best of Halifax Awards. Erin also recently launched a podcast called In The Storyhouse that digs into the complex relationships between bloggers, readers, brands, marketing agencies and more.

Facebook: facebook.com/diypassion

Twitter: @DIY_Passion

Instagram: @diypassionblog

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