The Writing Process: A self-interview (or why it took me six weeks to write this post)

My good friend Sarah Stevenson* invited me to participate in this writing process blog tour a while back.Actually, it was a month ago.Wait, it was actually about six weeks ago.So, yeah that's my writing process in a nutshell--I guess we're done here, right? Kidding. But procrastination is a big part of it, obviously....more
Great! Thanks for sharing this. It feels good to know an Actual Writer, which you are, struggles ...more

10 Remarkable Quotes From the BlogHer Food '14 Conference

I really loved laughing, connecting and exploring Miami's food and culture at BlogHer Food 14—but the soul of every conference, to me, is the wisdom I encounter, be it useful strategies and techniques or a brilliant insight that made me realize something about myself (and my community, and what I really can do, and what we can do together, and can you tell I'm not down from the conference high yet?). Here, my 10 favorite quotes from two days full of smart people....more
Really nice post! And we agree on a lot of the takeaways. I especially like your quote. Because: ...more

Social Media Quotes, Photos, and Video from Day Two of BlogHer Food '14

While Day One of BlogHer Food kicked off the fun, Day Two brought held its own quite well, thankyouverymuch. Our attendees were out in full force, tweeting and instagramming and sharing all of the most quoteable of quotes. Quick warning: Don't click through if you are hungry. Or... do. ...more
We want in next year!!more

Social Media Snippets from Day One at BlogHer Food '14

We kicked off BlogHer Food '14 in a big way on social media today. I followed the hashtag on both Twitter and Instagram, and let me tell you, I got pretty hungry. The food looked delicious. The quote-ables coming out of session inspired me. And the #BlogHerFoodSweepsEntry photos made me so glad that we have fun, interactive sponsors to help make our conferences both fun and informative. If you couldn't attend or just want to see what the day looked like today, click on through. Many thanks to the Instagram users who allowed me to embed their images! ...more

8 Things Every BlogHer Food Newbie Should Know

This week, Miami. I can't wait for the food, the keynotes, the panels, the Cuban coffee. BlogHer Food is one of my favorite events of the year—and I count my birthday and the upcoming cat circus in that calendar. But it can also be overwhelming, if you're new to conferences. Take these eight tips from a seasoned (no food pun intended, really) veteran. ...more
This is such excellent advice! It has opened up many doors in my mind as to how to become ...more

The BlogHer Food ’14 Sponsor Selfie SWEEPSTAKES Official Rules

NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. PURCHASE WILL NOT IMPROVE CHANCES OF WINNING. INTERNET ACCESS AND VALID E-MAIL ADDRESS ARE REQUIRED TO ENTER.1. Sponsor: BlogHer, Inc., located at 1301 Shoreway Road, Suite 340, Belmont, CA 94002 and http://www.blogher.com (“BlogHer”), is solely responsible for all aspects of this BlogHer Food ’14 Sponsor Selfie SWEEPSTAKES (“Promotion”), including without limitation the administration and fulfillment thereof....more

How to Order Cuban Coffee in Miami

This post is for all the Miami visitors who are intrigued by Cuban coffee and about how to order it. If you are in Miami, specially if you are a foodie, you should take a break from the Starbucks. I actually love Startbucks, but I personally only visit the Starbucks in Miami when: (1) someone else is paying for it, (2) I am desperate for a Cuban coffee and there is no Cuban coffee in the near vicinity, (3) I am not ordering espresso (aka Cuban coffee), or (4) I need to deplete a Starbucks gift card. To tell you the truth, 2 rarely happens, as there is always a Cuban restaurant nearby. ...more
I can't wait either--even though I live just 10 minutes away. Welcome to Miami!more

Wondering What to Wear to BlogHer Food in Miami? We Have Some Ideas!

BlogHer Food '14 is this week! I know we're beyond excited to bring you two days full of learning, fun, networking, and more. While you're getting excited too, you're probably asking the age old conference questions: What should I wear? What should I pack? I've thrown together some cute, fun, colorful ideas from dressy to casual and back again. Check it out before you finish packing. ...more
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My favorite clean eats in Miami!

I LOVE that Blog Her Food is literally down the street from my apartment. The last blog conference I went to I ate chocolate the whole weekend, I am so not kidding!Miami has SO much to offer besides the beach, although you don't want to miss that, because its stunning right now. And if you do want to keep your food clean you really can. There is a ton of places to choose from. Organic and/or locally sourced:...more

10 cheap places to eat and drink in Miami while you're at BlogHer Food

By Teresa Mears, Miami on the CheapYou’ll have no trouble finding lists of Miami’s best restaurants, but so many of them are way too expensive to visit often, if ever.  We at Miami on the Cheap decided to offer 10 cheap places to eat and drink near BlogHer Food '14,...more
Lilia Peraza  These aren't my favorite Miami restaurants, just the ones that are the most ...more