4 Websites, 4 Great Ideas, All 4 You from BlogHer '11

One last BlogHer-related post...This time, I'm sharing websites and online services that I was introduced to during the conference, and, in my Goddess-like estimation, each one is way cool in its own right. ...more

BlogHer '11: Came for the blog, stayed for the bloggers

We've finally had a chance to catch our collective breath after returning from BlogHer '11 San Diego a week and a half ago....more

Why We Need This Cyber Village: BlogHer '11

I have long been inspired by my favorite line in E.M. Forster’s Howard’s End, “Only connect…” And this last weekend at BlogHer, I saw those two words take on a life of their own. My friend Eden was a Voice of the Year keynote speaker. Standing in the dimly lit ballroom as she read, photographs from her blog post projected upon huge screens, I realized that if not for BlogHer, this very moment would never have happened. Not like this. ...more
Angie, that photo gave me goosebumps - do we need more evidence of why the world is a bit richer ...more

trippity traipsing

trippity traipsing Helena recently posted this, and I think it's hilarious so I just have to re-post it. It's so nice sometimes to have a laugh at someone like Gwyneth Paltrow's expense. What comes out of her mouth has the power to amaze me... but not as much as what she writes....more

BlogHer '11 Photo Roundup (Or: "You Thought YOU Took Bad Pictures?!")

So, look, I'm going to put up some BlogHer photos here that include me in them, but only as a public service. I realize a lot of you may not be on Twitter or Google+ and so didn't see these when I tweeted them, and though my normal reaction to that would be a fervent, "Thank God!" because I look hideous in them, I also know that there are others like me out there. By which I mean: The Photogenically Challenged. That's right: my name is Viv, and I take bad pictures. ...more

I consider this "our song" Blogher11!

performed live by Lady Gaga on the Howard show.  this is amazing!  :) ok i am not sure where it went!  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v-Re20Ec26M&feature=related there's the link.  I'm a beginner you know! enjoy :)...more

Blogher '11, My Perspective. ( Post 1 of 786,777 ) hahaha Feature: Swag!

Yesterday I spent a good part of the day uploading images for blog posts.  I was so excited to share my experiences at BlogHer11 that I totally forgot to straighten, crop, you know, the things a photographer is supposed to do before uploading only the best of the event.  When I realized what I'd done, I quickly went to http://www.flickr.com/photos/wishingforpar/ (my flickr) ... (add figuring out how to add a link to my list of things to learn here at BlogHer) and started deleting crooked and blurry pictures.  ...more
@Virginia DeBolt thanks so much, that did the trick! hugs!!more

iPhone Hotel Workouts for BlogHer '11

I've been trying to get in shape lately.  I've never been someone who has been able to stick to one kind of workout.  I've tried circuit training, running, kettlebells, the bar method, swimming, step classes...you name it, I've at some point, signed on for it.  With three children and a desire to do something, anything else but workout in my free time, I've come to the conclusion that I will look for any excuse not to workout....more

Manifestation: Developing a Blogging Practice Makes Perfect

Julie Weckerlein will be speaking on The Write Brain: Essential Blog Content Development Workshop panel at BlogHer's 2011 conference on August 5, 2011. It's an extended session running through two afternoon time slots, from 1:15 to 4pm; Julie's "Manifestation" portion of the workshop starts at 3:15pm.  On a late summer evening in 2001, I was seated in a dark corner of my then-fiancé's living room in Erlangen, Germany, silhouetted by the blue glare of his family's ancient HP monitor.I hit "publish" on my first introductory entry, and thus officially began a personal, and ultimately professional, blogging career that's spanned a whole decade and an entire globe.It's pretty safe to say I've blogged about all sort of topics in just about every environment possible.In 2003, I typed out pregnancy updates from the cluttered office of my Italian townhouse, my first home as a married woman. Busted! Micro-blogging from DisneyWorld, Summer 2009. ...more

Amazing post! My problems start when I think of who would be interested in what I'm writing. I ...more

What inspires you to blog in the first place?

I can't remember a time when I wasn't documenting.There was a journal in elementary school. Scrapbooks in high school.Even when I went through basic military training for the Air Force, I carried with me a tiny reporter's notebook and a ballpoint pen in one of my cargo pockets, scribbling down the things our training instructors yelled at us and my fitness scores....more

Julie!!!! I created an account just to say I'm really excited to read your advice. I'm different ...more