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 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
Elisa Camahort Jami Kelly great idea about the Eye Candy category, yes I work photos into my ...more

This Left Feels Right !!!

‘Hey Anger! How you been, girl? Petty, shameless, and basic? Cool! Glad to hear things are still the same!’...more

Top 5 Reasons #BlogHer15: Experts Among Us Is Going Back to The Hilton New York

You have likely heard by now that #BlogHer15: Experts Among Us is returning to New York City, and tickets are selling now (and fast). Actually, not only are we going back to the Big Apple but we are returning to the largest hotel in New York, the Hilton New York. ...more
We should let all submitters know, yes or no, by end of month.more

What Did You Learn At BlogHer PRO '14?

Our BlogHer PRO '14 attendees shared a lot of wisdom via Twitter during the conference. As always, they've also shared what they learned, who inspired them, and what they plan on doing next in their own spaces on the web. We've rounded up a number of great perspectives from the conference to share with you today. Read on to get inspired by our amazing attendees. ...more

You're Invited to A Send Off Party

Today, one of my closest friends is leaving....more

A BlogHim @ BlogHer Pro

Do you feel comfortable here with all of these women.” Kaitlyn Wagner, a young copywriter from New York asked me....more

5 More Thoughts to Inspire You from BlogHer PRO '14

Day Two of BlogHer PRO '14 didn't disappoint. Attendees tweeted up a storm, sharing relevant and pertinent information with each other and their followers. Our speakers once again took to the stage and shared their expertise and experience. We're sharing another five great tweets that will inspire you today... to do something tomorrow. Read on! ...more
Aww, thanks. It was a pleasure to speak yesterday.more

5 Bits Of Wisdom From Day One at BlogHer PRO '14

BlogHer PRO '14 kicked off today in Silicon Valley. As always, our attendees took to Twitter to share the words that most resonated with them from each speaker. Anyone following along with the #BlogHerPRO14 hashtag learned something today. I know I learned a lot! We've complied five important tweets today that you may want to take to heart, share around, and keep in mind as you look toward 2015. ...more
What a great conference! So glad i set aside the time to attend. Great takeaways and action ...more

Findery: The Treasure Map of Your Life

Since I was old enough to write, I had diaries and sketchbooks and notebooks. But when I discovered the internet, I fell in love with it. I set up my own web page, or, as we called it then, “online diary,” and eventually, blog. I could meet faraway friends, I could tell my stories, and I could read the stories of others. Through all my work with Flickr, Etsy, and a bunch of other companies, people's creativity, art, poetry, and stories have always been my focus. The internet has always been about connecting me to these. ...more