How to Say the Right Thing at #BlogHer16

BlogHer16 is coming up August 4 - 6 in Los Angeles. Feeling excited? Feeling shy? Maybe feeling overwhelmed? If this is your first time attending a conference of this size, you may have all the feelings. Toss in the seeds of the unexpected emotion that comes from meeting your online friends for the first time, and the conditions are ripe for a bumper crop of epic Foot-in-Mouth Bloggers Disease. ...more
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How to Say the Right Thing at #BlogHer16

BlogHer16 is coming up August 4 - 6 in Los Angeles. Feeling excited? Feeling shy? Maybe feeling overwhelmed? If this is your first time attending a conference of this size, you may have all the feelings. Toss in the seeds of the unexpected emotion that comes from meeting your online friends for the first time, and the conditions are ripe for a bumper crop of epic Foot-in-Mouth Bloggers Disease. ...more
Oh, and be nice to staff too. There will be a long survey after the conference where you can ... more

How to Say the Right Thing at #BlogHer16

BlogHer16 is coming up August 4 - 6 in Los Angeles. Feeling excited? Feeling shy? Maybe feeling overwhelmed? If this is your first time attending a conference of this size, you may have all the feelings. Toss in the seeds of the unexpected emotion that comes from meeting your online friends for the first time, and the conditions are ripe for a bumper crop of epic Foot-in-Mouth Bloggers Disease. ...more
I am super awkward at conferences and say completely bizarre things to people, but that is sort ... more

Don't Forget to Do These Vital Things Online Before a Conference

One of the best things about attending a BlogHer event is the connections you make with other attendees.It's also one of the most daunting aspects of attending a BlogHer event, particularly now that content creators come with more than their blogs -- they come with Twitter accounts, Facebook accounts, groups and pages, Instagram, Pinterest, Tumblr, YouTube and LinkedIn, too....more
You forgot "Be sure you have a recent post that goes live right before the conference." Even if ... more

INTERVIEW: Nicole Blades On Writing 'The Thunder Beneath Us'

Are the events of our past forever fault lines in our future?  In Nicole Blades' new book, The Thunder Beneath Us (Kensington, Fall 2016),  she chronicles the life of Best Lightburn, a young woman with a charmed life who harbors a painful past that she has tried to deny. ...more
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When the Magical Art of Tidying Up Meets #MomLife

I’m one of the many moms who embraced Marie Kondo’s The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up. After all, moms tend to need life-changing magic when it comes to our homes, often overwhelmed by bottle-washing duties, Cheerios ground into the carpet, and piles of adorably tiny clothes. ...more
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Gird Your Loins and Load Your GIFs, Because Here Comes Christmas Already

I'll be the first to admit that I am a lover of holidays. In all actuality, Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday because of the process of cooking and feeding the folks that I love. But there is just something about the spirit of Christmas that makes me grin from ear to ear and smile in anticipation of it. But I know I'm not everyone....more
Love this and I know a Christmas hater and it troubles me in a weird way. Also, I am interested ... more

8 Tips to Go From Burned Out to Badass

Around this time last year, I was totally exhausted; I had spent the last two years working 60-70 hours a week. I was often up at 5 a.m. with a cup of coffee in hand, answering emails, solving problems, and generally just getting stuff done before showering, taking the kids to school, and heading into the office. ...more
Really good tips. I have a hard time admitting I am burned out or sorting my way out of it. ... more

5 Fun Things To Do in Chicago!

#BlogHerFood15 takes place in the Windy City this year. As a Chicago native, I might be The! Most! Excited! person on the BlogHer team....more
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5 Fun Things To Do in Chicago!

#BlogHerFood15 takes place in the Windy City this year. As a Chicago native, I might be The! Most! Excited! person on the BlogHer team....more
You forgot "Play pinball in the pinball capital of the United States" more
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