Where Do You Find Writing Inspiration?

Third week of NaBloPoMo and we need to talk about inspiration. It feels like blog post ideas either come fast and furious -- there are just too many things to write about and not enough time (or energy) -- or you're in a dry spell where you know you want to write something -- write anything -- and connect with readers, but you can't think of anything to say. So what do you do for inspiration to help you through the lean times? ...more
i usually find my inspiration in the topics i'm rabidly discussing with my friends and family. ... more

What's the Scariest Movie You've Ever Seen?

Time to talk about things that go bump in the night.  It's Halloween, so we'd like to ask about the scariest movie you've ever seen.  Was it "Jaws" when the hapless skinny dipper was yanked in the dark by an unseen Great White shark?  Was it actor John Hurt in the movie "Alien", having a really, really bad case of indigestion?  Maybe ghost stories make you want to scream your head off?...more
house on haunted hill. i had to pause and take a break and come back to it later because it was ... more

BlogHer Food '12 Twitter Roll Call!

Want to get to know your fellow BlogHer Food '12 attendees before you arrive in Seattle? Leave your Twitter handle and follow the others who have already left theirs so you can tweet about your conference plans.Find the official list on Twitter at http://twitter.com/BlogHerEvents/blogher-food-12-attendee

BlogHer '12 Twitter Roll Call!

Want to get to know your fellow BlogHer '12 attendees before you arrive in New York? Leave your Twitter handle and follow the others who have already left theirs so you can tweet about your conference plans.Find the official list on Twitter at http://twitter.com/BlogHerEvents/blogher-12-attendees

Cancer Snobbery

I want to share with you part of a conversation I have quite regularly. It usually begins when someone says to me, "Did you hear, such-and-such has cancer. Isn't it terrible?" and I might say something like,"I heard. Did you know I had cancer?" "Oh really? When was that?" "In July 2003." "Oh my God. Are you all right now?" "Yes, thanks, I am." "Did you have treatment?" "Chemotherapy and radiotherapy." "Wow, and you have how many children?" "Four." "Oh, that's awful. I can't believe it." And then, the inevitable. "And which breast was it in? Did you have to have a mastectomy?...more
i had stage 3b hodgkin's lymphoma with a grapefruit sized tumor just inside my lung cavity (the ... more

I Don't Sleep Well

[Editor's Note: When you can't sleep, you'll be so desperate that you'll go to a sleep study and let people watch you sleep. That's how desperate Fearless Fibro Warrior is. - Denise]...more
i'm having a sleep study later this week. let's hope we get some answers. more

Sneak Peek at Missoni For Target

Beyond plates, pillows, mugs, luggage, baby clothes, laptop cases, blankets, beautiful scarves and an adorably chic bicycle all covered Missoni's iconic, zigzag prints, the collection also offers a luxe version of Missoni's wearable looks. The sneak peak coming exclusively from Margherita Maccapani Missoni and Marina, a living doll, showcases 20 of the 400 pieces of the Missoni for Target line and guess what? They're all priced between $7.99 and $199.99!...more
i might need some of those scarves! more

Can You Keep a Blog a Secret?

I still remember how I felt the first time a real-life-first friend commented on my blog. I have no idea what she wrote in her comment, but I know that when I saw her name and personal reflections on my words, I felt unexpectedly uncomfortable. ...more

a few years ago i blogged using only my first name and my family surprised me when they found my ... more

Have You Ever Experienced a Travel Nightmare? We Want to Hear About It!

Have you ever experienced a travel or holiday nightmare?  I just got back from a long awaited family reunion near Daytona Beach Florida.  Two lovely mishap-free days were followed by five straight days of cold, gray, relentless rain.  As a special bonus, I also got the worst chest cold I’ve had in seven years.  Nothing says “Beach Holiday Fail” like spending a rainy afternoon inside an ice cold theater watching a Woody Allen movie. Tell us about your travel apocalypse on the BlogHer Opinion Poll below.  Mine is still painfully fresh, but in the words of the ...more

Maybe 15 years ago we went to the San Diego Wild Animal Park and we did a really, really good ... more

Bloggers React to Google Plus

Google+. Right now it's a limited field trial and it's invitation only. Naturally, the folks who got invited early are excited to let the world know what they think. Ah, the thrill of being first. Pretty effective buzz building technique, is it not? (People who didn't get invited to the first round are actually paying $20 for an invitation on eBay.) ...more

the group video chat is the biggest draw for me right now. some of us blogher events team people ... more