The Abilene Writers Guild is an organization of writers, both professional and beginning, who meet monthly for education, sharing, and encouragement. Membership opportunities include contests, critique groups, and sharing of information.
Every 4th Thursday at 7:00 P.M.
November - 3rd Thursday
December - no meeting
Senior Citizens Ctr
2625 South 7th
Abilene, Texas 79605
Thursday, January 22, 2014
You've Built a Blog.
Speaker, Suanna Davis
Suanna Davis has been writing since she could read. As a high school student, her poem was picked by the Visiting Poet to share with the entire high school. In college, several of her poems were published in the university literary journal. She has written a fantasy novel, though after its first rejection, she has let it languish in constant revisions. (Sag.... And now for the brags...) She has written and published a textbook for upper level high school and college students on writing about Shakespeare's romances and is scheduled to print out and mail in a contracted book on the rhetoric of missionary newsletters. She has had multiple journal articles published on topics ranging from vampire mythos to teaching digital literacy. She has also had poems published over the last few years, including two video poems, which won digital poetry contests in 2010 and 2011.
Suanna's topic for the day is "You've Built a Blog. Now What?" She has built and maintains seven blogs, two for associations of which she is a member, one for personal musings, two for colleges, and two for professional purposes. Her oldest blog was 12 years old last month. Her most developed blog, TeachingCollegeEnglish.com, has over three thousand (3,000) posts and has at least three posts which are featured on the first page of Google searches for related topics. In May of 2014, TeachingCollegeEnglish had over 13,000 visits from 146 countries. She will draw on her own and her colleagues' experiences for ways to develop, maintain and drive traffic to a blog.