Our Attendee Spotlight is:
Eva Greene-Wilson who's blog is SocaMom.com...because Motherhood is CAH-NEE-VAL!
What do you hope to experience at BWB 2013?
Last year I had such an amazing experience in Philadelphia, that I just hope to experience that plus some! I would love to meet new bloggers and speakers, and reconnect with those that I met at Blogging While Brown last year. I also hope that the sessions will spark some new ideas to make my blog even better for my readers.
Why did you decide to start a blog?
Once I became a parent, and started meeting other parents, I realized that my style of parenting was different because I was brought up in a Caribbean household. I decided to start this blog to share resources for parents with roots in the Caribbean who are raising their children outside of the West Indies. I believe that giving children and parents access to their roots truly empowers and inspires them.
Are there specific types of bloggers you are interested in connecting with at the conference?
I am interested in meeting all types of bloggers at Blogging While Brown this year. I went last year with no profile of the type of blogger I'd be looking to connect with in mind, and met some amazing people, some of whom I have brunch with every month now! You just never know who you'll meet - that's part of the adventure.
What are your top blogging tips for other bloggers?
My top blogging tip for other bloggers is to check the demographics of your visitors, and check it often. Knowing your audience is key to attracting sponsors, cultivating partnerships, and creating content that speaks your mind and speaks to your readers as well.
Where do you see you and your blog in 5 years?
In the next five years, I hope to be the first place that parents go to find resources to help them connect their children to Caribbean culture and history. For parents who don't know where to start when introducing their Caribbean roots to their children, the games and coloring sheets have been really helpful.
Do you need something from your fellow bloggers to take your blogging to the next level?
To take my blogging to the next level, I just need my fellow bloggers to take a moment to remember me, and I'll try my best to do the same. When someone brings up parenting, culture, homeschooling, or the Caribbean (or all of the above), I would want my fellow bloggers to mention to them that they know a blogger who shares information on those subjects, and then direct them to my blog.
Do you have something to offer bloggers to help them take their blogging to the next level?
I'm a huge "do it yourself" person when it comes to my blog. I am the graphic designer, the programmer (when the husband is busy), the photographer, the videographer, the recruiter, the editor, the everything. I can share with bloggers tools, tips, and tricks that have worked for me, and saved me time, energy, and money, without compromising quality.