Our Attendee Spotlight is:
Rewind and Come Again by AlysiaSimone
What do you hope to experience at Blogging While Brown 2014?
I hope to learn more on how to use other forms of media to flesh out my site and ways to grow, retain and better engage my audience. And of course how to monetize my blog, both on and offline.
Why did you decide to start a blog?
I always wanted to be a writer but didn't think that 'writer' was a viable career choice. Blogging allows me to indulge in my passion.
When people come to your blog, what will they find?
They will find articles and videos exploring various aspects of Caribbean/Caribbean-American life. From music and food to parenting traditions and cultural events.
Who are your blogging heroes?
JayBlessed of JayBlessed.com, Eva Wilson Greene of Socamom.com, Shannon Washington of ParlourMagazine.com, Luvvie of AwesomelyLuvvie.com and Bee Quammie of 83toInfinity.com
Are there specific types of bloggers you are interested in connecting with at the conference?
Yes. I hope to connect with other bloggers in my niche (Caribbean / Caribbean-American culture), as well as mom bloggers of teens (boys in particular).
What are your top tips for bloggers?
Excellent organization and time management skills. Your blog can very easily fall by the wayside if you don't stay organized and learn to balance your blog and your life.
Where do you see you and your blog in 5 years?
In 5 years my blog will be a major online destination for the discussion, exploration and expression of the Caribbean / Caribbean-American experience. We will also have expanded our offline activities to include community events, film/web series and literature.