I just received this gorgeous announcement for a workshop for New Mexico Women in Film that I’m giving Tuesday, May 21st. Guests are welcome and I’d love to share this time with you!
Create an Authentic Social Media and Blog Presence
This interactive workshop focuses on how to create a social media presence based in authenticity, community, and creativity. We’ll explore ideas and tips about creating a Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and blog presence that reflects a creative and professional spirit – and is actually fun to do. Through guided exercises, participants discover ways in which their goals and dreams can be extended virtually to open new doors of professional and personal possibilities.
Dawn Wink is a writer and educator whose work explores the tensions and beauty of language, culture and place. Wink started a literary, educational and artistic blog community, Dewdrops, in 2011 and will release her latest novel, Meadowlark (Pronghorn Press), this July.
NMWIF members no charge / $15 guests
Place: The Mermaid room at Great Face and Body 125 S. Broadway SE (just south of Central) Albuquerque, NM
Time: May 21 6:30-8:30 pm
Remember, I am the person who originally joined Facebook only because my teenagers were on and I wanted to spy, ahem, I mean join their FB community. I resisted social media for many years. The mere thought of Facebook made me feel as if I was standing in a downtown department store window of a major metropolitan city – in my underwear. This is NOT something that came naturally to me.
My literary agent, Liz, had been encouraging me to start a blog for years. I resisted much for the same reason that I resisted other social media – it felt way too exposed and way too self-promotional. I finally dove in last August, still resistant and with completely no idea what I was doing. Same for Facebook. I had no idea what to do, and made every mistake in the book.
These past months I’ve stumbled my way through this new world. Here’s the huge surprise to me – I actually LOVE the creativity and community possible through social media and blogs. Nobody is more surprised than me. Nobody. Except perhaps those near and dear to me who heard me rail against them for years…
This is because of YOU, Dewdrops readers and my Facebook community.
What I have discovered, through much trial and error, is that authentic creativity and community are possible. I cannot tell you that wonderful, magical, professional, and simply amazing people who have come into my life through social media.
This is the first time I’ll be presenting on what I’ve discovered stumbling along this path. Thank you to Melissa McCurley and Linda McDill for inviting me to share this time with New Mexico Women in Film. I have heard this is an amazing, creative group of women. I know I will learn as much as I share. This workshop is designed for all Creatives – actors, artists, writers, et al.
I’d love to share this time with you.
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