How to Sound Like an Authority Figure

We've been talking a lot about #Experts this week: what we mean by the term "expert," how to own your own expertise, and now we're going to discuss sounding like an expert. (Because that is totally part of it. You can be an expert all you want but if you can't communicate what you know, no one else can benefit from all your hard work.)...more
I love your phrase "an impervious snob." And I will heed your advice to avoid looking like ...more

Marriage Contracts: Should We Should Have Marital Term Limits?

Last year marked my thirteen-year wedding anniversary. I love the legal protections of marriage -- no one argues that my husband can't visit me in the hospital or shouldn't be able to pick something up for me or inherit my money. ...more
It works in concept. My marriage fell suddenly, and spectacularly apart after a very, very long ...more

What More Can We Say About Baltimore and Freddie Gray?

Tonight there is unrest in Baltimore after the funeral of Freddie Gray, a black man who suffered a spinal cord injury after an arrest by Baltimore police. Gray is now dead. We've been here before, haven't we?...more
@RitaArens - I hear what you are saying, but I don't think I've mixed up anything. I agree ...more

How to Measure Your Blogging Success Without Using Metrics

From the moment you start reading blogs, you're aware of numbers: numbers of comments, numbers of shares, numbers of favorites and retweets and forwards ... and that's before you even have access to Google Analytics....more
Love this, as a new blogger I am trying to understand what makes a good blog.  I want our blog ...more

SheWrites Publisher Kamy Wicoff on Her First Novel, 'Wishful Thinking'

Kamy Wicoff has long been a nonfiction author and a public speaker, as well as the founder and publisher at SheWrites.com and SheWrites Press. This year, Kamy's taking on a new challenge: her first novel, WISHFUL THINKING. I talked to Kamy about her process, her background and how her expertise lent itself to a new area of publishing....more
Kamy you're an inspiration. I'm a new blogger (mysisterlovesmovies.com) and I want to find my ...more

The Worst Prom Dresses of 2015

Gather around, my friends. It's our favorite time of year: bad prom dress season! While we love the girls inside the dresses, we feel it's our duty to guide today's youth in the area of formalwear. The BlogHer editorial team passed around a few pics ... what do YOU think?...more
These are PROM dresses? Made for HIGH SCHOOL teenagers? What is this world coming to?!more

Announcing the #BlogHer15: Experts Among Us Voices of the Year Honorees!

Today we unveil the #BlogHer15: Experts Among Us Voices of the Year honorees. It’s our eighth year producing the Voices of the Year (affectionately known as #VOTY) but it never, NEVER gets old. This year the #BlogHer15: Experts Among Us Community Keynote will be held on Friday, July 17, at 4:30 p.m. ET....more
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How It's Getting Even Easier to Listen to Your Mother

Ann Imig is a very funny force of nature, the blogger behind Ann's Rants and the founder of Listen to Your Mother, the spoken-word show that has taken the U.S. by storm and inspired Ann's latest project, her book: LISTEN TO YOUR MOTHER: What She Said Then, What We're Saying Now, which will be published by G.P. Putnam's Sons on April 7, 2015....more
I was so proud to do that BlogHer Room of Your Own panel with you Ann. Was it really five years ...more

Una LaMarche Talks About 'Unabrow,' Her Favorite Condiment and DIY Jean Shorts

Una LaMarche has been known in my head as The Sassy Curmudgeon since 2006. Lady is hee-lair-ee-ous....more

What Do You Mean, "WHAT'S A HAM BALL?"

All my life I've thought everyone had ham balls at Easter. That is, until this week, when I casually mentioned to my co-workers my need to pick up eight pounds of chopped ham so my husband could make his most-coveted holiday recipe for my extended family. This is odd? Other people don't know what ham balls are?...more
Corky47 I am sure crackers would work. There are about ten remaining hamballs in my fridge right ...more