Feeds:
Posts
Comments

Posts Tagged ‘Julio Ricardo Varela’


One door closes (read more here), but am sure another one will open. The time I had with Al Jazeera America was indeed amazing. The people I have met at “The Stream” have quickly become family to me.

Now it’s time to forge ahead. If you know of any good opportunities for someone of my background, please feel free to let me know here or tweet me @julito77.

Check out my VISUAL CV. Download it if you want.

Connect with me on LinkedIn. Friend me on Facebook. And while you’re here, check out one of my Stream appearances for Al Jazeera English:

Read Full Post »


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Julio Ricardo Varela (@julito77) to Discuss Community at “Social Media Disruption: Finding your Voice” Session

BOSTON (November 1, 2011) – Julio Ricardo Varela, @julito77 on Twitter, has been invited as a speaker in the panel “Social Media Disruption: Finding your Voice” at the LATISM ‘11 conference, to be held on November 9 to 11, 2011 at the Navy Pier in Chicago. The conference, LATISM’s centerpiece event of the year, will be a fully bilingual affair exploring the role and usage of digital media in the areas of Latino health, education, economic development, civic engagement as well as at the community and personal levels.

“For this year’s conference, we have focused on bringing speakers who are at the top of their fields, who can truly share the knowledge and best practices for success in outreach to the Latino community,” said Elianne Ramos, Vice-Chair of Communications and PR for LATISM. “As a leader in the Social Media Marketing and Publishing field,  Julio’s contribution is highly regarded, and will add much needed dimension to the ongoing discussion. We are honored to have him as part of our lineup and look forward to enjoying his participation.”

“As one of the early prophets of LATISM, it is a huge honor to speak at the country’s premier conference of Latinos online,” said Varela. “I was a believer in LATISM from Day 1, and to be chosen to share my thoughts about how social media can empower any individual to achieve anything, is incredibly gratifying. I am also thrilled to see some old friends again and meet new ones as well. ”

The LATISM ’11 lineup includes over 100 speakers from the areas of public service, business and some of the most influential members of the Latino online/blogging community. Varela was chosen as one of the LATISM ’11 panelists because of his involvement as one of the country’s top Latinos online, as well as for his leadership and desire to make a difference in the community. Through his work with many of his blogs and ventures (including the promotion of his talented brother Fernando Varela of FernandoVarela.com), Varela works daily to promote and celebrate the vast and diverse accomplishments of the US Latino community .

To view the latest version of the full speaker lineup for the LATISM ’11 Conference, please visit http://conference.latism.org/conference-info/speakers/

For more information about LATISM ’11 National Conference and to register, visit http://conference.latism.org.

To learn more about the Latinos in Social Media (LATISM) organization, visit http://latism.org

For real-time updates about the LATISM ’11 conference and to connect with LATISM on our different social media properties, please scan the QR code below.

(QR Code is a registered trademark of DENSO WAVE INCORPORATED.)

ABOUT THE LATISM ’11 CONFERENCE

The LATISM ’11 Conference is LATISM’s centerpiece, fully bilingual event of the year. This national event will consolidate LATISM’s mission and audience of health providers, government officials, educators, community members and thought leaders. Since 2009, the Latinos in Social Media (LATISM) events have taken place in cities all around the United States, including New York, Orlando, Washington, DC, Los Angeles, CA and Silicon Valley, featuring more than 400 speakers to date. Participants have included over 5,000 in-person attendees, with thousands more engaging via social media. 

About LATISM

Latinos in Social Media (LATISM) is a 501(c) 4 nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to advancing the social, civic and economic status of the Latino community. With a network of over 140,000 members, LATISM is the largest organization for Latinos engaged in social media, including bloggers and professionals from every arena. LATISM also helps to raise awareness among corporate brands, NGOs and government entities about using social media to reach Latinos through research, event sponsorships, and leadership training. A pioneering social media organization, LATISM has been hailed as the most influential online movement in the new multicultural Web. Visit http://LATISM.org/beta

MEDIA CONTACT:

Elianne Ramos

Latinos in Social Media

646.932.7752

elianne@latism.org

@ergeekgoddess

Read Full Post »


The Latino Rebels are proud to announce that two of its members earned nominations from Latinos in Social Media (#LATISM) community as some of the Best Latinos in social media for 2011. Efrain Nieves, co-founder of P’Alante Latino and a regular contributor to this page, is up for the Best Political Blogger category. Latino Rebels founder, Julio Ricardo Varela, was nominated in the Best Latin@ Micro-Blogger category.

To vote for Efrain and Julito, go to this link: LATISM 2011 Nominees. Voting will continue until October 30, and winners will be announced at the LATISM 2011 awards ceremony during the LATISM annual conference in Chicago.

In addition, Julito’s brother, the amazing Fernando Varela, earned a Best Artist to Use Social Media  to Reach to Latinos. Fernando joins musical legends Willie Colón and Juanes in this category.

Don’t forget to vote!!! Here is the link: LATISM 2011 Nominees.

Read Full Post »


This morning, as I was researching stories for this week, I noticed something extremely cool: 100,000. Yes, today, the little blog that could surpassed an amazing little milestone: 100,000 unique visits here.

So, in the spirit of Sally Field’s Oscar speech, I would like to thank the following people who helped make this blog a destination point on the Internet, ever since it was launched in early 2009:

  1. Latinos in Social Media (LATISM): You were there from the beginning, and I am eternally grateful. Can’t wait to see everyone in Chicago this November!
  2. The Original Twitter Posse: you made me laugh, you challenged me, you picked me up when I was down, and you have made my online and offline experience a joy. Much love to you all!
  3. Jeremy Clarkson: thank you for being a anti-Mexican boor.
  4. Republican and Pro-Statehooder Puerto Rican Governor Luis Fortuño: your vendepatria ways have allowed this blog to be one of the top ones when it comes to Puerto Rican politics.
  5. CNN Latino in America: without your uneven and poor show two years ago, there would be no Latino Success Stories blog.
  6. Fernando Varela: my brother is a talent and I was honored to co-translate a Spanish version of Coldplay’s YELLOW for him.
  7. All the trolls who want me to move back to Mexico. Memo to you: I am an American citizen. Bite me.
  8. The Rebeldes!!!!: my new group of ruffians, The Latino Rebels, are perhaps some of the most like-minded people I have ever met.
  9. The Two Raúls: Raúl Ramos y Sánchez and Raúl Colón. There are so many others who have helped this blog (see LATISM), but the two Raúls have been there from Day 1. Thank you for your unwavering support.
  10. And YOU: all the subscribers who take a moment from their busy lives to read this blog. Without you, this blog would never have achieved what is has done so far.
The future is even brighter in 2011: new books, new companies, new ventures, new topics, and two elections in 2012, one in the United States and Puerto Rico. Should be freaking fun.

GRACIAS MIL. A THOUSAND THANKS.

Hit it, Sally!

Read Full Post »


I am proud to announce that one of my chapters for FRANKY BENÍTEZ was published in the book 100 STORIES FOR QUEENSLAND, a charity anthology of flash fiction from authors across the globe. Proceeds from all book sales are donated to The Queensland Premier’s Flood Appeal. The book is available as an eBook or trade paperback.

The chapter, called “Power’s Sunday Slam,” is a tribute to the Puerto Rican Winter League and one of Major League Baseball’s first Black Latino stars, Víctor Pellot (or Vic Power). Today, all 100 authors in the anthology are holding an AMAZON CHART RUSH to celebrate the launch of the anthology. So far, the results have been outstanding, as reported by the editors of the book. Help me make some Amazon history in the U.S. by buying a book today?

Here is the current report about 100 STORIES FOR QUEENSLAND as of this morning:

Hello everyone,
It is a little after midnight here in Australia and I have lots of amazingly good news.

First, 100 Stories for Queensland is one top of the UK movers and shakers list… up a ridiculous up 76,471% from 183,006 to 239 in just six hours.

100 Stories is currently sitting at 239 on the UK best seller list… we’re aiming to get it into the top 100.

In its categories… it is #3 in the short stories and general fiction anthology sections.

With the US just waking… we’re seeing some more amazing movement.

Currently sitting at 1313 on the bestseller list (up from 446,000 yesterday!) and just cracked the top 20 in the General Fiction Anthology category at #20.

Thank you all of you who have book books, or added books to your wish list. We’re only a quarter of the way through the 24 hour period, but I have a great feeling about where we will end up.

Read Full Post »


Ah, my soon-to-be-11-year-old. Last few months of elementary school. Next year, middle school. Should I worry? No, not really. I mean she does a very cool and dead-on impersonation of her Papi. My future Tony-award will be just fine.

Read Full Post »


Yes, I have posted a new chapter for FRANKY BENÍTEZ, and I had mentioned that a critical plot detail would be revealed that would explain a major reason for Franky’s current state of sorrow. This chapter, although not autobiographical at all (this is a fictional piece inspired by several experiences in my life and others lives), was deeply personal and painful at times to write. I am exploring some very troubling scenarios that I would never wish for as a dad.

Instead of having the chapter on display as a blog, I have decided to make it a PDF that you can download. Please enjoy the next chapter and let me know what you think either here on this blog, on Twitter or on Facebook.

All the best,

Julio

DOWNLOAD THE NEW CHAPTER

CLICK ON FRANKY'S SNEAKERS

Read Full Post »

Older Posts »

%d bloggers like this: