SPEAKER INTERVIEW: Danielle Liss

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Danielle LissDanielle Liss is the Chief Marketing officer of FitFluential. She is also a lawyer who has been blogging for 8 years. Danielle travels the country speaking about legal issues related to blogging. She lives in Las Vegas with her husband and their two hairless cats.

twitter: @danielleliss
website: Kitten a Go-Go and Fitfluential
session:  Is That Even Legal?  Sunday, July 1 11:30 AM- 12:45 PM, Main Ballroom

 

How did you get involved with blogging?
I’ve always been a writer with a certain style. When I got to law school, I had to learn to write in a style that was very different from my natural voice. I started my blog as a creative outlet during law school. It was a place where I could write and sound like me, not like the lawyer they were trying to create.

What’s your favorite technology?
I was in a panic when Picnik was sold to Google. I am absolutely in love with PicMonkey. I don’t need a ton of heavy editing on my photos, so it offers me simple tools and very easy collage options.

Any advice for young bloggers?
Create from the heart. Don’t try to imitate someone else’s personal brand. They are already doing it, so your content will seem boring in comparison. When something is honest and authentic, the audience knows and it will resonate.

What’s the biggest danger facing digital teens & their families today?
With success and exposure, there is a lot of negativity and hate. It is key to learn how to rise above that and not get trapped in those feelings.

What are you going to talk about at the conference?
I’m going to talk about what’s legal online. Not Law & Order stuff, but whether you should be doing certain things when you are blogging or creating digital content. I will also talk about how you can protect yourself when you start entering contracts for big money.

What’s next for you after the Digital Family Summit?
We’re growing extremely fast at FitFluential, and we have a lot of changes and exciting campaigns coming up in the near future. I’m also speaking at Bloggy Boot Camp in Las Vegas in October.


ABOUT THE AUTHOR

 Adam Gertsacov is the co-founder and co-organizer of Digital Family Summit.  He wears many hats, including those of a professional clown, an author and publisher, an artist/educator, a non-profit administrator, a P.T. Barnum impersonator, a flea circus impresario, and the esteemed hat of the Clown Laureate of Greenbelt, Maryland.  

In his copious freetime, he blogs at http://www.clownlink.com and http://www.dadapalooza.com, as well as a few other places.
You can find out more about his clown work at http://www.acmeclown.com

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