on life, ambitions, and dreams


How To Give and Get Value from a Power User Community

One of my favorite talks about one of my favorite subjects — super fans! Taking learnings from leading and managing HTC’s super fan community, HTC Elevate, I outline and show you how you can also give and get value out of the community of people who love your brand the most.

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How to Blog Everyday

You can’t have a blog unless you write!

One dark November, I participated in National Blog Posting Month (NaBloPoMo) where I  committed to writing and publishing 1 blog post every day for 30 days. During this time, I learned a lot about the writing process and what it takes to churn out posts that still matter. 

In this talk delivered at WordCamp Portland, I share tools, tricks, and tips for getting those words out, edited, and published for the world to read. 

Slides & resources 

How to Promote Your Blog Without Losing Your Soul

Congratulations on launching your new blog! Now, how do you get people to read it?

In this talk, I’ll show you how you can leverage social media networks to gain readers and how to build relationships with other bloggers who will help you out along the way. By the end of this talk, you’ll know how to market your blog and feel good about it.

This talk was given at Wordcamp Seattle in 2012 and was chosen by WordPress.tv as one of the most popular videos from 2012 (!!!) 

How to promote your blog checklist.
Link to slides.