Jo Knowles www.joknowles.com Blog: http://jbknowles.livejournal.com
Anna Staniszewski's blog: "Annastan" http://annastan.livejournal.com • Writing tips • Book discussions w/ a writing tilt • Personal reflections about writing • Contest to get more blog followers
Vivian Mahoney's Blog: "Hip Writer Mama: Musings about Life, Writing & Children's Books" http://hipwritermama.blogspot.com/ • Author Interviews • Contests • Craft book discussions & recommendations
Kate Messner http://kmessner.livejournal.com
Sarah Mulhern's Blog: "The Reading Zone" http://thereadingzone.wordpress.com/
Reading and Writing with Kids
Mitali Perkins' Blog: "Mitali's Fire Escape: A safe place to chat about books between cultures" http://www.mitaliblog.com/
Publishing and Book Industry News
How did you build your audience?
How do you decide what to write about? How often do you post? How much time do you spend writing a post?
How do you keep readers coming back?
What are the biggest pitfalls to avoid?
What blogging platform should I use?
What do you have to say? I am.... (How do you want to be known as an author/illustrator?)
What do you have to say? I read... (What kinds of books do you love?)
What do you have to say? I write.... (What do you write? What can you share about writing?)
What do you have to say? I am passionate about.... (What, other than writing, is a passion of yours that you might blog about?)
Q & A
BLOGGING FOR THE FUTURE NESCBWI - May 16, 2010 Carrie Jones Jo Knowles Kate Messner