Our Attendee Spotlight is:
Naima Briscoe who's blog is Seconds from the Brink
What do you hope to experience at Blogging While Brown 2013?
Taking part in panels such as "10 Ways to Turn Your Blog Writing from Basic to Brilliant,” “Keep it Movin’: Mobilizing Your Blog and Your Brand,” and “Crowdfunding your Creative Project: Advice From 3 Rock Star Women On Using Kickstarter," and of course networking with other like-minded individuals.
Are there specific types of bloggers you are interested in connecting with at the conference?
I am definitely looking forward to engaging with bloggers that write about social and cultural issues, theories, and news that address women of color's sexuality, identity, and oppression, and the interplay of such concepts with romantic, family, and social relationships.
What are your top blogging tips for other bloggers?
As someone who is in the beginning stages of her process, my primary tips would be to learn as much as you can about blogging as well as other storytelling platforms (webinars, meetups, other bloggers, articles, etc.), remain current on the work of bloggers who address similar subjects to ensure that you maintain your niche/edge and a readership base, and post regularly.
Where do you see you and your blog in 5 years?
I see my blog as hopefully developing into a multi-media platform that includes in-person workshops for teaching and learning and a book!
Do you need something from your fellow bloggers to take your blogging to the next level?
I need guidance on how to increase readership, develop a realistic content posting schedule (I work full-time), and how to incorporate other types of media. I definitely want to ensure that I always post engaging content.
Do you have something to offer bloggers to help them take their blogging to the next level?
While my blog does not address grant writing as a craft, I am an established grant writer who can offer insight and guidance.