Wednesday, February 17, 2010

SCN Conference Blogging Panel

I recently traveled to Austin to participate in the Women's Storycircle Network Conference. I've written about SCN before and have been a member for about ten years. This year I was on a blogging panel with some very neat women bloggers. It was so interesting to hear why each of them started to blog. Some are building platforms for their writing careers, others are using their blogs to journal their life stories, and some offer valuable services such as tax tips. We had a big group attend and answered all kinds of questions about the blogging world. The picture above is the blogging panel, we came from all ends of the country.
Starting from the left is Linda who writes at My Own Velvet Room. She lives in the Pacific Northwest and is such a neat lady. I'm so glad I got to meet her face to face.
Next is Nita Lou Bryant who blogs at Cafe Nita Lou and Electric Nita Lou.
Judy blogs at The International Mom's Blog where she talks about her family and international adoptions.
Next to her is Becky, we call her the hill country hippie:) She blogs about her life at Seasonality.
That's me in the purple shirt, wearing my hair down for once, because my 2 year old wasn't with me screaming "ponytail, ponytail" (apparently she believes that is the only way I should wear my hair!).
In the cute pink cap is Rhonda. Rhonda I need to say thanks to because she donated sweet painted pots full of aloe plants to our table decorations for our Sunday lunch. I won one to take home and it has already healed a burn my little Soph got from a too hot plate!
Anyway, Rhonda blogs at Rhonda's A "Muse" ing Ramblings.
And last but not least is Becca, she is a technical wiz and she blogs at Becca's Cyber Home.

They are a very neat bunch of women, all with stories to tell and all dedicated to the art of writing.


Warren Baldwin said...

Sounds like a cool experience. People come to blogging, either to read or write one of their own, for so many different reasons. I like it myself; just have to be careful to keep it balanced. Will you be writing more about the conference?

Jessica said...

What a cute pic. You're so pretty too!
I'd love to hear more about the panel too. :-)

Linda said...

Hi Kara! It was a fun time, I wish I could have spent more time chatting with you. Let's plan for that in 2012!

Nancy said...

Now I would loved to have been there and heard all about blogging from your wonderful panel. Sounds like you had fun and it was very fruitful.

Yes,Kara, wear your hair down while you can. It looks nice.

T. Anne said...

How fun is that? I'm so jealous. I long to go to conferences and meet up with my blogging buddies. That's fantastic. Thanx for sharing.

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Hill Country Hippie said...

I agree with Linda. You need to come for the whole conference next time - we didn't have near enough time chatting with you!

Terri Tiffany said...

So cool you got to meet Linda! We almost did when I was in Seattle. IT is a good picture of all of you:)

Kara said...

I plan on going for the whole time next conference and not juggle so many other things on the same trip:) Thanks Terri!

Sprittibee said...

Why haven't I heard of this before? :( I live in Austin, for Pete's sake. LOL