Do You Have a Clear Commenting Policy on Your Blog?

It's a first line defense against the bile of the Internet: comment moderation.  Rather than closing down comment sections, some bloggers opt to approve all messages before they hit their homepage, and other bloggers allow all comments to post in the interest of time, but go back and prune out ones that either don't fit their commenting policy or that they find off-putting. ...more
Other than comments, are there any other reason some comments don't post on a blog whereby the ...more

What We Can Learn From Coverage of A Mother Thing's Walmart Post

There was a girl at camp who told us stories that didn't quite add up. They may have been true, or they may have been outright lies; as kids, we had no way to know. My friends and I sometimes privately joked about the stories, which always ended with someone pulling the girl back from the brink of death, but we never confronted the girl, or publicly humiliated her, or called her mother to corroborate the story. Mostly because ... what if? ...more
Sorry for the late response to this thought-provoking post. I've actually been thinking about ...more

Watch Now: The Real Katie Couric's Video Invitation to BlogHer's Community

Oh thank heavens, the real Katie Couric has finally been released into the wild. Check out the true confession buried in her video below ... see what I mean? Get ready for a barn-burner of a keynote at BlogHer '12 -- and read on for an opportunity to participate yourself: ...more
Katie, on behalf of World Moms Blog, our international mothers would like to know..."From your ...more

I Did Not Expect to Be Hurt or Loved By Blogging

When I started blogging, I thought it'd just be me and my laptop. I'd just be posting interesting items from my online shopping experience here, and I'd have a million readers who'd thank me for showing them the way with gorgeous stuff for their babies, toddlers and themselves. Come back when you've stopped laughing. ...more
So true, not everyone is who you think they are online. Sometimes they are even better and ...more

I Did Not Expect to Be Hurt or Loved By Blogging

When I started blogging, I thought it'd just be me and my laptop. I'd just be posting interesting items from my online shopping experience here, and I'd have a million readers who'd thank me for showing them the way with gorgeous stuff for their babies, toddlers and themselves. Come back when you've stopped laughing. ...more
So true, not everyone is who you think they are online. Sometimes they are even better and ...more

On Motherhood and Losing Yourself

Losing a piece of yourself seems to be part of becoming a mother, almost like a rite of passage. The problem is, following a rite of passage people often expect you to be wiser and acknowledge your readiness for your new role. You’re given access to knowledge or tools you didn’t have before....more
I know what you are saying. I sometimes wonder if my children would even recognize the "old" ...more

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:  http://efloraross.com 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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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:  http://efloraross.com 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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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:  http://efloraross.com 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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Trolls, Spam, and Hackers: How to deal with the negative sides of blogging.

Conference:  BlogHer '11 Track:  Other About You Name:  Monique Frausto URL:  http://www.blogsbylatinas.com Known as the "dark side" of blogging, it's what most of us bloggers fear. Dealing with trolls, spam, and hackers has become a little too common and uneccessary. As your blog readership increases, so may these inconvenient issues. This session will define, explore, and offer solutions to the negative side of blogging. ...more

Recently launched the Take The Pledge Campaign. It is a movement to eradicate the online ...more