On Monday, March 25 PWAC Quebec hosted a panel discussion about how to create and maintain a successful blog.
By Olivia Kona
Here’s a recap, in photos!
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“Posting consistently is important as is content that you can’t stop reading,” says Aimee.
After her restaurant career at Montreal’s La Toque & the birth of her first child, she decided to motivate herself creatively by starting a blog called “Under the Highchair”. That, in turn, led to her present position at Simple Bites. Most comfortable with a knife in the kitchen, she now writes & edits for Simple Living Media publications where she maintains full control over her blog.
Marijke: nurse turned writer
She occasionally goes on rants about things that “annoy the heck” out of her like pool deaths which she finds totally inexcusable.
Although her blog got her a lot of freelance work, she didn’t have a vision when she first started. Life was a “series of accidents”, but now she realizes how important her blog is to her professional life especially for self promotion.
Steve started his blogging career in the fall of 2006 during the Dawson College shootings with live posts to his friends who liked them so much that he decided to go public. He turned his attention to writing sarcastic comments about the local media and was, at the time, the only one doing so. As his “profile got bigger and thirst for knowledge”, he segued into freelance writing which included work at the Montreal Gazette.
Self promotion and pure enjoyment are two of the biggest reasons that he blogs.
All in all, the evening was a success!