With the News On My Mind, Can I Get Excited About the Emmy Awards?

My friend emailed me to remind me to make my Emmy predictions for our annual awards night pool. Money is on the line! Also, the all important bragging rights. I just can't get it up for the game this year, though. ...more
I don't know either. We started a little Skype chat group to talk about the Emmys, so maybe I'll ... more

The Un-Recap BlogHer Recap

I arrived alone, and I left alone. In between I built on past relationships and set the foundation for new ones, but ultimately it was me. Alone. Like I am all day, every day. Just me....more
Beautiful. more

Facebook Forces Mobile Users to Download Messenger App to Access Facebook Messages

Facebook announced today that you'll need to download a second app in order to access Facebook messages from your smartphone. This is both for your benefit -- faster app speed for their main app since it won't be weighed down by messages -- but moreso Facebook's benefit: why use any other messaging app when you need to download Facebook's regardless if you want to access that Facebook feature? It's like colonizing your phone, one app at a time. ...more
I uninstalled Foursquare altogether a couple of weeks ago, because splitting to two apps for an ... more

BlogHer '14 Closing Keynote: Meet Us at the Intersection of Race, Gender, Feminism & the Internet

For many years we've programmed conversations at BlogHer conferences that talk about leveraging our online platforms for good. Those conversations are designed to be equal measures inspiration and instigation. This year, in fact, we have an amazing break-out panel scheduled entitled Going Beyond "Armchair Activism." Because there are certainly those who think conversations on the web and "hashtag activism" don't really effect change....more
Thank you for sharing your post, Kim. I hear you. more

Pledge to Live More Passionately with Skype at BlogHer 2014

Skype is helping you stay passionate by sticking to your #PayWithPassion pledge...more
I need to learn how you did this. What tool was used to record the Skype video call like this? ... more

Dear 'Unapologetically Fattist' Daily Mail Writer: I Am Unapologetically Human

The average newborn is 7.5 pounds. I came into the world at 10 pounds, so you might say I’ve been a Plus Size Princess since the beginning. I was eight when I began feeling bigger than the other girls. I was 12 when my pediatrician wrinkled her nose and bluntly told my mother that I was fat. I’ve been dieting, losing weight … and gaining more back ever since. ...more
Sing it CeCe. She sounds like a harsh person who has got to be deeply unhappy with something to ... more

Another Fun and Useful Conference Resource, Thanks to Our Sponsor Skype

UPDATED: Color me mortified. The correct Skype ID for this fun service is SkypeBlogHer. (I had it reversed in the post originally.) So please add SkypeBlogHer!!Last week I announced the BlogHer Buddy System, brought to you by Official Communications Partner, Skype....more
cdrdash Yay :) more

My Brother Took a Walk and Never Returned

You never think it will happen to you, not your family. Even the most paranoid and anxiety ridden of us never truly believe reality could be this cruel. We hear the news stories, we see the families huddled together, broken and scared, desperately hanging onto their prayers. We glance at the posters briefly, if we stare too long the picture might become too real and force us to imagine the nightmare. But then somehow, out of nowhere, everything we once knew shatters as we're dragged into one of life's horror shows. ...more
Oh my goodness, I can't imagine. I'm so sorry :( more

More Wonderful BlogHer '14 Keynote Additions: Isabel Kallman, Kara Swisher, Nellie Bowles and Teneshia Jackson-Warner

The hits keep coming. Or, in this case, the awesome speakers do. I have four great additions to share with you today: Pathfinder Day Keynote Speakers: ...more
LizaWasHere Well, I need to make you pay for upsetting me so much by not coming Liza. So, my ... more

BlogHer '14 Closing Keynote: Meet Us at the Intersection of Race, Gender, Feminism & the Internet

For many years we've programmed conversations at BlogHer conferences that talk about leveraging our online platforms for good. Those conversations are designed to be equal measures inspiration and instigation. This year, in fact, we have an amazing break-out panel scheduled entitled Going Beyond "Armchair Activism." Because there are certainly those who think conversations on the web and "hashtag activism" don't really effect change....more
dumbwomanslane With my own mixed background, I don't ever forget that angle. So I feel you! more