This year will be my first year attending the Blogging While Brown Conference and I am so excited. Last year and the year before, I wanted to attend but didn’t get my ducks in a row to make it happen. You all know how that goes, you have great intentions but somehow the execution falls apart. Not this year…
Each year that I have observed tweets and posts by attendees of the conference, it seems like not only a great opportunity to learn more about blogging as a profession and not just a hobby but also to meet many of the bloggers that I read and tweet face to face. To put a face with a blog…
Join my guest today, Aminah Hanan, the Executive Director of the Blogging While Brown Conference, on The LaKesha Womack Show as she shares more information about the conference and how it has grown since its start in 2008. Also, she will be providing a special discount code for all of our listeners planning to attend on Friday and Saturday.
Click to listen —>> Aminah Hanan discuss Blogging While Brown
Call to listen –>> 646.929.2031
About Aminah Hanan
Aminah Hanan was born, raised and continues to make her home on the South Side of Chicago. She is a steadfast advocate for people powered media and believes that everyone has a right to tell their own story. Aminah is the Executive Director of Blogging While Brown and the editor of the Michelle Obama Watch blog. An “analog girl in a digital world” – Aminah serves as a healthcare professional for one of the largest palliative care companies in the U.S. An avid crafter and sewing enthusiast, she blogs daily on her personal blog AminahHanan.com .
ABOUT BLOGGING WHILE BROWN
Since its launch in 2008 Blogging While Brown has grown to become the premier blogging conference dedicated to education, collaboration and innovation among bloggers of color. The conference brings Black social media experts, speakers and independent content creators together to educate, inspire and expand their influence in social media and technology. Along with panel discussions, keynotes and networking opportunities this 2 day event also includes blogger training workshops.
Blogging While Brown’s Objectives:
- To provide beginning and advanced technological training in digital media content creation and social media networking in order to enhance the ability of bloggers to create and distribute content online.
- To provide a forum for an intergenerational, interdisciplinary transfer of knowledge.
- To promote collaboration among digital media content creators.
- To serve as a platform to highlight the power and influence of African-American bloggers and their audiences while they showcase their expertise and share knowledge with their peers.
As we prepare to launch our fifth annual conference, Blogging While Brown remains committed to the mission of insuring that all communities have an opportunity to fully participate in a society that is becoming increasingly more dependent on digital technology. As early adopters of technology, bloggers play a critical role in acting as a bridge between technology and their audiences, families, and local communities. Blogging While Brown is dedicated to helping bloggers thrive by endeavoring to increase the number of Black media owners and expanding business opportunities for new media micro-preneurs to increase revenue and expand their platforms.
The 5 th annual Blogging While Brown Conference will take place June 1-2, 2012 at the Chemical Heritage Foundation in Philadelphia. Speakers at this year’s conference include Patrice Grell Yursik aka Afrobella, Lamar Tyler of Black & Married with Kids, Toni Carey of Black Girls Run, Damon Young of Very Smart Brothers, Kathryn Finney aka The Budget Fashionista, Slim Jackson of Single Black Male, Tamika D. Mallory , National Action Network Executive Director, Scott Hanselman, Principal Community Architect at Microsoft, Jennifer Polk, VP of Edelman Digital and Demetria L. Lucas, author of a Belle in Brooklyn.
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