Private Party Blues: What to Do if You Weren't Invited

Feelings hurt because you're at the conference and hearing about parties... you weren't invited to? Have no fear -- all official BlogHer parties are open to all BlogHer conference goers (and they're the best parties anyway). Beccarama also gives advice on how to view an invitation overlook as well as how to get invited to them next year. ...more
Hi Mel and Becca, I notice a private party I really wanted to go to during BlogWorld and sent ... more

I Want to Buy Your Blog

Good question, and let me elucidate. I was sat at my laptop today, beavering away and minding my own business, when suddenly an email plopped into my inbox. It immediately grabbed my attention because the subject was 'I want to buy your blog'....more

Hi Annie,

I guess this scenario if like when you go to Turkey and EVERY man tries it on with ... more

Which Comes First, the Chicken or the Blog: Pitching a Blog-to-Book Idea or Moving from Book-to-Blog

Once upon a time, writers wrote a book, then launched a blog to help promote it. I did that. And now, for my next act, I’m thinking about going in the opposite direction. Why? Because in the new world publishing order, where "platform" is key to an author’s success, writers are learning the importance of engaging readers well before their book is born. ...more

I think non-fiction is well suited to blogging and then a book launch but fiction needs to go ... more

How Are You Using Social Media to Network: Are You Consuming More Than You're Creating?

I spoke recently at an event for master coaches that was unlike any other I've attended as a speaker. Rather than take an instructive or consultative role like I do with companies, I was simply required me to "start a conversation" about social media. This unusual approach afforded me an opportunity to take a step back from an evangelizing role of social media and to take more of an objective look at it. ...more

When I started blogging and was a Twitter virgin I was fixated on how many followers I and ... more

Play Matchy-Matchy with BlogHer Contributing Editors

Play Matchy-Matchy, visit these BlogHer Contributing Editors and get to know them a little better, and leave your score in the comments below. Come back next week for another Matchy-Matchy! Virginia DeBolt ...more

Lol, it's a bit late at night for me:)Fun though!

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The 8 Habits of Highly Effective Bloggers

I wanted to find out what all these top bloggers had in common. Their mindset, their mental habits. I spent a lot of time observing, which led to this list of the eight success traits shared by all top bloggers I’ve found. I’m happy to share it with you. ...more

Hi Eva, I do that too. Trouble is I have billions of ideas (really!) the biggest challenge for ... more

The 8 Habits of Highly Effective Bloggers

I wanted to find out what all these top bloggers had in common. Their mindset, their mental habits. I spent a lot of time observing, which led to this list of the eight success traits shared by all top bloggers I’ve found. I’m happy to share it with you. ...more

Hi Mata, I love this expression of yours. The personal aspect of blogging is key, telling your ... more

The 8 Habits of Highly Effective Bloggers

I wanted to find out what all these top bloggers had in common. Their mindset, their mental habits. I spent a lot of time observing, which led to this list of the eight success traits shared by all top bloggers I’ve found. I’m happy to share it with you. ...more

Hi Becky, I don't find comments a very effective way to find new readers but they're brilliant ... more

The 8 Habits of Highly Effective Bloggers

I wanted to find out what all these top bloggers had in common. Their mindset, their mental habits. I spent a lot of time observing, which led to this list of the eight success traits shared by all top bloggers I’ve found. I’m happy to share it with you. ...more

Hi Feeling Beachie! There is lots to learn in the beginning and it never ends. You do get to the ... more

Manifesto: I Am Not a Brand

I am not saying that it is a bad or dishonest thing to try to sell your work. It is not. What I am saying is that I am tired of the rush to commodify everything, to turn everything into products, including people. I don’t want a brand, because a brand limits me. A brand says I will churn out the same thing over and over. ...more

Hi Maureen, great read and hilarious too. I don't think they'll be inviting her back to speak. I ... more