I’m heading to Houston this week for the Latism Conference– Latinos in Social Media after a fun filled weekend in Chicago (more on that a little later). I have made it my mission to push myself more and more each year with my blog. Writing more, becoming more familiar with my camera and collectively putting myself in positions that would have sent me in a complete frenzy last year. I was asked to speak this year on the Eat Healthy, Live Longer and Better panel and without even stopping to second guess myself I said YES! I’m excited, thrilled and a bit nervous, but these are the opportunities that allow one as a blogger to grow.
Yesterday as I unpacked from my trip to Chicago I got an email from a sweet friend informing me I had been nominated for Best Latina Food Blogger!! WOW, what a surprise! Voting begins today and I would really appreciate it if you could take a moment and cast your vote for Sweet Life.
How awesome it would be to win in MY HOME STATE~~ TEXAS!!
A bit about The LATISM- A pioneering social media organization, Latinos in Social Media (LATISM) has been hailed as the most influential online movement in the new multicultural Web.
LATISM, the largest organization for Latino and Latina engaged in social media, is a 501(c) 4 nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to advancing the social, civic and economic status of the Latino community.
At the heart of Latinos in Social Media (LATISM) is a commitment to integral action for and by Latinos. We believe in community action and our mission is the manifestation of that commitment.
LATISM seeks to equip our members with the tools they need to transform their communities by integrating community and networking resources that enable our members to make choices, take part in actions and decisions that affect their lives, and become agents for change.
- To represent, influence and engage the voice of Latino(a)s in all social media platforms
- To educate and provide learning opportunities to those involved with LATISM
- To foster leadership among its members
- To actively seek, create and promote jobs via social media in order to help ensure that Latinos play a proactive role in this new workforce
- To provide a common platform of support and networking
- To help promote and grow members’ businesses, helping members to acquire better positions and improve their businesses by finding and channeling business, funding, networking and/or speaking opportunities
- To cultivate talent at every stage in the pipe-line: ensuring that people are able to get into the pipe-line & learn the basics, mentoring and working with those mid-pipeline and promoting emerging talent & experts from all industries
- To encourage new members to blog and master their own social media space