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Quick Update: Chicago, Blog World Expo, and the Podcast Awards

Quick Update: Chicago, Blog World Expo, and the Podcast Awards

By Pat Flynn on


I just got back from a bachelor party in Las Vegas and no, we didn’t lose the groom and yes, I still have all of my teeth (that’s a reference from the movie, The Hangover, in case you didn’t know). I did win $800 and I also met Siegfried and Roy who tapped a keg at Hofbrauhaus to welcome in Oktoberfest.

Good times!

As I rest and catch up on sleep today, I wanted to at least fill you in on some important updates on events that are coming up.


At the end of the month I’ll have the privilege of speaking at the Financial Blogger’s Conference in Chicago. On Friday, September 30th, my good friend Cliff Ravenscraft (from and I will be hosting a casual meetup around the area to network and just meet and chit-chat with everyone who is interested.

If you’ll be in the Chicago area that afternoon, you’re welcome to come hang out with us! We only ask that you make sure you sign up on our Facebook Event Page, which has all of the details about when and where.

Blog World Expo LA 2011

As I mentioned earlier, I have a one-hour presentation at Blog World Expo this coming November, and I just found out exactly when I’ll be speaking.

My presentation is currently scheduled for Friday, November 4th from 1:45pm to 2:45pm PST, but please note that there is always the possibility of being moved to another time slot.

Pat Flynn Blog World Expo

As you can see, the title of my presentation is How to Be Everywhere: Building a Profitable Brand by Thinking Outside the Blog. I will be going over how I use all of the external platforms outside of the SPI blog that have shaped the SPI as an overall brand to increase its reach, its authority and of course my overall income. I’ll also be touching on the aspect of transparency and honesty online in the blogging world, which I feel is extremely important, as you know.

I’m super stoked to present at the expo, and if you are coming by to watch I can’t wait to meet you there! If you’re interest in buying a ticket, I would be very appreciative if you used my affiliate link below.

Pat’s Blog World Expo 2011 Referral Link [Full Disclosure: As an affiliate, I receive compensation if you purchase through this link.]

The 7th Annual Podcast Awards Nomination

Podcast AwardsLast but definitely not least, a number of you messaged me saying that you nominated the SPI podcast for the annual Podcast Awards.

Mark from even wrote an entire post asking his readership to vote for me too!

To be honest, I never even heard of the awards, but I’ve recently learned that they are a HUGE deal in the podcasting world and last year attracted over 1,000,000 listeners to the voting page.

I’m absolutely flattered for all of the support and just wanted to thank you because the podcast is something I definitely put a lot of hard work into and am very proud of.

If you remember, it took me over 2 years to finally get the guts to do it, and now to be nominated for an award just blows my mind. Even if I don’t get an award, just to be nominated would be totally awesome.

If you’d like to help me out and vote for me too, I would be forever grateful! The award ceremony is actually at Blog World Expo so it would be perfect since I’ll be speaking there.

To vote, simply go to The Podcast Awards Homepage and fill in a nomination for the People’s Choice and Business categories only.

  • Podcast Name: The Smart Passive Income Podcast
  • Podcast URL:

Please only vote for me if you’ve listened to the podcast and truly feel like it’s one that deserves your nomination.

If you have already voted, please let me know in the comment section below so I can personally thank you.

Cheers, and have a great week!

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