UPDATE: Looks like I posted just a few hours too hours too early because the speaker schedule has been posted! I’ll be speaking from 1:55 – 2:05 PM so be on the lookout for me after you’re done with lunch!
I’m taking a break from ‘The Weekender’ this week in order to bring an announcement I’m really excited about. Earlier this year I had heard through Twitter that the well-known 140 Characters Conference was coming to my neck of the woods, Long Island. The event is centralized on Twitter & social media and is a place where people can share their knowledge and passion for using this powerful tool for whatever we need in our lives.
Once I saw a local version of this event was heading my way, I signed up right away to speak and just recently I found out I was accepted to talk! Now Copious Notes is a writing blog and Twitter isn’t very good for writing (140-characters does not a plot make) so you may be asking yourself: “Self, what’s the connection here?” Well I’m glad you asked. 🙂
My topic for the conference will be writers and how we find & join communities through social media. I’ll be focusing on Hashtags and how I was able to utilize them to find a community and also get my book Spirit Hackers completed. In addition I’ll also be telling a cool story about how we are all connected in this crazy world.
If you’re within driving distance to Long Island, I’d love to see you at this conference on May 26th. You can use this link and save 10% off of your tickets. If you can’t make it, keep an eye on the website because the entire event will be live-streamed and you can watch my talk from the comfort of your couch.
We live in awesome times for communication and I’m excited to share what I’ve learned to those who think that writing is a completely solitary task. Hope to see you there!
Wow, I couldn’t resist that tagline on your tweet. How cool! I can’t wait to hear more about it. And congratulations on being accepted as a speaker!
Thanks Gwen! I wish you could attend (I know you’re far from NY so that’s impossible) since you’re a big part of my writer support system. You’re also my Scrivener buddy whom which I use to tag-team unsuspecting twitterererer’s who bitch about MS Word. 🙂
I’ll be posting more about it soon.
Hey Aaron! Congratulations on the gig and on top of that, this was a very well-written post. I don’t think I’ll be able to make it in person, but I’ll be sure to have you on my TV in full 60″ glory!
Thanks Allen! It’s pretty cool stuff. Me on a 60″ TV is a scary thought.
Congrats on getting accepted to speak. I was thinking about it, but I’ve never been to a 140 conference before and wasn’t familiar with the format. Next time I hope to join you on stage as a speaker, but in the meantime I’m looking forward to being in the audience.
Thanks Nate! It’s pretty exciting stuff. It’ll be great to see you there. 🙂
Congrats! What an exciting event! Have a fantastic time, and I couldn’t agree with your topic more! 🙂