Get Off the Beaten Track in NYC While at BlogHer '10

While in New York City for BlogHer, there are many fun and thought-provoking sights to see. Many people will hit the famous landmarks, like Times Square, the Empire State Building, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Lincoln Center and Rockefeller Center. Those places can be great, but I also hope that people will venture out a bit and see some of the more unusual things that make New York City the most exciting city in the US. Here are a few recommendations from my book Off the Beaten (Subway) Track: New York City’s Best Unusual Attractions: ...more

Don't miss one amazing partially finished cathedral if you have a chance.
This the the place to ...more

I’m going to the BlogHer conference! ....Unless I chicken out.

In February, when I did my early-bird registration, it seemed like I had plenty of time to seduce a new online BFF to hang out with me in New York in August....more

I totally did drop off the earth regarding being a chatter-er.

That silly job - ...more

Make Your Reservations Now: New York City Dining Splurges To Consider During BlogHer ‘10

In my admittedly biased opinion, there is no area of the country with better food than the San Francisco Bay Area. But New York? Along with Chicago, it definitely gives the Bay Area a run for its money, and that’s why it’s worth giving some thought now to where to eat during BlogHer ‘10. ...more


That's a good question -- I'm not sure!

--- Genie, more

UPDATED: NINE MEET-UPS THIS WEEKEND: Announcing More Pre-BlogHer '10 Meet-ups in TWENTY-ONE Cities!

Last week we kicked off the pre-BlogHer '10 Meet-Up series with a wonderful evening in New York City. But never fear, we have eight more meet-ups to announce, in cities all over North America! ...more

I have something else going on that morning--as long as that wraps up in time I'll be there! ...more

BlogHer '10 Speaker Spotlight, July 13, 2010: Grief, Loss, Tragedy and Community on the Internet

One of the greatest things bloggers experience is being surrounded and loved by others when they blog about their personal lives. One of the most difficult things bloggers experience is the backlash they sometimes receive when they blog about their most heart-wrenching circumstances. So let's talk about it. Let's talk about the good, the community, the Internet love, and let's discuss the bad, how we deal publicly with our tragedy, and how we protect ourselves from becoming bogged down with our grief. This session is titled: "Grief, Loss, Tragedy and Community on the Internet." ...more

Fabulous line up excited to see them!



The Many Many Reasons to Attend The White House Project Workshop at BlogHer '10

Why do I blog? I started to mull over this question when I began preparations for the upcoming White House Project Workshop at BlogHer '10 on August 5. This workshop is designed to help women bloggers with political and public policy interests take their leadership one step further, and to help them explore opportunities for leadership in the public sector. ...more

Looking forward to it. Part of our mission at Hello Ladies is to ...more

BlogHer '10 Speaker Spotlight, July 6, 2010: Does Personal Blogging Hurt Your Professional Brand?

If you've ever blogged about your life on your professional blog, then you've blended the personal with the professional (regardless of whether you write anonymously). Of course, that may not be a negative thing, depending on who you're talking to ... and this summer, BlogHer is talking about it! Join us for a session we're calling "Authenticity or just TMI? When Does Blogging the Personal on Your Professional Blog Hurt Your Brand?" ...more

I have several blogs- some are geared to moms and there I share more personal stories of life. ...more

Blogging Your Way Into Elected Office, or How I Learned to Balance Poles and Spin Plates

I've written before about how, without BlogHer, I would never have been on CNN, the BBC or in the NPR studios throughout the 2008 general election night. But the transition from noted, national (and sometimes even paid!) political blogger to public servant (in my case, Pepper Pike City Council Member) is far more infrequent than you might imagine. And, in my opinion, absolutely too rare....more

Looking forward to meeting you! And I really like your blog. Great name.


UPDATED TIMELINE: Announcing the 2010 Version of the Community Keynote: The Voices of the Year

"For me, blogging has always been about two things: quality writing and community." - Maggie Dammit, commenting on Surrender Dorothy ...more

Congratulations to all the winners!Y'all deserve it!


BlogHer '10 Speaker Spotlight, June 29, 2010 -- The Mega Mindful Monetization Session

We've have discussed the FTC Guidelines on Day One, so now you know how the U.S. government wants you to mindfully monetize with your blog. But what makes you feel most comfortable? The Mega Mindful Monetization session explores different ways to diversify your blog income. Here's the description: ...more

This issue is not one of a black-and-white nature. There are so many shades of gray that leave ...more