The Women Behind SiliconCaribe’s Caribbean Bloggers Week

 Five women, living in four cities spanning the Caribbean and Diaspora USA and Europe, who has a collective online influence of just over 5 million people, are the ones behind’s first annual Caribbean Bloggers Week....more

A Crowd-Hater at a Conference

"I'm gonna kick butt at this writers' conference!"I was a wee bit manicky."I am a writer and I know it! I've had articles published in lots of magazines! I have two blogs and I write in them every week! I can do this!"It was a conference for humor writers."I know I can do this! I've written funny things about ratatouille ( and possums ( and being burgled by Frenchmen ("So, comes the a time when I'm not the least bit manicky....more

So long #NCA15

Sitting at McCarran Airport, trying to ignore the slot machine lights whirling, swirling, and blinking in my periphery, I’m pretty sure that four and a half days in Vegas is three and a half days too many....more

Parent Teacher Conferences Gone Bad

f you follow me on Instagram (jwarrenauthor), then you might have seen my post this week about mom guilt. That was due to a parent teacher conference that I had via phone with my son’s preschool teacher. The conversation turned into a “Is he ready for Kindergarten?” bit with the teacher saying all sorts of comments such as:  ...more

My head is spinning. Such is life as a blogger.

If you're my friend on Facebook forgive the somewhat duplicate commentary from me. I started to write it all there and decided, well, this is almost a post - is it not? And so, here I am.And in all my confused glory ...I am so all over the place when it comes to conferences this coming year....more

2015 Food Blogging Conferences

I sat down and created a list of all of the Food Blogging Conferences in the US for 2015. Here's what I have so far. Get out your calendars and start planning!See the list HERE...more

BlogHer 14- Inspiration

Two years ago, I was at my 20th high school reunion telling people that I was a blogger.  "Wow, there was just a huge conference  last week back in New York," said a friend's husband who lived in New York City.  "Were you there? I mean, my god there were bloggers everywhere!""Oh no, not me, I'm so small," I said sheepishly.  "That conference is BlogHer, it's huge. I don't know what I'd do there."Then I carried on with reunion-ing.  I laughed and drank wine and danced and celebrated....more

The Blogging Connections from Being Face-to-Face

While scrolling through my Facebook feed a few weeks ago, I caught a glimpse of some of my favorite bloggers at one of the season's first conferences. I read their tweets – brilliant little tips and sentiments picked up in one session or another, hash tagged and collected. I watched as they communicated with one another virtually in the hopes of finding one another physically. For a brief moment, I dreamed about what it would be like to be right there with them. ...more
I'd consider dressing in drag like Tom Hanks in "Bosom Buddies" to get into BlogHer. They just ...more

The BlogHer Food '13 Conference Guide and Mobile App

With BlogHer Food '13 right around the corner, we've been busy getting things together to help your conference weekly run smoothly. Today we're pleased to share with you both our Conference Guide and our Mobile App!...more

What works and what does not work in a (traditional) conference? Dos and Donts

What works and what does not work in a (traditional) conference? This is my personal list: DON'TS:...more