Attendee Spotlight: Around the Blogs by Janice Tosto

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Around the Blogs by Janice Tosto    

What do you hope to experience at Blogging While Brown 2014? 

I attended last year's conference in New York City and walked away with a wealth of information. This year, I will be attending on both days. I am looking forward to hearing presentations that will help me as I seek to establish and promote a new blog that I am currently developing.    

Why did you decide to start a blog?

I accepted an invitation from the Editor of the New York Nonprofit Press to write a blog for the New York Nonprofit Press E-Newsletter. At first, I was unsure about my ability to blog, but nearly six years and hundreds of thousands of hits later, I am still writing and still being read!       

When people come to your blog, what will they find?

When people come to my blog, they will see an array of posts about human services. Some of the topics I write about regularly include mentoring, minority mental health, violence against women, career development, economic and social justice. I also share resources on my blog such as job seeking tips, career fair information, special community events, etc..    

Who are your blogging heroes?

I thoroughly enjoy reading the blog. The blog celebrates Black family life and offers lots of practical suggestions for families and singles.    

Do you need something from your fellow bloggers to take your blogging to the next level?

Share your stories! I want to hear about your successes and your failures as a blogger. I find hearing others' stories to be very instructional.     

What are your top tips for bloggers?

Use your platform to help elevate and inspire!        

Where do you see you and your blog in 5 years?

I hope to be writing my own blog in five years. I am still developing my idea.


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