In keeping with the spirit the BADASS Bloggers (Bloggers AgainstDeprivation, Alienation Science, and junk Syndromes) had during their presentations at the Battered Mothers Custody Conference, I want to help any mom learn how to blog if she has something to say. As Randi Jamessaid in her presentation, you can blog about what is going on…take any asshole in the news (i.e. Alec Baldwin, Mel Gibson, etc.) and compare to your case or another protective mom. Write to your children. You can blog anywhere, anytime. You don’t have to say anything that would endanger your case…leave it very generic, don’t use last names or images of your children. At the very least, it would be a record for them someday of what you have been going through, and how much you love them. Best case is that they could read it and have a real connection with you. I have seen children lifted by knowing their mother cares for them and loves them very much, and mostly that they know mom is still out there.
So let’s get to work and help you start a blog! Start by getting yourself a GMail e-mail account. Go to their website and set up an e-mail account. By having a GMail account, this will make setting up a blog a lot easier. We are going to start with BLOGGER, which is a Google partner. I prefer BLOGGER because once you learn how to blog, it will be easier to do different things with it.
Next, send your e-mail address to firstname.lastname@example.org, with “BLOG Conference” in the subject line (doesn’t have to be the new GMail address). Send only your e-mail address please. You will receive an invitation back giving you the telephone number to dial in on, and the pin number. You will also receive some preliminary “homework” to do also, involving selecting a template for your blog. This is the code giving the blog your own special look.
I will hold two conference calls. The first will be Saturday, January 22nd at 2:00 p.m. EST. The second will be Thursday, January 27th, at 9:00 p.m. EST. We will work together at our computers to set up your blog. There are 96 callers allowed on a call, so when the spots fill up, any other requests will returned with an invitation to register at a later date. If there are additional requests, I will schedule further conference calls.
The conference calls will be recorded and will be available to those who registered for the time slot to review anything that needs to be listened to again.
This will be my first time holding a conference call, so hopefully it will go off well. I think this is great therapy for moms out there that are hurting…I know it has been for me and other bloggers that I am friends with. I hope you will be able to make it, and be able to grab your part of the internet for yourself!