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Blogging for the_future

  1. 1. BLOGGING FOR THE FUTURE NESCBWI - May 16, 2010 Carrie Jones Jo Knowles Kate Messner
  2. 2. Carrie Jones  <ul><li>                       www.carriejonesbooks. com </li></ul><ul><li>My website: www.carriejonesbooks.com </li></ul><ul><li>My publisher’s website for me: www.needpixies.com </li></ul><ul><li>My blog: http://carriejones.livejournal.com/ </li></ul>
  3. 3. www.megcabot.com   * Humor * Contests * Slice of Life * Friendly
  4. 4. * Humor * Unexpected content * Images http://brian-ohio.livejournal.com/
  5. 5. Jo Knowles     www.joknowles.com Blog: http://jbknowles.livejournal.com
  6. 6. Anna Staniszewski's blog: &quot;Annastan&quot; http://annastan.livejournal.com • Writing tips   • Book discussions     w/ a writing tilt • Personal reflections     about writing • Contest to get more    blog followers
  7. 7. Vivian Mahoney's Blog: &quot;Hip Writer Mama: Musings about Life, Writing & Children's Books&quot; http://hipwritermama.blogspot.com/ • Author Interviews • Contests • Craft book     discussions &    recommendations
  8. 8. Kate Messner http://kmessner.livejournal.com
  9. 9. Sarah Mulhern's Blog: &quot;The Reading Zone&quot; http://thereadingzone.wordpress.com/ <ul><ul><li>Book reviews </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Teaching </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Reading and Writing with Kids </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Monarch Watch </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>
  10. 10. Mitali Perkins' Blog: &quot;Mitali's Fire Escape: A safe place to chat about books between cultures&quot; http://www.mitaliblog.com/   <ul><ul><li>Book Recommendations </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Multicultural Theme </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Social Justice </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Publishing and Book Industry News </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Social Networking </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. How did you build your audience?
  12. 12. How do you decide what to write about?    How often do you post?    How much time do you spend writing a post?
  13. 13. How do you keep readers coming back?
  14. 14. What are the biggest pitfalls to avoid?
  15. 15. What blogging platform should I use?
  16. 16. What do you have to say? I am....   (How do you want to be known as an author/illustrator?)
  17. 17. What do you have to say? I read...   (What kinds of books do you love?)
  18. 18. What do you have to say? I write....   (What do you write? What can you share about writing?)
  19. 19. What do you have to say? I am passionate about....   (What, other than writing, is a passion of yours that you might blog about?)
  20. 20. Q & A
  21. 21. BLOGGING FOR THE FUTURE NESCBWI - May 16, 2010 Carrie Jones Jo Knowles Kate Messner

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