Jennifer Simpson

Jennifer Simpson is a freelance writer, marketing consultant, and teacher.... read more

I Ended Hundreds of (Twitter) Relationships, and I'm Glad I Did!

The other day, I broke up with hundreds of people. I did it. I bit the bullet. I took that needed step and just did it. I was the one picking up the slack in these one-sided relationships, the one carrying most of the burden and I just couldn't take it any longer. I deserved more, and I knew it. I looked at the list of people, groups, and businesses I was following on Twitter and checked which ones were also following me back. There were over 350 relationships in which I was the one doing all the work! My Twitter life needed to change. NOW! ...more
Man, Bonnie, I feel you. I get rid of at least 50 inactive followers and people that do not ...more

INTERVIEW: Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers on Women, Work, and Politics

Ten-year Congressional veteran Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, who represents eastern Washington State, is the highest-ranking Republican woman in the House of Representatives . Last January, Rodgers delivered the rebuttal to President Obama's State of the Union address. Recently, I had a chance to interview her. Among other things, we talked about what it's like to be a working mother on Capitol Hill and about her outlook for women in the GOP. ...more
I'd love to know how a woman can be so happy to be part of a party that actively opposes equal ...more

Ted Cruz's Kooky Filibuster & What's REALLY Going on With ObamaCare

Republican Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas mixed filibustering with a bedtime reading of the Dr. Seuss classic "Green Eggs & Ham" for his daughters in the midst of a 21-hour speech to rally Republican support to defund the Affordable Care Act, aka ObamaCare. The moment, caught via his chief strategist Jason Johnson, blew up on Twitter in the #MakeDCListen stream....more
I found it ironic that Cruz read "Green Eggs and Ham", a tale about someone who hates ...more

The Myth of the Boogey Man: Arresting Mom for Unsupervised Play

Tammy Cooper is just like me; she lives on a quiet cul-de-sac and she lets her children ride their scooters along the neighborhood street. The only difference between this Mom and me is she was arrested for allowing her kids, ages six and nine, to play outside watching from “only a few feet away.” All it took was the judgment of one neighbor and a phone call to the police that has turned Tammy’s life upside down. ...more
That is insane to me. 1) how embarassing 2) who is it for someone to judge. It's hard to believe ...more

"Rosie the Riveter" Geraldine Doyle Dies

Geraldine and her red bandanna represented a generation of young women who worked in their hometown factories during World War II. The traditionally male workforce had mostly left to fight, leaving much work left to be done at home. And if no one knew before that women could hold down the homefront both in the home and at work, the thousands of Rosies across the country said differently. ...more

I'm not really an expert either, but it is an area of special interest to me... especially as ...more

"Rosie the Riveter" Geraldine Doyle Dies

Geraldine and her red bandanna represented a generation of young women who worked in their hometown factories during World War II. The traditionally male workforce had mostly left to fight, leaving much work left to be done at home. And if no one knew before that women could hold down the homefront both in the home and at work, the thousands of Rosies across the country said differently. ...more

I'm not really an expert either, but it is an area of special interest to me... especially as ...more

Announcing the official Call for Ideas for BlogHer '08

The BlogHer community has been submitting ideas for BlogHer '08 session since pretty much the day after BlogHer '07 ended. And you can rest assured that we have been saving all of the ideas, suggestion, speaker recommendations and "shameless plugs." But if you were waiting to hear just a little more about what we have on tap for BlogHer '08 before making your suggestions, then this post will be welcome. I'm announcing the official "Call for Ideas" for BlogHer '08 this July 18-20 in San Francisco, CA. ...more

I have monetized my blogging, if not my blog. I'd love to talk about how I did ...more

If you have the DRIVE...We have the COMPANY!!

Before having my son I always dreamed of being able to work from home. It couldn’t be just anything it had to be something that had I could be proud of and had real meaning and would last a life time. I have looked at so many company’s but nothing had caught my eye or really interest me and I didn’t want some get rich quick or multi-level marketing scheme. A year after I had my son I finally found what I wanted to do, after trying the business for several month my husband and I decided I would quite my job and work my business with my son by my side. WOW are there sacrifices but to be able to stay home with my family and work from my computer and not have to sell any products, I have found the opportunity that would change our lives!!

3/21 New York City Meet-Up: Everyone's Invited

You know what Frank says: If you can make it there, you can make it anywhere. Maybe he wasn't referring to the New York, NY BlogHer Meet-Up specifically, but hey -- close enough. So if you want to "be a part of it," details are as follows: ...more

I'll be there.

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American Idol Recap: Week 1 in Minneapolis and Seattle

And so it begins...the tiny number of good, the masses of bad, and a few that were downright ugly. Let me be "straight up" with you: These early weeks are not my favorite part of American Idol. First of all, hearing bad singing? Not objectively entertaining, is it? Second of all, public humiliation? Also not my idea of a good time. Yes, yes, I realize that most of these folks know exactly what they're getting into...they've watched the show, the loooove Simon because he's a jerk, and sure, they want a little TV face-time. but some of the people seem really deluded and pathetic. Moreover, the way they sometimes go to town on contestants' physical characteristics is appalling...especially when you look at some of the non-traditional beauties, read: Ruben and Clay, who have found quite a bit of success on AI. ...more

Yeah, really, Je Sais...I write this NOVEL about AI, and you're obsessed with Jewel ;)

it's ...more