Women’s voices need to be heard. Those of us over the first blush of youth, and the second, and maybe even the third… sigh… are the first generation of women who are writing, podcasting, vlogging our history, the first inclusive history ever written about women. About women, for women, by women. I know it has been said before, I have said it before, “We are the first global grandmother’s council.” We are laying down the base layer of a collective thought process that can be used, drawn upon as it is right now with all data being scooped up by everyone. By our daughters, and our sons, if they are interested – as well as corporations and government entities.
This will be world-changing. And there are people out there to help us. As I write this I am in Phoenix, Arizona, at Press Publish. It is a conference for bloggers by the folks at Automattic. I will not get into all the interconnections between this company and the products they offer to make life easier, safer, and to integrate our digital words more effectively and efficiently, but WordPress, Jetpack, Akismet, Brute Protect, to name just a few of the tendrils you should let them wrap around you to make your life easier as you write on the web. And no this is not a “compensated” post. I do not that. I just want to connect you with some of the best tools out there, so that you can make informed decisions about how you craft your words and stories.
Press Publish is a relatively new conference series, this is the second one. The people at Automattic are friendly, well-informed, and genuinely helpful. It has something to do with open source and the belief that freedom of information is a very good thing. But I am not going to make you head to yawnsville with all that information.
Part of The Women’s Legacy Project is to help get women’s voices out there by sharing tools with you that are free, or at least inexpensive, and relatively straight forward to downright easy to use and that help you get your words, images, and ideas out there.
The world needs us. It needs what we have. Allow others to help you do what you want to do. We are all in this together.
Day 16, Letter P, April A to Z Blogging Challenge
Looking fwd to hearing more about this conference and organization, Nance.
Oh, you will hear more, Carol, you can count on it!
Sounds like a fabulous conference. Have a great time!
Thank you, Nancy, I will. I am just so happy that WordPress is developing programs just for bloggers!
I enjoyed meeting you at Press Publish, Nancy. Although I haven’t written about the conference yet, I think I will probably do so. Lots of energy there, and a wide range of people and their reasons for attending.
Nice meeting you too! I will be writing about the conference soon – probably today.