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THIRD TUESDAY NOVEMBER: Rebecca Bollwitt - Building Your Personal Brand

Your blog is your personal brand, it's your own corner of cyberspace with which you can express your thoughts, opinions, fears, hopes and dreams. It's also an outlet for you to share what you are passionate about - making you an authority in your own right and this will ultimately help you build your audience. You don't have to be an expert, you don't have to know it all, but your voice is very personal and the way you express it will become your calling card - giving you your online reputation.

Rebecca will be addressing 'blog branding' questions like: How do you get an audience to begin with? How do you keep that audience? How to get noticed by mainstream media (should I even care about mainsteam media) and, why should I have a brand?

Rebecca Bollwitt has been blogging about Vancouver since 2004 on Miss604.com, and podcasting since 2005. She has recently been listed as one of the top "Web influencers in Vancouver" by NowPublic and the Vancouver Sun and has a weekly segment on-air with Talk 1410am, discussing the latest in the Vancouver blogosphere. In 2008 she co-founded sixty4media, offering social media consulting services from custom WordPress themes, audio serivces for podcasts, video screencast production, as well as event liveblogging and blogging tutorials.

Live blogging of this event will be done by Raul -- Thanks Raul! Please see http://hummingbird604... during/after the event...

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Good to get a lot of blogging info all brought together - Rebecca had some good stats on the whole blog milieu. Fun to see some people I knew and meet some others interested in all this! Considering the technical hiccups, I was pleasantly surprised by how well it worked.

    November 19, 2008

  • Rob J.

    I really like what Rebecca Bollwitt is doing and was glad to get to hear her speak. The venue didn't really work too well for the talk, although it was a good place to meet people. Also, the content of her talk seemed to be about the basics of blogging and promoting a blog. It was clear that most people in the room were kind of aware of these sorts of things already. So, it seemed that she was preaching to the choir a little bit. I'm not sure what it was that I was looking for - maybe where blogs are going and how that impacts how we should respond as bloggers to preserve our personal brands?

    November 19, 2008

  • Shannon Y.

    Very good presentation!

    For people that are already blogging (like myself)- it was a great refresher as well as validation on what areas to refine more.

    For people that are new to blogging (like a friend I brought along with myself) - he gained some good tips that some people take for granted and Rebecca articulated it quite well!

    Cheers, thanks Joseph, Monica and Tanya for organizing!


    Shannon

    November 19, 2008

  • Cecilia L.

    Wanted to shoot the obnoxiously loud couple at the front of the bar... so distracting!

    November 19, 2008

  • A former member
    A former member

    Rebecca did a great job. My notes on her talk can be found here : http://tinyurl.com/5jtr4n

    It was frustrating for me not to be able to liveblog, but Tris did a great job and I am hoping that between the two of us, and those who were twittering, everyone who couldn't attend could still learn from Rebecca virtually.

    November 19, 2008

  • Nick A.

    I thought Rebecca did a great job informing the audience of what is involved in " Building Your Personal Brand "

    thanks Miss604

    -nick amado

    November 18, 2008

  • Karilyn K.

    The venue was not conducive to chatting with new people!

    November 18, 2008

  • Tris H.

    Live blog has been moved to www.trishussey.com...

    November 18, 2008

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