Speaker Announcement: Ruth Carter

We’ve got a great group of experts from all walks of the WordPress community ready to blow your mind, really.

Like who? How about Ruth Carter.

We asked Ruth, whose ebook, The Legal Side of Blogging: How Not to get Fired, Sued, Arrested, or Killed is an Amazon Bestseller to share her thoughts on WordCamp Phoenix 2013…read on!

What will you be speaking about?
The Legal Side of Blogging – 10 Questions to Ask Before you Hit “Publish”

Who is your target audience?
All Bloggers

What do you hope attendees will get out of your session?
As a blogger, I’ve had a lot of questions over the years about what I can and can’t say on my blog. I’ve learned that most of the mistakes people make with their blogs are misstatements or inadvertent mistakes. Unfortunately, these mistakes can be costly if it results in a lawsuit.

I want to teach attendees about the most common mistakes people make with their blogs and give them these 10 questions that they can review before they publish any post to help them stay out of trouble.

Note: I’m submitting two applications to speak, but I would prefer to only present once if I’m selected to speak. I wanted to give the organizers two options.

Tell us about yourself and how you use WordPress.
I started blogging in 2009 when I was a law student at ASU. Now I’m a licensed attorney and I own Carter Law Firm in Phoenix. My firm focuses on social media law, intellectual property, business formation and contracts, and flash mob law. I also wrote the book The Legal Side of Blogging: How Not to get Sued, Fired, Arrested, or Killed.

I have two WordPress sites: my personal blog (undeniableruth.com) and my law firm’s site (carterlawaz.com). I write blog posts for them every week. I love how easy it is to use WordPress to post blogs and also to create a custom website.

What is your favorite WordPress plugin and why?
I love Akismet because it does an awesome job keeping spam off my blog and I love Sociable because I think it’s a great tool to help build connections between bloggers and readers.

Do you have a WordPress hero or a person that has made an impact on you?

My friend Jeff Moriarty set up both of my sites and taught me the majority of what I know about WordPress.

Connect with Ruth: @rbcarter

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