Tomorrow, I celebrate a full month of fundraising and a re-launch of my fundraising campaign. On October 23, I will have 62 days to raise $1,053 to meet my overall goal of $1,600. The money will be used for my self-publishing and mailing fees. Click on the link to learn how you can help me reach my $1,053 goal: http://kck.st/avHVlu. Thank you for your support! Keep shining!
Many thanks to my newest donors LaShanda Henry, Mitchell Abdullah, and R. Dudley! Many blessing to all of my donors for their generosity. See the list below.
I have some great news. I have received $446 towards my $500 Kickstarter.com fundraiser for my Sisterhood the Blog Book Project. WOW! I am so grateful to the people who have made donations and shared information about my efforts with their networks by word of mouth and on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, email, and other social networking sites. Many blessings to everyone!
Shout outs of gratitude to my 15 Kickstarter.com donors! See the names below.
Click on the link to learn more about my Sisterhood the Blog book project fundraiser and feel free to make a donation of $1-$25: http://kck.st/avHVlu.
Thank you in advance for your support! Enjoy your weekend!
On the last day of Blogalicious 2010, I recorded a video about my 10/13 Twitter launch of #STB10 #DigitalSisterhood Wednesdays. Click on the link to watch the video: http://vimeo.com/15741180.
#STB10 #DigitalSisterhood Wednesdays will give women in social media a weekly opportunity to build and strengthen their communities. Each week women will be encouraged to celebrate and promote their digital sisters by using the #FF (Friday Follow) format to list their digital sisters’ Twitter IDs. Women will also be encouraged to tweet about their digital sisters’ businesses, wisdom, creativity, blogs, Facebook pages, causes, videos, web sites, etc.
#STB10 is a hashtag that refers to Sisterhood the Blog 2010. I developed it to track my Twitter conversations, DC-based focus groups, and online radio shows about her Sisterhood the Blog book project. Sisterhood the Blog is a memoir about my Internet experiences from 1986 to 2011. I include how women on the Internet have influenced and inspired my life. I am using the information collected on Twitter as research for my book project. Click here to learn about the book project and Kickstarter fundraiser: kck.st/avHVlu.
Remember to use the #STB10 and #DigitalSisterhood hashtags on October 13 and every Wednesday thereafter.
Last Friday I launched my Kickstarter.com fundraising campaign to raise $500 for my book project Sisterhood the Blog: Soundbytes from the 21st Century Women’s Online Revolution (December 2011). To learn more and make a $1-$25 donation, click here and watch the video above. Also, read the Kickstarter.com fundraisier description below. Thank you for your support and positive energy!
Kickstarter.com Fundraiser Description for Sisterhood the Blog Book:
Author Ananda Leeke is using Kickstarter.com – http://kck.st/avHVlu – to raise money for her next book Sisterhood the Blog: Soundbytes from the 21st Century Women’s Online Revolution, a memoir that discusses her Internet adventures, digital sisterhood experiences, and reflections about women and the Internet. Her overall goal is to raise $1,600 to cover the cost of her self-publishing fees by August 31, 2011. She is using Kickstarter.com as her first phase of fundraising. Her Kickstarter.com goal is to raise $500 by December 23, 2010. Click on the link to support her fundraising campaign: http://kck.st/avHVlu.
Ananda ‘s memoir covers the period of 1986 to 2011. It begins with her first Internet experience as a law student using the LexisNexis research service at Howard University School of Law in 1986. It also discusses the first time she witnessed the power of women and the Internet at the U.N. Fourth World Conference on Women held in Beijing, China in 1995. The memoir digs deep into the world of women in social media and celebrates the impact of “digital diva” sheroes on Ananda’s life.
Ananda started conducting research for her memoir in 2008. She used her WordPress blog, Ning.com social networking site for women of African descent, Facebook groups, Twitter accounts, and Talkshoe.com radio shows. Since then, she has created a logo for the book and used her DC Social Media Examiner column, Flickr photo-sharing account, YouTube and Vimeo channels, and Cinchcast audio blog to document her interviews with women at meet ups and conferences such as Blogging While Brown, She’s Geeky, Nonprofit 2.0, Social Justice Camp, Crisis Camp DC, Social Commerce Camp DC, DC Media Makers, Social Media Club of DC, Latinos in Social Media, BlogHer, and Blogalicious.
In 2010, Ananda began using Survey Monkey to collect data on women’s Internet experiences (http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/PLWQ72K), interviewing women on Blogatique with Ananda Leeke on BlogTalkRadio (http://www.blogtalkradio.com/anandaleeke), and organizing monthly focus groups on women in social media via Eventbrite (http://www.eventbrite.com/org/505029633…). She uses Sisterhood the Blog Radio on Talkshoe.com to host the online focus groups: http://www.talkshoe.com/tc/42015. She facilitates the DC groups at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library in Washington, DC. She is co-leading a community discussion about digital sisterhood at the Blogalicious conference in Miami in October: http://blogaliciousweekend.com/2010/0… Her research efforts will end in March 2011. She plans to finalize the book draft, create the artwork for the book cover, and complete her Kickstarter fundraising campaign by Summer 2011. The book will be published by iUniverse, Inc. by December 2011.
In late May, I launched the Women in Social Media series on Sisterhood the Blog Radio with Lynne D. Johnson, Senior Vice President of Social Media for the Advertising Research Foundation. I have admired Lynne for many years (loved her blog when she was at Fast Company, one of the first tech magazines I started reading in the late 90s) and read her blog like it is a religion! She is truly one of my digital diva sheroes! Check out Lynne’s interview with another one of my fav social media sheroes Lena West.
On June 1, I spoke with Sonya Steele, a lawyer turned LA-based screenwriter, about her new web TV show “Celeste Bright.” See video trailer below. It is INCROYABLE (incredible as the French say!). It launches later this month.
I spoke with my new favorite social media author Deanna Zandt, a media technologist, about her new book Share This! How You Will Change the World with Social Networking on June 6. Deanna and I had a chance to meet in person at Open City on June 7 while she was in DC for a book reading and conference. She is amazing. See our photo below. I will be writing a book review about Share This! later this month on my DC Social Media Examiner column.
FYI – You can listen to my interviews with Lynne, Sonya, and Deanna, by clicking here and looking for their audio recordings in the section called “Past Episodes.”
NOTE: I am using my Sisterhood the Blog Radio and BAP Living Radio interviews as research for my next book Sisterhood the Blog: Soundbytes from the 21st Century Women’s Online Revolution (December 2011).
Yesterday, I spent time with my sistalove Bianca Alexander. We met for afternoon tea and lunch at Sala Thai on U Street in DC. Thanks to the sunny weather we were able to sit outside and enjoy tasty Thai cuisine.
FYI – Bianca is a lawyer turned healthy living advocate who serves as co-CEO and host of Conscious Living TV, a green living news magazine show. Bianca also hosts The Soul of Green, a TV program that features untold stories about people of color in the green and environmental justice movements. In addition, she is a broadcast journalism fellow of University of Southern California’s Annenberg School of Communications and an ethnic media fellow of the Association of Health Journalists. Bianca is also a yoga teacher and Reiki Master practitioner. For more information, visit www.biancaalexander.com.
Check out my interview with Bianca on U Street in northwest DC (recorded on March 7) below.
I consider Bianca one of my digital diva sheroes. Digital diva sheroes are women who use the Internet to do great work online and offline. They are also women who will be featured in my next book Sisterhood, the Blog: Soundbytes from the 21st Century Women’s Online Revolution.
Who are your digital diva or green living sheroes?
Enjoy your day and week!
Peace, Creativity, Compassion, and Green Living Gratitude,