Show & Tell: NieNie Asks: What Are Your Favorite Magazines?

Blogger NieNie wants to know: What's your favorite magazine and why? Tell her in the comments or share a photo. ...more
Anything about iPhone and iphoneography. I also regularly read the English decorating magazine ... more

Announcing BlogHer PRO, this December 13th in San Francisco

For the last few years, the Professional tracks at BlogHer annual events have been the most highly-attended (followed closely by the Writing track, naturally). After this year's conference, we decided it was time to do a deeper dive and create a focused event for those community members who are making the most of their substantial online influence! The result is BlogHer PRO, open for limited registration today....more
Signed up and have it on my calendar. Looking forward to a day in San Francisco meeting lots of ... more

American Idol Recap: The Top Three Sing Three

And mostly live in the past...Last night was the penultimate performance show for American Idol season 11, and I will say what I've been saying most of the season: These contestants are really quite talented, but I don't really have a favorite. How can that be? Last night's show was a good example why. Each Idol has something I really like, and something that leaves me cold. And the song choices…all season long, and last night in particular…have been really old school and played out. I mean, that's nothing new for Idol, but it has seemed more boring to me this year....more
Can't believe Joshua went home. He is so wonderful. Sure he will have a record deal and I can't ... more

Tell Us About Your Favorite Books!

Are you a book lover? We know from our market research that the BlogHer community has a lot of women who are passionate about reading. We are looking for your favorite books in this week's poll....more You are going to love To Kill a Mockingbird. After you read the book be sure to ... more

(PHOTOS) 10 Spring 2012 Fashion Trends I Love

From New York to Paris, the spring 2012 runways were bursting at the seams with fun new and old styles and trends to incorporate into our modern wardrobes. Here are the top 10 budding trends for spring:   1. Peplum: a short full flounce or an extension of a garment below the waist, covering the hips. ...more
Beautiful collection. Love the 1950/1960s lines updated! more

What's in a Name: Apple Announces the iPhone 4S -- Not the iPhone 5

The buzz around Apple’s announcement this morning was thick. Will it be the iPhone 5 or “just” an iPhone 4S? Will people leave their Android based phones for the the iPhone if it’s “just” a 4S? Will the world end if they don’t go with a 5 or will the world end because they didn’t follow the 3, 3G, 3GS, 4s, 5 pattern that they could have created if they’d gone with the 4S? Now the wondering is over and it is official: Apple announced the iPhone 4S this morning. The world did not end. Let’s see what this new iPhone has to offer....more
Am definitely going to buy the 4S. I just posted the 10 reasons why. Mostly it's the camera. I ... more

Photography 102: Lighting

I've really started to take an interest in improving my photography lately, especially my lighting. Previously, I was shooting on our dining room table. Every time I took a shot, I had to move the table close to the window, and hope to goodness I didn't get reflections in the images I was taking!...more
Love the brackets added to the foam core with electrical tape. Great idea. I usually put a stack ... more

(VIDEO) Oh, Anderson Cooper, Of Course You Have The Cutest Giggle Ever.

Anderson Cooper goes full-on Jimmy Fallon on Gerard Depardieu during a segment of his show known as "The RidicuList."   It's really worth a watch.   I mean, REALLY.  Coop completely loses his sh*t (ha!) while cracking pun after pun on the french actor for famously having relieved himself in p...more
Very excellent. I loved it...was giggling myself. Love seeing a grown man giggle. more

Instagram: Should You Be Using It?

Instagram is a photography app for iPhone. Mashable recently wrote Is Instagram the Next Distribution Opportunity for News Media?, which included an interview with Andy Carvin, a senior strategist at National Public Radio (NPR). Carvin talked about how NPR is using Instagram to connect with photographers. There's an NPR Tumblr blog where photos from people around the world are displayed, some of them coming in via Instagram. ...more
I love Instagram. I think it is a terrific social media site, but it also is a wonderful way to ... more

A Blogger's List of Must-Have iPhone Apps

As a writer/blogger I have found that I have a huge need to stay connected with my blog and the social world that surrounds it. The trouble with that is unless you have no life outside of sitting in front of a computer, it can be a bit challenging to stay that connected....more
Great list. I have quite a few of them, but there are several I am now going to try out like ... more