Keep It Together: Use an Editorial Calendar

I've worked with a form of social media since 1995. It wasn't until 2004, though, that I was taking an active role in writing and sharing information via social media (before that I was usually working in the background coordinating projects and coding stuff). In the past five years I've had more experience with project management as a stay-at-home-mom who blogs than I did as a web developer who had multi-million-dollar clients. At one point I was writing for three blogs I owned personally, contributing to BlogHer and another network, and driving carpool. I only had about four hours to spend writing for or managing those blogs and I thought I was going to lose my mind. Then I had a brilliant idea: I needed to start keeping an editorial calendar. ...more

My blogging schedule is not as streamlined as it could/ should be. This could definitely ...more

Women Rock SXSW 2010

Panels proposed for SXSW Interactive 2010 include many by or with women speakers. Since SXSW Interactive (SXSWi) is a tech conference that stands out as treating women equally on the speaker's lists, I took a look at what women proposed as panels for next year. The conference is held in March each year in Austin, TX. ...more

Hope you make it.

Virginia DeBolt

Health & Wellness Bloggers: I want YOU (for my Google Reader)

As a BlogHer contributing editor, part of my job is to link to other women bloggers. So when I decide to write about a particular topic, I spend a great deal of time searching for other women who have also blogged about that topic. And that can be very time consuming. ...more
My blog is new

Working 9-5 (no longer)

he days of working Monday through Friday, 9-5 are over, whether some of the "old guard" want to admit or not. ...more

Sony Readers Come Out Fighting

The fight is on! Sony Readers remain less expensive than the Amazon Kindle. Sony Readers are available in more countries the than Amazon Kindle. Recent moves from Sony and the additional promise of big announcements on August 25 are adding to the question of whether Sony Reader is going to be able to conquer the Amazon Kindle after all. ...more

I'm pleased to hear that they will be opening the format. 


Tech Shopping for Back to School

Summer vacation is drawing to a close. States are announcing dates for tax-free back to school shopping. Parents are scrambling to find lists of required school supplies or to understand what it means if your child's new school is "completely computerized." It's time to go back to school. Since technology is invading every age group, let's look at what students need in terms of age. These are just my opinions, but here's what I think would work. As a disclaimer, I must add that every family will decide what they need based on their individual situations. ...more

10 Best iPhone Apps For Goofing Off

There are many useful iPhone apps out there. But sometimes you just need to kill time. Whether you are waiting in an airport or you are stuck in a mind-numbing meeting or lecture, these iPhone apps will make the time you spend in boredom purgatory a little more entertaining. #1 Rag Doll Blaster This game is simple in concept, but not so easy to master. Superbly designed by Backflip Studios, you'll be astounded with the real physics used to measure the distance, power, and angle to shoot rag dolls across various obstacles. There is a free version called Rag Doll Blaster Lite ($2) ...more

How to Set Up Google Alerts (And Why You Need To)

Google Alerts is one of the most versatile online tools. It allows you to listen to conversations you may not be aware of. Conversations that involve you or your brand (and maybe even your competitors). As you manage your online presence, it's important to listen to what people are saying and how they are saying it. You want to know if other sites are linking to you, quoting you, supporting you, or complaining about you. You want to know what your competition is up to and how they are faring. Enter Google Alerts, the free online tool that lets you track keywords and phrases effortlessly so you never miss another important conversation. ...more

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The power of twitter

I like to socialize. If it weren't for the Internet, I think I would have found being a mom very difficult. The truth is, we don't often get babysitters to go out for a night on the town. But message boards, MSN messenger and more recently twitter have given me the opportunity to have an active social life from the comfort of my basement and my PJs. ...more

In my conference wrap up. Our interaction really tickled me.



Office Web Apps Coming in 2010

I talked with Louise Rasho in the Microspa room sponsored by Microsoft at BlogHer09. We talked about Office Web Apps, which will be released when Office 2010 is released. Wish I'd had time to stay in the microspa for a massage or some pampering, but I had to rush off after our chat. Louise is @Office_Live on Twitter where she tweets about Microsoft Office Live. Our meeting was arranged by a PR rep Krista Ulatowski, who also sat in on the chat and helped get some answers that Louise didn't have at her fingertips. ...more

No that this will not work on any linux machine... I'm so sad for you. more