How Are You Organizing Twitter Accounts and Blogs From the Conference?

You're at BlogHer '15! You will have a blast and meet about 5,000 people. The stack of business cards you accumulate will be enormous. Here are a couple of tips to help you keep all those names, faces, Twitter handles, and blogs straight so no one slips through the cracks. ...more
This is really helpful, I find myself buried in the Twitter feed and trying to find the people I ...more

6 Ways to Enjoy the Conference if You're Going Alone

Sometimes I go to the annual BlogHer conference with a group of friends, but then there are other years, like this year, when none of my close blogging friends are going. I mean, there will be people I know there, but they have their close friends there that they want to see. I'm flying solo this year, without a wingwoman, and I'm determined to have as good a time as I would have if I had schlepped 20 people with me. But... uh... if you're in the same position as I am... uh... can we stick together? This is how I get through those conferences that I've attended without friends in tow. ...more
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My Beautiful Struggle During #BloggerWeek

"The revolution is inside of youPeople, the revolution is here, yeah.....The revolution's hereNo one can lead you off your pathYou'll try to change the world" -Talib Kweli, Beautiful Struggle...more
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Thoughts on #BlogHer14

I never posted it, but I had drafted a post about BlogHer14 anticipation that I was going to schedule for the Thursday I’d be traveling to San Jose.I re-read it the day I returned home and I wanted to cry....more

6 Tips for Public Speaking When You're a Blog Conference Panelist

So, maybe you are going to be a speaker at BlogHer 2014 in a few weeks, or maybe you're going to be speaking at a different blog conference. It may be your first time speaking before a large crowd, or it may be your 100th time. Regardless of your level of experience, there are a few things that I’ve learned along that way that will help you put your best foot forward. I’ve come up with a list of six tips that I use every time I speak in public – something I’ve been doing since I was President of the Student Government in middle school. I am comfortable in front of a room or a large audience; here are the things that I’ve learned over the years. ...more
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Go Blog Social 2014

Go Blog Social is a blogging event in Kansas City that was designed to educate and inspire bloggers.View Post...more

BlogHer 2013 Taught Me

A 'lil over a week ago I went off to Chicago to meet some of my blogging friends and 5,000-ish of our peers at BlogHer '13. It was a conference I'd been looking forward to for many personal reasons. I love blogging, and I love the community. I just needed it all to come together. And that it did. #BlogHer13 taught me a lot about myself and why I do what I do....more

Quieting My Inner Doubt & Grabbing Life By The Horns [What I Learned at Write! Canada]

I approached the whole idea of a writer's conference with a kind of fear that made my heart pound and my digestive track revolt.  I thought myself a painfully shy, socially handicapped, positively uninteresting being who stumbled over being vocally eloquent or remotely intelligent.  I was actually ashamed to call myself a writer.  (Well, I mean, I kind of like to write, it doesn't really mean anything - like, I don't get paid or anything and I don't know if anybody reads it and I certainly know that you don't care and I'm just boring you with this so-far-from-wit...more

Beyond Comfy Shoes: 10 Things I Learned from BlogHer Food '13

Last weekend I packed up my blogger business cards, planted kisses on Mufasa and the KC kids and headed to Austin for the 5th annual BlogHer Food Conference. All. By. Myself. No backpacks full of coloring books or epi-pens stuffed in my purse, just me, my camera (which I barely used by the way, hence the slew of iPhone and Instagram photos in this post) and a single carry-on bag....more
@Denise She was so incredibly gracious! I can't even imagine the endurance it must take to deal ...more