Better, More Accurate Words to Use About Girls and Women (Instead of "Bossy")

I was called "bossy" as a girl. So were Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg and Girl Scouts leader Ana Maria Chavez, and BlogHer editor-in-chief Stacy Morrison, and many other girls who grew up to be leaders. ...more
whosyourshero Hope the momentum builds on this concept. It's such a great one!more

Commenting Hoops: Will You Jump Through Them in Order to Leave a Comment?

I recently turned on comment moderation on my blog for the first time in almost eight years.  My spam situation had gotten out-of-hand, and I was spending inordinate amounts of time during the day jumping onto my blog to delete spam comments that were cluttering up the space.  Spam filters failed me, so I went with the next easiest thing for commenters. ...more
I refuse to leave a blog comment on any blog that uses Captcha, it's the most annoying thing ...more

Be More Funny! 22 Prompts to Help You Write Humor Posts

I started blogging at Pecked To Death By Chickens about 5 months ago writing mostly about minor annoyances and how I deal with them. I always like to add some funny to my writing because I want people to enjoy reading it, and I know that personally, I am more likely to read something if I am amused. ...more
This is a great list!  I also find many of regular writing prompts to be great, but too serious ...more

To Whom It May Concern: You're Stealing My Work

Well, it's been a busy week at A Cook and Her Books headquarters, setting the blogging and business worlds straight on acceptable uses of my pictures. It all began with my weekend rant on the unauthorized use of my photographs that were copied from A Cook and Her Books and posted without acknowledgment on business websites and other blogs. ...more
TCStream  Wow! That's insane. Did she ever take them down?more

Writer's Block? Here are 30 Blog Post Ideas

Do you ever need a blog post in a pinch?  I know that I do.  Today, I want to share some blog post ideas to help get your creative juices flowing. ...more
Thanks for the tips! I'm new to blogging and am constantly trying to think of new ideas, this ...more

How BlogHer '14 Will Be Different for Me This Year

I'm going to the BlogHer conference this year in San Jose, CA. There are a couple reasons. Okay, more than two reasons. And I think they are good reasons. ...more
Well - - I think it's a very good sign that I know the first two women commenting at the top of ...more

Why I'm Not Participating in National Day of Unplugging

On March 7 and 8, people across the world will participate in a day of unplugging.  But I'm not going to join them.  Sorry, rebooters. ...more

Melanie Bauer is Nominated for a Blogging Award and Other Member News

Melanie Bauer from Melanie Makes was named a top five finalist in Better Homes and Gardens's first annual blogger awards in their Food: Family/Everyday Eats category. Readers now have the opportunity to vote for their favorite, and the readers' favorite and editors' pick of each category will earn a mention in an upcoming issue of BHG. ...more

Must-Read Feminist Blogs for Women's History Month

March is Women's History Month, and we're sharing some bloggers who do the hard work year-round of keeping track of what's going on for women in the United States and around the world. Take a look at these sites and let us know about your favorite blogs for reading about women's history and issues. ...more
I'm so honored to be included!  Hope you'll visit me and introduce yourselves!!  ...more

How to Protect Your Information Online from Hackers

It's a crazy world out there when it comes to information theft. Hackers don’t care if you are a nice person. Hackers don't even care if you have a "small blog" when they want to take over your space. If you offer them the opportunity to be inside of your precious virtual world, they won’t hesitate and they will leave a serious mess behind. I spent hours fixing my email account and Facebook account after being hacked, and sadly I lost some friends along the way. At the end of my giant headache, I promised to myself it not only won’t happen again, but that I'd pass my hard-won lessons along. So here some useful tips that I use everyday. There is no 100% anti-hacker system, but these tips will at least allow you to feel a little more in control of your information, blog, and accounts. ...more