Bad Girls Get All the Guys

A seductress casts a spell by making herself very available at the beginning of a relationship so it appears to be less work and less risk for the man. But then, when he has grown used to her attentions and charms, she suddenly makes herself unavailable for a seemingly unbearable period of time -- though always with a reasonable explanation. Whatever her reason, she ensures her object of interest doesn’t feel abandoned, simply aware that by not having pinned her to a commitment, he could very well lose her. ...more
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From Blog to Business: Building on Your Blog to Create Products that Sell

Conference:  BlogHer '11 Track:  Skills 3: The Business of You About You Name:  Tara Sophia Mohr URL: In this session, you'll hear strategies and lessons learned from three women bloggers who utilized their blog content and community to create successful products. We'll cover:...more

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Has Twitterverse Killed The Blog-Writing Star?: Blogging in the Age of Twitter

Conference:  BlogHer '11 Track:  Skills 2: The Write Brain About You Name:  Karen Green URL: Is good writing less important now that everybody is on Twitter?Whether we see Twitter as a handy companion to our blogs and a tool with which to more efficiently spread our blogging message, or as a cannibalistic time-suck that dilutes the importance of good writing, Twitter has become a relevant consideration in how we communicate and how we write.This session would explore:The good:- How Twitter can actually help bloggers become better writers- Exploring the ways Twitter teaches us to be succinct- How to draw people in, in 140 characters or lessThe bad:- Is anybody even reading blog posts anymore?- Are we cheating ourselves out of writing fabulous blog posts because we can communicate in a less formal, more instant way?And the lovely:- How Twitter inspires and predicts blog content- How our posts can now reach a larger audience instantly- How Twitter can help us up our blog-writing gamePanelists would include:Karen Green – Karen has been blogging for over five years at The Kids Are Alright while contributing to various group blogs. She thinks the best thing about Twitter is that, while it hasn’t gotten people to stop asking why the hell she needs to tell the whole internet her business, she now only has to answer in 140 characters or less.Schmutzie – (aka Elan Morgan) is the veteran blogger of eight years from, founder of the Canadian Weblog Awards and the Grace in Small Things social network, and co-founder of the creative firmNinjamatics. She has seen many things come and go on the internet, but Twitter is here to stay, changing the face of blogging as it goes. She has learned to embrace it, even if it steals all her best material....more

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Going Pro - Making the Move to Full Time Blogging/Social Media work.

Conference:  BlogHer '11 Track:  Skills 3: The Business of You About You Name:  Morgan Shanahan URL: Sure, we all dream of being Dooce and hiring a bevvy of minions off the success of our personal blog.  But Heather's been at it for a decade and has a twitter following that rivals the President.  So how do you make blogging and/or social media your full time business while you build your empire?Armed with only my personal blog as a portfolio, I managed to go from laid off and on the unemployment line to working at home and making my entire living from the internet - and I did it with out joining any weird pyramid schemes that you see advertised via Adsense....more

I ditched my doctor job (I was a practicing OB/GYN) in December to focus full time on my ... more

Bring Your Book To Life: How Blogging Can Turn Into Book Deals

Conference:  BlogHer '11 Track:  Skills 2: The Write Brain About You Name:  Lissa Rankin URL: After spending a year writing a memoir that my agent couldn't sell, my agent said, "Honey, start a blog," and was born.  Within three months of starting my blog, I got my first book deal. Now, less than two years later, I've been offered three book deals. But damn. It hasn't been easy. Must I learn everything the hard way?...more

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Cease Fire: A call to end the war between women

Conference:  BlogHer '11 Track:  Impact 1: Change the World About You Name:  Elizabeth Flora Ross URL: An entirely new wave of “Mommy Wars” has broken out over the “blogosphere.” With the dramatic rise of Mommy blogs on the Internet, women are attacking each other at alarming rates. Nothing appears to be off limits. The animosity now extends far beyond the traditional work or stay at home debate....more

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PatientBloggers changing the face of healthcare

Conference:  BlogHer '11 Track:  Impact 1: Change the World About You Name:  Overflowing Brain URL: Patient bloggers don't just write for fun, sometimes we write for our lives.  We tell our stories, we share are fears, our failures, our successes, because we can find support on the internet, but also because we are not alone.  We speak for thousands of others who quietly suffer with the same physical and mental illnesses and we give them a voice.  We tell stories because they need to be told, because the world needs to know about us....more

What a great topic to discuss! As an OB/GYN/blogger, I'd love to be part of this discussion so I ... more

How Are Vaginas Supposed To Smell?

With nicknames like "Fish Taco," it's no wonder we freak out. Many women I meet absolutely despise their vaginas, as if they completely buy into whatever childhood messages they were fed about how the vagina is "dirty" and "bad." For these women, any odor wafting up from down there acts as a big stinky banner of how much they hate their girlness. With vagina nicknames such as "fish taco," "crotch mackerel," "cod canal," "fish factory," "fuzzy lap flounder," "tuna town," and "raw oyster," it’s no wonder we worry about how we smell. ...more

Thank you all so much for your comments. I'm away on my book tour or I would have engaged more ... more