Erica Ehm of Yummy Mummy Club to share tips at BlogJam Atlantic

Bloggers from across Atlantic Canada are gathering in Halifax this Sunday to share tips and learn how to turn a hobby into a job.

From amateurs to full-time professionals, event aims to gather virtual blogging world together in real life

Erica Ehm meets a baby at a stroller-fitness class as part of her Yummy Mummy work. She'll be sharing her blog tips in Halifax this weekend. (CCN)

Bloggers from across Atlantic Canada are gathering in Halifax this Sunday to share tips and learn how to turn a hobby into a job.

BlogJam Atlantic runs Sunday at Pier 21. Organizer Krista Montelpare said it's the only blog conference of this size in Atlantic Canada and it brings the online community together in real life.

"It's amateurs, it's people who are just starting out, it's people who are successful, people who do it full time and have learned how to monetize their blog," she said Friday. "It's also businesses looking to work with bloggers, so there will be a lot of opportunities to connect in that way."

Yummy Mummy Club

They'll offer tutorials on using software like Wordpress and other platforms, and workshops with graphic designers and blog designers. "Pretty much any aspect of blogging will be covered."

The keynote speaker is Erica Ehm, founder of YummyMummyClub.ca.

"We are so lucky to have her, because even though she was originally known as a MuchMusic VJ, she's since transitioned her career into a blogging wizard. She's the expert for a lot of women and mummy bloggers," Montelpare said.

Ehm will talk about her work in food, family fashion and parenting, and working with brands.

From laptops to lullabies

Other speakers include award-winning bloggers Heather Laura Clarke of LaptopstoLullabies.com, Kayla Short of ShortPresents.com, and Ross Simmonds of RossSimmonds.com.

Heather Laura Clarke has been blogging since 2009. It's gone from a secret online diary to a core part of her writing business. (Submitted by Heather Laura Clarke)

Clarke, a Truro-based writer, will talk about how her blog has changed since she started it in 2009.

"When I started blogging, I didn't tell a single person. I had a fake name and a fake email address, and it was my secret online diary where I could be completely honest. Then suddenly everybody I knew was reading it and I had to watch what I was saying, and my content suffered," Clarke said.

"I'm going to be talking about some of the mistakes I made along the way and how I figured out how to start running a blog that gets a lot of traffic and generates income but doesn't come across as having that fake Stepford Wives type of content we all hate."

BlogJam encourages people to register today. The event costs $50.