I joined BlogHer earlier this year, after realizing that many of the people I follow on Twitter have two things in common -- they actively contribute to the wealth of information and inspiration that circulates the Web, and they are part of the BlogHer comunity. So when it was time to pick the subject for my spring semester research paper, I didn't have to think twice about it....more
The conversation went something like this:
"My dress? I just remember bows. Everything had bows. Bows on the boobs, bows on the butt, bows around the bottom, clip-on bows for my shoes, bows in my hair ... "
"Mine was short, and the entire bodice was made of stretchy black sequins."
"Whoa. Black sequins? That sounds ... "
I was sure my friend was going to tell me that my sequined dress sounded like a joke. But she surprised me.
"... kind of AMAZING."
The political is personal- and BlogHers are talking politics via their blogs, twitter, and everywhere in between. Watch as I talk to John King on CNN about our community and its diverse political opinions.
You can also read more on the John King, U.S.A. blog.
After listening to a TED Talk by Jane McGonigal I finally found the inspiration to write down what I think a healthy community website should look like.
The communities I participate in are HItRecord and BlogHer. These communities work.
[You could count Facebook and Twitter on there, but I would categorize those as more social networking, and you’ll see why in a minute.]
These two sites have four common traits
1. Users must register to commennt
Yesterday, I found myself wondering if there was any reason to continue working on my blog (http://lambaround.blogspot.com). After all, it's not like I'm making money from it and there are certainly better things I could be doing with my time than sitting around, staring at a computer screen. I went back and read through the comments I've received - my excitement in blogging was restored and I addressed everyone who has written on my blog!...more
In the only major match-up of top figure skaters in the world since last year's World Championships, I felt somewhat let down. Many of the ladies I felt have the strongest chance at a surprise podium position in Vancouver were not even at the Grand Prix Final this week, and those who were did not skate their best. I hope they all get this out of their systems, because the clock's ticking. Ladies take the ice February 23rd in Vancouver....more
As if I was a newbie blogger rather than a seven year veteran, I nearly concluded the title of this post with an exclamation point because I'm so excited about this Olympic figure skating season. This weekend, I resume covering figure skating here at BlogHer, starting with Skate America, culminating with the Olympic Games in February and the World Championships in March. We have some amazing skaters to watch, so I wanted to give everyone a preview....more
This past week in Cleveland, the U.S. Figure Skating Championships took place, featuring an incredibly talented array of women vying for four medals and two spots on the World team. Notably missing were former U.S. and World champion, Kimmie Meissner, and last year's silver medalist, Emily Hughes, both out due to injury. But if there's a year to miss, it's this year since next year's winners will determine the Olympic team.
Find out what the new generation of makers, creators and mold-breakers thought of Goldieblox and the American Express #PassionProject, and enter to win a game for the young girl in your life. Read more
We asked 15 bloggers how PAM Cooking Spray helps them spend less time in the kitchen, and more time eating and celebrating with loved ones. Read their tips, tricks and recipes for great holiday cooking with PAM Cooking Spray, and enter to win a $100 Visa gift card. Read more