Register for our Social Media Week DC workshop on podcasting and blogging
Posted by Mary Fletcher Jones
What’s the one thing you enjoy talking about more than anything else? Some call it a passion, a hobby, a career, a cause, or special interest. Have you thought about sharing that interest online? You can, of course, with a podcast or a blog.
Shared passion creates community, untethered by geographic boundaries. In this free, Social Media Week DC session, full-time podcast producer Ray Ortega and blogger yours truly will show you how to translate your enthusiasm into a blog or podcast.
The event takes place at noon on Tuesday, February 19 at Thomas Jefferson Public Library (main meeting room), 7415 Arlington Boulevard, Falls Church. For those of you who don’t live in the area, I will make the session available live on Livestream — and if the time isn’t convenient for you, I’ll videotape the session and upload it to YouTube.
Here is a little about Ray and me, and our podcasting and blogging backgrounds.
Ray launched his first podcast in early 2007 (Produce Picker Podcast), a video podcast about how to identify, select and prepare fresh fruits and vegetables. In 2008, Ray and his podcast were featured on celebrity chef Emeril’s television program for the Planet Green channel.
In 2008, he began work with the American Society for Microbiology to help with their audio and video podcasting efforts and has spent the past five years producing both audio and video podcasts full-time.
Ray speaks frequently about podcasting and was a featured speaker at Blog World and New Media Expo 2012. He has also been interviewed for the following programs and articles
- David Jackson’s – School of Podcasting
- Max Flight’s – Podcasting Passion
- Steven Lee’s – Waves of Tech
- Q&A on the Spreaker blog
- Examiner.com’s – D.C. blogger profile
Mary Fletcher Jones has produced dozens of blogs, YouTube Channels, Facebook Pages, podcasts, and branded Twitter profiles for clients and for her own interests. She has 27 LinkedIn recommendations for her social media and marketing work.
Mary has spoken about blogging for Social Media Week DC (view blogging presentation), the DC Government Video Expo, Digital East, TIVA-DC, the UNCF, Capitol Communicator, the DC Podcaster Alliance, the Regatta Hospice Alliance, and George Mason University.
Some of her personal blogs include
- The Fletcher Prince Blog: a blog about marketing, public relations, and social media tips, as well as company news (669 posts).
- Conversations in Public Relations: a blog featuring more than 100 video interviews with Washington, DC area marketing, advertising, and public relations professionals (159 posts).
- Cool Yule: A Christmas Blog: celebrating all things Christmas (125 posts).
- Autumn in Virginia: a blog about Halloween and fall traditions and celebrating ideas (76 posts).
- You Can’t Make This Stuff Up: a life-blog of personal anecdotes and musings (71 posts).
- Human Rights in Bahrain: a blog supporting democratic reforms in the Persian Gulf Kingdom of Bahrain (56 posts).
When she is not blogging or producing YouTube videos, Mary manages Fletcher Prince, named one of the Washington, DC metropolitan area’s top 25 public relations firms by The Washington Business Journal in 2012.
A mother of a teen with autism, she also produces Living Well With Autism, a free online parent support site featuring a website of tips, printable visual schedules and social stories, a Facebook Page, a YouTube video Channel, and podcast.
Before launching Fletcher Prince in 2007, Mary worked in marketing and public relations positions for the American Red Cross, Greater Reston Arts Center and Wolf Trap. She is a member of Washington Women in Public Relations, the Social Media Club, and the DC Podcaster Alliance.
About Mary Fletcher JonesMary Fletcher Jones is a mom, teacher, and blogger. She is also the creator of "Living Well With Autism," an online resource for caregivers of children, teens, and adults with autism and related special needs.
Posted on January 15, 2013, in Blogging Tips, Events and Workshops, Fletcher Prince News, Podcasting Tips and tagged Blogging, Mary Fletcher Jones, podcasting, public relations, Ray Ortega, social media, Social Media Week DC. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.