Behind the Scenes with BlogHer Founders: How Blogging Works for Women

July 24th, 2009 kicks off the largest conference for women bloggers in the world.  Bloggers from all over are convening in Chicago to connect in real life including the See Jane Do team.  We went behind the scenes with BlogHer founders, Jory Des Jardins and Elisa Camahort to learn blogging basics and essentials, why blogging works for women, and the steps that led to this incredible online community for women. ...more

Ditch the Paper Clutter without Buying More Stuff

Meet my desk.  Oh, can't see it?  It's that thing in the corner buried under piles of paper.  There are also stacks of stuff on the floor and batches of business cards still lingering from BlogHer '08!  I need to get a handle on dealing with all this paper before I accumulate even more at BlogHer '09.  But the magazines and advertisements from places like The Container Store urge me to buy more STUFF to organize the STUFF I already have.  There must be a cheaper and more eco-friendly way! ...more

Hi DebraC

It's so funny you would comment about avoiding printing stuff today.  ...more

Bump - the iPhone app that you MUST HAVE for BlogHer!

This is cross-posted from Let's say that you're hanging out in your office one day when all of a sudden you spy one of your oldest friends. ...more

Arizona State and others sued by National Federation of the Blind over Kindle DX use

A couple of months ago, I reported in Author Rights vs. Disability Rights about a lawsuit brought by the Authors Guild to prevent Amazon from allowing the Kindle 2's text to speech function unless compensation was given to the book's authors. ...more

Ethnographers That Record A Changing World

Shi Pei Pu died July 2, 2009. If you boil the story down to the essentials this is a story about a man who pretended to be a woman who fooled another man into loving him. He was the real life person that inspired the play and the movie "M Butterfly." Ethnographically speaking, it is a journey into many lands where I am an outsider trying to understand. ...more

I finished the memoir, Crabcakes, by Jame Alan McPherson.  He has several chapters ...more

Firefox 3.5 released: time to check your add-ons

It's like checking the batteries in your smoke alarm every once in a while. You need to check your Firefox add-ons every once in a while, too. A new Firefox release is a good time to do that, because some of the old add-ons may no longer work. Even more important, maybe there is some great add-on you can add to your repertoire to make your browsing life work smoothly. Firefox 3.5 just released. Some of the new features available in this upgrade are ...more

I really like the new Firefox 3.5. It's faster and allows you to customize ...more

Get Going with Tabs

Are you working as fast and smart as you could in your browser? One way to do that is with tabs. You'll learn about working with tabs in Firefox in this article. Most of these tips will also apply to Safari, Internet Explorer and Opera—though you may have to search the menus for the capability. ...more

Web Success Strategies Learned from the Online Marketing Summit

By: Alyse Speyer, Copywriter - Web Success Team On Tuesday, June 16, I packed up my laptop and headed down to Long Beach, CA to attend the Online Marketing Summit. The main areas covered were Social Media, Search Engine Marketing (SEO & PPC), Web Analytics, Usability, Email Marketing, Digital PR and Integrated Marketing Strategy. This all day event included expert speakers from major online marketing firms such as Ray “Catfish” Comstock, Debbie Qaqish, Tim Ash, Steve Woods, Dana Todd and many more. Each speaker discussed real world experiences; case studies; analysis of what works, what doesn’t and why. The Web Success Team learned many practical applications and cutting edge strategies that will benefit clients. ...more