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Today's task for 31 Days to a Better Blog is to sign up for a blogging class or conference.
If you live in Birmingham, I have just the thing for you. Tomorrow evening See Jane Write will host the panel discussion Blogging and the Future of Community Journalism.
At this free event you can learn how to use your blog to cover communities and topics you feel don't get adequate attention from mainstream media. You'll also learn how to make your blog stand out from other local websites and find out how you can work with journalists and even get respected as a journalist yourself.
Our panelists include:
- Staci Brown Brooks, Community News Director for the Birmingham Hub of Alabama Media Group
- Emily Lowrey, founder of Magic City Post, a web publication that offers a daily posts on the Birmingham metro area and shows off the best the region has to offer.
- Andre Natta, founder of The Terminal, a critically acclaimed web publication about Birmingham.
- Erin Shaw Street, travel editor for Southern Living magazine and editorial content manager for the magazine's social media including its blog, The Daily South
The panel discussion will be moderated by Edward T. Bowser, who is a community engagement specialist for the Birmingham Hub of Alabama Media Group, author of the blog Soul In Stereo, and my hubster!
Click here for information on time, location, and how to register.
But that's enough shameless self-promotion. Here are a few blogging conferences you should check out:
What conferences are you going to this year?