Pat Dunnigan

Pat Dunnigan is a Chicago-area writer and journalist whose Post-It notes... read more

Racy, Saucy, Sexy: Call for Submissions for BlogHer's E-Book ... on SEX

We're so excited, and we just can't hide it, to announce the call for submissions for BlogHer's upcoming e-book: Racy, Sexy, Saucy: Women Write Desire. We invite you to submit your post for publication now! Don’t wait: Submissions close on Oct. 29, 2012....more
My book, Glitter; Real Stories of Sex and Desires from Real Women is now out on Amazon and ...more

Conference Corner: What Causes Your Pre-Conference Butterflies?

Every year, since my first BlogHer conference in 2008, I've thought, "This is the year I'm not going to panic before the conference. THIS is the year I've *got* this." And, like clockwork, I find myself doing stomach flips the week before, sometimes even the month before, for any number of reasons. Like the Spanish Inquisition, no one expects to get all jittery before the conference, but it happens anyway. We're people. We freak out. Especially when this happens....more
 @JennaHatfield I'll be down there already so we can have  a tea party. m'kay?  more

Announcing the Voices of the Year '12 Honorees and Readers!

Today we are pleased and proud to announce the next group of people who will see that view for themselves. It's time to announce the final 2012 BlogHer Voices of the Year!...more
 @carolrood You have a point here, but you can read more at my site: http://seotop.in.ua/more

Should Married Women Leave the Country By Themselves?

Dear Mouthy Housewives, My girlfriends and I like to take a "girls weekend" once a year to catch up, as we all live in different places. It's the only time of the year where we are all together, and it's really important to all of us. However, my girlfriends are all in their mid-twenties and single, while I am married. This year my friends wanted to go on a four day cruise, and my husband told me that married women don't leave the country without their husbands....more
I am  curious about why leaving the country is the issue.  Would the trip be O.K. if it were all ...more

French Parents Are Superior -- Just Like All Other Parents

Other parents are better. They are better than you in all ways. They are better at disciplining their kids, motivating their kids, and keeping their kids out of harm's way. Their children will have more friends in school, lead more fulfilling lives, and never need therapy. Their kids will rule. And it will all be because other parents were much better parents than you can ever hope to be. Sorry. It's a truth I learned too late to save my own kids....more

Blogging About Teens

If you have teenagers, you know that blogging about them can be all but impossible.  ...more
Not you. I should have said "us"- or maybe just "me." I was referring to the heartwarming ...more

Are Bigger Bloggers Obligated to Help Smaller Bloggers?

I have this rather bad habit of playing devil's advocate for the sake of discussion. And I am going to stick on my Jezebel horns and do a little bit of that today. I had a post syndicated on BlogHer about jealousy and blogging that sparked some AMAZING response and discussion. It took an interesting turn when this comment popped up: ...more
@GalitBreen Super interesting. I'm 2 lazy 2 login on my phone but I'd say it's like life. Nice ...more

Are Bigger Bloggers Obligated to Help Smaller Bloggers?

I have this rather bad habit of playing devil's advocate for the sake of discussion. And I am going to stick on my Jezebel horns and do a little bit of that today. I had a post syndicated on BlogHer about jealousy and blogging that sparked some AMAZING response and discussion. It took an interesting turn when this comment popped up: ...more
@GalitBreen Super interesting. I'm 2 lazy 2 login on my phone but I'd say it's like life. Nice ...more

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Celebrate BlogHer's 5th Anniversary With Us and Win One of Five Free Passes With #BlogHer5

Today BlogHer begins celebrating our fifth anniversary.When Elisa, Jory and I met five years ago and decided to organize BlogHer's first conference, we had no idea that in 2010 BlogHer would be the go-to community for women who blog and use social media to get their word out. It was February 2005, and we just wanted to answer the question "Where are the women bloggers?" for good -- so we put our credit cards on the table, put our hands on our keyboards and got to work suggesting a conference that became BlogHer '05 for 300+ people.Today BlogHer is not just a conference, but a community that gave rise to a growing media company that reaches 20+ million people. We come together to write the award-winning BlogHer.com news service, to publish Fortune 500 advertising on more than 2,500 superb blogs, and, of course, for events and conferences. With a team of 44 amazing human beings, via offices in New York and Silicon Valley and a growing number of fantastic sponsors who believe in women who blog, BlogHer, Inc. helps women who blog get read, get speaking gigs, get press and marketing for their writing and, if a blogger who embraces our editorial standards is interested in a publisher, get paid. We've loved every minute of it. As always, we want to hear what you think -- and we'd like to thank you with an anniversary present: We're giving away five BlogHer '10 conference passes. Here's how to participate:Step 1: Write a post, comment or Tweet tagged #BlogHer5 on any one of the following topics. Whichever one you choose, it can be abut anything BlogHer, including conference, site and network. Here are your five ways to play: 5 words: Define BlogHer in five words 5 connections: You made through BlogHer 5 pictures: You took at a BlogHer event 5 issues: BlogHer should tackle in the next 5 years 5 opportunities: You’ve gotten because of blogging or BlogHerStep #2: You can leave a comment here with your #BlogHer5 thoughts, but if you choose to blog or tweet, please come back and leave a link to your thoughts in the comments here.  We’ll give 5 BlogHer ‘10 passes at random by February 15, pulling from all of the people who leave a comment here with their #BlogHer5 entry. The pass will be yours to keep or share. (Apologies, but we just cannot track the Twitterverse or BlogHerVerse accurately enough to give everyone a chance to compete fairly for a pass.). So let's get this party started: You've earned it. Together this community has played an important leadership role in demonstrating the sheer power of women using social media -- as writers, commentators, readers, consumers, change agents and entrepreneurs.We are just so proud to be part of this community. Here's to the next five years. :) Best, Lisa for Elisa, Jory and Lisa BlogHer Co-foundersLisa Stone BlogHer Co-founder, Surfette  BlogHer is non-partisan but our bloggers aren't! Follow our coverage of Politics & News....more

Hi there:  Here's my tweet.  Would love to go.

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