In a crowded ballroom hotel in New York, Essence Editor-in-Chief Vanessa De Luca asked #BlackLivesMatter co-founders Patrisse Cullors and Opal Tometi about Sandra Bland—a black woman who was arrested last Friday and found dead in her cell days later.
I'm so sorry you're not going to be able to attend #BlogHer15: Experts Among Us. Really, I am. I'm sorry because I know what it's like to NOT be at a BlogHer conference when you really want to be there. ...more
True story: Flexibility is the new stability. As lifelong careers become increasingly rare, you have the opportunity to take chances and achieve your dreams. The key is being able to earn money on your own terms....more
Bloggers are expert connectors. I began connecting in 2000, as I started a LiveJournal and found my queer community. Since then, I've found the parent community, the newly divorced community, and countless others online who have supported me and helped me find my true self.
At the end of this week, I'll be in New York City, attending my fourth blogging conference and third BlogHer. My train ticket is bought, new business cards are on their way, and I think I'll come up with some version of an outfit plan in the next few days (what to wear is a big deal with this group)....more
We’ve enjoyed sharing pictures from and interacting with the BlogHer community in the past couple of months via our Instagram Challenges. Whether the challenge was #CourageToday, #Experts, #KnowMe, or #HatchKids/#NextGen, BlogHers brought it.We enjoyed those challenges so much, in fact, that we don’t want the fun to end just because our biggest event of the year is beginning. That’s why we decided to extend (and twist!) one of our favorites, #KnowMe, through the duration of BlogHer15: Experts Among Us....more
These Internet streets tend to get jammed and flooded with millions of ambitious content creators who are vying for attention. Some content creators seek the attention of brands, while others are looking to attract potential customers. With ADD on the rise and an estimated 200 million blogs in the blogosphere, building your personal brand can seem futile and intimidating. So what’s an upwardly mobile woman who is on a quest to build her empire to do?...more
Have questions about the conference? Where to pick up your badge? What to pack? Directions to the hotel?Check out the #BlogHer15: Experts Among Us Conference Guide to get the answers to all of these questions and more!...more