It is not:
- A sweet fruit condiment favored by blogging women and often spread on toast
- Women slam dunking a basketball while blogging
- Women blogging about covering the Michael Jackson song, “Jam”
- Women rockers who blog about jam sessions
One familiar definition of a jam is a simple social gathering and communal practice session [for music]. “Jams can range from very loose gatherings of amateurs to sophisticated improvised sessions intended to be edited and released to the public.”
A Women’s Blog Jam then is an simple gathering for those who read, write, or want to write blogs. It’s a group session for sharing best practices on the art of writing (and other forms of communication like video, audio, etc.) and publishing your content on a blog. Although open to all, the focus is on the unique voice of women and the education/training/learning niche. We’ll loosely focus on e-learning, technology, professional development, and how people take different approaches to blogging. Some possible conversations…
- You: professional advancement and personal identity
- Customs: blogiquette (the edublogosphere community)
- The craft: finding your blogging voice and niche
- Technical information: readers, widgets, blogrolls, Technorati advertising,…what they’re all about
Come and jam with us!
- The Innovations in Learning Conference
- Open to all conference attendees (men too)
- Featuring Michele Martin, Christine Martell, Cathy Moore, and others (including me)
If you are attending the conference and want to participate in the jam, please contact me at JanetATbrandon-hallDOTcom. Lurkers, as always, are welcome. I’m also working on ways to get virtual attendees involved.