I grew up with a single mom who struggled with a serious mental illness – we were on welfare most of the time, living in low-rent apartments and going to the food bank for bags of dented soup cans and crushed bread. ...more
I can't believe it, but I will be attending my FOURTH BlogHer conference this year! Of course four years of attending one of my favorite conferences, means that I've written a lot of posts about the experiences—including What I Wish I'd Known Before my First Conference and My Whole 2014 Experience Shoved into One Post.
I have taken three giant leaps (so far) in my life. The first was coming out as gay. The second was leaving a job I loved. And the third is what I’m still going through right now: resigning from a CEO position to take time for myself and figure out what’s next....more
We're thrilled to be bringing back our conference mobile app for #BlogHer15: Experts Among Us! our mobile app will allow you to plan out your schedule during the conference, find more information on speakers and sponsors, connect with other attendees, update your social media channels, and take notes on your favorite sessions. Here's a brief run-down of the various features:
1. Attendees & Friends
Just be cool, man.
And that includes not getting all weird about your personal brand. Ugh: "Personal brand." My fingers feel a little itchy and sticky just typing that phrase, but we've got to talk about it, or else more excellent and worthy people are gonna sabotage themselves and test the patience of their nearest and dearest.
There's no shame here. Very few people come straight from the womb possessed of the skill set to package themselves elegantly, and there's a certain amount of trial and error involved.
It's nearly here, ALREADY: The big #BlogHer15: Experts Among Us conference in New York City is just six weeks away … and counting. Did you know we're The world's biggest celebration of women content creators? That's right. We're kind of a big deal. ....more
Just as the Voices of the Year are always an inspirational mix of funny, heart-touching, and stirring pieces—so are these 12 incredible campaigns. They're all honest, empowering, and highly worthy of our highest honor. We can't wait to see what you choose, and to announce the winners on stage in July.
Every time someone asks me what I do and I tell them that I'm a writer, I get one of two reactions: people who are readers ask what I've written to see if they know one of my books, and people who are writers shyly tell me that one of their goals in life is to publish a book.
Sometimes the people in that former group ask me for advice on how to break into publishing, and I'm always happy to help. (And, yes, if you are reading this, you are one of those people I am happy to help, so leave your questions in the comment section and I'll answer them.)
But part of helping is giving them the reality of publishing.
M2W®, an event for brands who target women, will give you the know-how to increase your brand’s emotional, cognitive and financial share of the largest, most lucrative, most active market of all: Women. ...more