North Iowa Bloggers Are Online Influencers

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Over the course of the last year, I went from knowing one other blogger locally to now knowing several. It’s no secret, that Social Media Breakfast has opened the doors for a lot of businesses in North Iowa, bloggers included. The bloggers in North Iowa do get together on a regular basis and of course, they recently met while I was out of town. The really cool thing about this event was the fact that they still included me in in the event. Yes, that is how #FlatSara came to be.

Group Photo


Beth Ann Chiles of It’s Just Life, organized the get together at her home. Several bloggers attended, as well as #FlatSara and Lay’s Potato Chips! You may be asking, “What on earth does Lay’s Potato Chips have to do with a blogger gathering?” In case you didn’t know, bloggers are considered online influencers. The bloggers of North Iowa participated in a scientific study of Lay’s Potato Chips! They were the taste testers of the bold, new flavors that Lay’s Potato Chips has rolled out. The best part of all of this, they did all of this on their own, as in Lay’s Potato Chips did not provide them with product or information. This is a creative group of bloggers and they all reside in North Iowa.


Chip Voting


Bloggers are online influencers and I do believe you will see by reading their posts, that the bloggers in North Iowa are honest and real! They are not out to fool their readers and they want to be known as genuine people. Many folks do not understand how bloggers work, what they are about, and how businesses can work with them. The easiest way to find out how to work with one of these bloggers is to ask them! A simple way to reach out to them, is to read their blog and follow up with them through the contact form on their blog.

Lay’s Potato Chips comes out as the winner of this event! Look at all the press a small potato chip received from a little get together in North Iowa. The bloggers of North Iowa are creative and would love to show you how they can help you grow your business. And just in case you want to know what new flavor of Lay’s Potato Chips you should be investing in, read up!

Katy Flint of Learning As I Go Along : Me & All Of My New Friends

Amy Hild of Modern Rural Living: Lay’s “Do Us A Flavor” Taste Testing With North Iowa Bloggers

Donna Hup of DonnaHup.Com: Lay’s Do Us A Flavor Chip Tasting & Voting Party

Beth Ann Chiles of  It’s Just Life: It All Started With A Chip

Jeni Flaa of Jeni Eats: North Iowa Bloggers Taste Test Lay’s “Do Us A Favor” Flavors


Take a glance at the other blogs that come right out of North Iowa. The best part about this, is the fact that all of these bloggers are sharing their passions with all of you. You will see that each blogger is unique and has something different to bring to the table.

Joy of Living Life Joyfully 

Debbie of Debbie’s Midwestern Kitchen

Laura of All Things Travel

Val of Corn, Beans, Pigs and Kids

Emily of  The Koob Triplets

Bryan of Psuche Running 

Sara of Travel With Sara and All In An Iowa Mom’s Day

If you own a business and are thinking of reaching out to new people, consider working with a blogger in North Iowa. You will find that these people are genuine and do care greatly about North Iowa.

*A Thank you to Beth Ann and Amy for letting me use their photos for this post!


2 thoughts on “North Iowa Bloggers Are Online Influencers

  1. Beth Ann Chiles August 19, 2014 at 12:25 pm

    Great post, Sara, and we loved having #FlatSara with us but Real Sara is much more fun! This has become such a great group for me and I am so thankful for that first Social Media Breakfast and for you getting the ball rolling on getting North Iowa more socially connected!!!! Thank YOU!

  2. Mary Hopper August 19, 2014 at 1:12 pm

    I am excited to connect with like minded people. Blogging is so much fun and its fun to see others enjoying it too! Looking forward to being part of this group.

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