That's not exactly what I meant by a boob job, honey

I was reading Dan Savage's advice column the other day. Savage, if you haven't heard of him, gives advice on all things sexual, and even lots of things I wouldn't consider sexy, but somebody does. It's not for the naive. Or maybe it is if you need to get up to speed....more
Dolores Derrian It's certainly a complex issue. What I gleaned from the letter is that he's more ... more

NaBloPoMo: Add All Your April 2015 Posts Here!

Here's where you share the link to every NaBloPoMo post you're writing on your blog daily this month -- and share your words with the world! ...more
I've been posting every day, but I haven't been taking the time to share them here. To be ... more

3 Things Bloggers Need to Do Before the Google Update Tomorrow

It is important for all bloggers to understand the Google update coming up on April 21st. As in, tomorrow. Even if you do not pay much attention to your Google rankings, this update will still affect your page traffic and audience reach. If you are not a website owner or blogger, you may still find it interesting how Google is trying to create an even better searching experience when using your mobile devices. Here are three things bloggers need to do before the update on April 21st. ...more
Thank you! My blog is mobile friendly, but I had never thought to check. Good information, and ... more

NaBloPoMo: Add All Your April 2015 Posts Here!

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So glad I decided to do NaBloPoMo this month. My post on Sunday got by far the most shares ever, ... more

NaBloPoMo: Add All Your April 2015 Posts Here!

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I tend to write late at night, often into the early hours of the morning. Last night was one of ... more

NaBloPoMo: Add All Your April 2015 Posts Here!

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The problem with Spanx and dating and ... more

5 Design Aspects to Keep In Mind When Choosing Images for Text

We've already discussed the reasons why adding text to images is a good idea. Now it's time to talk design! Can you add text to any image? Well, you can, but should you? Knowing which images will look lovely and work to your advantage when placing text on them can feel tricky. Which images work? Which don't? ...more
Thank you for this! I'm teaching a new blogging class for high school juniors this semester. I ... more

I Was Forced to Spend the Holidays with My Abuser

Someone told me the other day that this was "the season of goodwill to all men" and before I could leap in on the gender bias, he added, "...and that should include forgiveness".  We were talking about how I was anxious about Christmas, due to having to spend time in a house with the man who sexually abused me as a child....more
What a horrible position to be in. And one that I suspect is far too common. I would not assume ... more

NaBloPoMo: Add All Your November 2014 Posts Here!

Here's where you share the link to every NaBloPoMo post you're writing on your blog daily this month -- and share your words with the world! In fact, we're going to be culling out some great posts from the list below and paying you to feature them on BlogHer during the month of November to celebrate NaBloPoMo. ...more
You all realize we still have to post on Thanksgiving Day, right? Who says bloggers don't work ... more

NaBloPoMo: Add All Your November 2014 Posts Here!

Here's where you share the link to every NaBloPoMo post you're writing on your blog daily this month -- and share your words with the world! In fact, we're going to be culling out some great posts from the list below and paying you to feature them on BlogHer during the month of November to celebrate NaBloPoMo. ...more
I often write about vaginas and penises and the funny things people use them for. But tonight I ... more