What Makes You Retweet?

So what makes us hit retweet and send someone's words into our stream, sharing them with all of our followers?  Is it the brilliance of the comment?  The fact that they tweeted a link that we want to pass along too?  Because we want to help out the tweeter?  Because we want to help out our followers?  Because it's a lazy way to bookmark a tweet to find again in the future? ...more
If something is interesting to me and I think others might enjoy it as well or may want to be ... more

UPDATED: Here's How We Can Blog To Get Americans Back To Work (AUDIO)

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Just yesterday I wrote a blog post with a similar theme and goal, but taking a bit of a ... more

Our 9/11 Stories: Share Your Posts About September 11, 2001

Editor's note: Last year, we called for you to share your posts on the events of September 11, 2001. More than 200 bloggers responded. We're honoring this tradition again this year, and invite you to read these bloggers' stories and contribute your own. -- Julie We've seen a LOT of stories in the media about the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and United Flight 93. We've also seen, and maybe felt, that many of us are sick of the story in the media. ...more
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Brie-Stuffed Mini Turkey Burgers

Summertime, and the living is easy.  Well, I honestly don’t know how easy it is, but at least the weather is nice!  Summer means days at the beach, picnics in the park, cold beer and lots of barbecue!  (That was my life 20 years ago and before giving birth, but I can still dream.)...more

I guess I'm getting ready to climb aboard the slider craze! : )

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Create Your Own QR Code

Gigi at Kludgy Mom has instructions for how to quickly make your own QR-code and how to add it to a blog. ...more

I'm not sure how techie I can be, but at least I can try. Thanks for this! I see these QR Codes ... more

Food Bloggers Host Bake Sales for Japan Relief

The March 11 earthquake and subsequent tsunami in Japan have left hundreds of thousands in a state of dire need. This week, food bloggers and people in the restaurant industry around the country are stepping in to help in any way they can during the April 2 Bakesale for Japan, a fundraiser for Peace Winds Japan and Peace Winds America. Both groups are dedicated to supporting people affected by natural disaster. ...more

Thanks for this post and spreading the word! I'm baking scones that I'm donating to the Bakesale ... more

What Happens When You Ask People Not to Say "Retard"

Let's say you have a child with disabilities who has cognitive delays, and when people jokingly use the word "retard" to call someone stupid, it bothers you. Let's say that in honor of Spread The Word To End The Word day, you decide to do a little project: For a few days you will message people on Twitter who use the word "retard" and let them know the r-word is derogatory to people with disabilities. You don't actually expect the word to disappear anytime soon or that people will instantly chop it out of their vocabularies. But maybe, just maybe, you can raise a little awareness. ...more

Thank you for this post. I did something similar on twitter and it was very disheartening. My ... more

The Gourmet Live and BlogHer Road Trip

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ourmet Live and BlogHer highlight local food scenes in our monthly Road Trip series, delivering the inside dish from renowned bloggers on can't-miss restaurants, best eats, and hippest hangouts from coast to coast.

Are Food Bloggers Negotiating Opportunities?

So how does it happen? Food bloggers making money from their writing, photography, advertising; have they negotiated the paid work? Did the blogger initiate it or did the opportunity come to them? And maybe more importantly, for those of us who may not have the paid work that we want, did we try to negotiate every opportunity presented to us? ...more

I agree it's a delicate matter. Sometimes you can't get money, but you might be able to get ... more

Are Food Bloggers Negotiating Opportunities?

So how does it happen? Food bloggers making money from their writing, photography, advertising; have they negotiated the paid work? Did the blogger initiate it or did the opportunity come to them? And maybe more importantly, for those of us who may not have the paid work that we want, did we try to negotiate every opportunity presented to us? ...more

You're right. It's a ton of work and expenses are involved. It seems that many people asking ... more