#kidlitcon Transcript – October 17th

7:28 am LizB: @motherreader and the blog within. #kidlitcon
7:28 am mosylu: first thing at #kidlitcon – why do you blog? what’s your mission? Who’s the blogger within??
7:36 am gregpincus: #kidlitcon @motherreader asking a key question for us all to consider: who are you blogging for? Your ideal audience is…?
7:40 am carwilc: Checking the blogs for #kidlitcon every ten minutes, wishing I was there!
7:41 am sixboxes: Will someone clear up this #Cybils pronunciation issue once and for all? #kidlitcon
7:44 am mosylu: MotherReader leads off with a reflection on your blog and why you do it, and how #kidlitcon
7:44 am gregpincus: #kidlitcon We are zenned out after some self-reflective questions about our blogs. Now… building your blog (and audience)
7:46 am gregpincus: #kidlitcon Purpose, passion, and professionalism – three keys to keep in mind with your blog.
7:47 am LizB: Building a better blog by @galleysmith @motherreader #kidlitcon
7:47 am kidsilkhaze: #KidlitCon is giving me an existential blog crisis.
7:48 am mosylu: RT @gregpincus: #kidlitcon Purpose, passion, and professionalism – three keys to keep in mind with your blog.
7:50 am LizB: @motherreader keeps giving us blog homework #kidlitcon
7:58 am sixboxes: bloggers are getting free e-readers? where’s mine?… #kidlitcon
7:58 am gregpincus: #kidlitcon talking professionalism – disclosure, giving credit, integrity… and remembering that this stuff is visible and permanent
7:59 am mosylu: I dunno, maybe it’s lost in the mail with mine? RT @sixboxes: bloggers are getting free e-readers? where’s mine?… #kidlitcon
8:01 am mosylu: anybody got good examples of blog review policies? #kidlitcon
8:04 am gregpincus: @mosylu try Jen’s Book Page for a good policy http://jkrbooks.typepad.com #kidlitcon
8:05 am sixboxes: @LizB has been proclaimed “all things to all people”… #kidlitcon
8:05 am LizB: @mosylu my review policy is in my head not on blog at this point. #kidlitcon
8:06 am foodandbooks: Are you giving your blog readers what they need from you? #kidlitcon
8:07 am ClaraGillow: RT @gregpincus #kidlitcon talking professionalism- disclosure, giving credit, integrity…remembering that this stuff is visible & permanent
8:07 am gregpincus: #kidlitcon What “unique content” can you provide? Differentiate by offering up something others are not – specialized knowledge, opinion,etc
8:08 am foodandbooks: Reading the tweets of my fellow conf attendees during a session is like passing notes in class. #kidlitcon
8:08 am mosylu: community aspect has to be the best fun of this gig. I love interacting with fellow book geeks #kidlitcon
8:11 am mosylu: #kidlitcon @foodandbooks shhh, MR will make us go to the principal’s office!
8:11 am carolgrannick: Following #kidlitcon, feeling excited to be planning for my upcoming blog, watching an autumn rainshower hit the sunrise in Chicago.Rainbow?
8:11 am mosylu: anchor linking as opposed to “here” for linking to other blogs #kidlitcon
8:12 am pambachorz: @galleysmith says use anchor linking to send people to other blogs vs. “Click Here”. #kidlitcon
8:12 am SaraLewisHolmes: Firing up the laptop so I can tweet! #kidlitcon
8:12 am gregpincus: #kidlitcon Be still my geeky heart! Talk of search engine optimization and anchor links! Good ideas from @galleysmith
8:12 am LizB: Already have great takeaways and things to start doing after conference. #kidlitcon
8:13 am SaraLewisHolmes: Michelle Franz on anchor linking: link to specific person, article, event, not the words “here” “click here” “now” #kidlitcon
8:14 am gregpincus: @foodandbooks I heard that you said that she said that she said that you don’t like us passing notes #kidlitcon
8:14 am mosylu: I know, my to-do list is growing RT @LizB: Already have great takeaways and things to start doing after conference. #kidlitcon
8:15 am mosylu: @galleysmith talking about the community aspect of memes #kidlitcon
8:17 am foodandbooks: Having trouble with the pronunciation of “meme”. Meem? Mee-mee? Meh-mee? We’ve heard them all! #kidlitcon
8:18 am mosylu: does blogger have an SEO pack like @galleysmith is talking about for WP? #kidlitcon
8:18 am SaraLewisHolmes: Sitting beside the intrepid Miss Rumphius, who just admitted to hand-coding her key words. Yay, Tricia! #kidlitcon
8:19 am foodandbooks: I so don’t get this search engine optimization stuff! I have no geek cred. #kidlitcon
8:21 am pambachorz: Must not eat entire container of table candy at #kidlitcon. Mmmm tangerine…
8:22 am kidsilkhaze: Argh. Can’t search twitter by hashtag on my phone. Don’t know what everyone else is saying about #kidlitcon.
8:23 am mosylu: @foodandbooks go sit at @gregpincus ‘s feet #kidlitcon
8:23 am SaraLewisHolmes: MotherReader: Registering with Technorati is like vaccination. May not help, but probably won’t hurt. Ha! #kidlitcon
8:25 am SaraLewisHolmes: @mosylu I second that. @gregpincus is very generous with his geek cred. #kidlitcon
8:25 am pambachorz: @galleysmith says she loves twitter. Does she mind me tweeting whilst she talks? :) #kidlitcon
8:26 am wsstephens: Yay! @galleysmith is plugging twitta! versus fb (she has two fb accounts) #kidlitcon
8:30 am mosylu: debate over whether to cross post blog content at Good Reads/Librarything #kidlitcon
8:31 am mosylu: it’s all a question of time. I used to post links to review at LT, but haven’t in a long time #kidlitcon
8:33 am SaraLewisHolmes: I have my GoodReads account linked to my Twitter account. So if I add a book to my “reading now” shelf, it posts to Twitter. #kidlitcon
8:33 am foodandbooks: @wsstephens How have we been in the same room all morning and not seen each other?! #kidlitcon
8:33 am sixboxes: I tend to be a lot more critical on Goodreads than my blog… #kidlitcon
8:34 am SaraLewisHolmes: As an author, I second @pambachorz ‘s thank you to reviewers who crosspost on GoodReads. #kidlitcon
8:35 am LizB: Must get better at branding marketing icon. #kidlitcon
8:36 am foodandbooks: Your gravatar is your signature – keep it consistent. Crap, I have a different one EVERYWHERE. #kidlitcon
8:36 am wsstephens: Think twice before changing your avatar — it is your brand #kidlitcon
8:36 am mosylu: @galleysmith on design – contrast is the most important aspect #kidlitcon
8:36 am gregpincus: #kidlitcon talking design and branding – gravatars, consistency, icons, and eyestrain!
8:37 am LizB: @foodandbooks me too! #kidlitcon
8:38 am sixboxes: sometimes wonder if this particular author doesn’t WANT a fangirl email from me… can’t find her contact info. Not saying who. #kidlitcon
8:39 am SaraLewisHolmes: MotherReader: Authors! Your contact info should be front and center on your blog. Name, website, email address. #kidlitcon
8:47 am SarahRettger: .@MotherReader once again calls for the invention of an ironic font. (see @jlbellwriter‘s blog for the history) #kidlitcon
8:49 am PaulaChase: Heading to #kidlitcon in the rain. Am facing wrong way on Metro. Drat!
8:49 am SaraLewisHolmes: RT @SarahRettger: .@MotherReader once again calls for the invention of an ironic font. (see @jlbellwriters blog for the history) #kidlitcon
8:50 am foodandbooks: Other conf in same hotel: “Muslims Against Domestic Violence.” Sign on their rm door: “Domestic Violence Workshop.” Hunh. #kidlitcon
8:51 am LizB: Disagreeing about importance put on comments. #kidlitcon
8:52 am gregpincus: #kidlitcon comment. Comment. Comment. It is good to leave comments. And participate in the broader community. True!
8:52 am mosylu: I’m not a good commenter because I read at work. should find a way of marking posts I want to comment on #kidlitcon
8:53 am sixboxes: @LizB tell me later? maybe at #drunkkidlitcon? #kidlitcon
8:54 am gregpincus: @LizB comments by themselves aren’t key. Conversation and connection are. All content is opportunity.#kidlitcon
8:54 am SaraLewisHolmes: @gregpincus I wish there was a “like it” button on blog posts (as in FB) so you could say YAY w/o taking a lot of time. #kidlitcon
8:54 am LizB: @mosylu agreed that work means less ability to comment. #kidlitcon
8:54 am jimhill: @gregpincus is #kidlitcon an actual event in real life or online only?
8:55 am foodandbooks: Inflammatory, provocative posts & comments. A good thing? #kidlitcon
8:57 am JenSwanBooks: RT @ gregpincus #kidlitcon comment. Comment. Comment. It is good to leave comments. And participate in the broader community. True!
8:59 am kidsilkhaze: Setting up for my panel discussion. Hope I don’t sound too lame. #kidlitcon
9:05 am marjorielight: @SaraLewisHolmes Loving your updates! I am pretending I’m sitting there with you at #kidlitcon
9:07 am sixboxes: I think you’d adore your cousin #gregpincus, @mamster. I’ve been claimed as a Pincus! #kidlitcon
9:07 am marjorielight: Enjoying how Twitter connects me to other writers & the publishing world while I’m in jammies with the creeping crud! #kidlitcon
9:08 am mosylu: it’s all about the blog: better blogging panel for reviewer bloggers #kidlitcon
9:10 am mosylu: @book_nut advice: participate in larger litblogging world via challenges #kidlitcon
9:13 am DDHearn: Pardon my ignorance; what is #kidlitcon? Is it a convention, a chat, or just a place on twitter? (I still don’t understand hashtags much)
9:15 am meghancnyc: Me 2. Librarian 2.0 fail? RT @foodandbooks gravatar is your signature, keep it consistent. Crap,I have a dfferent one EVERYWHERE. #kidlitcon
9:15 am helainebecker: @foodandbooks Provocative – absolutely. Inflammatory? Not so great, I think. Not if one hopes 2B persuasive rather than divisive.#kidlitcon
9:16 am gregpincus: @SaraLewisHolmes The “like” feature will prolly come, but fro now you can have a retweet or share this button to make it easy. #kidlitcon
9:17 am foodandbooks: Blogging author session. Hilarious stories from @laurelsnyder – I kinda want to buy her a beer! #kidlitcon
9:19 am foodandbooks: @laurelsnyder says kidlit blogs can sometimes feel too safe, too careful. Agreed! #kidlitcon
9:22 am cybils: At the Building a Better Blog session at #kidlitcon. Tricia Stohr-Hunt talking about weekly features
9:23 am jeanie_w: I suppose I could metro over to #kidlitcon to try to meet all these fun tweeters in person, but it’s cold and rainy, so, ew, not happening.
9:25 am linkstoliteracy: Very bummed to have to leave #kidlitcon. My daughter has a high fever. Enjoyed what I did learn!
9:30 am SheilaRuth: Tricia Stohr-Hunt recommends “real” links not Mr. Linky for weekly features like Poetry Friday/Nonfiction Monday #kidlitcon
9:31 am foodandbooks: Sara Lewis Holmes: “I post responses to books I read – I wouldn’t call them reviews. Important distinction, I think. #kidlitcon
9:31 am SheilaRuth: @linkstoliteracy Sorry that you had to leave. I hope your daughter feels better soon. #kidlitcon
9:32 am mutabilis: *hopes MK will share* RT @mosylu: by the way, ARC table is full of win #kidlitcon
9:33 am mosylu: Jen Robinson recommends Carnival of Children’s Literature – once a month #kidlitcon
9:34 am gregpincus: I agree! RT @SheilaRuth: Tricia Stohr-Hunt recommends “real” links not Mr. Linky for features like Poetry Friday/NonfictionMonday #kidlitcon
9:36 am mosylu: A Year of Reading on the joys of co-blogging: two different sets of interests/books/backgrounds affect the blog #kidlitcon
9:36 am SheilaRuth: Mary Lee Hahn talking about the origin of the name Kidlitosphere – Melissa Wiley used it then it took off. I remember that! #kidlitcon
9:38 am cybils: Mary Lee talking about co-blogging with someone else. “We don’t review books as much as we chat about books” #kidlitcon
9:39 am foodandbooks: People in other session missing out on @laurelsnyder. Blogging as a black cocktail dress vs purple cocktail dress w xmas lights! #kidlitcon
9:40 am Danisidhe: @cybils ooh, that makes me think about #GoogleWave as a potential book club space… hmm #kidlitcon
9:42 am gregpincus: #kidlitcon author panel talking about showing the highs and lows of writing/career on your blog.
9:42 am mosylu: Jen Robinson talks about the Children’s Lit Review wiki: http://bit.ly/1LSNFW #kidlitcon
9:42 am mosylu: oooooo RT @Danisidhe: @cybils ooh, that makes me think about #GoogleWave as a potential book club space… hmm #kidlitcon
9:43 am LizB: Too many fun things, too little time. Kids picture bk review wiki, teotf #kidlitcon
9:44 am gregpincus: #kidlitcon to have a popular blog, put up pictures of dogs, cats, or Alan Rickman!
9:45 am Danisidhe: @mosylu Kinda works, doesn’t it? Think I found my answer to “who will you wave with” Have ot get a group together lol #GoogleWave #kidlitcon
9:45 am SheilaRuth: Jen Robinson talked about Children’s Book Wiki. Anyone can add links to their reviews.http://tr.im/C77N #kidlitcon
9:45 am wsstephens: #kidlitcon @LizB bringing up great point about online reading almost demanding a different type of grammar, necessitating text chunking
9:46 am amynoblethomas: Include your true passion in your blog. Responses to reviews are good to include says Sarah holmes norton #kidlitcon
9:47 am foodandbooks: RT @gregpincus #kidlitcon to have a popular blog, put up pictures of dogs, cats, or Alan Rickman!
9:48 am LizB: Where do you stand on ratings in reviews. Me, not a fan. #kidlitcon
9:48 am mosylu: now talking about ratings and the effect of squeetus’s post on how we all rated #kidlitcon
9:48 am SheilaRuth: I keep accidentally tweeting from the wrong account. Very frustrating. The random @cybils posts are coming from me. Sorry! #kidlitcon
9:51 am wsstephens: Middle school librarian totally concerned with graphic content — this is what makes it valuable to her #kidlitcon
9:51 am LizB: @galleysmith “no rating b/c value is in review”. Yes. #kidlitcon
9:52 am mosylu: agreed RT @LizB: @galleysmith “no rating b/c value is in review”. Yes. #kidlitcon
9:54 am sixboxes: I like star ratings on goodreads (not blog)–best way to see if someone has similar tastes.(& sometimes don’t have more to say.) #kidlitcon
9:55 am mosylu: #heyFTC #kidlitcon FTC rep will visit us next session! stay tuned
9:55 am DJ345: RT @wsstephens #kidlitcon @LizB…great point about online reading almost demanding a different type of grammar, necessitating text chunking
9:56 am mutabilis: RT @gregpincus: #kidlitcon to have a popular blog, put up pictures of dogs, cats, or Alan Rickman!
9:59 am pambachorz: Awesome author panel discussion re: boundaries in blogging #kidlitcon
9:59 am BookMoot: Tweets from #kidlitcon v interesting but wishing for conf. proceedings since I can’t be there. Would miss the discussion tho—best part.
10:02 am marissell: Wow it’s cold in here #kidlitcon
10:03 am abbylibrarian: Dude, everyone is SO nice! #kidlitcon
10:04 am LizB: FTC rep is here. #kidlitcon
10:04 am pambachorz: About to hear FTC rep talk about new promo regulations. #kidlitcon
10:05 am SheilaRuth: Representative from the FTC at #kidlitcon talking about new disclosure rules
10:06 am mosylu: #heyFTC #kidlitcon Q&A session with Mary Engall of FTC
10:06 am SheilaRuth: Mary Engle from FTC: hopefully clear up some confusion and misunderstandings #kidlitcon
10:07 am tardisgrl: More Rickman please! RT @mutabilis RT @gregpincus: #kidlitcon to have a popular blog, put up pictures of dogs, cats, or Alan Rickman!
10:07 am SheilaRuth: FTC is an independent agencies of federal government – consumer protection #kidlitcon
10:07 am SheilaRuth: Section 5 of FTC act prohibits deceptive and unfair advertising practices #kidlitcon
10:08 am SheilaRuth: Section 5 very general not very specific, so FTC issues statements and guidelines to clarify. #kidlitcon
10:09 am mosylu: $11,000 penalty not accurate #heyFTC #kidlitcon
10:10 am SheilaRuth: Endorsement is an advertising message that reflects the views/opinions of someone other than advertiser. #kidlitcon
10:10 am SheilaRuth: Guides don’t have the force of law #kidlitcon
10:11 am BookMoot: @SheilaRuth I really wanted to hear more on this issue, FTC, thank you for the tweets. #kidlitcon
10:11 am SheilaRuth: Material connections between advertisers and endorsers have to be disclosed #kidlitcon
10:11 am jilliansaint: (zomg) RT @tardisgrl RT @mutabilis RT @gregpincus: #kidlitcon to have a popular blog, put up pictures of dogs, cats, or Alan Rickman!
10:11 am SheilaRuth: Material connections are those which the consumer doesn’t reasonably expect #kidlitcon
10:12 am mosylu: @sheilaruth giving very good summary of FTC reps comments #heyFTC #kidlitcon
10:13 am SheilaRuth: Periodically FTC brings guides up to date as part of review process. Guides from 1980s didn’t have anything about internet. #kidlitcon
10:13 am SheilaRuth: Pay for post, pay for tweet needs to be disclosed. #kidlitcon
10:14 am SheilaRuth: P&G has a “focal point” program where people get products from P&G to talk about it – word of mouth marketing program #kidlitcon
10:14 am gregpincus: #kidlitcon must disclose if paid for tweet/blog post. there are also times you’re “paid” by free products NOT cash as part of a program
10:15 am gregpincus: #kidlitcon You need to say if you’re working for/with the marketing program if you are.
10:15 am mosylu: FTC rep sees distinction between independent reviewers and people part of marketing program #kidlitcon
10:15 am SheilaRuth: FTC: We probably could have done a better job of drawing a distinction between reviewers and those part of a marketing program. #kidlitcon
10:16 am gregpincus: #kidlitcon If you are an independent reviewer NOT working for publishers, that is a very different thing.
10:17 am SheilaRuth: FTC: If we were to investigate and got complaints – investigation would be of advertising company not individual. #kidlitcon
10:17 am LizB: FTC. Difference between review place versus marketing review program. #kidlitcon
10:17 am mosylu: any investigation would be of the company, not the individual endorser or blogger #kidlitcon #heyFTC
10:18 am SheilaRuth: But advertiser doesn’t have capability of making individuals disclose, so individual has obligation to disclose #kidlitcon
10:18 am tardisgrl: could be broadly interpreted, yes? RT @SheilaRuth Material connections are those which the consumer doesn’t reasonably expect #kidlitcon
10:18 am heatherayris: . @gregpincus is tweeting from #kidlitcon children’s literature blogging conference, sharing lots of great info. Thanks Greg!
10:18 am SheilaRuth: “Payment” doesn’t have to be money – it can be something like a free box of Pampers every month. #kidlitcon
10:19 am mosylu: implications of “compensation” issue – FTC doesn’t work with IRS – trying to include non-cash items in what endorser gets #kidlitcon #heyFTC
10:19 am SheilaRuth: Question: “As a person who is independent of publisher but who gets book and posts review, do I have to disclose?” #kidlitcon
10:20 am gregpincus: #kidlitcon Bottom line is that IF you are independent, you do NOT need to state how you got the book. (I personally think you should!)
10:20 am SheilaRuth: Answer: “No” – Encouraged but not required. #kidlitcon
10:20 am mosylu: what about Amazon Associates? is that marketing program? tricky #kidlitcon
10:20 am mosylu: agreed RT @gregpincus: #kidlitcon IF you are independent, you do NOT need to state how you got the book. (I personally think you should!)
10:21 am LizB: Independent review is not endorsement. #kidlitcon
10:22 am mosylu: heart of issue I think RT @LizB: Independent review is not endorsement. #kidlitcon
10:22 am SheilaRuth: FTC: Getting a lot of questions where they don’t know all the facts; everything not black and white. #kidlitcon
10:22 am TaraLazar: FTC at #kidlitcon, via @SheilaRuth. “As a person who is independent of publisher but who gets book to review, do I have to disclose?” NO.
10:23 am LizB: Amazon affiliate different; FTC does consider particular industry and consumer expectation. #kidlitcon
10:23 am SheilaRuth: FTC: Is an Amazon link similar to getting a cut of the product? Or do consumers generally know that the link pays commissions? #kidlitcon
10:23 am tardisgrl: good to know RT @mosylu FTC rep sees distinction between independent reviewers and people part of marketing program #kidlitcon
10:24 am SheilaRuth: FTC: A lot depends on what a reasonable consumer expects. Depends on audience. #kidlitcon
10:24 am mosylu: clearly obvious material connection: Tupperware or Amway – everyone knows you get a cut #kidlitcon#heyFTC
10:24 am mosylu: snippet in posts enough of a disclosure #kidlitcon #heyFTC
10:24 am gregpincus: #kidlitcon Things like affiliate links (amazon, etc) are trickier – does your readership understand that you’re profiting?
10:24 am LizB: Don’t take as legal advice because unique facts etc. #kidlitcon
10:25 am kishizuka: FTC rep appearing at #kidlitcon. Check it out bloggers.
10:25 am C_Spaghetti: Follow #kidlitcon for FTC discussion about book bloggers & disclosure. Going on right now.
10:25 am mosylu: disclosures should be clear and prominent – readers shouldn’t have to go looking #heyFTC #kidlitcon
10:25 am SheilaRuth: FTC: Disclosure has to be clear and prominent. #kidlitcon
10:26 am gregpincus: #kidlitcon Disclosures, as needed, need to be clear and prominent. You can’t bury it in your “about” section, for example. Each post better.
10:26 am LizB: Disclosure if required needs to be easy to find, so in post. Not sidebar or elsewhere. #kidlitcon
10:27 am EvelynNAlfred: RT @pambachorz: Awesome author panel discussion re: boundaries in blogging #kidlitcon [Which authors?]
10:27 am mosylu: FTC isn’t evaluating quality of reviews, just connections #kidlitcon #heyFTC
10:28 am mosylu: FTC rep acknowledges the trickiness of where the line is – when someone becomes not so independent #kidlitcon #heyFTC
10:29 am englishteach8: @linkstoliteracy sorry your daughter is ill, hope she gets well soon. #kidlitcon
10:29 am SheilaRuth: @BookMoot You’re welcome. It’s been really helpdful #kidlitcon
10:29 am LizB: Captured blog that is undisclosed different and would need to be disclosed and focus is company. FTC. #kidlitcon
10:29 am mosylu: still, the investigation will be of the comapany #kidlitcon #heyFTC
10:30 am SheilaRuth: @gregpincus Thanks! I’d say the same about you – giving great info from #kidlitcon. #bloggers
10:31 am SheilaRuth: FTC: Online vs. offline – She feels what they said was accurate but left out our scenario of independent blogger reviewers. #kidlitcon
10:31 am mosylu: FTC plans to put out clarification in response to concerns #heyFTC #kidlitcon
10:32 am SheilaRuth: FTC will issue additional FAQs and information to answer questions. #kidlitcon
10:32 am MaryLeeHahn: #kidlitcon Sitting at the back of the room being amused by how many screens are on twitter!
10:33 am mosylu: FTC never intended to patrol the blogosphere #heyFTC #kidlitcon
10:35 am mosylu: endorsements@FTC.gov is the email address for concerns – can’t answer individually but will be read!! #heyFTC #kidlitcon
10:36 am mosylu: thanks to Mary Engle, Associate Director for Advertising practices! #heyFTC #kidlitcon
10:36 am gregpincus: #kidlitcon Big thanks to Mary Engle of the FTC for coming out and talking to us. And thanks to @motherreader for making it happen!
10:36 am SheilaRuth: Questions can be sent to endorsement@ftc.gov. Can’t answer individually but general answers to be posted, I think #kidlitcon
10:37 am lisa_schroeder: RT @SheilaRuth FTC Online vs. offline – She feels what they said accurate but left out scenario of independent blogger reviewers #kidlitcon
10:37 am EvelynNAlfred: So there’s a #kidlitcon (ference) in DC and I didn’t know about it…geez.
10:38 am SheilaRuth: This was a really helpful session. Thank you, Mary Engle from FTC for coming! #kidlitcon
10:40 am thestorysiren: hoping someone at #kidlitcon will write up a post about what they found out at the FTC session
10:40 am amynoblethomas: RT @gregpincus: #kidlitcon Big thanks to Mary Engle of the FTC for coming out and talking to us. And thanks to @motherreader!
10:56 am RascofromRIF: Thanks @gregpincus and @SheilaRuth for all the good tweets from #kidlitcon today!
11:06 am MotherReader: Well, I’m going to say that the FTC rep at #kidlitcon was a hit. I came on to see if anyone had tweeted about it. Silly me.
11:07 am Katjewave: @linkstoliteracy I hope your daughter gets well quickly. #kidlitcon
11:21 am zumayabooks: RT @taralazar: FTC at #kidlitcon “As a person who is independent of publisher but who gets book to review, do I have to disclose?” NO.
11:22 am zumayabooks: RT @mosylu: FTC isn’t evaluating quality of reviews, just connections #kidlitcon #heyFTC
11:23 am zumayabooks: RT @mosylu: FTC rep acknowledges the trickiness of where the line is – when someone becomes not so independent #kidlitcon #heyFTC
11:23 am zumayabooks: RT @mosylu: still, the investigation will be of the company #kidlitcon #heyFTC
11:24 am zumayabooks: RT @mosylu: FTC plans to put out clarification in response to concerns #heyFTC #kidlitcon
11:25 am zumayabooks: RT @mosylu: FTC never intended to patrol the blogosphere #heyFTC #kidlitcon
11:25 am zumayabooks: RT @mosylu: endorsements@FTC.gov is the email address for concerns – can’t answer individually but will be read!! #heyFTC #kidlitcon
11:46 am mutabilis: RT @mosylu: FTC never intended to patrol the blogosphere #heyFTC #kidlitcon
11:48 am mutabilis: RT @mosylu: disclosures should be clear and prominent – readers shouldn’t have to go looking #heyFTC #kidlitcon
12:00 pm wsstephens: Okay, finally realizaing what is so refreshing about #kidlitcon NO projector. NO powerpoints. Much more civilized.
12:06 pm cheriwilliams: RT @gregpincus: #kidlitcon Purpose, passion, and professionalism – three keys to keep in mind with your blog. <– And in life!
12:08 pm mawbooks: Glad to see people tweeting from #kidlitcon. Keep it up!
12:09 pm susanwrites: So jealous of not being at #kidlitcon but I suppose my 10th wedding anniversary should really be spent with my husband instead of bloggers.
12:10 pm wsstephens: Met all the non-picture book authors, now off to the side, reading Elizabeth Scott’s Something, Maybe –immediately absorbing! #kidlitcon
12:13 pm mawbooks: I’m a bit confused about the independent reviewer vs. marketing program w/ FTC. Hope for clarification later. #kidlitcon
12:26 pm zumayabooks: @mikecane FTC rep is at #kidlitcon explaining in better detail, which I tried to do last week. Just passing it along.
12:30 pm AlexaBarry: Sad to have had to leave #kidlitcon before Meet the author but I did get to say Hi to Elizabeth Scott which was cool .
12:30 pm SarahRettger: Candace Ransom says The Sword in the Stone is a must-read. & since she brought Ellsworth, I’m taking her advice #kidlitcon
12:32 pm sixboxes: Swore I would not bring home any ARCs. Sigh. #kidlitcon
12:37 pm LizB: Social media with Gregory k. #kidlitcon
12:39 pm sixboxes: So, @gregpincus threatens to cry if we ruin his jokes by skipping ahead in his slides. Seriously, @mamster. You are SO related. #kidlitcon
12:40 pm pambachorz: Listening to @gregpincus talk about social media and ballooning magazines #kidlitcon
12:42 pm SheilaRuth: @gregpincus talking about social media at #kidlitcon
12:44 pm SheilaRuth: April 1, 2006: @gregpincus posted a “Fib” poem based on Fibonacci sequence. 25 comments within days. #kidlitcon
12:45 pm SheilaRuth: April 7, 2006: posted on slashdot. Had 32K visits & hundreds of comments. #kidlitcon
12:46 pm kmcdade: Soooo jealous of @sixboxes at #kidlitcon. Much better than rainy football. #seriously.
12:47 pm SheilaRuth: @gregpincus April 14: in NYT, by April 23, had a 2 book deal #kidlitcon
12:47 pm PaulaChase: Greg Pincus makes good case for social networking as tool in the promo arsenal. #kidlitcon
12:48 pm sixboxes: “This is not tweetable,” states @gregpincus. #kidlitcon
12:48 pm SheilaRuth: @gregpincus Took haiku hundreds of years to spread; Fibs spread to 172(?) nations within weeks. It’s a social media story. #kidlitcon
12:48 pm PaulaChase: Key of course is putting the work in and knowing your niche. #kidlitcon
12:50 pm foodandbooks: Love that people at #kidlitcon keep telling us “what I’m about to tell you is untweetable.” So I can’t tell you what @gregpincus just said.
12:52 pm LizB: Greg: we all want to celebrate good news; listen to your network. #kidlitcon
12:53 pm PaulaChase: I think people forget a key component of social network is socializing! #kidlitcon
12:53 pm SheilaRuth: From @gregpincus Sometimes social media time is very different than real time #kidlitcon
12:55 pm SheilaRuth: From @gregpincus There is no key to social media because we all use it differently #kidlitcon
12:55 pm PaulaChase: Tres impressed that Greg is carrying this solo. #kidlitcon
12:57 pm PaulaChase: Met marketing VP from RIF, today. Love that they’re still active. Still very necessary. #kidlitcon
1:00 pm PaulaChase: I’ve said this before too: know why you’re using social networks. Easiest advice ever that folk ignore. #kidlitcon
1:00 pm SheilaRuth: From @gregpincus Ask “why” a lot, know your audience & tools, have a plan & know how to measure success #kidlitcon
1:01 pm SheilaRuth: From @gregpincus present the story that you want people to see #kidlitcon
1:03 pm PaulaChase: Why am I not using google reader? *taps own hand* #kidlitcon
1:07 pm PaulaChase: Like this advice “go play in traffic.” Those who don’t like twitter just aren’t sure where the traffic is.IMO. #kidlitcon
1:09 pm SheilaRuth: @gregpincus Talking about the importance of trust. #kidlitcon
1:10 pm PaulaChase: @cybils and @brownbookshelf cited as good examples of community. #kidlitcon
1:10 pm SheilaRuth: @gregpincus Add value where ever you can. #kidlitcon
1:14 pm foodandbooks: @gregpincus says “If Facebook were a country, it would be the 4th most populous country in the world.” #kidlitcon
1:15 pm SheilaRuth: @gregpincus Have a social media policy. Who will you allow to follow/friend? You’re in charge. #kidlitcon
1:17 pm PaulaChase: “What’s good for the industry is good.” Very true! @justinelavaworm‘s blog is proof. #kidlitcon
1:18 pm SheilaRuth: @gregpincus : Your words are out there visible to all…and Google is forever. Never tweet angry. #kidlitcon
1:20 pm LizB: Support friends, industry. This doesn’t mean never criticize or say anything negative. #kidlitcon
1:21 pm SheilaRuth: @gregpincus Teens use internet different than adults. To learn about how teens use the internet read danah boyd #kidlitcon
1:24 pm pambachorz: Social media works for you 24/7, sez @gregpincus #kidlitcon
1:24 pm PaulaChase: Social media working for you 24-7. I always say using advance $ for my website dev was best investment. #kidlitcon
1:26 pm tardisgrl: good advice RT @SheilaRuth @gregpincus : Your words are out there visible to all…and Google is forever. Never tweet angry. #kidlitcon
1:27 pm pambachorz: @gregpincus: “twitter amplifies traffic.” Well put. #kidlitcon
1:29 pm PaulaChase: @mitaliperkins and @bookbday shouted out as good examples of social media working. #kidlitcon
1:30 pm SarahRettger: Hey @mitaliperkins, you’re at #kidlitcon in spirit – @gregpincus just talked about #bookbday.
1:30 pm ClaraGillow: RT @tardisgrl good advice RT @SheilaRuth @gregpincus : Your words are out there…and Google is forever. Never tweet angry. #kidlitcon
1:40 pm LaurelSnyder: I’ve stolen @gregpincus‘s computer!!!!! At #kidlitcon and having a loverly time. I don’t even *think* I’ve offended anyone yet.
1:44 pm abbylibrarian: Got my books signed and great talk on social media. I’m with my people! #kidlitcon
1:49 pm sixboxes: I really need to meet more of you. Please come and talk to me. I’m wearing purple. #kidlitcon
1:49 pm wsstephens: Exciting panel on authors bloggers, publishers (&ARCs) starting at #kidlitcon: @LizB @foodandbooks@paulachase & @sheilaruth
1:50 pm mosylu: tethered to wall recharging my mini during the next session #kidlitcon
1:51 pm mosylu: author/publisher/reviewer panel: how do we see each other? #kidlitcon
1:52 pm DJ345: @wsstephens Enjoying your #kidlitcon tweets.
1:54 pm mosylu: relationships are tricky – lots of overlap between author/blogger/publisher – more of a community #kidlitcon
1:55 pm wsstephens: @AllieTweetTweet in DC at a children’s literature blogging conference (#kidlitcon). Hope to line up some more author skype visits!
1:56 pm wellreadchild: I’m bummed to have missed #kidlitcon but am glad attendees are tweeting about it.
1:56 pm mosylu: should there be new rules/standards between publishers and online reviewers? #kidlitcon
1:58 pm mosylu: we’ve reached a point where if you’re going to be reviewing online, you need to be professional about it #kidlitcon
1:59 pm mosylu: Paula Chase Hyman: It would be nice for publishers to know the bloggers and which ones do what – agreed! #kidlitcon
2:00 pm mosylu: it’s a good idea to disclose review copies, amazon links, etc. Part of being professional #kidlitcon
2:04 pm mosylu: @galleysmith : how do we get people to not ignore clearly posted review policies? #kidlitcon
2:05 pm mosylu: always going to be some people who ignore or don’t have time to read it – posted policy means you have been as clear as you can #kidlitcon
2:06 pm mosylu: Paula Chase Hyman: active members of the kidlitosphere will be better at paying attention #kidlitcon
2:07 pm CrazyQuilts: RT mosylu: It would be nice for publishers to know the bloggers and which ones do what – agreed! #kidlitcon so true!!
2:08 pm mosylu: @galleysmith: publicists often have a database w/out room for details, which is why people get asked about books they don’t want #kidlitcon
2:09 pm wsstephens: Book bloggers often get review copies nothing like the things they review. Seems bloggers find more problematic than publishers #kidlitcon
2:10 pm mosylu: suggestion from audience: if you get a query you don’t want, write back and say, “Not this one, but this is what I like” #kidlitcon
2:13 pm mosylu: @LizB talks about the Liar cover controversy and bloggers’ effect in the brouhaha #kidlitcon
2:19 pm wsstephens: @sixboxes Everyone is SO nice here, but they all seem to know each other. * I think my tights match your top… #kidlitcon
2:27 pm mosylu: @laurelsnyder bloggers now have power and should exercise responsibility #kidlitcon
2:29 pm gregpincus: RT @mosylu: @laurelsnyder bloggers now have power and should exercise responsibility #kidlitcon(True!)
2:31 pm SaraLewisHolmes: Had to take a tweet break. Brain overload. :) #kidlitcon
2:36 pm mosylu: Paula Chase Hyman: doesn’t review book but highlights instead #kidlitcon
2:42 pm pambachorz: Sheila Ruth: obscurity can hurt a book more than a bad review. I think she’s right. #kidlitcon
2:45 pm mosylu: @sheilaruth: don’t forget the book’s intended audience in your review #kidlitcon
2:47 pm SaraLewisHolmes: So fun connecting with new bloggers/old friends at the Meet the Author session. Got my picture made w/Jama’s bear! #kidlitcon
2:49 pm karensterlecky: Funny comment from Liz Burn re a book with good reviews: I expect it to sparkle, glow, dance around the floor, and make me dinner #kidlitcon
2:52 pm karensterlecky: @SaraLewisHolmes have loved meeting you also. So excited to read Operation Yes! #kidlitcon
2:54 pm SaraLewisHolmes: @karensterlecky Thanks! So glad you took a chair near me to chat. :) #kidlitcon
2:59 pm mosylu: keep grazing at the ARC table. Much more and I won’t be able to lift my suitcase #kidlitcon
3:03 pm mosylu: about to start our final session with @JensBookPage, @Booklights, @RascofromRIF (actually Ernestine B. Wells) and @ReadingTub #kidlitcon
3:04 pm mosylu: Coming together, Giving Back session at #kidlitcon
3:04 pm SaraLewisHolmes: Had to go home to let out the dog. Anyone need anything I could bring on my way back? Aspirin? Computer cable? Cupcakes? ;) #kidlitcon
3:05 pm gregpincus: #kidlitcon Final panel of the day talking literacy and community goals. We shouldn’t only talk to each other but the broader audience.
3:05 pm mosylu: @JensBookPage has been speaking for three years at #kidlitcon about reaching outside the kidlitosphere to parents/teachers/librarians
3:05 pm mosylu: not just about stats (tho nice) but making a difference #kidlitcon
3:06 pm LizB: Coming together giving back panel. #kidlitcon
3:07 pm PaulaChase: Promo measurement is always tough but today I connected with PBS kids and RIF. That’s called a good promo day. #kidlitcon
3:07 pm mosylu: @Cybils example of reaching out and sharing our talents with others – shortlists very useful to parents/teachers/librarians #kidlitcon
3:08 pm mosylu: @readergirlz another example #kidlitcon
3:09 pm PaulaChase: @cybils, @readergirlz = best practices when it comes to connecting readers w/books. #kidlitcon
3:09 pm gregpincus: A #kidlitcon shoutout to @reardergirlz and also for Guys Lit Wire for forming communities and reaching out
3:09 pm madiganreads: Reading accounts of #kidlitcon and trying to enjoy it second-hand.
3:09 pm wsstephens: Talking about one of my favorites, readergirlz, & guyslitwire.blogspot.com #kidlitcon
3:12 pm mosylu: @ReadingTub talks about Book Blast tours and how it inspired Share a Story, Shape a Future – blog tour for literacy #kidlitcon
3:14 pm mosylu: invited bloggers, librarians, and many others to share practical ideas/suggestions for reading with kids #kidlitcon
3:16 pm mosylu: @Booklights talks about the Booklights blog http://bit.ly/MiqHb a collective blog directed at parents about reading to/with kids #kidlitcon
3:16 pm mosylu: schools focus on the mechanics of reading – still useful, but also need to teach the love of reading #kidlitcon
3:17 pm mosylu: Ernestine (not Geraldine! sorry) from Reading is Fundamental (@RascofromRIF) talks about RIF #kidlitcon
3:18 pm mosylu: RIF is oldest org in country for love of reading #kidlitcon
3:18 pm SheilaRuth: RT @mosylu @laurelsnyder bloggers now have power and should exercise responsibility #kidlitcon
3:18 pm PaulaChase: RIF gave 16 million books in ’08. Wow! #kidlitcon
3:18 pm galleysmith: @pambachorz I loved that you were tweeting during my presentation! #kidlitcon
3:19 pm mosylu: wowww RT @PaulaChase: RIF gave 16 million books in ’08. Wow! #kidlitcon
3:19 pm LizB: RIF! #kidlitcon
3:20 pm mosylu: Carol (@RascofromRIF) writes all her own blogs and the passion/joy comes through #kidlitcon
3:21 pm gregpincus: #kidlitcon RIF gave out 16 million books in 2008. Well done! (cheer them… and follow @RascofromRIF too!) #literacy
3:22 pm mosylu: rough time for literacy with current school/public budgets, so bloggers’ passion is more important than ever #kidlitcon
3:22 pm PaulaChase: The thought of school libraries closing gave me chills, the bad kind. #kidlitcon
3:22 pm JenSwanBooks: RT @ gregpincus #kidlitcon RIF gave out 16 million books in 2008. Well done! (cheer them… and follow @RascofromRIF too!) #literacy YEA RIF
3:22 pm SaraLewisHolmes: RT @gregpincus: #kidlitcon RIF gave out 16 million books in 08. Well done! (cheer them…and follow @RascofromRIF too!) #literacy #kidlitcon
3:23 pm LizB: #rascofromrif is carols Twitter. #kidlitcon
3:24 pm PaulaChase: Ernestine of RIF gave me a new catchphrase “windows and mirrors” re: promoting diversity in lit. #kidlitcon
3:24 pm galleysmith: @jennsbookshelf still here! It’s been phenomenal #kidlitcon
3:25 pm LizB: RT @PaulaChase: Ernestine of RIF gave me a new catchphrase “windows and mirrors” re: promoting diversity in lit. #kidlitcon
3:27 pm PaulaChase: Simply means the greater goal is to have books that serve as a window into other worlds and a mirror reflecting our own. #kidlitcon
3:30 pm mosylu: @ReadingTub: made a wiki to gather all the information together – findable info #kidlitcon
3:31 pm mosylu: March 8 – 12, 2010: next Share a Story Shape a Future tour. Ask @ReadingTub for details #kidlitcon
3:33 pm LizB: RT @mosylu: March 8 – 12, 2010: next Share a Story Shape a Future tour. Ask @ReadingTub for details #kidlitcon
3:33 pm gregpincus: RT @mosylu: March 8 – 12, 2010: next Share a Story Shape a Future tour. Ask @ReadingTub for details #kidlitcon
3:33 pm mosylu: @Booklights: go out and give people resources outside the computer – grocery stores, cmty centers (libraries??) #kidlitcon
3:39 pm mosylu: @LaurelSnyder had a crazy idea: what about read-ins at shopping malls across the country next year? can we do this? #kidlitcon
3:39 pm PaulaChase: RIF and PBS kids and national read-in at malls across the U.S. You heard it here first. #kidlitcon
3:41 pm mosylu: @ReadingTub: how to not sound preachy? #kidlitcon
3:42 pm SarahRettger: RT @mosylu @LaurelSnyder had a crazy idea: what about read-ins at shopping malls across the country next year? #kidlitcon
3:42 pm mosylu: @Booklights: “Anytime is reading time” read signs, point out words, talk to your child, etc. doesn’t have to be super-formal #kidlitcon
3:44 pm mosylu: @gregpincus: invite people into the conversation instead of telling them what to do #kidlitcon
3:46 pm mosylu: Mary Lee talks about NCTE’s national day of readng and her own reading life challengehttp://bit.ly/IbM8W #kidlitcon
3:47 pm gregpincus: #kidlitcon A reminder about the National Day on Writing on October 20th. Share stories!http://www.galleryofwriting.org/
3:49 pm mosylu: @MotherReader winds up the formal conference with a plug for Kidlitosphere Central:http://bit.ly/2FG9hS hub of information #kidlitcon
3:50 pm mosylu: Kidlitosphere Central makes it easier for us to connect to each other #kidlitcon
3:50 pm LizB: RT @gregpincus: #kidlitcon A reminder about the National Day on Writing on October 20th. Share stories! http://www.galleryofwriting.org/
3:53 pm mosylu: thanks everyone for such a great conference! everyone at home, thank for following and hope to see you at next year’s #kidlitcon!