My Quest To Teach

April 28, 2018

Have You Registered for WordCamp Yet?

Filed under: #Business,#WordCamp,Blacks In Technology,Marketing and Branding — William Jackson @ 11:45 am


Have You Registered for WordCamp Yet
by William Jackson, M.Ed. #MyQuestToTeach
WordCamp Speaker, Organizer, Blogger,
Sponsor and Advocate

The growth in WordCamp conferences shows an increased
interest for the web based development platform of
WordPress, covering over 30% of web page development
globally.

The importance of understanding the dynamics of Branding,
Marketing, Perception, Entrepreneurship, Enterprise
Learning, Networking, Strategic Social Media Planning
and the evolution of Digital Innovators are required to
have a successful business that integrates
Social Media and web design.

WordPress allows for digital innovation, creative diversity
and coding to integrate development to a whole new level
that includes social engagement and digital activism.
Speaking at WordCamp conferences, promoting WordCamp and
the engagement of diversity, sponsoring and even blogging
about the value base of attending WordCamp conferences
provides a mental picture.

So important is the potential of the platform to influence
the web children, youth, teens and young adults are getting
involved to market themselves and their businesses.
As a blogger of color and a business owner in digital
media, WordPress the web platform provides a dynamic
platform that literally anyone of any age, race, gender,
lifestyle, nationality, culture and intellectual ability
can create a site that represents their Brand, has a
platform to Market their services, products and share
and expand their intellectual abilities.

So engaging is WordPress that children, youth, teens
and young adults can create a business and use the
available resources to run a business on a dynamic
platform that can travel with them and
be updated on the fly.

Attending WordCamp conferences means having a mind
open to learning, exploring how to build a Brand and
Market it efficiently and strategically. Seeing the
digital world for more than just money, sharing ideas
to be agents of change and stir intellectual and
community activism.

Incorporating SoLoMoCo strategies that allow for
digital exposure and physical involvement in the
community and act as a activist with a solid
platform to share content.

Social Engagement combined with Local Involvement helps
Brands to be seen not just on a digital environment, it
allows for engagement with people. The invitation to
collaborate on a higher level.
Mobility is the new norm as digital creatives move from
meetings, events, conferences, and incorporates activism
on a level never before seen. Where information is real
time. Community Awareness is magnified and collaboration
is instant and efficient.

The cost of NOT attending a WordCamp is seen as falling
behind in an era where knowledge cannot be powerful unless
it is strategically applied. Being in the “know” means
understanding that consistent blogging and incorporating
Microblogging, Vblogging and using other technologies can
the minds of hundreds or thousands.
Why not attend a WordCamp is what I asked my Educational
Technology and Social Media students in my college courses.
I would take students that showed an interest on a “field
trip” to expose them to new opportunities, new ways to
integrate tech and excite their passions for being
entrepreneurs and business owners.

“Have You Registerd for WordCamp Yet?” is becoming
a standard question for those in fields of web development,
cyber-security, graphics design, STEM and STEAM fields
and increased number of African nations are providing
conferences in South Africa, Nigeria, Nairobi, and
more conferences are growing globally.

Sponsoring teachers to attend WordCamp Nairobi was a
humbling experience for me, to be able to reach across the
world to help fellow educators expand their knowledge
and skill set related to this dynamic platform.
The expansion and integration of web development on
the African continent is expanding tremendously.
One day it will surpass other nations and change the
direction of e-commerce and global investments and
business relationships digitally.

Journalism, community activism, digital blogging and
web development will never be the same….

Resources:
WordCamp Miami Florida
https://2018.miami.wordcamp.org
WordCamp Miami 2016
https://youtu.be/53j2sNK3a0s
WordCamp Jacksonville
https://2018.jacksonville.wordcamp.org
WordCamp Atlanta 2018
https://2018.atlanta.wordcamp.org
WordCamp Miami 2018 Unofficial Video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KAf6cETcnHc
WordCamp Atlanta 2018 Unofficial Video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jUovnw-dImI

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WordCamp Miami 2018
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KAf6cETcnHc&t=6s

WordCamp Atlanta 2018
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jUovnw-dImI

William Jackson – My Quest To Teach
#MyQuestToTeach
Aida Correa – LoveBuiltLife
#LoveBuiltLife

Email for more information
williamderekjackson@gmail.com

WordCamp Jacksonville 2018
International Speaker from Nigeria, Africa
Aida Correa – LoveBuilt Life
Catherine Egwali – Nigeria
William Jackson- My Quest To Teach
Mrs. Egwali is from Nigeria
a blogger, content creator and business woman
a 3 time Amazon best selling author
http://switemtech.com/

For more information access WordCamp Central
https://central.wordcamp.org/schedule/

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April 27, 2018

2018 A Time To Blog In Africa – Develop Your Brand Part 2

Africa

2018 A Time To Blog In Africa – Develop Your Brand Part 2
Bloggers must ask certain questions to help them align their content to obtain readers.
Listed are a few guidelines to help develop content and keep on track during creation of
content.
1. Why Do You Blog – any blogger must have a reason to do what they do.
There should be some passion, excitement and commitment when you put fingers to
keyboard. Why is a very important question and should have a definite answer. During the
blogging process it may change just as the content changes, but every Blogger should have
an answer as to Why Do You Blog.
2. What Is Your Audience – an important element to go along with Why is What is your
audience?  Is there an age group, gender, nationality, culture or specific group you want
to connect with? People enjoy having a connection with their Bloggers. Any successful
Blogger knows who their audience is and tries to give them what they need and to
keep coming back for more.
3. What Type of Content Do You Share – sharing is very important.
You want your audience to understand that you are sharing a part of yourself with them.
You’re not thrusting things down their throat, but providing something that they need or
as you grow in your writing giving your readers something they think they need. Create
the atmosphere of sharing which helps in receiving feedback from the reader. Don’t
make it a give/take relationship, but a sharing and beneficial one.
4. How Do You Support Your Brand and Content
Do you have a domain name, are you using a free site, is there a lot of advertising, is there
adult content, video, audio, and multimedia? Supporting your content requires some
research on your part to validate what you are stating. In the educational, political, and
business environments you have to backup what you have stated with links, quotes,
As I Blog I try as much as possible to obtain valid and trustworthy resources to backup
my comments/statements. I’m at times competing with traditional media
so I have to go that extra step to help my readers understand where I’m coming from,
how it can help them and where else they can go for additional help.
5. Do You Use Photos, Video, Graphics – The power of a picture, video or multimedia can
never be under estimated. If there is a video that can be used or you create your own do it.
This provides an extra element to attract and keep readers to your content. Search Engine
Optimization (SEO) does need help with text (words), but additional elements that provide
audio (podcasting), video (Youtube) and multimedia to create an engaged platform.
Never be scared to branch off into new areas to help engage and excite your readers.
6. Do You Offer A Service – What can you provide your audience?
Do you sell something, what type of services do you have? The popular Blogs
of relationship building, natural hair, nails (hands and feet) provide a service that can be
seen. There is a service that results can be seen. Think hard on what service
you can provide. Be sure that you can keep your customers happy.
7. Do You Evolve – One of the important things about Blogging is keeping your audience
No Blog stays the same, there is an evolution process that writers go through.
Just as age and maturity happens so should Bloggers content evolve
because their readers evolve. What you wrote 3 years ago may not be
of the same interest for your readers now. Their lives have evolved (changed)
so as a Blogger your content must evolve also.
8. Do You Have a Brand – Can you Brand yourself to the public?
What are you known for, what does your title of your Blog site bring thoughts and
feelings of? Branding is important because of the interest it generates in readership.
Creating a Brand allows for Marketability especially if you are trying to make money with
your Blogs. Branding makes you who you are so the public will make that connection.
9. Can You Be Marketable – to make money is only one important aspects of Blogging.
Eventually a Blogger considers how can they make money so must be wise in how they
Market their content. Who do they market too? Basically selling yourself to the world so
they can pay for your content. This may take a team to get the word out about you and
promote what you are doing. Using Social Media tools is another way, but this must be
strategic and planned.
These nine elements are worth considering and using as a guide to blogging.
Blogging content, goals, designs, planning and objectives will change the more you Blog
so be ready to make adjustments and evolve to keep pace and stay important enough
to be read.

April 25, 2018

2018 A Time To Blog In Africa – Develop Your Brand Part 1

Africa

2018 A Time To Blog In Africa – Develop Your Brand Part 1
by Prof. William Jackson  @wmjackson

Digital content creation is prevalent on the web, an increase in
blogging, microblogging, podcasting and other forms of digital
media is expanding across the Internet. Africa is no longer a
developing continent, this great continent is made up of 54
nations is making a presence that is being felt globally.
The evolution of technology has opened opportunities for
Africans to tell their stories, spreading their entrepreneurial
wings and expand their networks from local to global.
Bill Gates, 1996 “Content Is King” The evolution of Blogging
can be seen in the increase of content that has a wide range
of subject matter and relevancy to life experiences
of the writer.
The importance of Blogging and use of Social Media can be
seen in the engagement,  connectivity and networking,
individuals are becoming forces that are rivaling traditional
news media. Because there is growing content that easily
crosses time zones and international borders the effects of
blogging is seen in education, business, finance,
commerce, and development in political arenas.
There are no barriers that would delay the posting of content
even by age or gender.
Students of all levels are creating content based on their
learning experiences and developing their Brands. This
explosion of digital content has created a challenge in
determining what is important to read and what to discard.
The “Elements of Blogging” and the “Significance of Content
Creation” is an area that must be addressed. Workshops,
seminars and conferences are available now
to help people and businesses create worthwhile content
to market their services and products. No matter the
purpose of Blogging the ultimate goal is to have people
“View or Hear” what is written or broadcast.
Certain criteria must be thought of and used as a gauge
to help Bloggers in their quest to develop content that
pleads to be read and interacted upon. In education
you have Objectives, in business you have Agendas, and
other areas have their own design.
Part 2 9 Strategies to consider in your blogging journey

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