The Boldness Of Blogging

When I think about boldness, and what it means to live boldly, I think of many things. Not backing down. Jumping out of an airplane. Being honest. Wearing white after Labor Day. Okay, that last one is a joke. I'm pretty sure we should all wear whatever color we feel not matter what time of the year it is. That is probably more about being comfortable in your own skin than it is about boldness.Actually, when I think of boldness, I think of blogging.Not that you have to be a blogger to live boldly; you don't.But some of the boldest people I know are bloggers....more
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The Boldness Of Blogging

When I think about boldness, and what it means to live boldly, I think of many things. Not backing down. Jumping out of an airplane. Being honest. Wearing white after Labor Day. Okay, that last one is a joke. I'm pretty sure we should all wear whatever color we feel not matter what time of the year it is. That is probably more about being comfortable in your own skin than it is about boldness.Actually, when I think of boldness, I think of blogging.Not that you have to be a blogger to live boldly; you don't.But some of the boldest people I know are bloggers....more
bee_wrangler I love how you described your blogging experience. And later this month, I'm going ... more

My Thirties Body Image

I have been thirty-years-old for almost exactly a month (October 12th) and my body image has taken a hit; I've started looking more closely at my face, and my skin, which has always been a point of pride for me. Turning 30 and seeing signs of that is not what has me upset, though. I'm upset, because I got on the scale, and I found out that I weigh too little....more
I am a disaster in the kitchen, so I understand this. It is not completely unusual for me to go ... more

Recipe of the Week: Chicken, Mozzarella and Sun-Dried Tomato Panini

I was looking for an easy sandwich recipe (because we know I could screw up a PB&J sandwich) and I found this great one on Newsday's website. We just happen to have a panini maker which was totally collecting dust on the shelf. I had to put it to good use!I started to get creative.And by creative, I improvised and used garlic bread instead of the baguette. (Truth: I couldn't find a baguette anywhere and I love anything with garlic.) I drizzled a touch of Honey Balsamic Dressing for even more flavor....more
This looks seriously amazing.  I love that you went for it with the garlic bread. That was a ... more

8 Reasons You Should Fear Amazon Echo

Last week, Amazon introduced Echo, a $199 cylindrical device you plug in and set anywhere in your house to make your life easier. ...more
This is hilarious. The whole post, but especially, "ask Echo ten questions about The Catcher In ... more

NaBloPoMo: Add All Your November 2014 Posts Here!

Here's where you share the link to every NaBloPoMo post you're writing on your blog daily this month -- and share your words with the world! In fact, we're going to be culling out some great posts from the list below and paying you to feature them on BlogHer during the month of November to celebrate NaBloPoMo. ...more
Day 7: This was exciting for me. I wrote an article for another blog, and a news show picked up ... more

Facebook Forces Mobile Users to Download Messenger App to Access Facebook Messages

Facebook announced today that you'll need to download a second app in order to access Facebook messages from your smartphone. This is both for your benefit -- faster app speed for their main app since it won't be weighed down by messages -- but moreso Facebook's benefit: why use any other messaging app when you need to download Facebook's regardless if you want to access that Facebook feature? It's like colonizing your phone, one app at a time. ...more
I will not be downloading the messenger app. Any private messages that come in while I'm out ... more

Goodbye #Hashtags, Goodbye @Replies, Hello Unhelpful New Twitter?

Twitter let on today that it might do away with hashtags and @replies on the site, and no, this isn't an early April Fools joke. ...more
Without the @ replys and hashtags, Twitter can not be social. It would lose all relevance. more

The Man Who Sexually Abused Me Is Dying

My childhood perpetrator is dying. He’s in his late 80s and has lived a long life of middle-class ease without being charged for his crimes against me and, very likely, other children — since there are several of us who won’t go near him. ...more
I, too, have that backdrop to my life. You are a strong survivor. Thank you for sharing your ... more

So This Is Marriage: 11 Years, a Family, and Many Beer Mugs Later

“Could you?” He starts, handing me the ridiculously large Mason jar he keeps at his bedside, an ode and a tease to my latest kitchenware obsession. I reach for it with my right hand without looking up from my laptop. He fits it between my splayed fingers and I go fill it up. “Spoiled,” I say over my shoulder. “You know it,” he answers in the crinkly-eyed way that I love. ...more
This is beautiful. I am in my eleventh year of marriage, and I relate very much to the changes ... more