Fit in a workout at BlogHer '12 with CoreBody Reformer™ by Nautilus, Inc.

UPDATE: This event has filled up, but please stop by the Bowflex booth #224 in the Expo Hall...more
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Selling my blogher food ticket and transferring hotel reservation

I have a Blogher food ticket I want to sell/transfer and the room reservation. Email if interested, $250.angie@eclecticrecipes.comEclectic Recipes

Happy to share room at the Fairmont for BlogHer Food

Let me know if you're interested -- it's two queen beds for 3 nights (Thurs-Sat)sassandveracity [at] gmail [dot] com Kelly WrightSass & Veracitykellementology

BlogHer Food '12 Twitter Roll Call!

Want to get to know your fellow BlogHer Food '12 attendees before you arrive in Seattle? Leave your Twitter handle and follow the others who have already left theirs so you can tweet about your conference plans.Find the official list on Twitter at

CPS Showed Up at My Door: An On-Going Lesson in Consequences

I received a knock on my door this afternoon, and when I answered it I was met by a small, blonde woman who announced that she was from child protective services and she needed to talk to me. If you've never had that experience (and I hope you never have), let me try to describe how it feels. Your heart starts racing. Your mind starts spinning, frantically trying to recall something -- anything -- that could warrant a visit from CPS. I was in full panic mode, but trying my very best to hold it together. Or to at least not pass out....more
Hmm. So I've scanned the comments and am relieved to see they all are in your corner. ... more

Yes, I'm A Mother. And No, I Don't Cook.

I know I'm supposed to be feeding my kids home-cooked meals made from organic vegetables grown in my own garden, but here's the thing: I hate cooking. (And gardening, too.) I'm actually truly, truly grateful that I can buy things like prepared chicken teriyaki at my local bulk discount store. I love that my daughters' busy schedules of after-school activities forces us to eat out several nights a week. And I'm very thankful that I married a man who can cook (although, sadly for us, his work schedule prevents him from doing so every night)....more
Gretchen ~ let me help you out here ... I can burn water. Seriously. As a matter of ... more

Facebook Stole My Commenters (And My Blog Is The Better For it)

People came to my blog, and they commented, or didn’t comment, and I went to their blogs, and commented, or didn’t comment, and whatever discussions were taking place about the content on our blogs were taking place, well, on our blogs. That, of course, has all changed. Now, our blogs are more often than not only one of many spaces that we occupy on the Internet, and only one node in the many conversations that we’re having there. So what does that do for our blog traffic, or other traditional markers of blog "success"? ...more

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Plagiarism on the Web: Emotional Reactions to Content Theft

Imagine finishing off a very emotional post, connecting to community and releasing all of those thoughts by hitting publish. And then imagine finding your words recopied -- stolen -- on another site. The daily scraping performed by bots can be side-stepped by publishing a partial feed, but there is nothing to stop another person from hand-copying your posts, changing a few names, and then creating a fictional life, cannibalized from numerous blogs on the Internet. Which is what over 20 bloggers discovered when they found such a site at the end of last week. ...more

I wasn't familiar with CopyScape ~ thank you for posting it. As an organizing expert I always ... more

The Accidental Midwife: I Delivered a Baby Today

I delivered a baby today. (I know, right?!!!!) Delivering a baby was certainly was NOT on my “to-do” list for the day, trust me. And yet, it is exactly what happened. ...more

I'm a firm believer in the way things happen & after reading such a touching story I'm convinced ... more

Thinking Outside the Box: Vlogging with Video Snapshots and Photos

As Karen Walrond of Chookooloonks proved last week with her BlogHer '10: 4 Days in 4 Minutes movie, a vlog or video doesn't have be someone talking to the camera. Live-action shots are not a must -- think outside the box! ...more

Jenny ~ you made some really great points! I feel as though I'm "dipping the toe in the water", ... more