We’re ending the first quarter with a bang: Blabbing, a new book, and pending awards. Our community has been thriving so its only right that we reflect and send positive vibes to everyone. Take a moment to see what’s going on this week and how you can get involved.
Influencers Talk Blab + @veepeejay
The bLink Marketing Network is hosting our monthly one hour short and sharp Influencers Talk Blab session. While blogging is personal and unique to the voice of the blog owner, it’s important for influencers to create a clear strategy to grow and monetize their blogs. Our guest this month is digital strategist, author and award winning blogger Vashti Patrick-Joseph of www.veepeejay.com. She is a powerhouse at growing a blog strategically in order to monetize and work with major brands.
This month’s topic is Blog Strategy: The importance of managing your blog like a business.
Join us on Thursday, March 31 at 1pm EST for an informative Influencers Talk at www.blab.im/blogalicious!
New Book: Joanne Bamberger Pens The Hillary Paradox
Not many writers can say they worked with presidential candidate and Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton on an exclusive book project. Entrepreneurial journalist, award-winning writer, and attorney Joanne Bamberger can with her latest work, Love Her, Love Her Not: The Hillary Paradox, which allows voters to determine their truest feelings about Hillary Clinton.
Love Her, Love Her Not: The Hillay Paradox delves into the nuances of our complicated feelings about one of the most powerful women ever in American politics. In this timely collection, editor Joanne Bamberger gathers a unique and diverse group of writers of all ages, walks of life, and political affiliations, while also providing the narrative framework through which to view the history that’s led us to this moment in time―the moment when voters must decide whether they can forgive Hillary Clinton for not being the perfect candidate or the perfect woman and finally elect our first woman president, bringing humor, nuance and personal insights to the recent research that, overwhelmingly, shows that women voters must find women candidates “likable” before they can cast their ballots for them.
Timely and fresh, Love Her, Love Her Not will provoke new conversations and push political and cultural dialogue in the US to a new level.
More about Joanne Bamberger:
Joanne was one of the first internet voices speaking about the intersection of women and mothers online and political/social activism with her former blog, PunditMom. Joanne is also the author of the Amazon bestselling book Mothers of Intention: How Women & Social Media are Revolutionizing Politics in America, the first book to examine the phenomenon of the rise of women in social media, how they’ve used online tools for change and the uphill battle women still face in the world of politics and activism. (Learn more about Joanne here.)
— April 16, 2016 (exact date/time TBD) – Bethesda Literary Festival, Bethesda, MD. Book reading and signing.
— April 20, 2016, 7:30 p.m. – [words] Bookstore, Maplewood, NJ. Book discussion and signing, with Joanne Bamberger, Nancy Giles and Amy Ferris.
Congratulations to both Joanne and Hillary for coming together as leaders and representatives of the female voice. Purchase the book here.
…& the Iris Award Nominations are in!
You know you’re a boss when you’re nominated for three 2016 Iris Awards. Our leader, Stacey Ferguson, has been nominated for: Influencer of the Year, Game Changer of the Year and Entrepreneur of the Year. We’re so proud of Stacey and all she’s doing with Blogalicious. Congratulations to Stacey and the remaining nominees for their outstanding work.