HOW TO HAVE A GROUP BLOG THAT STILL MAKES YOU WANT TO BE PART OF THE GROUP

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Skills 2: The Write Brain
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Anissa Mayhew

 

“How to have a group blog that still makes you want to be part of the group”

This session will explore the advantages of writing with a group or collaborative blog. It will include practical advice for those involve in an existing collaboration, including negotiating writer payment, finding a niche and a voice, recruiting writers, editing multiple writers, and how to avoid conflict when working with multiple bloggers.


imageAnissa Mayhew has the unique position of being founder and lead editor of www.AimingLow.com, a collaborative blog with 20 writers on the payroll, currently building three new sites, while also having a personal site at www.FreeAnissa.com, a freelance career, and a job on Twitter keeping the world in touch with Ralph Macchio. All from a wheelchair, recovering from two strokesthat popped up like rabid bunnies in 2009.

 

image Best known for her popular blog Uppercase Woman and her flamboyant presence on Twitter, Cecily entertains tens of thousands on a daily basis. Cecily is an editor at Aiming Low, a contributor to Sweetney.com and currently works at SEER Interactive as a Social Media Strategist, creates web and SEO content, helps companies navigate the momosphere, and dabbles in graphic design and media kits for bloggers.

 

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Jyl Johnson Pattee is a social media enthusiast, mompreneur, cause marketer, and founder of Mom It Forward. Jyl’s dynamic approach to social media has enabled her to build, develop, and grow Mom It Forward into a reliable, active community of influential women in social media. She is also the hostess of the weekly #gno parties on Twitter, started in September 2008. Jyl is known as a “connector” who brings good ideas and people together both on and offline to make a positive impact for causes and brands through education and sharing of experiences.

 

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Kristen Howerton is the content editor at ShePosts, where she oversees a team of writers who keep tabs on the latest happenings in the blogosphere. She is also the co-founder and editor of Mama Manifesto, a collaborative blog about parenting. She blogs about the indignities of motherhood and life with four small children at her personal blog, Rage Against the Minivan, and avoids deadlines by playing on twitter.

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