But don’t you know who I am?? – Blogging for Real People

Celebrity bloggers? We don’t need no stinkin’ celebrity bloggers. Want to know what blogging’s really all about?  Join us for what is sure to be a lively Q&A session to find out how these four broads keep from getting bored, avoid being sued, and entertain & inform the masses––all without having hoards of adoring fans blowing smoke up their bums. It’s a tough job, but somebody’s gotta do it…

Panelists: Crystal Edwards, Corrin Foster, Amanda Quraishi
Moderator: Ilene Haddad

About the presenters

Crystal R. R. Edwards writes the monthly magazine humor column WELL, THAT
WAS FUN, featured in Visalia, California’s Direct Magazine. She also writes
NEXTGEN for Visalia’s Lifestyle Magazine, a regular interview column focusing
on young, must-watch Visalia natives. She authors commissioned pieces for its
sister publication, Wedding Style, and other freelance articles in publications
across the country. She is a professional copywriter, copy editor, and humorist.

Corrin Foster recently relocated to Austin from Chicago, has her MBA, a couple
of Bachelor’s Degrees, and is pondering becoming a PhD in something. She’s
the Marketing Director at an independent publisher and serious bookworm
thinks the internet is the best thing since sliced bread. She has a wiener dog
named Oliver, a weakness for sequin, and she can really cut a rug.

Amanda Quraishi is a writer, blogger, interfaith activist and technology
professional living in Austin, Texas.  She currently works full time at Moblie
Loaves & Fishes, a non-profit organization that addresses the issue of
homelessness in the U.S. Amanda is a contributing blogger at Tikkun Daily and
The Religious Left; and she maintains her own blog at muslimahMERICAN.com.
You can follow her adventures on Twitter at @ImTheQ.

Ilene Haddad (aka: IleenieWeenie) began using social media in 2008, and it’s
been downhill ever since. Between updating her Facebook status and checking
in with friends on Twitter, she runs a successful graphic design business and
hosts various community events centered around blogging and social media. She
is probably best known for founding #BlogathonATX and for the time she forgot
to put noodles in a lasagna. Ilene resides in Austin with two lapdogs, eight Apple
devices and one husband.

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