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

Get Excited! Gwyneth Paltrow Is Coming to #BlogHer15: Experts Among Us

Oscar winner. Emmy-winning guest star displaying her vocal chops on Glee. Eternal paparazzi target. Controversial conversation starter. Media mogul?Yes!Gwyneth Paltrow is all of the above, and I am very excited to announce she'll be conducting one of our classic fireside chats at #BlogHer15: Experts Among Us this summer in New York.  ...more
My question for Gwyneth is: How do you deal with all the negative things people say about you ...more

What #BlogHer15's 'Experts Among Us' Really Means for You

This year, at our annual conference celebrating women in social media, we are dramatically expanding our mission now that BlogHer is part of the larger SheKnows Media family. This transformation starts with our name and our theme: #BlogHer15: Experts Among Us. In 2015, we're dedicating the BlogHer conference to the incredible expertise and inspiration women are delivering to each other every day via social media. ...more
I loved the exercise of identifying expertise for our email signatures! Although I had a head ...more

I wonder....

Having a conversation with friends the other night (okay a Facebook thread/conversation) we realized how horrible we are at taking compliments. It started simply, one friend complimented another. We all added our own accolades to her. She got overwhelmed and immediately put up barriers on why she was not worthy of our compliments. Just about every woman I know repeats this behavior....more
Just say thank you - that's all we have to say. No excuses, no brushing it off. You deserve all ...more

Kids on a Mission Take the Stage at #BlogHer15

Today, we announce the keynote that will kick off the #BlogHer15: Experts Among Us conference on Friday morning. We're bringing three amazing women to the stage: Girl Scouts CEO Anna Maria Chávez, journalist and Starfish Foundation founder Soledad O'Brien, and one of the masterminds behind our Hatch initiative, SheKnows Media's Chief Revenue Officer Samantha Skey. ...more
I have a question about Hach Labs. Do they need to come with a computer? Will they be at the ...more

Selling BlogHer 2015 Ticket

Extremely bummed that I won't be able to make BlogHer 2015 :( I am selling my ticket for $375. Please email riothedreamcatcher@yahoo.com if you would like to purchase my ticket!...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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Introducing the Femvertising Awards at #BlogHer15!

Today, we're thrilled to tell you about a new addition to the Voices of the Year community keynote at #BlogHer15: Experts Among Us this July: the #Femvertising Awards. ...more
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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

Slow Cooker Honey Balsamic Pork With Tangy Coleslaw

As the weather gets warmer, I start thinking about cookouts and parties … and when I think of cookouts, I think of pulled pork BBQ! There are about a bazillion (yes, seriously) recipes for pulled pork BBQ out there, and usually everyone already has a favorite. But this one… wow, this one is just simply awesome!! It's sweet, garlicky, tangy, succulent and tender....more