I am an avid photographer and have been for more than 50 years. I really enjoy the new audio and video capabilities coming online. New horizons for personal expression, on any and all topics, using many modalities, are more and more a reality than ever before. Because I support the Arts, I encourage personal creativity and independent thinking --- in all endeavors --- as I believe the world needs individual richness placed in communities to share. BlogHer is a chance to build on the foundation of a sharing community, in the hope that more people will find their voice, learn more about themselves and their world, and become independently entrepreneurial. Financial independence builds other freedoms.