To The Media Covering Newtown

Dear Members of the Media, By now you’ve probably heard the small wave of outrage that is condemning you for interviewing the children of Sandy Hook Elementary School. You already know that furious parents across the country feel that it’s inappropriate to shove a microphone in the face of a traumatized 8-year-old. But have you ever wondered why? It’s because WE WILL REMEMBER. I remember....more
Child Pornography masquerading as news.   What you described has stayed with me for the last ... more

The Real Story: Attack of the Predatory Lenders on Single Women Homeowners

I am two months behind on everything in my life lately, except for my period. (Thank goodness for that!) On a practical level, this means that only last night did I begin reading my June 28 copy of Time Out New York. I probably would not have bothered at all except that the cover had a picture of a giant woman sort of rampaging on a City street a la those old sci fi movies, except that this giantess was modern and thus carrying an appropriately-sized, exceptionally large cell phone. The eye rolling that resulted from the headline, “Attack of the Single Women!: They’re taking over the city – but do they want it? 50 soloists peak out,” was so severe it is amazing that I didn’t wind up with bloodshot peepers. ...more

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Help redesign BlogHer.org - vote here!

Hi everyone, As I mentioned last week in my post, Happy Birthday www.BlogHer.org, we are excited about redesigning this site. Today I'm back to ask for your help. Get out your sparkly red pens and get a load of these... ...more

Very cool. thanks for pointing that out, Elisa

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Help redesign BlogHer.org - vote here!

Hi everyone, As I mentioned last week in my post, Happy Birthday www.BlogHer.org, we are excited about redesigning this site. Today I'm back to ask for your help. Get out your sparkly red pens and get a load of these... ...more

I think I'd look at the blogher.org site feed more often if I could subscribe to feeds by ... more

New comedy blogger introducing herself....

Hi all, Relatively new blogher here. Spent the past few months setting up and researching. Now, I would love to make some blogging friends. I've started a blog - it's a humor site for women called www.BitterTonic.com - but lo and behold, when I went to add it to the directory here, found that there is no humor category on Blogher. There is everything but... ...more

Just noticed a post in a category called more

New comedy blogger introducing herself....

Hi all, Relatively new blogher here. Spent the past few months setting up and researching. Now, I would love to make some blogging friends. I've started a blog - it's a humor site for women called www.BitterTonic.com - but lo and behold, when I went to add it to the directory here, found that there is no humor category on Blogher. There is everything but... ...more

Irene, I'm glad you mentioned that... about categories. One of my blogs (2020 Hindsight) is all ... more

Life Bloggers - Opportunities to tell your stories and get paid!

I donned my best sexy dancing dress, headed to the wild west Plaza, danced the Salsa with a dark and dangerous man... then got paid to tell the story! ...more

I saw this post and checked it out, Birdie (congrats on your NYT mention). Checked out the ... more

"Look in the mirror and lead" BlogHer '06 keynote by Arianna Huffington, Caroline Little, Mena Trott and Grace Davis

Pictured from left to right: Arianna Huffington, Molly, Grace Davis' daughter, Grace and Terry Acebo Davis. Photo credit: Mary Tsao. Last January, when we were preparing to launch the new BlogHer.org site and create today's directory of 4,100+ women bloggers, one of our new editors emailed me to suggest a tagline. "You should call it BlogHer II: The Revenge," wrote Tracey Gaughran-Perez, who blogs Sweetney, referring to the question that inspired the first BlogHer conference. I was reminded of Tracey's comment Saturday night as 720 of us watched Arianna Huffington, Caroline Little, Mena Trott and Grace Davis answer Moderator Chris Nolan's questions at the closing keynote of BlogHer '06. In the past year, each of these women has leveraged Web-based technologies to pursue their professional agendas and triumphed -- while experiencing with unrelenting public pressure and excoriating personal criticism. If success is the best revenge, revenge must be sweet indeed for this quartet. For today, each of these women todays enjoys kudos from their readers/users (even critics), while at the same time being able to point to cold, hard facts such as Web traffic and revenue that demonstrate their ideas were worth pursuing. How'd they do it? Nolan's skillful interviews Saturday evening revealed four very different women whose core message was remarkably the same: Look in the mirror and lead. "Instead of waiting for the white knight to come and save us, we need to find the leader in the mirror and act on those skills fearlessly." - Arianna Huffington "I've always had my pilot light on. Sometimes I don't pay attention to it but it's there. In responding to Katrina, I didn't even think about the obstacles. I just thought that I should be there helping somehow." - Grace Davis "You either fly with it (change) or you don't ever get on the boat. And I think you get on the boat." - Caroline Little "I've followed my gut and my passion...I 've seen so many people driven by title. As soon as you know someone cares more about title than the product, it really shows." - Mena Trott ...more

An ID for the photo (a friend)

I recognize the "friend" in that image -- that's Grace Davis's ... more

This year's back-saving measure: Digital Storage Lockers

Don't get me wrong: We love schwag! But with roughly 20 items going into this year's conference tote bag, being an attendee this year could be a mighty heavy proposition. ...more

Email to come. Sorry; couldn't visualize how it would end up (was picturing some on-site file ... more

This year's back-saving measure: Digital Storage Lockers

Don't get me wrong: We love schwag! But with roughly 20 items going into this year's conference tote bag, being an attendee this year could be a mighty heavy proposition. ...more

Just checked it out and I see that my stuff for the podcasting session is in one big humongous ... more