Overwhelmingly inspired by the tidal wave o' information that rushed over me yesterday during Day 1 of BlogHer '14, I fell into a fast, deep sleep when my head touched down on the landing strip of Comfy Hotel Bed (CHB in airport parlance) last night. Actually, there was an interlude at The Grill which included an attempted dinner with my own bad self, a too-pungent crab cake and a guy who sat down at my table with no invitation beyond a single onion ring dropping from a butter knife hilt. Dude, please. I don't need saving! But I digress....more
Social media has literally changed my life to the point where it's unrecognizable at times from the life I led before I started blogging. I still remember that first night, lying on the sofa while my husband set up my blog for me (I was technophobic and didn't think I could figure out Blogger). I had no clue where I would end up just a few years later. Forget career changes and published books; I had no inkling the amazing people I would meet along the way. People I would have never met if not for connecting in cyberspace simply because our physical worlds were too far apart.
Now this was the performance of the night. I was a little worried it would be gimmicky, what with the painted status effect. But it was a lovely lovely routine, executed so perfectly. And emotional, unique. It deserved the raves it go....more
Welcome to She vs. Her -- where we ask two bloggers with different perspectives to make their case. This week: BlogHer cofounders Elisa Camahort Page and Lisa Stone on whether to check email over the holidays.
I first got wind of the Etsy kerfuffle on craftivism when Julie Finn posted about it on Crafting A Green World this weekend. An Etsy Team breaks apart over the very definition of the term? I was boggled. As Finn explained it: