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
You know success is more than numbers, but it is so nice when someone says it out loud. Thanks!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 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
What a great interview. And Kamy, your last answer made me tear up a little. Thank you, friend. ...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
Wow! These are really bad! The comments were entertaining.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
Still trying to process this - I didn't even know I'd been nominated! This post was my first at ...more

The Children's Menu

"Do you want the children's menu?" the hostess asked, flicking her eyes over my girl on her eleventh birthday. It seemed awfully small for The Cheesecake Factory, a place with a menu that sells advertising. We took it, anyway ....more

How It's Getting Even Easier to Listen to Your Mother

Ann Imig is a very funny force of nature, the blogger behind Ann's Rants and the founder of Listen to Your Mother, the spoken-word show that has taken the U.S. by storm and inspired Ann's latest project, her book: LISTEN TO YOUR MOTHER: What She Said Then, What We're Saying Now, which will be published by G.P. Putnam's Sons on April 7, 2015....more
I was so proud to do that BlogHer Room of Your Own panel with you Ann. Was it really five years ...more

THE OBVIOUS GAME Giveaway updates

Congratulations Rachel Patrick for winning a copy of THE OBVIOUS GAME in my Rafflecopter giveaway! ...more

Happy Easter!

Results for my Rafflecopter giveaway should be available tomorrow. Thanks for playing the YA Scavenger Hunt! ...more