Kidlitosphere Blogging Conference - Portland, OR - Part 8
The Kidlit Blogging Conference began with Bridging Books and Blogs. It was a panel discussion filled with some heavy hitters: Mark Blevis, Alice Pope, Dia Calhoun, Lori Ann Grover and Betsy Bird of Fuse #8.
Here is a photo of the panel.
Together they explained how kidlitosphere blogging is an open community for everyone and anyone out there. And, they said, that even though “Sphere” may seem like an exclusive term, it isn’t. What does “osphere” mean?
They explained some people don’t know. But the word is meant to feel open and inclusive.
Tips from the panel for new bloggers:
1) Find your niche and write in that niche. 2) Learn things about technology: Photobucket, and Youtube because photos and videos can make your blog a richer reading experience. 3) Blogging requires a long term investment, so be prepared. 4) Blog consistently.
Mark Blevis of Just One More Book said, “A house starts with one brick. . . Get in the conversation.”
He also said, blogging and audiocasting can:
1) Help you get and feel connected. 2) Help you form lasting friendships. 3) Help you gain personal strengths such as better writing and speaking skills.
One of the comments I really enjoyed was from Readergirlz. Their purpose is to help girls reach out. Through Readergirlz, young women gain love, faithfulness and truthfulness.
JUNE 1st - SCHMOOZE, 9:30 a.m. - noon ? Vancouver - Clark County Children's Writers and Illustrators Our next schmooze is scheduled for Saturday, June 1st at 9:30 a.m. at the Cascade Park Library ? 600 NE 136th Ave. Vancouver, WA. 98664. If you have any questions, feel free to contact Vicki Lindstrom at firstname.lastname@example.org. ?
June 29, 2013 - MAKING YOUR FIRST PAGES SHINE with Chronicle Editor Melissa Manlove - this Rogue Valley Connection workshop is in Ashland. See website: www.scbwior.com/events for more details.
June 8, 2013 - Our FIRST SE PORTLAND schmooze is scheduled for Saturday, June 8th at 10:30 a.m. at the Holgate Library, a branch of the Multnomah County Libraries. This is your chance to Meet and Greet the Co-RAs, ask them questions, and get acquainted with each other. We will meet in the meeting room at the Holgate Library ? 7905 SE Holgate Blvd, Portland. If you have any questions, feel free to contact Carol Bloemen at email@example.com ?
SCBWI - The Great Critique - July 20th at Tabor Space
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