Sunday 13 May: the day after Cybher…
Cybher was great – motivating, inspiring and very upbeat. 300 women bloggers (and a few babies and even a couple of men) in one room, each talented in their own way and all united by their connection to the blogosphere.
Here’s a super quick audio with Carrie Walton, of ‘Carrie on Being a Student’ as we arrived at Cybher…
Sadly, I couldn’t attend all the sessions as there’s only one of me, but topics included:
- Opening session in which panelist covered making money from your blog versus selling your soul (I’ll explain this later); how blogging has become a career for many, blogging etiquette and blogs as the new CV (listen to Carrie’s audio interview as an example of this).
- Digital diaries: how parents are tackling internet safety with their children (did you know that more kids know how to open a web browser than can swim!) and that by posting pictures of your kids on Facebook you’re contributing to their (permanent) digital footprint.
- The gap in the market for female audio bloggers, as demonstrated by The High Tea Cast and a podcasting demo.
- What it means to be a feminist and the challenges they face in campaigning for equality and fairness.
- Is your blog a book? A truthful insight into the publishing industry and the likelihood of a book deal from you blog using Violet Venn (listen to her audio interview here) of The Skull Illusion.
- Thrifty blogging: how you can bring readers to your blog by helping them to save money
- The ethics of blogging: should you credit fellow bloggers for inspiration, can you review products on your blog and be true to yourself, blagger versus blogger, and finding your niche (could this be your personality?)
There will be audio reports coming soon from me, but in the meantime, here’s a nice summary from Petit Mum as the day drew to a close.
And one from Ruth Jenkins…
Later the same day…
Okay, I’ve now gotten around to recording audio summaries of the day – and in the interests of being timely (and possibly a bit lazy) they’re unedited ramblings. Good job the AudioBoo limit is five minutes! (Relevant links to support the audio will be added soon), Or if these AudioBoos look daunting you can see the playlist here.