UPDATE: Congratulations to our two scholarship winners Nikki True and DivasandDorks.com!Next month, July 8-9, the fourth annual Blogging While Brown will take place in Los Angeles, CA, and for the fourth time, BlogHer is proud to be sponsoring the event....more
Have you heard of Gina McCauley? If you haven't, listen up--this is a woman who's on the cutting edge of the internet and social media and you need to get to know her right now. If you do know who she is, read the following interview anyway, because I defy you not to be inspired by her story, her passion and her good old fashioned smarts. Just the kind of black woman the MSM almost never talks about.
Blogger Angel Laws started her blog Concrete Loop with five dollars in her pocket. That was just about four years ago. Now Angel says she gets 700,000 unique visitors a day and makes about $250,000 a year through ads on her blog.
Her advice for bloggers during last weekend's Blogging While Brown conference in Chicago:
"Fish where your buyers swim," said Milton Haynes of Blacks Gone Geek.
Before you hit publish, check your headline, "That's the most strategic choice you're about to make," said Megan Tady of Save The Internet.com.
"Own your digital real estate," said Hajj E. Flemings, branding expert and author of "The Brand YU Life."
These quotes came from presenters at last weekend's 2nd annual Blogging While Brown conference held at the University Center in Chicago. It's the kind of advice that's important for all bloggers but the attendees of BWB got that and much more.
This weekend BlogHer lynchpin Elisa Camahort Twittered away like crazy about the Blogging While Brown conference in Atlanta, Georgia. This was the first ever international conference specifically focused on the talents of voices of bloggers of color. In honor of our sisters of every shade, I'd like to feature a couple of women who write about religion and spirituality, bringing their own much-needed cultural mix to the conversation.