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Additional Notes for my Session at NTC’s WordPress Day

Hi, WordPress Day-ers! As promised, here are the additional notes to accompany my slides from my session, “From Sharing to Hashtags: Social Media Musts for Your WordPress Site.” Slides are shared here. (And thanks for joining me!) Everyone else: I made this presentation for WordPress Day at the Nonprofit Technology Conference in San Jose on March 22. Some of the information is geared specifically toward nonprofits, but lots of it is pretty universal for using WordPress & social media together, so enjoy! 🙂 Note: I’m not rehashing all of the text on the slides, so look at those for the main ideas and images. These notes include the additional things I said and things I wish I would’ve had time to say.

Achievement Unlocked

WordPress Day was a success! I talked about social media and WordPress: @sarahblackstock talking about where to find your supporters on social media at #16ntcwp #16ntc pic.twitter.com/3TxrueCooj — Ira Horowitz (@ira_horowitz) March 22, 2016 And then I celebrated with a milkshake for dinner: Celebratory milkshake for dinner! Also: fries & hotel lounging. #mymilkshakesj A post shared by Sarah Blackstock (@sarahblackstock) on Mar 22, 2016 at 6:54pm PDT   It feels good to be flying home tomorrow having accomplished a goal I set for 2016. And it’s only March! 😀

NTC’s WordPress Day

I’m speaking at the Nonprofit Technology Conference’s WordPress Day tomorrow (March 22) in San Jose, California. 11:30-12:10pm From Sharing to Hashtags: Social Media Musts for Your WordPress Site – Social media is a must for every organization in 2016. We’ll check out the sharing features built right into WordPress, as well as top plugins, apps, and tips, to update your social media strategy and extend your reach even further this year.   My slides are posted here. Additional notes to accompany them will be up by Wednesday. Wish me luck! 🙂

WCUS, Day 2

State of the Word at #WCUS A post shared by WordCamp US (@wordcampus) on Dec 5, 2015 at 2:33pm PST I live blogged Matt Mullenweg‘s State of the Word today at WordCamp US on the official WCUS site (and Twitter and Instagram). And that is basically a sentence I could never have imagined writing six months ago, much less a year ago when I first convinced myself to apply at Automattic. Ah, life. ❤ More soon, but first I need to sleep so I’m good to go at Contributor Day tomorrow (and also I need time to gather my thoughts on this whole thing because it’s been great).

WCUS, in progress

Hanging out & snagging swag. #WCUS A post shared by WordCamp US (@wordcampus) on Dec 4, 2015 at 5:45am PST Day 1 of WordCamp US is done. And livetweeting a conference is no joke, y’all. I need to sleeeeeeeeeeeeep. (And then do it all again tomorrow!)  

Goodnight, Philly.

I made it to Philly today in time to hang with some coworkers, eat a delicious grilled cheese sandwich & some cookies in Reading Terminal Market, then swing by the WordCamp US dinner tonight to kick things off. And what I’ve seen of Philly so far is great. I hope I can find time to do swing by a few of the touristy spots while I’m here. My day at WCUS starts bright & early tomorrow. I’ll be on the tweets (@WordCampUS & #wcus) and it’s going to be a great day! But first, I need to sleep… since I have to be up in less than six hours.  

Philadelphia Bound!

I have to leave my house just after 6am tomorrow to get to the airport in time for my flight to Philly. It’ll be my first time in the city and also my first time at WordCamp US! (It’s technically everyone’s first, since it’s the inaugural one, but still. I’ve only ever been to WordCamp in DFW so far.) I’m volunteering at WCUS and will be the person behind the tweets (see: @WordCampUS & #wcus) & some other cool stuff I’ll mention later. 😉 If you’ll be there, say hi! (You can still grab a ticket!) Or if you’re not nearby, check out the livestream. It’s going to be a great weekend! And I hope I get to see some of Philly while I’m there too! 😀