Peggy Williams and Dave Thome will be the Blog Administrators. That means that while we’ll be writing some posts, the main part of our job will be enlisting YOU to write guest posts. Why would you want to do that? To toot your screenwriting horn, of course. And to get some notice and recognition. This blog can be your entrée into networking whether or not you attend the Madison meetings.
So how does that work? Well, we’re making it our mission to get the blog read by industry insiders, movers, and shakers. If you write a post about yourself or some other relevant topic, those people will begin to notice YOU. And you’ll be able to link back to your loglines, credits, and such on the main WSF website, as well as to any blog, website, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, or whatever social media outlet you utilize.
WSF Blog Master Plan
Our plan is to post once a month, on the Monday prior to each month’s Madison meeting. We may occasionally post more often, but we promise not to spam your in-boxes. In fact, we’ve agreed we won’t post any more often than once a week; but in general, once a month.
The purpose of the blog is to be a vehicle for showcasing the work and talent of WSF members, as well as to providing opportunities for networking, information, and education.
What we don’t plan on being is a how-to forum. There are lots of books, websites, and other blogs that can give you that information. We do hope to get interviews with and maybe even some guest posts by industry insiders. We will certainly feature members who’ve had successes they’d like to broadcast, indie films they’ve made or are working on, and stuff like that. We’ll also report on the occasional film festival and state and area indie production companies as we find them.
Info in the Sidebar
Also, check out the side bar of our new blog. That’s where we’ll post meeting times, locations, and agendas, social events times & locations, reminders & links to WSF resources, and contest opportunities.
What we Need From You to Make the WSF Blog a Success:
1) Read each and every blog post when it arrives in your email box or RSS feed
2) Repost the blog via Twitter, Facebook, Google+ or whatever social media outlets you stalk
3) Contribute a guest post about your own projects or to interview an industry insider
4) Let us know your good news! Even if you are not ready to contribute a blog post yet, let us know when you win an award, get produced, get published, etc. Leave a message in the comment section of the most recent blog or email Peggy at info@
5) Recruit people in the movie and tv industry to join WSF and/or subscribe to the WSF blog; these could be producers, directors, actors, agents, managers, lighting technicians, caterers (just kidding!)…but basically anyone who is connected in any way. If you know someone, send them the link to the WSF website-- www.wiscreenwriterforum.org --and to the blog-- www.wiscreenwriterforum.org/blog --or forward this post.
Need Contest Scout For Blog
We are also looking for someone—or a pair of someones—to be in charge of finding and posting contest opportunities, deadlines, and links in the sidebar of the blog. This is a low priority in terms of time management for the Blog Administrators (we are all volunteers, after all), but could be high priority for members looking for opportunities to submit their work. If you are willing to do this, please contact Peggy at firstname.lastname@example.org.