A Sweat Ceremony, Justification and BlogHer 11

I made the plunge and bought a ticket to BlogHer11. I found so many reasons NOT to go. When it was announced that it would be in my home state of California this year, I dreamed of going. Daydreams aside, it's clearly not in this single mom's budget at all. I felt sorry for myself as I talked myself off the ledge....more

Im GOING to BlogHer!

I just made the plunge. I ordered my ticket, went in debt and am looking at this as an ROI. I hope I'm not wrong! Excited but nervous. Hope I made the right decision to invest in the conference. I'm one of those people. My friend gave me a sign that reads "I used to be indecisive and now I'm just not sure"....so true for me. Hope to meet some great BlogHer women!| CrazySingleMom- blogging about my experience as the only active parent in my son's life- visit my blog at http://www.youandmekid.net/...more

I look forward to meeting you there.

BlogHer Community Manager

Pure Joy in Your Chaos

 Do you ever receive news so good that you want to wobble a little bit and pinch yourself to see if it's real?I feel that way today....more

Austin is Awesome...It's a Fellini Kind of Town - Aroma Cucina

Austin is Awesome...It's a Fellini Kind of Town - Aroma Cucina http://bit.ly/jarup5 Culinary star power and community power all rolled into one.  The IACP convention was a hit! Next year in NYC!...more

Join BlogHer's NaBloPoMo to Polish Your Blogging Skills

If there's one thing creative people agree on it's that the more you do something, the better you get at it. If you want to be a better writer, you have to write; if you want to be a better blogger, you have to post. And one way to break down the barriers between thinking about writing and actually doing it is by posting every day for a month. ...more
I am going to enjoy this. November is my Birthday month as well so this will be interesting.more

Daily doodle: The original JUST DO IT!

Now is a good time to be your own Yoda according to Elizabeth P...more

BlogHer Book Club

Ladies and Gents, Finally! I present to you, the BlogHer Book Club! If you are a lover of all things printed word, join up. I'll be writing pre-publication reviews for them periodically. The list of titles we've covered so far, or will very shortly in the near future, are: Caleb's Crossing by Geraldine Brooks (Read my review here.) Girl in Translation by Jean Kwok A Jane Austen Education by William Deresiewicz (I will review.) ...more

In which you don't care

ot that you care, but every morning (well, Monday through Friday) I get up, take out the dog, make the coffee, drink my CHOCOLATE protein shake and quickly glance at the paper to see how stupid the world is and realize that once again, nobody has asked for my input. ...more

What inspires you to blog in the first place?

I can't remember a time when I wasn't documenting.There was a journal in elementary school. Scrapbooks in high school.Even when I went through basic military training for the Air Force, I carried with me a tiny reporter's notebook and a ballpoint pen in one of my cargo pockets, scribbling down the things our training instructors yelled at us and my fitness scores....more

Julie!!!! I created an account just to say I'm really excited to read your advice. I'm different ...more