Park Moms - Observations from the playground

    At the playground, Kay goes off to play with the first kid she sees (shy she is not) and I get to people watch. Here are some of the personalities I've noticed at the park. Which one are you closest too?...more

My Little Brony - The Truth About Ponyville.

There's a whole group of "bros" out there obsessed with My Little Pony.  Yes, the animated series made for tiny children about a unicorn pony named Twilight Sparkle who goes to the magical land of Ponyville to learn lessons about friendship.  These full-grown men call themselves Bronies and "brohoof" each other....more

How To Write a Viral Blog Post

There is nothing better than getting the attention you deserve on the Internet. The best way of doing this is by writing a blog post that goes viral. For those of you who are unfamiliar with the term, “viral” means that everyone in the history of the world reads your writing but you still eat a can of reheated chicken noodle soup alone for dinner. As someone who has never written anything that has reached an audience that exceeds the maximum capacity of a Denny’s, I am the perfect person to tell you how to compose and handle the thrill of viral blogging....more
I have never written a anything close to viral post I through my self a party when something ...more

In a blog rut? Publisher reveals epic tips!

The better blogging guide* that arrived shortly after I began this blog is sitting on my desk and I'm fighting the urge to put it through the shredder.After blogging for a few years, I thought I should give it a read and see if I could pick up some pointers. Turns out I get a gold star in the "so awesomely wrong" category.Guide to Better Blogging: An Overview...more

An Open Letter to Summer: How You Betray Me

I knew this day would come....more

A Yankee Farm Wife's Take on the John Edwards Trial

[Editor's Note: Late Thursday, a federal judge declared a mistrial in the campaign finance fraud case against John Edwards. The 2008 presidential hopeful was accused of spending nearly one-million dollars donated by campaign benefactors to cover up his affair and child with videographer Rielle Hunter. What do you think about the verdict? One BlogHer member dishes up her take in this video below... --Grace]...more
Awesome!  A voice of reason in a crazy world!  This is , too funny for words!  Love it!  more

Portlandia's Portland

According to the comedy sketch, Portlandia, Portland, Oregon is populated with ultra-liberal, tattooed, pierced, artsy, environmentally conscious hipsters. We all shop in community owned co-op stores, travel only by bicycle, and eat exclusively organic, locally produced food.  ...more

The Most Superlative Food Trends List Anywhere

A well-known pizza chain will invent a new way to put even more cheese on its pizza: by injecting cheese into the cheese. Another chain will debut a donut whose hole is stuffed with a fully loaded baked potato....more

As Nelson on the Simpsons say Ha Ha

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