Friday, April 02, 2010

News: April 2, 2010 Edition

Content is going to get better here at Sex and the Beach. In the future, I'll be featuring some guest posts by great writers.

Also, as I'm currently not writing my Silicon Beach column for Miami New Times, I'll be discussing the local social media scene here with a little bit of tech.

It's basically all the stuff I do and love, true to my header: "plus stuff that's more interesting than sex!"

I'm debating on whether to port this blog over to Wordpress. But honestly, if it aint broke, why fix it? I'm still on old blogger and don't feel a need to change anything as content is king around here. Bloggers, any thoughts?


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On April 14, I will be collaborating with Life is Art and the Association for Women in Communications of South Florida for a networker during which I'll hold an informal talk about blogging. Visit Life is Art for more details.

You can learn more about my talks and presentations, as well as classes, over at Wily Wordsmith. Sometime later this year, following on the success of the Hands on Small Business courses I taught last year, I will be holding seminars on writing and blogging, so stay tuned.


If you're interested in exploring ways of monetizing your blog via e-commerce, come to Monty's South Beach on April 16 to meet Ted Rubin of Open Sky. First two drinks on Ted's tab! This is an informal get together for local bloggers, so please stop by to network and catch up. Visit the tweetvite for more details: Let's Talk Shop About Blogs.


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We're doing it again! SxSe (South By South East) is happening in May this year at the Hyatt Pier 66 in Fort Lauderdale. Because Miami Beach wasn't shallow enough ... or too shallow! Everyone is welcome to the tweetup on Saturday, May 22, which will be held at beautiful Pelican Landing right on the intracoastal. There is also a special rate on rooms. Visit SxSe for more information.


Go check out my friend and fabulous fellow writer, Lourdes G. at IvoryGreen. She's also starting a new beauty blog with a focus on South Florida.

Sweet Home Hialeah is not new, but boy does it give me some chuckles.


Unlike my last failed attempt to write a book about the history of Harley Davidson in Cuba, this year I've got plans to write something that should present no problems. It's going to be something like "Manola's Guide to Cuban Miami For Gringos," probably a self-published book you can carry easily in a pocket. Andrew Nelson, National Geographic Traveler contributor, gave me the brilliant idea while we were having dinner during his twitter crowd-sourced trip to Miami. Go read his informative and beautifully written article: Tweet Me in Miami.


Pepe said...

Good because those come mierda's at New Times probably didn't pay you enough any ways

Pepe said...

P.S. (1) I am a Manola lover (2) We're kinda new at SHH, debuting in Feb