What Kind of Writer Are You?

Almost 9 years ago, I received an email out of the blue from Denise Tanton asking if I wanted to write about infertility for BlogHer. I had been writing about infertility on my blog, Stirrup Queens, and she thought the subject matter would be a good fit for the editorial section of the BlogHer site. I came here to write about infertility. I was an infertility writer. If I wanted to be generous and stretch it, I could call myself a reproductive health writer. ...more
My path has been very similar to your path. I'm a writer because I write, thanks in no small ...more

BlogHer Writing Lab September 2016 Prompts

The theme for September's NaBloPoMo is OPINION. If you're participating in NaBloPoMo in September -- or even if you're not! -- here are some prompts to get you going. Writing prompts are posted at the beginning of the month so you can plan ahead, Monday to Friday. (Weekends are for free-writing!) ...more
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State Your Opinion With the September BlogHer Writing Lab

So what is the BlogHer Writing Lab theme this month? ...more
Creative and innovative writing skills can make you put extra money to your pocket. Blogging is ...more

Watch the Videos From #BlogHer16

From community members reading their own brilliant work to cultural icon Kim Kardashian West, the #BlogHer16 main stage conversations and keynotes got us all thinking and talking. Watch the videos now! ...more

It's #BlogHer16 in Pictures! View Photos From the Conference

Missing all the people you hung out with at #BlogHer16? Or did you (gasp!) miss #BlogHer16 and just want to check out the conference before you go next summer? The photos are back from the conference photographer and up on SheKnows Media's Flickr page. Remember the Expo Hall? And the Hatch Labs? ...more
I wish I could have gone this year, but it's so exciting to see everybody's pictures from the ...more

I Wish My Social Media Feeds Were in Chronological Order

I'll admit it. I like things in chronological order. I would rather have a deluge of everything in chronological order than a curated gathering of items I want to read out of order. I'm okay with content wading. That's sort of the beauty of the Internet. You end up stumbling upon gems of information you didn't even know you wanted to see in the first place. (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram... are you listening?) ...more
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How Can I Have Fun If I Don't Know Anyone at #BlogHer16?

Some people are totally cool walking into a situation where they know no one, and then there are the rest of us. If you are wondering what you've gotten yourself into by signing up for #BlogHer16 on your own, keep reading. These are my best tips for finding your tribe at the conference. (Or, at the very least, a blogger or two to hang out with at the Expo.) Ask Before You Leave ...more
I live in LA and I'm blogging in a new area where I don't see a lot of people blogging in.  I've ...more

BlogHer Writing Lab August 2016 Prompts

The theme for August's NaBloPoMo is TALES. If you're participating in NaBloPoMo in August -- or even if you're not! -- here are some prompts to get you going. Writing prompts are posted at the beginning of the month so you can plan ahead, Monday to Friday. (Weekends are for free-writing!) ...more

Turn Your Life Stories into Tales with the BlogHer Writing Lab

So what is the BlogHer Writing Lab theme this month? ...more

Conference ROI: How to Connect Before You Leave

The best part of the #BlogHer16 conference is all the new online content creators you'll meet. The most overwhelming part of the #BlogHer16 conference is all of the new online content creators you'll meet. It's a good conundrum, because there are important things you can do to make sure those new connections actually mean something. You know what I mean? ...more
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