I’ve been all a-buzz about my opportunity to be speaking at BlogHer ’09 for months. Well, this week is the week and I am ripe with anticipation like a kid at Christmas. Here’s the scoop on the panel I’ll be a part of:
Business of You: Bloggers are Pioneers in a Post-“Employee” World (sponsored by HP)
Bloggers have created any number of “portfolio careers” using blogs as a jumping off point for freelancing, consulting, starting businesses, etc. This session will look at the fundamentals of valuing your work, skills and expertise from a business perspective. How to market yourself, how to attach appropriate value to what you do, how to decide when you’ll do something gratis, and when it’s time for that gravy train to roll to a stop.
I’ll be joined on the panel by some women I am so looking forward to meeting: Maggie Fox, founder of one of the world’s largest social media agencies, Melissa Lion, professional writer and blogger, Karen Rani Bodkin of Swank Web Style Design Studio, and Kaveri Subbarao offering legal advice on Internet practices and more.
It is going to be a great discussion and I can’t wait to be a part of it. I’ll be blogging about my experience on the panel as well as the entire conference as the weekend progresses.