Breakout Session Provides Productive Hour with Christian Bloggers, Web Enthusiasts

The 2011 Southern Christian Writers Conference afforded me the opportunity to share with a group of women inspired to present their ideas on the web.

Two dozen Christian writers from as far away as Nashville metro area and Northeast Goergia gathered to chat about writing online at the Southern Christian Writers Conference.

As the first day of the Southern Christian Writers Conference wound down, I was fortunate to be in a roomful of writers excited and enlightened about the World Wide Web.

The program listed this informal breakout session as “Using the Internet (Blogs, websites)  in Your Writing”

The small-group session turned into an exchange of ideas, writer-to-writer, blogger-to-blogger that will certainly be a highlight of the day.

There were no PowerPoint presentations or even a projector where we could look at Web sites and do demonstrations.

Instead a circle of women– Godly women– who had the insight and interest to share what they are doing, want to do and won’t do in the online environment, told their stories.

There was plenty of time for questions and answers.

Yes, it was a little weird being the only dude in the bunch.  (Perhaps God orchestrated this environment to inspire me as a single man that there’s hope-SMILE)

But, this was all about how to leverage the collective wisdom in that room and inspire each other.

I think our Southern Christian Writers Facebook Group will grow as a result of this session.

But, most of all, I believe some new Christian blogs are going to be springing up within days of this conference ending.

Can’t wait to see them.

Author: George Daniels

George L. Daniels is an associate professor of journalism at the University of Alabama. After spending eight years in the local television newsroom working as a producer at stations in Richmond, Virginia; Cincinnati, Ohio; and Atlanta, Georgia, Daniels moved from the newsroom to the classroom. He’s conducted research on diversity issues in the media workplace and change in the television newsroom as well as media convergence. Before going to work in television news, Daniels worked briefly as a freelance writer for The Richmond Free Press in his hometown of Richmond, Va.

One thought on “Breakout Session Provides Productive Hour with Christian Bloggers, Web Enthusiasts”

  1. George, your information at the Friday night Breakout Session was appeciated. The hour was late but I think we all could have kept you there for another hour with questions! You did a great job leading our Breakout. Thank you. Susan M.

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