20 Ways to Celebrate Digital Sisterhood Month


Check out the list of ways to celebrate Digital Sisterhood Month in December 2010.

1. Copy and post the message on your blog, Twitter page, Facebook page and/or web site to show your support for Digital Sisterhood Month.

2. Blog about one of the topics mentioned below.

-Week #1 December 1-7: Discuss how you used the power of your online voice to raise awareness and/or why you supported certain causes and organizations in 2010.

-Week #2  December 8-14: Share the most popular conversations you initiated and/or participated in online in 2010.

-Week #3  December 15-21: Talk about the women-owned businesses, services, products or events you patronized and/or financially supported in 2010.

-Week #4 December 22-28: Describe the types of online women communities you created, discovered, and/or participated in this year.

-Final Days December 29-31: Share the digital sisters who inspired and/or informed you the most in 2010.

3. Post the following in the comment section of the Digital Sisterhood Sharing Page during the month:

  • Your favorite six-word memoirs about the meaning of digital sisterhood,
  • Your definition of digital sisterhood, and
  • A link to a video or audio blog you created about digital sisterhood.

4. Post your most memorable digital sisterhood photos and artwork on the Digital Sisterhood Flickr Group page during the month.

5. Participate in the Digital Sisterhood Month events.

6. Organize a Digital Sisterhood local meet up with your digital sisters (volunteer your time as a group at a local women’s shelter or rape center, meet for an early morning breakfast, organize a weekend tea or coffee gathering, have a potluck lunch or dinner in your home, host a happy hour, eat lunch or dinner at a woman-owned cafe or restaurant, visit a museum or gallery, see a movie, create vision boards for your 2011 goals at a girls night party, and take a yoga class). Take photos of the experience and post them on your blogs and Facebook pages. Tweet about the experience. Share the photos on the Digital Sisterhood Flickr Group page.

While you are hanging out with your digital sisters, come up with a list of recommendations for Fast Company‘s Most Influential Women In Tech list for 2011.  Help Fast Company find the most influential and DIVERSE women in tech by sharing your suggestions.  Click here to read Lynne Johnson’s article on how to submit your suggestions (it’s easy).

7. Schedule a group Skype or conference call with www.freeconferencecall.com to keep in touch with your digital sisters. During the call, share your favorite online publications like Clutch Magazine, The O Magazine, Yoga JournalMs., Fast Company, and others. Also, plan what social media conferences or local meet ups (www.meetup.com) you will attend.  Blissdom, BlogHer, Blogalicious, Blogging While Brown, lavish! an unconference for the lifestyle social networker, Latinos in Social Media (LatiSM), and  She’s Geeky Unconferences are great choices. There are plenty more like South by Southwest (SXSW) and BlogWorld. Visit Mashable’s Event page to learn about more social media conferences and events.

8. Watch TEDWomen on December 7 and 8 webcast featuring an amazing group of dynamic speakers who will share their thoughts on how women and girls are shaping the futue.  Follow TEDWomen on Twitter and tweet about the speakers by using the #TEDWomen hashtag.

9. Purchase a digital sister’s book, music, artwork, jewelry, or other products and services (life coaching, massage, Reiki, or yoga session) as a holiday gift for yourself, friends, or family members.

10. Watch a webisode series by a digital sister like AHSHE, Celeste Bright, or The Real Girl’s Guide to Everything Else and blog or tweet about it.

11. Follow the Twitterstream for lavish! an unconference for the lifestyle social networker on December 10, 11, and 12.  Use the #lavishconf hashtag to keep track of the great unconference conversations, sessions, and special events.

12. Join BlogTalkRadio, Talkshoe.com, or Cinchcast.com and listen to a digital sister’s radio show or audio blog. Get creative and launch your radio show or begin posting your own audio blogs.

13. Pick five new digital sisters to follow on Twitter, Tumblr, WordPress, Blogspot, Flickr, Gowalla or Foursquare. Also, recommend five digital sisters for people to follow on Follow Fridays via Twitter.

14. Join or increase your participation in an online community for women like BlogHer, Quirky Black Girls, She Writes, Black Business Women Online, Owning Pink, MORE Magazine, and many more.

15. Give yourself the gift of yoga instructor Faith Hunter‘s free yoga podcasts. If you are in DC, take one of her classes at STROGA.

16. Expand your cooking skills by learning new recipes from Flavor DivaThe Other Side of the TortillaBy Any Greens Necessary, and others. Do a Google search for food bloggers.

17. Become more green with tips from green LA girl, Green Moms Blog Carnival, Conscious Living TV, Organic Mania, Black and Into GreenGreen Mom, Green Wed, DC Eco Women, and Green Your Decor.  Do a search for even more green living women in social media.

18. Get budgeting tips on how to live well with less from the Broke Socialite, Frugalista, Coupon Chica, The Budget Babe, Budget Fab, Budget Savvy Diva, Budget Fashionista,  Cuponeando Live, Fashion Cents Mom.  Follow who these ladies follow on Twitter for even more great tips.

19. Read Women Grow Business and the CRAVEguides (CRAVEdc) for inspiration and information on how women entrepreneurs flourish. Also, check out the Rise of the Innerpreneur.

20. Donate to a digital sister’s online fundraising campaign on her web site/blog (look for the PayPal donation button), Crowdrise, Kickstarter.com, or other fundraising sites.  Ananda Leeke is using her Crowdrise page to raise money for The Women’s Collective, a direct services organization that supports women living with HIV/AIDS in Washington, DC.  Click here to learn more and make a donation.  Also, check out Womanifesting and Ananda’s Digital Sisterhood Kickstarter.com fundraising campaign.  Thank you in advance for your support!

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