#BlogHer14: Inspiration to keep blogging--even if the field is saturated

"'No' can mean 'not yet.' Take it that way!" -Teneshia Jackson-Warren.  Teneshia Jackson-Warren's opening keynote to BlogHer14 in San Jose kicked off the conference with a tone that persisted throughout the weekend: You can do this! And you should. ...more
VSBlogs Love the message to keep blogging "because we need more women's voices out there, not fewer"more

Community - The Whole Is Not Merely Equal To The Sum Of Its Parts

What some of you might not know (or even suspect) after meeting me at #BlogHer14 is that I suffer from severe anxiety. If I hung out with you at all during this year's conference in San Jose, you'll probably be scratching your head on that one. The reality is, at times my anxiety in public and social settings is almost crippling....more
I'm glad I read this, Lucy (thanks to knowing Kathy Radigan).  We probably belong to the same ...more

BlogHer14: My first blog conference.

Last week, I went to my first blogger’s conference, BlogHer14 in San Jose, a three-day affair. For my readers, BlogHer is what I call the BIG BLOG in the sky, a website home to just about any type of blog imaginable in one place-- a directory and community of mostly women bloggers, founded by three women. It’s been sixteen years since I’ve done anything “professional” or traveled by myself.  I was a little nervous heading into a big unknown. ...more

Dreams, Tears, and Memories at BlogHer'14

When I first began blogging in April of 2013, I really didn’t know what it would become. I didn’t understand the culture of blogging or the community that you become a part of when you are now given the cool kid title of “blogger.” ...more
Great post! I'm not a white mommy blogger either, fyi. It never occurred to me I was supposed to ...more

Meet Juice Beauty at BlogHer '14!

Hi everyone, If anyone who is interested in writing about organic beauty products and health and wellness, would like to meet the members of the Juice Beauty team and discuss what's new with our brand and what our company is all about, at the BlogHer '14 conference in San Jose on July 26th, please let me know and feel free to email me at faye@juicebeauty.com so we can arrange! Thanks!Faye...more
Juice Beauty is amazing! An absolute MUST!!!!more

I'm a Blogger, And Damn Proud of It!: Reflections from a #BlogHerNewbie Part 2

As I mentioned in my previous post, I left the first day of BlogHer '13 feeling both exhausted and energized, and ready to see what day two would bring....more
Love this.  I'm so bummed that I missed the Lean In circles, but the Unmarketing session at the ...more

My BlogHer BFF!

                      Casually meandering about the room after workshop looking for another pioneering woman to meet, she said, “I got here late. What did they say in the beginning?”I began to tell with her all the wonderful tips from Pathfinder My Blog as a Business. We then began to walk and talk. We shared more about ourselves as we stood in the line for lunch. We broke bread together. And, talked some more....more

BlogHer Voices of the Year! I Almost Made it Onto the Big Screen!

Blogher Voices of the Year were introduced by no other than Queen Latifah!  (Blurry but she moved around a lot):...more


When BlogHer asked me to speak at their annual conference on a panel called Mental Health in the Online Space, I wasn’t entirely sure what to expect. For one thing, I’ve never spoken at a conference before, and for another, I’m hardly a professional when it comes to talking about mental health. I mean, sure, I have lots of thoughts and opinions and feelings about it, and I feel pretty comfortable writing about my own experiences, but I’m by no means an expert. In fact, when I first received the invitation to speak I was sure that BlogHer had sent it to me by mistake....more

Never Doubt Your Place in this Space!

Last year this time I was trying to scarp up money to go to BlogHer. I knew it was an important conference in the life of a blogger. Thanks to some of my biggest supporters, friends I've met through twitter, off to the Big Apple I went. I met a lot of sponsors and a lot of bloggers. ...more