Excited to Go to BlogHer 2015 Conference in NYC

Just made reservations for my first bloggers conference — the big one.Yep, it’s the BlogHer 2015 conference in New York City — held at the Midtown Manhattan Hilton....more

SEO for Beginners

So, you are a beginner blogger? Welcome! There is so much to learn, and I’m guessing one of the most daunting is SEO. You know you need to do it. You know you should be doing it from the beginning. But where do you start? Here is your handy guide to SEO for Beginners....more
I take being a "Beginner" to a new low. I don't understand the first two categories about On ...more

How to Build an Awesome Online Community (and Why It's So Important)

When you start a blog, you will hear a lot about how to grow your audience. You will read about gaining readers and followers, and why SEO is important. All of those things are important for page views—but there is something I believe is far more rewarding and important for everything you do online: building your online community. ...more
Kindness. Exactly. I think it's the kindness above all else. Yes, you can have bad days and ...more

Announcing the #BlogHer15: Experts Among Us Call for Volunteers!

In 2005 we launched our first BlogHer conference, and we did it with the help of our community. Since that time, volunteers have been a staple in our conference planning, and once again the time has come... time to volunteer for #BlogHer15: Experts Among Us in New York! We call these volunteer positions BlogHerships. ...more
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DOES YOUR BUSINESS ACCEPT CASH ONLY? WHY YOU’RE PROBABLY LOSING CUSTOMERS

Cash-only businesses may seem lucrative in terms of quick payments, bookkeeping and simplicity, but an all-cash standard may incur a heftier expense: Customers....more

Don't Tell Me They're Not Real: Internet Friends Are Real Life Friends

Don't tell me they're not real. I left a comment on the most random blog post I had ever come across in my many times clicking the "Random" button on LiveJournal. The blogger replied. I replied. Then the blogger's friend replied. I looked at his avatar, this friend of the original blogger, and my eyebrow raised a little bit. The back and forth conversation went on all evening, one comment after the other. Days later, AOL Instant Messenger names were exchanged. Three years later, we stood in front of our friends and family and exchanged vows. ...more
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Fear & Fearlessness in Business

“I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it.” Nelson MandelaAs an entrepreneur myself, as well as a coach for other driven and successful women entrepreneurs, we think we’re supposed to be fearless. We need to conquer our fears, silence them and never, ever let anyone see you sweat. We work hard, we believe in ourselves, so what’s to fear, right?Wrong....more

Announcing BlogHer Food '15 and the Call for Ideas

Today we are excited to announce the BlogHer Food '15: Experts Among Us conference! ...more
Super excited for our first BlogHer conference! The only problem is that I have to wait til ...more

Crosswords, Cross Words and "I Don't Care"

Since I'm a writer, you might think I would be great at crosswords You'd be wrong. I don't know what the capital of Cameroon is, and telling me it's a seven-letter word won't help.That said, when my daughter Kate recently started doing crosswords, I happily joined in. And, with some clues, my vocabulary and age have proven useful. For example, Kate wasn't familiar with Hee Haw, but I knew the characters might well be called rubes....more

#BlogHer15: Experts Among Us Voices of the Year Submissions Are Open!

EDITED ON 2/9: Submissions have closed for the 2015 #BlogHer15: Experts Among Us Voices of the Year.EDITED ON 01/19: See below for clarification on the definition of submission categories.Today, we kick off your nominations for the Voices of the Year, our annual celebration of the most inspiring voices in our community. From these nominations will emerge our honorees, some of whom will take the stage to keynote #BlogHer15: Experts Among Us, in a gala event at the BlogHer annual conference in New York City in July 2015....more
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