Blogging Boundaries: This Part of My Life is Now Off-Limits

Heather and Jon Armstrong made a divorce announcement yesterday on the heels of their separation announcement last spring. The identical posts on their blogs, Dooce and Blurbomat, both had comments closed, and both clearly outlined how they hoped their news would be treated by their readers. ...more
I love this post! I recently wrote a post called "What to Reveal? You decide!" about how it's up ...more

Stream of Consciousness Blogging: Can I Do It?

"Stream of consciousness" writing seems to work very well in song lyrics. And perhaps due to its ...more

Should We Have Waited 100 Years? Mark Twain's Autobiography and Today's Blogging

Mark Twain asked for 100 years to pass to have his autobiography published in what he hoped would be a more open-minded era (he had unpopular feelings about events of the time). But a stronger reason may have been this: Even if he was telling the absolute truth, with no fish stories that could be challenged by his peers, Twain may have felt uncomfortable being his true self and speaking openly about people who had a chance to read about themselves in print. It's an idea that bloggers know all too well. You start writing for yourself, and within a few posts, you realize that your story is also tied to many other people. Some of those people will be excited to see themselves described through a blogger's eyes (especially when it's a good story), but more than one blogger has seen the negative consequences of writing about other people. ...more

Damn, I'm totally hunting you down at BlogHer this summer so I can hear this potty ...more

Interview With Heather Armstrong: Why She's at the White House

BlogHer caught Heather on the move in Washington for a quick interview about what she hopes to accomplish in today's forum. ...more

I was in DC on March 18, 2010 to speak out for health care reform...alongside Speaker Pelosi and ...more

Proud NOT to be a Mommy Blogger!

Build your blog upon the rock of women not the sands of motherhood!   ...more

88% of moms define themselves as the household CFO and they spend 2.1 trillion annually. Gone ...more

Newsflash: Heather Armstrong to speak (and celebrate her birthday) at BlogHer '08

Hot on the heels of her quadruple-win at the 2008 Weblog Awards, I am pleased to announce that Heather Armstrong (aka Dooce) is returning to BlogHer '08 this July in San Francisco. Heather was part of the very first BlogHer "Naked" session at the inaugural conference in 2005, and spoke about the ups, downs and late nights of monetizing your blog in 2006. ...more

Wish I could be there!