What's a Women's Blog Jam?

May 27, 2008

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!

Where?

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.

Ideas welcome.

  • http://www.jarche.com/ Harold Jarche

    Definitely want to lurk (virtually) 🙂

  • http://www.jarche.com Harold Jarche

    Definitely want to lurk (virtually) 🙂

  • http://karynromeis.blogspot.com/ Karyn Romeis

    Envious sigh!

    Hope you get the virtual thing sorted…

  • http://karynromeis.blogspot.com Karyn Romeis

    Envious sigh!

    Hope you get the virtual thing sorted…

  • Emma King

    Ooh, yeah! All right!
    We’re jammin’:
    I wanna jam it wid you.
    We’re jammin’, jammin’,
    And I hope you like jammin’, too

  • Emma King

    Ooh, yeah! All right!
    We’re jammin’:
    I wanna jam it wid you.
    We’re jammin’, jammin’,
    And I hope you like jammin’, too

  • http://michelemartin.typepad.com/thebambooprojectblog/ Michele Martin

    Does this mean I have to rhyme during the session? Because that’s a lot of pressure. 🙂

  • http://michelemartin.typepad.com/thebambooprojectblog/ Michele Martin

    Does this mean I have to rhyme during the session? Because that’s a lot of pressure. 🙂

  • http://christinemartell.com/ Christine Martell

    It would be great to have virtual participants!

    Michele, here is some perspective…. I could make you draw, rhyming might look good?

  • http://christinemartell.com Christine Martell

    It would be great to have virtual participants!

    Michele, here is some perspective…. I could make you draw, rhyming might look good?

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  • http://www.brandon-hall.com/ Janet Clarey

    Cool, cool, cool. Thanks for your enthusiasm everyone. And for those who contacting me by email – I will be in touch. This will be fun. Meantime, perhaps think about the one thing you think you are exceptional at in your blog that you’d want to share. Perhaps we should start a jammin’ wiki?

  • http://www.brandon-hall.com Janet Clarey

    Cool, cool, cool. Thanks for your enthusiasm everyone. And for those who contacting me by email – I will be in touch. This will be fun. Meantime, perhaps think about the one thing you think you are exceptional at in your blog that you’d want to share. Perhaps we should start a jammin’ wiki?

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