The BlogHer Conference: One Starfish at a Time

This moment defines BlogHer '15 for me. I looked down at my hand and my ring wasn't there. IT WASN'T THERE. I immediately flipped out, tossing everything out of my bag and crawling underneath the table. But here's the thing. No one sat there and watched, but only one person at the table knew me before I sat down with my plate. ...more
Grace Hwang Lynch Thank you :-) more

6 Ways to Enjoy the Conference if You're Going Alone

Sometimes I go to the annual BlogHer conference with a group of friends, but then there are other years, like this year, when none of my close blogging friends are going. I mean, there will be people I know there, but they have their close friends there that they want to see. I'm flying solo this year, without a wingwoman, and I'm determined to have as good a time as I would have if I had schlepped 20 people with me. But... uh... if you're in the same position as I am... uh... can we stick together? This is how I get through those conferences that I've attended without friends in tow. ...more
Jan Wilberg I will look for you.  Look for me.  I look exactly like the photo at the top of the ... more

NEW! #BlogHer15 Keynote: Brianna Wu on Creating a Safer Saner Online Culture for Women. For Everybody.

Last week we added a late-breaking keynote segment to the already packed #BlogHer15: Experts Among Us schedule. I'm excited to tell you more about it today, and if you have been considering, but haven't already registered we hope this puts you right over the edge to register!...more
I love that you're bringing Brianna Wu.  I'm so excited for this keynote as well as all the ... more

The President Joined Twitter 3 Hours Ago!

President Obama, otherwise known as @Potus to his Twitter followers, joined the site three hours ago and his follower count is jumping by the thousands every few seconds. ...more
casinosonalia It states on the sidebar that the @BarackObama one is run by his staff and that ... more

The President Joined Twitter 3 Hours Ago!

President Obama, otherwise known as @Potus to his Twitter followers, joined the site three hours ago and his follower count is jumping by the thousands every few seconds. ...more
Grace Hwang Lynch Ha -- such a good tweet. more

NaBloPoMo May 2015 Blogroll

The theme for May is PHOTO. ...more
Lets Go Solo The URLs go up as typed, so perhaps something was entered wrong?  What is the ... more

Get Excited! Gwyneth Paltrow Is Coming to #BlogHer15: Experts Among Us

Oscar winner. Emmy-winning guest star displaying her vocal chops on Glee. Eternal paparazzi target. Controversial conversation starter. Media mogul?Yes!Gwyneth Paltrow is all of the above, and I am very excited to announce she'll be conducting one of our classic fireside chats at #BlogHer15: Experts Among Us this summer in New York.  ...more
My question for Gwyneth: As I'm certain you know, people have been hypercritical about... ... more

NaBloPoMo May 2015 Blogroll

The theme for May is PHOTO. ...more
GatheringGraces We will!  The open thread will go up on May 1st in the morning. more

Will Paid Family Leave Be There When You Need It?

The irony: In order to go to the White House for the "Champions of Change for Working Families" event today, I had to do some fancy scheduling with my husband. It happened smack at the hour of school pick-up. "So if you go to work early, you can swing by and pick up the kids after school and bring them back to your office. And then I can drive out and grab them from your office and then go home to get our science fair stuff. And then if you make sandwiches and leave them on the counter, I can toss those to the kids..." ...more
TheSoccerMomBlog Such an incredibly frustrating story.  I'm sorry you had to go through that. more

Grow Your Blog With April's NaBloPoMo

So what is the NaBloPoMo theme of the month? ...more
Curly Bookworm You can always join along at any time in the month.  It's just the blogroll that ... more