Trading Spaces: Bloggy Style

I was recently challenged by my real life friend & fellow blogger ( ) Heather, to come out of my comfort zone (do I have one yet?) and trade blog posts with another blogger....more

My 90-Day Challenge – Using LinkedIn to Prospect New Business

As a principal at Desert Rose Design, I have been responsible for cultivating and nurturing client relationships since our inception. Many of our best opportunities have come from networking and referrals from our client and prospect base network. As a growing agency in a difficult economy, we realized that we needed to broaden our relationship marketing efforts to thrive. ...more

How careful do teachers need to be online?

Dear Friend is a Verb, I am a teacher. A parent of a student of mine used a Facebook account of a friend of her child to log on and view my Facebook page. Because I had everything set to “Friends Only”, the only thing she could see was “Pages” I’d fanned, because this child was not one of my Friends.  She was highly offended by two or three of those and called to scream (yes, SCREAM) at my principal and demand my job. Two pages presented political views she doesn’t agree with and one had a swear word in the title.  ...more

Life's Ambrosia: Profile of a Seattle Food Blog

Say hello to Deseree, a 20-something food blogger from Seattle who "cooks and eats" and relies on her talented husband to "shoot and eat" for her food blog celebrating the "food of the gods." ...more

She always has dishes that look very appealing to me!


Are Bigger Bloggers Obligated to Help Smaller Bloggers?

I have this rather bad habit of playing devil's advocate for the sake of discussion. And I am going to stick on my Jezebel horns and do a little bit of that today. I had a post syndicated on BlogHer about jealousy and blogging that sparked some AMAZING response and discussion. It took an interesting turn when this comment popped up: ...more
@GalitBreen Super interesting. I'm 2 lazy 2 login on my phone but I'd say it's like life. Nice ...more

Want Equal Rights? Truth Is - Just Take Them!

"If women want any rights more than they's got, why don't they just take them, and not be talking about it." —Sojourner Truth, former slave, abolitionist, Methodist minister, and early U.S. women’s rights leader...more

Cookin' Canuck: Profile of a Food Blogger with Canadian Roots

Say hello to Dara Michalski, she's a Canuck (that is to say, she's a Canadian) and she's a cook. That's makes her the Cookin' Canuck. I think you'll love her food blog! ...more

Great profile of Cookin' Canuck! And, early congratulations on your first year of blogging. ...more

My Blog Has Gone International

I started my personal blog in January and joined Blogher a week and a half ago.  All that time and effort has finally paid off.  Thanks to one Canadian reader, I can now say my personal blog is international.  (Sarcasm aside, I am really excited about it.)...more

I'll have to check out statcounter.  I didn't really do any research, just set up the ...more

Are Mom Bloggers ethical?

  Now, before you get your panties in a bunch, I am not against mom bloggers. I am a mom blogger myself and blog almost everyday at I created this entire web site based off some content I had read online about how “unethical” mom bloggers are becoming.   ...more

Please Rob Me and How the Internet Affects Privacy

Back in college, no one had cell phones. Google had yet to be invented. Social media sites didn't exist and even basic online journaling was still years away. Yet people always knew where to find me. If I wasn't in my apartment, people knew I was in one of five places: (1) Espresso Royale coffee house, (2) the literary magazine office, (3) my art lab, (4) Hillel, or (5) the library. ...more

I'd rather have the freedom of being the weirdo who doens't do anything online (even though I ...more