10 Cs of Social Media – A social media 101 presentation by Ananda Leeke

Happy Monday!

As a social media strategist and the D.C. Social Media Examiner for Examiner.com, my job is to know about social media.  This summer, I created a PowerPoint presentation that provides an overview of social media.  I have used it with my clients.  The presentation also represents content from my upcoming book Sisterhood, the Blog: Soundbytes from the 21st Century Women’s Online Revolution (Summer 2010).  Today, I loaded it up to SlideShare.net.  Check it out below. Let me know what you think. I hope it helps you understand social media.

Peace, Creativity, Compassion, and Social Media Joy!


Watch videos of Ananda discussing her writing journey & social media marketing strategies at Captial BookFest 2009


Dear All,

Click on the videos below to watch me discuss my writing journey and social media marketing strategy on October 3. 2009, at the Capital BookFest’s panel discussion on “Everything You Wanted to Know about Getting Published. Authors Kevin Johnson, Donna Hill, and Charisse Carney Nunes participated in the discussion moderated by Gregg A. Wihelm. It was held inside of Borders Bookstore in Largo, Maryland.


Thanks for stopping by!

Peace and Creativity,




Twitterfountain, a new social media tool


Hi All,

Today I discovered Twitterfountain, a new social media tool that helps you engage your audiences, help your audience keep up with any tagged topic on Twitter and Flickr, or publicize your event. It is free. The only problem for me is that it doesn’t work on my WordPress blogs. It works on other blogs and web sites. I am going to use it for my web site www.anandaleeke.com.   Click here for more information: http://www.twitterfountain.nl. Let me know if use it.

Enjoy your day!

Peace and Creativity,


Tonight I am interviewing Kamy Wicoff, founder of SheWrites.com on Sistehood, the Blog Radio.


Kamy Wicoff, author and founder of SheWrites.com (www.shewrites.com)


 Happy Monday!

Tonight I am interviewing Kamy Wicoff, one of the fabulous women I met at the BlogHer 2009 Conference (www.blogher.com), at 8:00 p.m. on Sisterhood, the Blog Radio.  Kamy is an amazing author and founder of SheWrites.com (www.shewrites.com), a social networking site for women readers and writers.  My interview will focus on the reasons Kamy launched SheWrites.com and lessons she learned from the BlogHer 2009 Conference. Click here to listen to the show:  http://www.talkshoe.com/tc/42015.  If you miss the live show, don’t panic.  You can download a recording and listen to it when you have time.  That’s why you gotta love Internet radio! 

If you want to know more about SheWrites.com, click on the links below.

-SHE WRITES, the Site for Women Writers by Linda Lowen, About.com Guide to Women’s Issues –  http://tiny.cc/nz7sm

SheWrites.com: A salon of one’s own by Frieda Klotz, Broadsheet on Salon.com – http://tiny.cc/Sx0Je

Enjoy your day and week!

Peace and Creativity,


Social Media 101 – Check out a new webisode of Ananda Leeke TV

Hi All,

On Saturday afternoon, I worked with my client Leigh Mosley, a photographer, digital filmmaker, and educator, on her social media strategy for Leigh Mosley & Associates.  Watch the webisode to find out my definition of social media and what happened during my session with Leigh.  Enjoy!

Many thanks to Leigh for filming the webisode with my Creative Vado (my new best friend) camera.

Have a fabulous week!

Peace and Creativity,


Ananda will talk to the amazing MamaLaw bloggers on July 19th episode of BAP Living Radio




Happy Thursday,

Join me for the sixth episode of BAP Living Radio’s series about Black women in social media on Sunday, July 19 at 7:00 p.m EST.  The show will feature a discussion with attorney mom bloggers Justices Fergie, Jonesie, and Ny about their amazing MamaLaw blog (www.mamalaw.com) and MamaLaw Media Group. We will also discuss their Blogher (www.blogher.com) event that will be held next week in Chicago and Blogalicious (http://www.blogaliciousweekend.com), their first annual conference for women of color bloggers that will be held on October 9 to October 11 in Atlanta, Georgia. Click here to listen to the show: www.talkshoe.com/tc/18598.

About BAP Living Radio

BAP Living Radio affirms the lives of women of African descent who self-identify as Black American Princesses (BAPs) and educated Black women (EBW). BAP Living Radio features programs about self-love, self-care, spirituality, health, finances, social media, politics, technology, beauty, fashion, art, music, culture, community service, creativity, fitness, travel, and more.

BAP Living Radio supports the following BAP Living social media projects:

-BAP Living social networking site – http://baplivingforbapsandebw.ning.com

-BAP Living Facebook Group – http://www.new.facebook.com/group.php?gid=15124364305

-BAP Living on Twitter – http://twitter.com/bapliving


I created BAP Living social media projects in response to positive feedback from readers of my debut novel, Love’s Troubadours – Karma: Book One (www.lovestroubadours.com).  Love’s Troubadours – Karma: Book One tells the story of Karma Francois, a thirtysomething California-born BoHo BAP (Bohemian Black American Princess) with Louisiana roots and urban debutante flair. The book shows how a woman uses therapy, yoga, meditation, art, music, poetry, and support from family and friends to confront the effects of her poor life choices and embrace a spiritual journey of healing and love. It was published by iUniverse, Inc. in August 2007 and is available on Amazon.com.

New Radio Show – Tune into Sisterhood, the Blog Radio on 6.24@ 8pm – Sisterhood 2009: What does it mean to be a feminist today?


Sisterhood, the Blog Manifesto collage by Ananda Leeke

Copyright 2009 by Madelyn C. Leeke


Tune into the first episode of Sisterhood, the Blog Radio (http://www.talkshoe.com/tc/42015) on Wednesday, June 24th at 8:00 p.m. “Sisterhood 2009: What does it mean to be a feminist today?” is the theme. Join me (www.anandaleeke.com) for a one-on-one interview with Jennifer Nedeau, Women’s Rights Blogger for Change.org – http://womensrights.change.org.  Click here to listen to the show: http://www.talkshoe.com/tc/42015.

Sisterhood, the Blog Radio is a monthly radio show hosted by Talkshoe.com. It features one-on-one conversations with women about sisterhood, self-discovery, self-expression, spirituality, self-care, self-expression, social justice advocacy, and social media.

If you are on Facebook, join the Sisterhood, the Blog Group: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=23050254985.

Be sure to follow Sisterhood, the Blog on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/sisterhdtheblog.

Visit Sisterhood, the Blog on WordPress.com: http://sisterhoodtheblog.wordpress.com.

Blogging While Brown Conference Update #1


The official Blogging While Brown Conference photo taken by Freddy O – http://www.freddyo.com

NOTE: I am seated in the second row in between the two ladies wearing black.

Happy Tuesday! Happy Summer!  Happy Belated Father’s Day!

Today I am writing a very short post about the 2009 Blogging While Brown (BWB) Conference that I attended on June 19 and 20 in Chicago.  It was a fabulous experience!  Wonderful people !  Fantastic information!  And so much inspiration!  I am glad I went to both the 2008 and 2009 conferences.  I will post a longer BWB update later in the week.  I’ll also post about my Chicago art adventures.  In the meantime, I thought you might like to watch videos that feature BWB conference sessions.  They were taped by NextGenWeb, a BWB conference sponsor. Click here to watch the 5 videos:   http://www.nextgenweb.org/news-and-blog-clips/nextgenweb-blogging-while-brown.

If you would like to read additional BWB upates written by conference participants, see the links below.

1) BWB Conference founder Gina McCauley (includes several videos)


2) BWB Conference program chairperson Shawn Williams, founder of Dallas South blog


3) BWB Conference participant Megan Smith, Blogher representative at BWB


4) BWB Conference participant “Awesomely Luvvie,” a Chicago native 


5) BWB Conference participant Adria Richards’ Flickr BWB photos


6) BWB Conference participant Talia Whyte


FYI – I am planning to host a special episode of BAP Living Radio on July 5th that discusses lessons learned from the 2009 BWB conference.  Stay tuned for more details and the list of guest panelists.   

Peace and Creativity,