We've gone back and combed through all of the proposed topics that people have suggested on this blog, in their registration questionnaires, and on the Google Groups board. Review these to see if your suggestion was left off. Also, feel free to leave additional suggestions since the requests for proposals will be going out shortly. All of these are taken directly from topic suggestions. If you are interested in presenting a workshop or being a panel member, stay tuned.
New blogging technology, plugins for Wordpress. Blogging tips, writing tips.
Making your blog a full time job.
How to create peer to peer networks.
How to expand our voices in the blogosphere.
How to Increase Blog Traffic.
How to Monetize Your Content and Increase Blog Revenue
Netroots: How To Use Social Media for Community Activism
Usage of Black Vernacular In Blogging...Good or Bad?
Blogging 101: How To Stake Your Claim in the Blogosphere
Podcasting 101: Let Your Voice Be Heard
Videocasting 101: Lights, Camera, Action
Do you need a professional design or just a blog template?
Quality of content. Grammar, style, original ideas, writing skills, etc
Access to people.
"How to Blog Your Way Into Mainstream Media" - That would be focused on how you can use blogging to establish yourself as an expert on your topic, and be quoted in the media on
that topic. So it would basically be PR/media training focused.
Black LGBT (Lesbian Gay Bisexual)communities.
Here are the tentative conference tracks :
UPDATE: YOU CAN ATTEND SESSIONS IN ANY TRACK. CONFERENCE REGISTRATION INCLUDES ALL OF THE SESSIONS.
Track No. 1
From the Screens to the Streets: News, Politics, and Social Justice
This track will feature sessions related to blogging about current events, activism, and bloggers who are leveraging their online resources to get offline results.
Track No. 2
Blogging Building Blocks
While bloggers of color are very diverse and cover a wide variety of subjects and interests, most bloggers want to increase their blog traffic, have access to and master the latest internet technology, and many desire ways to generate income from their blogging in hopes of blogging full time. This conference track will feature sessions related to the nuts and bolts of blogging such as technology, blogging widgets, the business of blogging, monetizing blogs, increasing blog traffic, legal issues, design and layout and improving the reader experience for your blogosphere.
Track No. 3
The Blogs of Our Lives
This conference track will feature entertainment, Gossip, the Bloggerratti, Lifestyle and Social Networking, how not to get sued, artist promotion, our guilty pleasures.