Nancy Hill

I've created content since at least 1990 when I started as a Mommy writer for parenting publications before the days of blogs.

Jane of All Trades 2.0

I'm a social media researcher, writer, and poet as well as a metaverse maven. I previously posted here on BlogHer as artpax from 2006 - 2010. I'm a guerilla anthropologist and semiotician who left academia and corporate culture behind in the late 1990s. 

Boomers

In the 90s I decided to add the concept of cohorts within the baby boomer generation to the cultural milleaux. Divide the Boomers in half temporally and the last half of the generation is MUCH bigger than the first half.  Late Boomers were getting shafted through miscategorization.  I spent about 5 years with elists, newsletters and then websites and blogs getting the real demographic info out there to boomers and advertisers.  I was successful.  Many people were trying to overlay trademarked labels on our boomer cohort, but as a semiotic anthropologist and futurist I knew that the only thing that would stick was "rebranding" the already well established Boomer name.  Late boomer is the term used in the literature.  

Action-Oriented

Similarly I saw the earliest CODEPINK efforts to use contemporary women-based networks and modes of communication and backed their efforts in D.C., in AZ, and on the web as one of a handful of local leaders who redesigned the anti-war movement of the 20th Century into the pro-peace movement of the 21st Century. 

Blogger, BlogHer, and BoomHer

The next major effort I whole-heartedly joined in was women's blogging, through signing up with the BlogHer site/network/portal in late 2005 or early 2006.  I first attended the conf. in 2007.  I realized as did the BlogHer founders and many other aware women of the time that communication and publishing were women's venues by right and the new digital networks would change everything if women had a place to succeed through sharing their stories, dreams and strategies. 

I'm now moving from behind the scenes influencer to on the stage shaper. Project one:  I'm finishing up a book on surviving medical abuse as a child.  My mother had Munchausen Syndrome and exibited through acts on a proxy - me.  I Project two: I'm starting a platform that will include a directory of empty nesters on the web.  It is called Done Nesting.  It is part of a larger venture called BoomHer Net that focused on Boomer and GenX women "of a certain age" and will have membership gateways to specials deals and services, and advertising will be handled through internal channels.

I use  Reason Creek  as a collection point for all previous and worthy blog posts. Up and running since April of 2012.

Mature Affluent Women Like Me

Multiple aspects of my newly reconfigured online writing and publishing will continue to appeal to women of all ages who have successful completion of some stages of parenting under their bras and/or belts. 

I planned to never have children. Then in my thirties I married.  With that I became a step-mother, and eventually a mother, and now a grandmother to my step-daughter's twins.    My step-daughter is in her late-30s.  My daughter is in her early 20s.  My grandbabies are near age two. 

Life is so exciting it has blessed me with an incredibly diverse set of experiences in my 50 plus years on the planet.  I'm still 24 in my head.  Sid Vicious and I were born the same week.  Think proto-punk or proto-Gen-Xer when you think of me.  Do not confuse me with a hippie.  I was in grade school when Woodstock happened. 

I write in several nonfiction genres: culture theory, feminist action, peace journalism, humor, memoir, and occasional in your face Mom/woman-vertorials (editorial off-letting of steam.)

Blogging Goals: Why Blog If Not for Traffic?

Goals: They're good to have. When it comes to blogging, they can be both a blessing and a curse, though. ...more
I've been reviewing posts and my blogging history so as to be able to write something about my ...more

As a Former Planned Parenthood Escort, I'm Cheering the New Hampshire Buffer Law

On Tuesday, we celebrated a little big victory. Our state committed to the safety of all who make use of, pass by, live near, or even object to reproductive health clinics.  At a time when the United States trends toward more restrictions on the right of reproductive choices, one state just went the other way: New Hampshire....more
Thank you for all you have done.  I marched in DC 10 years ago at the March for Women's Lives. ...more

Momcraft and the Little Town That Minecrafting Moms Can Call Our Own

I started playing Minecraft on a cold evening in February after my son came downstairs near tears, mumbling about wandering underground for days and losing his diamonds. I wanted to understand why anyone would play a game that involved so much work and ended in death and loss on a regular basis. ...more
I'm with Erin.  I love this.  This was SecondLife® for us.  And I spoke at that SL session, or ...more

Casting Call: Would You Discuss Your Mental Illness on Television?

So, sometimes when you've spent years bleeding all over the Internet, people turn up you wouldn't otherwise expect. For example, a casting producer from an Emmy-award-winning reality television production company left a message on my voicemail Friday afternoon....more
I have yet to meet, stumble over, or have  a "mental" sneak up on me.  I  have, however, ...more

RIP Karyn Washington, Founder of For Brown Girls and #DarkSkinRedLip

Karyn Washington, the inspirational founder of the blog For Brown Girls, committed suicide on April 8, according to Madame Noire. She was only 22. Stunned. #KarynWashington...more
OMG.  I'm so sorry. This is always my reaction when I hear that another young woman has made the ...more

Why Sheryl Sandberg Wants Us To #BanBossy

Those of you reading this post who know me will be shocked -- SHOCKED! -- to know that I have been called 'bossy' in my lifetime. Like, maybe even yesterday. In fact, when I was running Redbook magazine, my semi-official nickname among the team was Miss Bossypants -- and this was six years before Tina Fey's book came out. I even tried to name my Redbook blog Little Miss Bossypants, but, alas, someone else had already claimed it. Image: LeanIn.org ...more
Condoleeza Rice is a war criminal and I really wish you, or #banbossy, would not have had her be ...more

When a Not-So-Small Town is Struck: Rape Culture

I’m trying to articulate my thoughts.  They are jumbled, scattered, yet so, so clear in my mind.  It’s the words that aren’t coming together right.  Like a jigsaw puzzle, I am turning each piece over, observing its defining characteristics, and hunting down its precise place....more
Thank you for writing this.  Outrageous.  Changes my perception of Spokane. I am heartened that ...more

Voices of the Year Submissions for BlogHer '14 Are Open! PLUS: Introducing Photo of the Year!

It's one of our favorite days of the year here at BlogHer: Today, we officially open submissions and voting for the 2014 BlogHer Voices of the Year, to be honored at the BlogHer annual conference this July! This year, it's our seventh annual VOTY ("voh-tee," as we like to call it), and part of our historical TENTH ANNIVERSARY Celebration, BlogHer '14!...more
Denise Nancy Hill Thanks Denise.  I couldn't find whether present was the date of the ...more

Voices of the Year Submissions for BlogHer '14 Are Open! PLUS: Introducing Photo of the Year!

It's one of our favorite days of the year here at BlogHer: Today, we officially open submissions and voting for the 2014 BlogHer Voices of the Year, to be honored at the BlogHer annual conference this July! This year, it's our seventh annual VOTY ("voh-tee," as we like to call it), and part of our historical TENTH ANNIVERSARY Celebration, BlogHer '14!...more
Question.  I submitted a recent post.  Does the post have to be between Jan 1, 2013 and Jan 24, ...more

Announcing BlogHer '14: Bringing BlogHer Back to the Bay Area for Our 10th Annual Conference!

Today Lisa, Jory, and I are thrilled to announce that the 10th annual BlogHer Conference will return to its Bay Area birthplace next July 24-26, 2014 in San Jose, CA! You can (and probably should) register now! ...more
10 Years! Yowza women, you did good!  I'm delighted with a left coast venue, and might take the ...more