In two weeks (on November 15th), I'm speaking at the Region VI meeting of the Garden Writer's Association. I'm on a panel discussion with Billy Goodnick and Cindy McNatt and we are discussing how we have achieved "FAME AND FORTUNE" with our blogs. (As you can imagine, it is a tongue in check title.) We will actually be talking about how blogging and social media can lead to bigger and better things in the writing and landscape designing world.
Billy writes for Fine Gardening Magazine, and the Garden Wise Guy blog, Cindy writes Dirt du Jour and I blog here. We have all have been asked if we make any money from our blogs and we do…in indirect ways. So this panel discussion will be about how our blogs have lead to the promotion of our brand, our message and how we have managed to bring in a few bucks in the process. Twitter and Facebook will be part of the discussions as well.
This GWA regional meeting is a joint effort with the local chapter of the Association of Professional Landscape Designers and will be hosted at the beautiful Stone Manor gardens. The gardens overlook Paradise Cove in Malibu. Breathtaking views are on the agenda. Do come!
The registration deadline is November 12th. Go HERE for more information and to sign up.