Blog and Video Con Conference

Today is the wrap-up to a two-day virtual conference. If you have not attended one, you should. The Blog and Video Con was a smashing success. The organizer, Tim Gillette, brought together a fantastic group of speakers.

The event was different because the speakers did not try to sell us. They offered valuable information we could use right away and provided opportunities to work with us.

I have gone to many conferences and workshops over the last few years, and the great thing is I always learn new things even when it is something I may have heard before.

The great thing about the new way conferences are today is, you can attend two at a time. I did that very thing last week, even though I was not feeling well.

The other thing about the Blog and Video Con conference was the happy hour afterward. During the virtual happy hour, we met other attendees and shared our thoughts, exchanged ideas, and offered suggestions to help each other.

On the evening of the first day, I started making the changes I would implement in my business. I also uploaded two of my interviews to my youtube channel.

In the afternoon of the second day, I was part of the panel. We each shared our problems and the benefit of being part of Tim Gillette’s Mastermind Group. I can’t speak for the other’s, but I thought it awe-inspiring to be one the panel and listen as we shared our feelings.

The last guest speaker of the day was actress Sandra Dee Robinson, who gave a very inspiring talk. Tim gave the final wrap-up before inviting us to join him at his happy hour.

Before closing, I have to mention, Kassandra Keeton. Kassandra posted the important chatbox notes she thought we might have missed, especially contact information. She even answered questions for the speakers.

All in all, this was a very informative and helpful conference, and I encourage you to attend the next one. You can visit Tim’s new website at or go to

As for me, I will be launching Beauty by LaWanna in the few days, so watch details. Until next time, stay safe and keep the faith.

It’s Good to be Back!

I missed writing my blog, but I have had an attack of vertigo. The first couple of days was the worst. Every little move I made seem to cause the room to spin, and I stayed queasy, even emptying my stomach several times.

Today is the first time I have felt halfway human in a while. There is so much to catch up on, and writing this blog is one of those things.

I don’t know what could have triggered the attack, but it reminded me of how important it is to take care of ourselves. It was especially tough for me because I am not a person who gets sick, and I was not a good patient.

My friends, children, and grandchildren stayed on my case about sitting down and resting. I don’t know how long I will feel this good. I did want to let you know what was going on. I am so grateful to the Lord for being with me.

I have completed my thirty days of blogging, which means I post at least once a week, and when I can, I will post more often.

Now to let you know some of the things I have coming up. I will once again start up my podcast show. I had recorded three shows when vertigo caught me off guard, and I now have to start up again.

For those of you who want to know what happened to the Black Authors Group, it returns on the third Sunday, May 17, 3 – 4 p.m., as a virtual group. You can register for free at

The public Speakers Association will now have virtual meetings on the fourth Tuesday of the month, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. The next meeting scheduled is May 26th,  registration is free at

There is more news to share, but that’s it for now. It feels good to be writing again. Until next time, please stay safe and be careful about your health.