Jose Antonio Vargas: Bloggers Can Change the Conversation

Just hours before I spoke with Jose Antonio Vargas, he found out that Washington State was revoking his driver’s license. “This is all getting very real,” he says. The month since Vargas announced his undocumented status in a New York Times Magazine essay has been incredibly anxious, overwhelming — and empowering — for the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist. ...more
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San Diego BlogHer Conference Queen Bee Market

guess what??? the queen bee market is just one week away!exactly one week from today i will be in downtown San Diego at the queen bee market conveniently located next to the BlogHer Conferencewith all my stationery, notecards, prints, and brand new sweet goodies! ...more

Conference Corner: You're Invited! BlogHer '11 & 9 Open-to-All Parties

After a long day of education and inspiration at BlogHer ’11, we know that a lot of you are looking to unwind. For some, that’s dancing. For others, that’s chilling on the sofa. And for still others, it’s mingling and mixing with bloggers, networking to your heart’s content. But ... where do you go to do all that? BlogHer has the answer for you: Each night (Thursday, Friday and Saturday, August 4-6), we’ve got three fun parties lined up, just for you! PLUS, if even the word "party" makes you shudder, the Serenity Suite (which is exactly what it sounds like) will stay open late on Saturday night....more

BlogHer Food '11 Roundup: Day Two

Day Two of BlogHer Food '11 kicked off with a later-than-usual welcome from all three of BlogHer's founders—the schedule allowed for attendees to have a slower morning—followed by the first sessions of the day, which focused on recipe writing, visual voice, ...more

BlogHer Food '11 Roundup: Day One

On Day One of BlogHer Food '11, the more than 400 attendees of BlogHer Food '11 immersed themselves in sessions about food writing, the technical side of blogging, and social networking. They met the next generation of food bloggers, got a sneak preview of Molly Birnbaum's forthcoming memoir of life and cooking without a sense of smell, and learned strategies for raising kids who value healthy eating and meals with family. ...more

Thanks so much for the thorough coverage of BlogHer Food. The notes are so helpful!more

PINK IMPACT 2011

As I sat down in the seat at the back of the auditorium, I quietly prayed that God would "just do whatever He wanted in me" during the time I was there for our annual women's conference, Pink Impact 2011. I wasn't overly excited, but thankful to get to attend. I've been to these things before, and sometimes I would be on the edge of my seat expecting God to do great things in me. But this week, I just felt at peace, not expectant of anything, just waiting to listen to some good preaching and get in some worship....more

7 Helpful Tips Before Attending Your Next Conference

Conferences can be very worthwhile, both for business and pleasure. You look forward to the event and can't wait to see friends or colleagues you haven't seen in a while.I attend many conferences each year, both trade shows and meetings. Whether I am a speaker or an attendee, I have learned how to be well prepared for the event.Here are 7 things to do before heading to your next conference that will ease some of the challenges and help you enjoy your time there:...more

Putting on my Armor: The IEP conference

Tomorrow is Parent Teacher Conference.It is also the day I meet with the school psychologist and special education team who oversee Emily's IEP.In many ways, one could assume that I am a pro at these meetings. I have been dancing this dance since she was three years old and I asked for testing for her speech issues. Not to mention the whole multiple degrees in education thing.The truth though? Is that I dread these meetings....more

Professionally, I am of the view that every child deserves an IEP, so that each child has ...more

Blogher 10 Party Recap: Part Two

I know, it is crazy that I wasn’t able to finish the party recap in one post, but even in my diminished state (because of work to be done at BlogHer) I still managed to hit a lot of great parties that demand to be dissected.Because that’s how I muthaf*ckin’ roll, people.Friday Addendum...more

DIY : What to do with all those Business Cards you got at BlogHer 2010?

If you are like me, you probably came out of BlogHer with a giant pile of business cards, and now you are thinking to yourself as you go through them… where do I put them now?  What can I do with them?  How can I organize them? And I totally have an answer for that!  I am not creative by any means, but I felt like a rocket scientist when I came up with this idea. I am sure it has been done a million times before, but I thought I would share what I did. And also make my first Do It Yourself post. What will you need?...more

Well done!

Skye Kilaen

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