PLEASE NOTE, THIS EVENT WAS CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER. WE WILL ATTEMPT TO RESCHEDULE.
Due to our scheduled speaker feeling under the weather, this month's talk will now be given by Michael Cain of Automattic and Map & Menu.
How to Blog Like a Semi-Pro
Not everyone can be the next Daily Beast, Smashing Mag, or Daring Fireball, but with a little bit of time and effort, you can make the most of your blog. This session will cover farm-league blogging basics like defining and refining your message and voice, presenting a consistent brand/image, networking with others, getting traction, and even earning a little something in return (not necessarily monetizing, but other benefits like bartering, affiliates, and complimentary products/services). I’ll use examples of personal experience from mapandmenu.com and a few technical tips and tricks.
Michael is a Portland, Maine-based Theme Wrangler for Automattic’s Theme Team. He spends his days creating, converting, and improving the theme experience on both WordPress.com and WordPress.org, his evenings blogging about food and travel on mapandmenu.com, and his nights dreaming about how to make tomorrow’s WordPress blogs and sites even better.
After John's talk we'll hold a roundtable discussion about all things WordPress. Come prepared with any items you'd like the group to discuss.
Sam Hotchkiss, organizer of the Maine WordPress Meetup, will be hitting the road in a camper for the next few months. You can follow his adventures and WordCamp presentation schedule at wordcamper.com.
We'll also discuss any news related to the beginning stages of WordCamp Maine!
Pizza will be provided by Parka, the recently launched parent company of BruteProtect.