As you may know, I am looking forward with great excitement to attending BlogHer '12 in New York City this coming August (just over two months away - can you believe it?!). And why wouldn't I be excited?! I get to travel to another country - to one of the most amazing cities in the world, no less... I'll be able to meet and hang out with online-only-so-far friends in person...
This little piece of news is unlikely to be of particular excitement to anyone other than yours truly, but please bear with me while I do a celebratory happy dance around the room, because...
I am going to BlogHer '12!
On the weekend of October 21-23, hundreds of women from all sorts of backgrounds are going to be gathering in Washinton D.C. for the third annual Blogalicious Weekendconference, celebrating diversity in blogging.
I talked to Stacey Ferguson (or Justice Fergie) of Life IS the Party about the event, of which BlogHer has been a long-time supporter.
Cyber bullying… It is everywhere.Facebook, blogs, twitter… anyplace you can imagine… it is there. But why? People wouldn’t feel that this type of harassment is ok in day-to-day life, of course because most know it is illegal and they would most certainly face criminal charges....more
As I sit in my hotel room on the eve before the start of the BlogHer conference, I am smacking my lips in anticipation of all the delectable treats and drinks I will be indulging in while I am here. If you don’t know, in addition to the information packed conference sessions, good food is always served for lunch and there are COUNTLESS parties where we eat, drink and be merry while socializing with our blogging friends. But the good news is that if you are attending the conference you can still do things for yourself that will help keep you balanced.
We talk a great deal about how important first impressions are in business, but suggestions are almost universally spelled out for our own self-improvement, leaving out how we affect the first impressions that others make through our introductions. A bad introduction can cripple a conversation, and sour relationships, whereas a good one can make a conversation not only informative, but useful, as it can lead you and people around you to a world of opportunities down the line.
I remember packing for my first BlogHer. Finley and I were embarking on our first adventure, she was a little over two months old. It was a revelatory experience, as we surpassed everyone’s expectations (oh, how those people giving me the evil as they saw us boarding the plane changed their tune!)...more
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