Record Your Grandma's Stories: StoryCorps' National Day of Listening is Nov. 27

Will you be spending Thanksgiving with friends who tell great stories, a relative who has wonderful tales from "back in the day," or just someone special whose life you'd like to celebrate? Why not record their story in honor of StoryCorps' National Day of Listening the day after Thanksgiving (November 27th)....more

Things do happen for a reason…sometimes you just have to wait…

I haven’t posted in a while. I have been incredibly busy with work and school and family-but that is not the topic of this post. I recently made a tough decision. I have decided to go a different direction in my educational career, a choice that will ultimately change my entire life....more

How to market on Twitter

I am not going to explain to you how to create a Twitter account, I am sure you are capable enough! Once the account is created with a nice profile and picture you can then start to add your “Tweets”. You are allowed up to 140 characters and it is advisable to keep the tweets as short as possible, I will explain why shortly. I know a lot of people use Twitter to talk about their latest night out or what they had for dinner but as a business person you can utilize Twitter to market your business....more

The L Word: a formula for success

The L Word ended on Showtime in March. For people like me who don't have Showtime, the final season is just now coming out on DVD. We are finally getting to see season 6 and watch how the series ended. ...more

from BlogHer CE Alanna Kellogg is about The Pioneer Woman, but it is essentially the same ...more

How To Get Me To Unsubscribe

I've done some unsubscribing to electronic communications that I consented to when I was trying on identities that I've since let go in an effort to tame my email inbox. Lately however I've begun to hit unsubscribe when the authors of those digital missives begin to annoy me. What does it take to get me to banish someone? Well, let me tell you... ...more

Assuming we are incomplete is a brilliant way to put it, Candelaria. And it goes beyond ...more

On Katie Couric's "Seven Most Powerful People in Media" for, BlogHer is #4

Congratulations BlogHer community, please take a bow -- you are the face of media influence in 2009. BlogHer is #4 on Katie Couric's list of the "seven most powerful people in media". As her contribution to's "One in a Billion" initiative, Ms. Couric chose: #1: Sergei Brin and Larry Page, Google Co-founders #2: Julius Genachowski, Chairman of the FCC #3: Arianna Huffington, Co-founder, The Huffington Post #4: BlogHer Co-founders Jory Des Jardins, Elisa Camahort Page and Lisa Stone #5: Craig Newmark, Founder of Craigslist #6: Biz Stone and Evan Williams, Twitter Co-founders of Twitter #7: Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook Co-founder There's not a single traditional media company on this list, which makes us think Ms. Couric is talking about who in media represents communities with the potential and power to truly move the needle when she writes, "[A]mong the many millions of sites and the svengalis behind them, there are a few classics that stand out." We agree: The accelerating influence of women in social media is stunning, just ask us [PDF]. BlogHer's mission -- to create opportunities and economic empowerment for women in social media -- is the driving force behind a community that now reaches more than 20 million* people each month via conferences, the news service and a network of more than 2,500 excellent blogs. (*Nielsen Netratings Site Census.) Thanks, Katie Couric, we think women in social media are just getting started. Lisa for Jory, Elisa and Lisa BlogHer Co-founders ...more

Way to go - glad someone finally got it right!

And thank you. :)


How to book the best room in the hotel

Hello, my name is Chris and I am a hotel snob.  I admit it. My family and close friends know about my little secret: I am very fussy when it comes to selecting a hotel and a room in a hotel. ...more

Solar Powered Green Web Hosting With AISO.Net

When seeking out a new web hosting provider, there are several pieces of criteria that most use to ensure the best possible provider is chosen for their web site. It is becoming increasingly more popular to seek out hosting companies that are either using green technologies to power their services or those that minimally give back to the environment with the purchase of credit offsets or green tags. One web hosting company that has opted to bypass the credit offsetting and is actually using clean, renewable energy resources is AISO.Net....more

Thank you for this blog post. The commenter, then, becomes the critic who shapes the writer's ...more

TV NOT Worth Watching? Mine for gold in TED Talks

Been a long day? Want to veg out on the couch for a couple of hours before bedtime with the TV? You turn on the tube and what happens? You find nothing but moronic programming, repeats of cop/detective/mystery shows, and movies you've seen twice already. You could shut the damn thing off and read the latest Diana Gabaldon novel. That would keep you busy for a while. Or you could go to your computer and be amazed and enlighted watching a video from TED Talks. ...more

I looove TED Talks! Have listened to many over the past few years, on everything from science ...more