The Life of a School Nurse: I Was a Kid Too, and I Know All the Tricks

Growing up and going to school, I never really noticed a school nurse around, and I would have been the person to notice one. I would try to get out of school all the time. I would fake stomach aches, have the mysterious "I just don't feel good" symptoms and, at times, fake a fever. And these things would happen at school because I knew my mom would never, ever keep me home from school unless an actual fever or vomit was produced. If there had been a school nurse around, I would have been her worst nightmare. Fast forward 20 or 30-something years, and now I'm a school nurse. ...more

I visited our nurse often. Very often. Usually to get out of gym class. She had these 'pills' ... more

Dear Robert Pattinson: Guess What? I *Am* A Little Nerd, And Proud

Robert Pattinson, speaking to Hollywood Insider: "there are so many little nerds behind their computers, on their little blogs." ...more

I think his comment was aimed specifically at Perez Hilton (who wrote about his co-star and a ... more

If I buy my BlogHer ticket this week, can I return it if need be? How does that work? Refunds?

If I buy my BlogHer ticket this week, can I return it if need be? How does that work? Refunds? ...more
I remember last year lots of people were selling them on Twitter. Not sure about returning it, ... more

Hey, Jealousy: Every Blogger Was a Newbie Once

Today's topic: Jealousy in the blogosphere. Or envy, feeling left out, whatever emotion you want to add to it....more
Bravo!! Really well said. I agree with the previous posters that some of this has to be said, ... more

How do you judge the success of your blog? Comments? Subscribers? Something else? What is most important to you?

How do you judge the success of your blog? Comments? Subscribers? Something else? What is most important to you?...more
I certainly see that. I'm thinking in terms of those who want to grow readership. I'm with you ... more

The Picky Follower

  I've been blogging for almost a month, and during that time I have done quite a bit of research on the components of a successful blog.  Along the way I stubled across a new trend that's swept the blogosphere - "Follow me and I'll follow you." ...more

I don't automatically follow on Twitter, and did start off recipricating every blog follow. I ... more

Want to retag blog posts into about a dozen consistent categories. Worth the effort?

Want to retag blog posts into about a dozen consistent categories. Worth the effort? ...more
Tagging is what gets the post picked up more readily by Technorati, if you use it. I try to do ... more

What do you write??

I'm curisous, what do other BlogHers write?  Just blogs?  Blogs about what?  Or do you also write for your website or a local magazine?

What's Your Elevator Pitch? Problogger Challenge, Day 1

Here's a place for everyone to post their "elevator pitch" from the Problogger 31-day Challenge:  Write an Elevator Pitch for Your Blog. Go for it!