About Bess Auer
Bess Auer is the co-host of Blog Talk TV, a weekly TV show seen in 4.5 millions homes. She is also the founder of the Florida Blogger & Social Media Conference (FLBlogCon), a one-day gathering of the state’s biggest bloggers and social media pros.
A graduate of Greg Pollack’s Starter Studio tech accelerator, Bess is dedicated to helping bloggers grow and monetize their websites through her annual conference and through her website GottaGetBlogging.com.
In her other life, Bess is the owner of FloridaSwimNetwork.com, a website that covers competitive swimming through blogging, video, and live streaming swim meets, including broadcasting for the University of Florida, the SEC Network, and ESPN.
Why Ford is the King of Content: 9 Ways to Involve Online Influencers with Your Brand
Disclosure: Ford is a sponsor of my annual blogging conference, FLBlogCon. Additionally I am an online influencer for them, so they flew me to the 2016 North American International Auto Show and paid for my lodging. As always, though, all comments contained in this blog post are my honest thoughts and opinions. … Read More
Ban Ki-Moon and Henry Ford
The Paris Climate Talks are wrapping up and, like much of the rest of the world, I am hopeful for an ambitious accord to curb global warming. On Facebook I’ve been following my former roommate Kalee Kreider, who has been posting all sorts of “behind the scenes” photos and personal observations of … Read More
Educating Young Drivers with Ford’s Drugged Driving Suit
One of the most terrifying experiences in life is when your child reaches driving age. I recall getting into the passenger seat as my son loaded into the driver’s seat, freshly-minted learner’s permit in hand. I had a momentary panic attack as he started the car; I was strapped in and … Read More
Why Do I Blog About Ford?
Many of you know that I don’t generally blog for a brand. I don’t often do sponsored posts or product reviews. I make my living through corporate sponsorships of events and conferences. So when I do have the opportunity to blog about a brand, I am pretty picky. My Early Blog … Read More
Secrets and Namedropping in Los Angeles
Disclosure: Ford Motor Company paid for my flight and hotel and treated me to a really fun time. However, all opinions below are my own. As an online influencer, I take great care to be transparent to my readers. Ford Motor Company and Your Southern Ford Dealers are major sponsors of #FLBlogCon, … Read More
Afternoon with the Auers in a Ford Edge
Disclosure: I was offered a Ford Edge to drive for a weekend. As a Ford influencer I am sometimes given these unique opportunities. No other compensation was given and all views below are my own. My hubby Joe and I spent an afternoon in a Ford Edge, exploring all its features. … Read More
Ford: The Future of Mobility
Disclosure: I was offered a Ford Edge to drive for a weekend. As a Ford influencer I am sometimes given these unique opportunities. No other compensation was given and all views below are my own. Begin the Countdown! Being less than two weeks away from the 5th annual Florida Blogger … Read More
Oh SwimmerJoe! Sneak Peek at the Ford F-150
As most of you know I’ve got a relationship with Ford – they have been wonderful partners for FLBlogCon and as a blogger, I’ve gotten to do some really neat things ranging from going to Detroit for a social media conference (where I got to rub elbows with Steve Wozniak) … Read More
Crowd-Funding in Cambodia and Other Things I Won’t Take For Granted
One of the things I like best about traveling is the perspective it gives me on my own life. I believe if everybody were able to travel the world and see different people and other cultures, then it would probably be a much nicer planet. And while there are many … Read More
MailChimp Has Got Swag
MailChimp is one of my favorite tools and I use it often to manage my email campaigns. Not only is it incredibly easy to use, but perhaps even more important, it is FREE. (At least until you get to 2,000 subscribers on your list. After that it is still reasonable!) … Read More