The Perfect Strangers #Blogher15

An Adventure in Meeting Perfect StrangersSharing a room with three girls I don’t know? Scary….  Sharing a bed with a complete stranger Yikes!!!  It could have been over the top scary but luckily it was with three bloggers going to Blogher15 in New York City....more
Nice piece..i'll just go out and make new friends screaming Hello there, Welcome to my world!more

South Asian Bloggers Network

I woke up this morning to see my blog Driving Ms Desi featured on South Asian Bloggers Network as part of their 5 Awesome Mommy Bloggers. It’s wonderful to be a part of this great community in the company of some fabulous bloggers. I always worry that I don’t have anything specific to offer my readers, just a glimpse (or sometimes TMI!) into my life. It’s really just my words....more

Simple Tips to Make You Fall in Love With Your Blog

A few days ago, one of my students said that she was giving up her blog. It was taking too much time, for too little return. Many more people give up their blogs than commit to them for the long term, so maybe you feel the same way. If you do, here are some blogging tips to help you to fall in love with your blog, perhaps for the first time. ...more
This definitely hits home.  Sometimes I look back to 5-6 years ago when I started and then gave ...more

April 1st: The Day the Internet Changed My Life

No joke: Tomorrow is a very special and wonderful anniversary for me. Seven years ago today the internet helped me have a baby. Seriously. Wait. Do you not know this story? Oh, it's a good one. And it's nice to be reminded that the people on the other end of the wires and tubes and webs of our computing devices are as connected to us as we will allow them to be. ...more
Wow!  I hadn't heard your story before.  Seriously, the online infertility community is just THE ...more

How Not to do PR

I’m certainly not an expert when it comes to public relations and social media marketing, but I’ve got enough experience to know when it’s done poorly. I’ve been blogging since the dark ages of blogging, when nobody would dare ask for compensation for a product review, and I’ve seen how the landscape has shifted (and I love it, frankly). I’ve watched people build names for themselves via Twitter, and end up with careers managing brands’ social media platforms, or admired them working hard promoting new products. They make solid income doing this....more
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Are Bloggers the New Mean Girls?

Are Bloggers the New Mean Girls?In this day and age, bloggers are quickly climbing the social ladder to stand next to the likes of Beyonce and others who have claimed celebrity or cult status, but are we becoming the new mean girls of the internet? Awkward Tension...more
AineBeauty Hi Aine! It was a brand event ran by PR and the brand founders. It was in a small ...more

My Blogging Identity

As I took a step back to re-evaluate my little corner of cyberspace, it made me realize just how much I truly enjoy the blogging world. I like putting thought into what I’m writing and what I’m putting out into the world. I’m not a daily poster. I’ve tried in the past, and quite honestly, most of the time when I wrote daily my posts sucked. The content was horrible, and it was just me trying to fill a void. It was a way for me to make sure my blog showed up in search engines, on people’s newsfeeds, and a way to stay in front of everyone....more

54 Writers and Bloggers Tell Where They Give for #GivingTuesday and Beyond

By Estelle ErasmusMove over Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Make room for #GivingTuesday - a global rally for great giving  which fell on December 2nd this year.I'm proud to be a social media ambassador for Giving Tuesday.What I like about the movement is that no one charity is supported--each person chooses who to support and how, whether it's a tweet, a donation, volunteering, giving time, or socially sharing on either a virtual or physical level....more

5 Blogs I'm Loving Right Now

1. Pop Sonnets: Old twists on new tunes, every Thursday. If you are an English Lit nerd like myself, you will appreciate this one.2. Taylor Swift: I mean… c’mon. I love everything T. Swift right now. And her blog is no exception.3. Cupcakes & Cashmere: I love this lifestyle blog. Her conversational tone is just as warm and fuzzy as the title....more

A Champion for the Just Right Chair

What do you do when you find out that one of your favorite bloggers slash writers slash truthtellers...Glennon from Momastery, is coming to your town? Well, you go out and buy yourself a new sweater, of course. Which is exactly what I did. Tortured my kiddos on a Friday evening for no good reason, to shop for me...only to come home with...yet another grey sweater.Which I'm pretty sure brings my grey sweater count total to about ... 7. Yes. I am overrun with (the need for) grey sweaters....more