Blogging: A Region 3 dialogue all year round

You’ve attended regional and national workshops, perhaps presented a session or two, learned from fellow interpreters at CIG trainings, studied in an academic setting, led collaborative programs with your colleagues. The moments when we come together to develop our skills and bond with other interpreters are valuable, but sometimes few and far between. If any of these statements resonate with you, consider becoming a contributor to the NAI Region 3 blog to continue to share and learn throughout the year!

To sign up as a contributor for 2014-2015, email the webmaster, Katie Hicks (that’s me!)

To blog or not to blog?

Cartoon courtesy of http://www.gabrielweinberg.com.

Here are some frequently asked questions:

What is the time commitment required to contribute to the blog? Bloggers contribute a post about 2-3 times a year. Posts can vary in length, but they’re usually pretty short. You will have the schedule far in advance, and can write and upload your post in advance, too.

What would I write about? We want to emphasize content that will help, inform, guide or amuse other interpreters who read this blog. In other words, the sky’s the limit…what would YOU like to see here? Write in your own voice. Some sample types of blog posts might include reviews of resources, promotions of upcoming events, multimedia such as videos or music (it doesn’t have to just be text), personal stories or successes.

Do I need to be tech-savvy? No! WordPress (the blogging platform) is pretty user friendly, and we can walk you through the process of writing and uploading your post. I’m always available to help troubleshoot if you get lost.

What are the benefits of blogging for Region 3? Communicate with your fellow members more often. Share your own knowledge and stories. Help us make this site as useful as it can be as a place for deeper connections and dialogue throughout the year.

I hope to hear from you! Please get in touch by March 28 if you’d like to be on the schedule this year.

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