Being an Expert in Parenting Kids With Disabilities Means Listening, Too

I always avoided American Idol-like reality competitions, because I am a gummi-hearted sort who can't bear to witness mean people publicly humiliating earnest amateurs. ...more
Thank you Shannon for this great article! I find at conferences I'm guilty of going to the ...more

How to Sound Like an Authority Figure

We've been talking a lot about #Experts this week: what we mean by the term "expert," how to own your own expertise, and now we're going to discuss sounding like an expert. (Because that is totally part of it. You can be an expert all you want but if you can't communicate what you know, no one else can benefit from all your hard work.)...more
I'm terrible about the qualifiers - "sort of," "kind of," etc... I've been trying to break ...more

Get Excited! Gwyneth Paltrow Is Coming to #BlogHer15: Experts Among Us

Oscar winner. Emmy-winning guest star displaying her vocal chops on Glee. Eternal paparazzi target. Controversial conversation starter. Media mogul?Yes!Gwyneth Paltrow is all of the above, and I am very excited to announce she'll be conducting one of our classic fireside chats at #BlogHer15: Experts Among Us this summer in New York.  ...more
My question for Gwyneth is: How do you deal with all the negative things people say about you ...more

What #BlogHer15's 'Experts Among Us' Really Means for You

This year, at our annual conference celebrating women in social media, we are dramatically expanding our mission now that BlogHer is part of the larger SheKnows Media family. This transformation starts with our name and our theme: #BlogHer15: Experts Among Us. In 2015, we're dedicating the BlogHer conference to the incredible expertise and inspiration women are delivering to each other every day via social media. ...more
I loved the exercise of identifying expertise for our email signatures! Although I had a head ...more

Kids on a Mission Take the Stage at #BlogHer15

Today, we announce the keynote that will kick off the #BlogHer15: Experts Among Us conference on Friday morning. We're bringing three amazing women to the stage: Girl Scouts CEO Anna Maria Chávez, journalist and Starfish Foundation founder Soledad O'Brien, and one of the masterminds behind our Hatch initiative, SheKnows Media's Chief Revenue Officer Samantha Skey. ...more
I have a question about Hach Labs. Do they need to come with a computer? Will they be at the ...more

Announcing the #BlogHer15: Experts Among Us Voices of the Year Honorees!

Today we unveil the #BlogHer15: Experts Among Us Voices of the Year honorees. It’s our eighth year producing the Voices of the Year (affectionately known as #VOTY) but it never, NEVER gets old. This year the #BlogHer15: Experts Among Us Community Keynote will be held on Friday, July 17, at 4:30 p.m. ET....more
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#BlogHer15: Experts Among Us Road Show and Party

The #BlogHer15: Experts Among Us team is taking a road trip this spring, and we’re bringing the party to our friends of Listen to Your Mother.This year, as we have since its inception, we are sponsoring the Listen to Your Mother show, but we're kicking it up a notch....more
So excited to meet some new faces in Boston!more

Introducing the #BlogHer15: Experts Among Us Conference Agenda!

We've always gone to BlogHer conferences to learn, to connect, to be entertained and inspired. But #BlogHer15 has a new name...and an over-arching theme: Experts Among Us. ...more
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Announcing the #BlogHer15: Experts Among Us Call for Volunteers!

In 2005 we launched our first BlogHer conference, and we did it with the help of our community. Since that time, volunteers have been a staple in our conference planning, and once again the time has come... time to volunteer for #BlogHer15: Experts Among Us in New York! We call these volunteer positions BlogHerships. ...more
Please let me know if there are openings still available. I would love to volunteer ...more

Don't Tell Me They're Not Real: Internet Friends Are Real Life Friends

Don't tell me they're not real. I left a comment on the most random blog post I had ever come across in my many times clicking the "Random" button on LiveJournal. The blogger replied. I replied. Then the blogger's friend replied. I looked at his avatar, this friend of the original blogger, and my eyebrow raised a little bit. The back and forth conversation went on all evening, one comment after the other. Days later, AOL Instant Messenger names were exchanged. Three years later, we stood in front of our friends and family and exchanged vows. ...more
ktmadeblog <3 See. I told you! I'm still trying to write something new. It's stuck in my head.more