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
Francesca_C living with other people is tough, for sure.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

The Piece of Glass

Somehow my life has become reduced to a rectangle of plastic and glass that I hold in my palm. When I first got it, I both mourned the actual clickable buttons of the obsolete Blackberry and longed to stroke the smooth glass screen of my brand new iPhone 4. Now there are days when I want to use the piece of glass to tell the world something, but I tap and I tap and nothing happens ....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

Make Some Noise

Last week, BlogHer Co-founder Lisa Stone talked to President Obama about women, wages & the future. Here are the highlights, along with commentary from members of the blogging community. Pretty cool, eh? ...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

I Like Things Made of Wood

Hey y'all. A cool company in Missouri sent me a wooden watch. I reviewed it on Surrender, Dorothy: Reviews here ....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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