Lisa Carpenter

I am a long-distance grandma sharing quips, commentary and fun with grandmas, non-grandmas, baby boomers and more on the blog I started in 2009, Grandma's Briefs (www.grandmasbriefs.com). I'm also a freelance writer and copy editor, a mother to three adult daughters, a grandmother to two adorable grandsons, a wife of 30+ years, an owner of two dogs and two cats, and a lover of mangoes, pineapple and myriad other bits of fresh, fruity goodness. And pizza... always pizza.

Make Your Gift to Other Bloggers the Gift of Comments This Year

If you ask people -- especially bloggers -- what it means to "blog," it's likely you'll get half of the answer: You write things on your blog, they might say. You share your thoughts with people in your own space, you might hear. People read what you have to say on a platform you've built, some may respond. And they'd be half right. The other half of blogging, the part that complements content creation -- the yin to the yang and the cream to the coffee -- involves content commentary on others' blogs. In the form of the mighty comment. ...more
An excellent reminder and a smart plan. Thank you, Lori.more

Thoughts on Attending BlogHer '13 with a Disability

There are many blog posts about the mega BlogHer event that concluded in Chicago almost two weeks ago. Each one I read was wonderful, detailing the unique camaraderie between bloggers, discussing the brands at the Expo Hall, and summing up what each blogger learned both from the sessions and their own personal experiences. As a writer and a health advocate, I can’t sit still without using my own voice about BlogHer from the point of view of a midlifer and someone living with a disability. ...more
Cheers to you for telling it like it is. I was so thrilled to meet you and be in your company at ...more

(VIDEO) Melinda Gates' Message for BlogHers

I'm thrilled to share with you this video from none other than Melinda Gates, who has a message specifically for BlogHers....more
I would be honored to work with Melinda. As a grandma (and grandma blogger), I'm all for ...more

Announcing: The 2013 BlogHer Voices of the Year!

Six weeks + 2,600 submissions + 15 committee members = The 2013 BlogHer Voices of the Year! (Affectionately known as #VOTY.)This year's VOTY submission process has been a magnificent journey through the hearts and minds of the blogosphere. We are so excited to honor these 100 bloggers -- writers, speakers, and artists, who have pushed us to think more, feel more, share more, and do more....more
What an incredible, humbling honor to be named among such worthy writers. Thank you to the ...more

BlogHer At Home Giveaway #3: More Swag Bags and a BlogHer13 Pass

Are you having fun, BlogHer-at-Homers?I know I am. We love, love, love your participation in BlogHer at Home, and can't wait to keep hearing from you as we wrap up the conference. We hope that your participation will expand your view of the BlogHer Conference experience, content, and community. We also hope that have been making connections with each other -- sharing your blogs, your Twitter experience, and whatever other platforms are important to you. (Instagram, anyone? Let's see those shoes....more
And here is the URL to my tweet of this great opportunity. Thank ...more

BlogHer At Home Giveaway #3: More Swag Bags and a BlogHer13 Pass

Are you having fun, BlogHer-at-Homers?I know I am. We love, love, love your participation in BlogHer at Home, and can't wait to keep hearing from you as we wrap up the conference. We hope that your participation will expand your view of the BlogHer Conference experience, content, and community. We also hope that have been making connections with each other -- sharing your blogs, your Twitter experience, and whatever other platforms are important to you. (Instagram, anyone? Let's see those shoes....more
I'd love to go to #Blogher13 in Chicago because I have a feeling with as well as it did this ...more

BlogHer At Home Giveaway #2: Now, Some Gifts From Our Sponsors

We at BlogHer are very lucky to have the support of some oustanding sponsors, who make our affordable and content-packed conferences possible. So it's no surprise that when they learned that we'd be creating an at-home conference experience for so very many of you out there, that they'd want to share some goodies with you, too....more
Tweeted this for a sweepstakes entry, too. ...more

BlogHer At Home Giveaway #2: Now, Some Gifts From Our Sponsors

We at BlogHer are very lucky to have the support of some oustanding sponsors, who make our affordable and content-packed conferences possible. So it's no surprise that when they learned that we'd be creating an at-home conference experience for so very many of you out there, that they'd want to share some goodies with you, too....more
I'm preparing at home by juggling the work and the tweets (and mostly lurking on the feed as ...more

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