Melbourne Blogger Training Day – Express Your Interest in Attending Here

Yesterday on Twitter I tweeted out a question asking anyone who is interested in coming to a full day of blogger training in Melbourne to express interest in coming along. 20 people very quickly indicated their interest.

It looks likely that in the next month this will actually become a reality so I’m now looking to collect the details of anyone who is interested so that when it’s ready to launch I can immediately let you know.

Update: Chris Garrett from the UK (who co-authored ProBlogger the Book) will be co-presenting this event. It’ll be a unique opportunity have both of us in the same place at the same time.

I’m still pulling together details of dates (it will be in the short term though as Chris is flying in in just a few weeks time) what it’ll exactly cover and how much it will cost however I can say that I’m aiming for:

  • affordability (I’m aiming for us to cover costs)
  • a super useful day for bloggers who already have blogs (ie its not for those wanting to start blogs but those who are already on the way)

There is no obligation to attend if you leave your details below – it’ll just help me work out how many are interested and how to structure things. It’ll also help me to notify people as the timeframe for holding this event will be short and the seats look like being quite limited in the venue and style of event we have in mind (very secretive I know – but it should be a very fun day).

I’ll only use your details to contact you about this event or others that we might run in Melbourne and not for other purposes and your details will not be shared with anyone.

If you’re interested – please add your name and email address below and I’ll be in touch (hopefully in the next week) with an update on details.

Please note – you will receive an email shortly after subscribing which will contain a link you must click on to confirm your subscription. If you don’t get the email – please check your spam filter as they do occasionally end up there!

Update: We’ve had over 70 100 190 210 expressions of interest already from a couple of tweets.

I’m not wanting to build any hype on this but this event is more than likely to sell out as we’re looking at small venues so this could sell out simply from notifying those interested. So – if you’re interested in attending make sure your name is on the list.

Update: a few people have asked if this is limited to Aussie or if we’re open to overseas attendees. If you’re able to get to Melbourne for the date you’re welcome to attend – although we are presuming that this will mainly be an event mainly attended by Aussies. We do have a few people already signaling that they’ll fly in from Asia/Pacific areas and interstate so it certainly doesn’t look like just being a Melbourne based group of bloggers so far.

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  1. JD says:

    Puh-leeeeas, can you bring the blog roadshow up to Brisbane!?

    • Darren Rowse says:

      Nikki and JD – at this point there are no plans to do that. Chris will only be in town for one week so this is a bit of a spur of the moment thing and probably a one off as its a long way for him to come.

      However I guess if this works well we could do others — but no promises, this is the first time I’ve done anything like this so to be honest its an experiment to see if it’s something I enjoy or want to do again :-)

  2. hokya says:

    i hope i can join this melbourne training

  3. Nikki says:

    Great idea. Any plans (or future ideas) to head to other capital cities as well? Pls say yes :)

  4. Renee says:

    I am REALLY looking forward to this. Thanks so much Darren for organizing it :)

  5. Sounds like a great opportunity. I wish I could make it/it was closer, seeing as I live in Portland, OR USA.

  6. Febap Liew says:

    drat. =\
    i won’t be able to make it .wished i could. ever considering having one here in Malaysia? =P

  7. Looks like we could really learn something in Melbourne Blogger Training Day.

    I wish I was in Australia!


  8. oh pleeeease come and do one in the UK too!!

  9. Ben London says:

    Awesome Darren, I’m in!


  10. Kalesh@SE says:

    Hey Darren,

    I likes your contributions to the blogosphere. How long would you like to contribute to the blogosphere. I wish you all the best for the conference.

    I am very sorry to myself as I wont be able to attend any of your class wherever it is held. But I will be very happy if there is any online conference.

  11. axel g says:

    I’m sure it will be a great event.

    Look forward to reading about it here on Problogger…

    Good luck!

  12. Sue Swift says:

    One in the UK too please :)

  13. Marc Winitz says:

    Please come to the US!

  14. I second (third?) that; please come to the US!

  15. psychicjim says:

    This event is going to be cutting edge!

  16. An Australian tour would be nice! Traveling at the moment it not really a possibility with a 12 day old baby. I’d love to see a brisbane blogger training day.

  17. This sounds awesome :) I’m in Sydney, but being a travel blogger, I am more than happy to hop on over!

  18. want this??? says:

    This event soungds like wonderful idea…. I want to know the dates badly

  19. Kat Eden says:

    I’d definitely like to attend this and look forward to more info as and when it happens. Thanks Darren!

  20. Andrea says:

    Hope I’m not too late to register my interest – I would definitely love to attend this! Thanks, guys =)

  21. Thrill Me says:

    Been following your twitters and video podcasts. Any chance of a visit to Brisbane this year for a workshop?

  22. Sydney says:

    Will be in Melbourne for the weekend, flying out tonight, so may drop in. Could be worth the visit.

  23. How about a live video stream for those of us who live interstate and can’t travel at short notice?