How I Went From Hating Selfies to Loving Them

Today I'm going to address the selfie movement. I will be the first to admit that I used to hate the selfie. I would make fun of those who posted selfie after selfie. I bought into those articles that said people who took selfies suffered from narcissism or a mental disorder. Before you hate on my (past) selfie-hating self (wow, that was a mouthful), I'm happy to report that not only do I no longer hate them, but I actually take them. So how did I go from hating on selfies to partaking? ...more
I love selfies. Always have. We took selfies before digital cameras. Yes, back in the ancient ... more

How to Build an Awesome Online Community (and Why It's So Important)

When you start a blog, you will hear a lot about how to grow your audience. You will read about gaining readers and followers, and why SEO is important. All of those things are important for page views—but there is something I believe is far more rewarding and important for everything you do online: building your online community. ...more
Michele@liferedesign It can take time to find your people. When I first started blogging the ... more

I can't go to BlogHer '15 :( - but might have another option... http://www.alphabetsalad.com/conference-blissdom-canada-2015/

I can't go to BlogHer '15 :( - but might have another option... http://www.alphabetsalad.com/conference-blissdom-canada-2015/ ...more
Laurel Regan It's a conference by and for Canadian bloggers, so yes the potential is higher for ... more

I can't go to BlogHer '15 :( - but might have another option... http://www.alphabetsalad.com/conference-blissdom-canada-2015/

I can't go to BlogHer '15 :( - but might have another option... http://www.alphabetsalad.com/conference-blissdom-canada-2015/ ...more
I went the first three years but I haven't been in a few years. more

Owning It

Do You Apologize for Your Accomplishments?At a young age, I learned to hide my gifts. I learned to be ashamed of my straight-A's. Well, that's a little lie. I didn't get straight-A's. I got straight C's in handwriting, and once--in Fifth Grade--I got a B in Religion, a grade which sent me into my first suicidal ideation episode. Right there, in the McDonald's parking, sitting in the station wagon, I wanted to die because of that unjust B....more
Own it and share it! more

Why Should You Start a Blog in 2015? Here Are Some Very Good Reasons.

Facebook. Twitter. Pinterest. Instagram. LinkedIn. Tumblr. Google+. The opportunities to spread yourself out all over the Internet seem never to end in the year 2015. So why on earth would you start a blog?...more
QueenofmyCastle3 If you have questions you can email karen@blogher.com or denise@blogher.com. more

Why Should You Start a Blog in 2015? Here Are Some Very Good Reasons.

Facebook. Twitter. Pinterest. Instagram. LinkedIn. Tumblr. Google+. The opportunities to spread yourself out all over the Internet seem never to end in the year 2015. So why on earth would you start a blog?...more
QueenofmyCastle3 Hi there! Here's our FAQ for how to post on BlogHer.com. I hope it ... more

Paper, e-books, or both? http://www.alphabetsalad.com/microblogmondays-25-form/

Paper, e-books, or both? http://www.alphabetsalad.com/microblogmondays-25-form/ ...more
It's not one or the other. It's both. (And plus audio, as Denise noted.) more

Six Life Hacks Everyone Can Use

Six Life Hacks Everyone NeedsFrom the Desk of Clearissa’s Command Center/Divinely Organized As an organizer, I am always looking for new and improved ways to make organizing and running our homes easier and less stressful and to avoid that stress, I see no reason for re-inventing the proverbial wheel....more
I've removed popcorn from a number of ceilings in our house. You can do it with a spray bottle ... more

Sweet Strawberry Cupcakes

OK, I am feeling a little bitter today...Nope, not because the Bears didn't make it to the Super Bowl.  They didn't even make the playoffs...sooo over that.  I might even become a Packers fan, but that is a discussion for another time.  Yes, bitterness resounds in my soul today.  You know why?  I know you are dying to know......more
I want cupcakes! more