Women Who Blog to Washington: You're in Time-Out

Hi everyone,I interrupt the planning extravaganza for BlogHer's annual wedding (heh, sorry, little Elisa-Jory-Lisa joke for the mind-blowing, fun, exhaustingness that is the last week before the conference) to share with you something really important: Terrific blogging by women on the topic of the national debt ceiling crisis. Evan as news comes that President Obama and Speaker Boehner finally reached a tentative budget deal yesterday, I'm still shocked and appalled the nation has been stuck in this position for so long and can't tear my browser away from it -- so I may as well share, right?...more

Who's the Real You? Google+ vs. Facebook vs. Twitter

Eureka. I have solved a problem and my salvation appears to be Google+, the new social networking tool that is currently invitation-only from Google. Google+ is to social networking as a six-burner gas stove with pancake grill attachment is to making the most heavenly meal of the day: Breakfast....more
@mashadutoit No, I hadn't. Thanks! more

Should Jose Antonio Vargas Have Come Out of the Immigration Closet?

The first time I met Pulitzer Prize-winner Jose Antonio Vargas, I was reminded of my sons. "Jose's such a Californian," I thought, listening to his enthusiastic and constant commentary at a bookstore near The Huffington Post's old offices in downtown Manhattan. He was putting together a tech section for HuffPo, so we started talking shop about BlogHer's publishing model for paying writers, and Jose's interest in the voices of geeks who also happen to be mothers. He listened hard. And then Jose talked emotionally about his grandma, hislola, and how much he loved her, and how he would do anything, anything for her, because she raised him after he left the Philippines, and I was a goner....more
I came here as a legal "non-immigrant alien" - a label I have worn with a heavy heart for 10 ...more

For Amaey: Will You Help Find This 8-year-old a Bone Marrow Donor This Weekend?

Purvi Shah, the incredible artist and friend who envisioned BlogHer's logo as everywoman, needs our help. Her amazing eight-year-old son, Amaey, needs to find a bone marrow donor this weekend. Here's the story ... ...more


I humbly offer my support to Purvi. Please feel free to share my information. While our ...more

Japan Earthquake and Tsunami: BlogHers Tweeting, Blogging and Taking Action

Like so many of you, I learned about the earthquake in Japan from Twitter, following the best inside news source I can find: BlogHer Makiko Itoh on her blog, Just Hungry, and on Twitter (@makiwi). Maki writes: ...more

I wrote a post about it today, adding links to charitable organizations collecting donations, ...more

Go Granny: Hottie Cloris Leachman on Why Us Geeks Need Reliable Technology More Than Tight Leather

There's a new leather-clad hottie in town with her own Super Bowl commercial, and her name is Cloris Leachman. And her commercial co-star ... is me. Prepare to wet your pants....more

I'd been grumbling about GoDaddy for a while. Some feature issues frustrating me, but always in ...more

BlogHer Ashleigh Burroughs One of 19 Shot Alongside Rep. Gabrielle Giffords

A BlogHer, Ashleigh Burroughs, was shot alongside Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ) in Tucson yesterday in an incident that killed six people and wounded 13 others. Ashleigh survived the shooting, as her daughter, "Little Cuter" reports on her blog today:...more

I am happy she is going home now.more

BET on Yourself: Inviting Women Seeking Business, Entrepreneurism, Tech Mentoring

If you're a woman who has a big idea that involves technology, the Internet or social media, we have an opportunity for you. With the leadership of 50 pioneering entrepreneurs, technologists and business leaders, BlogHer is hosting a special event for women who want to start something. Whether you're considering a start-up of your own, or innovating from inside a company, we invite you to join BlogHer's 2011 Business, Entrepreurism and Technology conference on March 24-25 in Silicon Valley.This is a long post, so here's a roadmap:...more

Hi Elisa, thanks so much for responding. I'm getting back on the productivity wagon after the ...more

Update: Bidding Open for Geeky/Nerdy! Tell the World, Make it Count: The BlogHer/Kirtsy Gulf Auction

The Gulf Auction honoring the Geeky/Nerdy 2010 BlogHer Voices of the Year is ready and open for bidding. Click on the images from the slideshow below to view the art curated by Kirtsy, learn more about the artists and bloggers, and get a direct link to the art auction on eBay. Each week, we'll auction the art inspired by a different category, and every dollar will be donated to The Nature Conservancy to help clean up the Gulf of Mexico: ...more

I am searching for the one based on my post, but don't see it....more

BlogHer Voice of the Week: The Not-Ever-Still Life

Last week's BlogHer '10 conference reminded me that women are fixers, so many of us anyway. Have a problem? We're here for you -- we want to sit down together, listen, hold your hanky, your hand, your heart. ...more

...how much we take on from the emotional state of those we love.

It can be overwhelming at ...more