My Quest To Teach

October 26, 2018

Students, Educators, Ministers and Business Owners Attend FlBlogCon

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Students, Educators, Ministers and Business Owners Attend FlBlogCon
William Jackson, My Quest To Teach #MyQuestToTeach

Congratulations to Edward Waters College student  and business owner
Dennis Jackson, Northbound Church of Christ Minister Elisha Taylor, Jr.
and son Elisha Taylor III Duval County Public Schools high school student.
Aida Correa, LoveBuiltLife, Sandra Johnson, The Madisel Group with
Jayla Tapley and Ahubri Dudley Duval County Public Schools.
Invited to attend their first Florida Blogging and Technology Conference,
a nationally and internationally recognized conference in Orlando. The
annual event in its 8th year is regularly attended by William Jackson, as a speaker,bloggers and advocate.
He is a  teacher with Duval County Public Schools and Social Media business
owner. Attending FlBlogCon on the campus of Full Sail University, the
premiere technology school that has achieved international recognition https://hello.fullsail.edu/request_info
The theme “Year of the Creator,” which addresses growing digital
innovation and creativity.
Is fitting because youth, teens and young adults are creating online businesses,
creating graphic works of art and producers of content and development of Apps.
The infusion of technology globally is demanding more proficiency and
knowledge because careers are being sent overseas and America by itself
cannot keep up with the need for digital creatives
and digital innovators.
Competition is fierce so students need tech skills to be employed.
Students from EWC and DCPS have attended WordCamp, Bar Camp, FlBlogCon
and other conferences  with Mr. Jackson in the past, he have spoken in Calgary
Canada, Costa Rica, Washington, DC and Miami, Florida. Mr. Jackson is an advocate
for Social Media integration in business and education. A community activist with
New Town Success Zone / Vision Keepers working to empower the community.
The empowerment of diversity is that Ms. Correa is a business owner, artist, poet
and web developer. She is a well-known WordCamp speaker and community
volunteer showing that women, Latina, advocate for STEAM and digital innovation
are important not just in Jacksonville, but across the nation.
Mr. Jackson and Mrs. Corea understand that students of all levels, in order to
compete must have knowledge beyond classroom experiences, they need exposure
to networking and mentors. They must be producers of technology innovation
not consumers to meet the challenges in their communities.
Bess Auer the creator of Florida Blogging and Social Media Conference provides
opportunities for students from Edward Waters College and Duval County Public
Schools to attend, be involved in workshops and encouraging all students to learn
and apply their learning as future business owners and entrepreneurs.
Elisha Taylor III has a dream of attending MIT after graduating from Paxon
High School for Advanced Studies.
His growing web site can be found at https://journeythroughthemotherboard.wordpress.com/
to inspire middle and high school students to learn as much as possible
about participating events and activities that prepare them for careers.
HBCU institutions must continue to provide diverse learning opportunities
and even sponsor students to attend conferences, workshops and seminars to
help with networking and meeting professional business people in professional
and casual occasions. Allowing the learning in classrooms to be shared in
real world situations.
Florida is opening many doors to space, students attending HBCU school
should be guided to and through these doors to be a part of history and
historical discoveries. They must share their knowledge to
generations coming up so there will not be any “HiddenFigures”
that try to hide the truth of how vital people of color are to new
innovations and discoveries.
FLBLOGCON https://floridablogcon.com/

 

 

 

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September 29, 2018

21 Reasons Your Content Should Be Great After FlBlogCon

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

21 Reasons Your Content Should Be Great After FlBlogCon
William Jackson #MyQuestToTeach
FlBlogCon Education Speaker 2014

Being great on Social Media is not a thing of chance,
it is the ability to be comfortable in your digital
life as a content creator, digital innovator, thought
leader, graphic artist or even a web developer.

It means that it is ok to have fun on the web and to
integrate yourself into your product even on a digital
level. Too many people lose the excitement of creating
content that will be read, viewed, studied, listened to
and watched. Your audience changes as access and
platforms change, so why not be flexible and adaptable
and fun.

Providing something that brings people to you so you can
teach, preach, inspire, encourage and engage. It takes
work to create great content, so the value comes in the
quality not the quantity of your content. In my over
10 years as a blogger I try to meet the needs of my
readers not just my need to write.

SEO (Search Engine Optomization) is not just the ticket
to get exposure and followers. To get more views or likes,
WOM or Word of Mouth is still important and should always
be a viable strategy to build your Brand. Search Engine
Optimization is computer based, technology cannot always
build relationships. Building relationships is the key
to building and developing a consistent following.

There is a great deal of work, blood, sweat and I’m sure even
tears that goes into making this conference one of the best
conferences and experiences a person can have. The energy is
phenomenal and the access to talented, creative and innovative
people is not by chance. Bess Auer and her team has strategically
planned, mapped and coordinated this conference to meet the needs
of about 500 if not more attendees. The speakers are not just
nationally known they are internationally known and respected.

Attending FlBlogCon is not just a moment of a day, it is a
movement of technological empowerment, engagement and
collaboration that will inspire, excite, motivate and help embrace
digital tools that are current and futuristic. There will be many
opportunities to learn how to apply and integrate immediately
the use of tools, platforms, ideas, and concepts that build
digital innovation in multiple ways from business, education,
the arts, science and even in the areas of STEAM and STREAM.

As a FlBlogCon attendant since 2013 here are my
“21 Reasons Your Content Should Be Great after Attending FlBlogCon.”

1. FlBlogCon allow you to attract diverse readers and viewers.
Embracing diversity is a plus because people connect with
what they relate to, fills their needs and is relevant.
2. Most viewers will be women because women are the fastest
growing demographic building online businesses.
This means women of all colors, cultures, ages and generational
backgrounds are potential thought and digital leaders.
3. If you want a broad spectrum of followers visual
appeal is very important. Make sure you integrate dynamic colors,
coordination and attractiveness.
4.International markets look to promote content that make a
connection. FlBlogCon has international appeal and influence
in national and international views.
5.If your looking to monetize your content expand your Brand
to new markets that provide unique services.
6. One person cannot do it all so be ready to hire people with
dynamic skills.
7. Use video, Instagram and Twitter to share and expand your reach.
Don’t be afraid to experiment with photos, video and text content.
8. Submit to speak at FlBlogCon and attend Meetups, workshops,
seminars and other venues. WordCamps, Bar Camps, EdCamps (for educators)
and other tech conferences allow for dynamic networking.
9. Always have business cards available, make sure there is a
current photo of yourself and have your “elevator pitch” ready.
10. Hire a graphic artist to create your logo. People are visual
use that to your advantage. Don”t be cheap on magnifying your image.
11. Be a sponsor and promoter of FlBlogCon. Share the conference on
your Social Media platforms and use your tools to show what you are
learning and importantly how to apply that knowledge.
12. Join the Chamber of Commerce, Better Business Bureau,
get out and get involved in the community you service.
13. Be a speaker on talk shows, Podcasts to share your knowledge.
Give back to the same community you market to, don’t always take.
14. Start your own Podcast with guests.
15. See where you can help your church of ministry with their
connectivity and content.
16. Take a Social Media class yourself and build your knowledge.
17. Offer Social Media classes with certificates when completed.
18. Keep your profiles current, relevant and diverse. Who are you
associated with, who are you photographed with and who is in a
business that can help you grow.
19. Encourage, inspire and meet new people. Being an introvert is
not beneficial any more.
20. Embrace diversity in your company and your associations.
21. Network – Network – Network

William Jackson Resources about FlBlogCon
William Jackson Speaking at
FlBlogCon 2014
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zVGwPEPprQQ

Blogs by Wm Jackson about FlBlogCon
https://myquesttoteach.wordpress.com/tag/flblogcon/

FlBlogCon EDU Conference Guide
https://www.slideshare.net/FLBlogCon/flblogcon-edu-conference-guide

Want To Be A Cool Blogger, Then Attend FlBlogCon
https://www.metrojacksonville.com/forum/index.php?topic=27797.0

EWC and DCPS Students Attend FlBlogCon in Orlando, Florida
http://thyblackman.com/2016/10/09/ewc-and-dcps-students-attend-flblogcon/

HBCU Students Attend Florida Blogging Conference To Learn About Career Growth
https://hbcubuzz.com/2016/10/students-attend-florida-blogging-conference-learn-career-growth-opportunities/

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February 20, 2018

Content Creators: Establish Expectations for WordCamps in 2018

Never Apologize for Being Dope
Content Creators: Establish Expectations for WordCamps in 2018

by William Jackson and Aida Correa
@wmjackson @latinapheonix
As content creators grow the need for training is increasing,
WordCamp conferences meet and many times exceed the
needs of  beginners, intermediate and veteran bloggers,
micro-bloggers, Podcasters and VBloggers.
As a speaker and participant of WordCamp conferences
a few hints before registering for any WordCamp.
You should already have certain expectations for your learning.
Having attended and spoken at several WordCamp events in
2017 the benefits are lasting and the friendships a lifetime.
The potential for continued collaborations are endless and
potentially life changing. There are different expectations
for each person if speaking or attending, there needs to
be an established plan that fits individual needs based on
the session or track.
Decide what your goals are as a content creator and how
you mesh or combine your plan to learn. The integration
of technology that can aid your business and personal
growth, build a Brand and Market yourself.
There is more to gaining readers, viewers and engagement
than a flashy web site, dazzling coding and eye stunning
photos, it takes planning and engagement.
How you’re marketing your Brand and integrating
content as an engaging and interactive element makes
a difference in achieving the goals you have set.
Attending WordCamp assists in finding
out what products, services and resources can benefit
you and your customers.
This includes make sure you have plenty of business
cards, your marketing “pitch” is practiced and your
appearance matches your Brand.
Building a Brand creates future opportunities for
investments and expansion outside of normal business
lines. The benefit resulting from investing in attending
WordCamp may take time and work,
networking and building relationships.
As a content creator you represent your business so
consider the potential of building business relationships.
Never judge a person by attire, color or culture, gain
insight on how engaging during conversation and
interaction.
Events like WordCamp / KidCamp and others like
Bar Camp, EdCamp for educators provide
opportunities to expose youth and teens to
applying social skills and learning business skills
that are important in commerce, finance and
knowledge based careers.
KidCamp in WordCamp are growing because
the future is with children and teens they
too have a stake in building their Brand and
their content. They are establishing businesses
and building awareness for their contributions.
Youth are learning how important building
relationships in business are and the
connections to future careers.
Intellectual design is key because knowledge
based careers are expanding. Through KidCamp
events youth are building self-confidence,
self-awareness, self-determination and
self-respect. There is no room for fear and
doubt because if  knowledge is lacking youth
and teens are accessing YouTube
to educate and enlighten themselves.
Today’s WordCamp means youth and teens
should have business cards to understand the
experience of participation, the excitement of
being present and seen as a contributor and
a future speaker.
Technology contains and embraces diversity so
youth and teens also must model that. WordCamp
venues contain great potential to be an awesome
experience. To build life-long and generational
intellectual learners. Access to wealth resources,
intellectual design, community activism through
digital community engagement.
Building entrepreneurial vision that allows the
embracing of adaptation, change and growth.
WordCamp is unique, engaging, interactive and
empowering.

William Jackson, Blogger Thought Leader

How To Be Dope On Social Media:
WordPress TV – https://wordpress.tv/speakers/william-jackson/
Resources:
WordCamp Jacksonville, Florida – https://2018.jacksonville.wordcamp.org
WordCamp Atlanta, Georgia – https://2018.atlanta.wordcamp.org
WordCamp Greenville, South Carolina – https://2018.greenville.wordcamp.org
WordCamp Miami – https://2018.miami.wordcamp.org/
WordCamp Central 2018 – https://central.wordcamp.org/schedule/
Your complete listing nationally and globally.
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October 30, 2017

WordCamp – Embracing Cultural Diversity in the Tech World

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WordCamp – Embracing Cultural Diversity in the Tech World

William Jackson, WordCamp Speaker and Participant
Twitter @wmjackson – Social Media Activist
My Quest To Teach – #MyQuestToTeach
#MyBlogsAreDope #BlackBloggersMatter

WordCamp encourages and engages users, developers, coders,
content managers and digital innovators to share information
that may not resonate or apply now, but sure to spark and
generate interest in tech fields business owners and
entrepreneurs are interested and passionate about.
As a HBCU instructor and public school elementary
teacher, I’m constantly talking to all my students about
proper behavior in online environments. The influence
of digital footprints they create and building their Brands
even in elementary school.
HBCU students would do well to participate and attend
conferences like WordCamp, Bar Camp, EdCamp and other
tech events to learn the language of  business and develop
“Code Switching” skills. How to speak and carry yourself
to an industry at times struggling with diversity and
inclusion.
WordCamp allow for Content Engagement to allow
networking, sharing knowledge and experiences.
Broadcasting Platforms that transform Podcasting and
Video Blogging into business ventures.
Amplify the Message of community activist and
broaden community activism. The need of community
activist and the increase need for peaceful and effective
community activism by youth, teens and young adults.
Authentic stories need to be told and Social Media is the
platform to use. There are many Digital Innovators that
have ideas that should be encouraged and funded. HBCU
students are the future innovators for their communities,
but need to be exposed to instruction that puts them in
a frame of mind for exploration, discovery and even
research. HBCU instructors cannot remain in the past with
outdated instructional methods or even mentalities. They
must embrace the integration of tech that engages and
prepares them for new career paths.
Mental Agility should not just be applied to sports,
STEAM – STEM – STREAM – CSTEM – STEMsquared and
the growing areas of VR Virtual Reality have taken hold
and moved to influence every day lives.
Interaction Broad Based from mobile devices to watches
to other forms of technology. There is always a piece that
can have connectivity to access information.
Building Community through being a Blogger, VBlogger,
Podcaster are the storytellers that are changing the
paradigm of information exchange. The meshing to
individual and collective stories are a combination of
digital footprints trailblazing and exploring new avenues
to connect people and principles.
Coders, Web Developers the people with the abilities to
understand the roots of the web. How to make information
be seen or even to hide information from clarity and visual
access.
Being dope or lit online does not mean using profanity,
inappropriate pictures for shock value nor violence or
sex to sell, it means being accountable, responsible and
sharing a passion for higher expectations of sharing
authentic and humanistic stories.
What the community see of you, about you, to  you,
from you does matter. It has far reaching influences
in credit scores, careers, relationships, business, and
entrepreneurial ventures.
How the world sees you does matter because individually
each of us displays culturally our journey in the world
that is still struggling with accepting diversity.
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