Dear body, we’re gonna have a talk about this waking up early bullshit… anyway, I’m up probably will make coffee and let purpleshehulk sleep a bit more. I think we’re getting an early start today and also meeting up with Ari (she changed her tumblr name and I can’t find it augh).
The best part of yesterday was being on the Black Girl Nerd Panel. ANerdCalledRage (twitter), got us together for this panel, I don’t know if the other panelists have tumblrs but they were KDC and Karlyn_Darlin (twitter) We had a full house, and that just made me happy, my heart full. Then karnythia was full of squee and flail because she’d seen the art for her Swords of Sorrow book.
She literally ran off the stage to hug gailsimone, like top speed tackle hug. It was adorable and made me tear up a bit, not even gonna lie. It makes me happy to see my friend doing so well.
Yes, it was a great success and we met so many other Blerds there! We had a great time and there was great questions, and I am so, so glad I got cards made before C2E2.
Some of the things we talked about was making your own safe space within a thing. No matter the fandom , find a spot to make your own. Write, create, do it. Don’t hem and haw about it. Also, use social media like a mofo. Use it well, don’t just use it willy nilly. Network, network, network like a motherfucker.
Use your website, use your resources. Get business cards made, have a presence. So when someone asks what you do, you can go here’s this, this and this other thing. KDC had really good words on that, basically have content and have good content. No one is going to care if you say I am liked on the internet. That doesn’t prove you can produce quality.
So all good take aways. I’m going to write up a longer post over on my wordpress once C2E2 is over, Now to coffee