Starting a new blog / podcast series

I may be crazy for starting this less than a month before BlogHer 2011, but my podcast idea has been percolating for a while. I've done a couple in the past and would like to step it up with more frequency.I'm a Librarian and often come across free resources not widely known and I would like to share those in a podcast format. I'm hoping to produce them with regular frequency. Monthly? Is that too infrequent?My most recent attempt includes resources on Art, Movies, and Harry Potter/Science.I'd love to get feedback from the BlogHer Community:...more

A Sweat Ceremony, Justification and BlogHer 11

I made the plunge and bought a ticket to BlogHer11. I found so many reasons NOT to go. When it was announced that it would be in my home state of California this year, I dreamed of going. Daydreams aside, it's clearly not in this single mom's budget at all. I felt sorry for myself as I talked myself off the ledge....more

Getting Ready for BlogHer'11: BlogTalk Radio Discussion About Moms Defending Our Kids Through Social Media

Please join the Moms Clean Air Force for this pre-BlogHer'11 BlogRadio discussion and chat about mom power and how we need to use it to defend clean air for the sake of our kids' health.This online event is our variation of the BlogHer'11 session, Change the World – Malcolm Gladwell is Missing the Point: Revolutions are Happening Online, to be moderated by Cheryl Contee.We are thrilled that Cheryl is moderating our discussion as well!...more

Together Counts' BlogHer 5K

The list of fantastic and exciting events at BlogHer ’11 continues to grow: We are bringing back the BlogHer 5K. This year, the 5K is brought to us by Together Counts. Together Counts is a nationwide program inspiring active and healthy living. The principle behind the program is Energy Balance, which means balancing the calories we consume with the calories we burn. Learn more about Together Counts and their commitment here....more

I just want to make sure it's the blue route? It says it's only 2 miles.

Tina ...more

BlogHer Handmade '11: The Download on this DIY Paradise

So, it's been a while since we've done an extensive BlogHer Handmade update, and in that time a LOT has been cooking. Before we get to the final crazy days before BlogHer '11, it seemed like a good time to get you all worked up about one of our new conferences for 2011: BlogHer Handmade '11, produced in conjunction with The Creative Connection....more

Announcing the HTC Innovator Award at the Voices of the Year Community Keynote

Here in Silicon Valley, people talk a lot about innovation. Web 2.0, now Web 3.0, mobile technology, cleantech - there’s always something new and groundbreaking coming over the horizon. But innovation isn't just about technology development....more

BlogHer Conference Update - - July 8, 2011

Wow, another week has come and gone, and the countdown to BlogHer '11 has started!This week, I'll focus a lot on BlogHer '11, since we are sooo close -- but remember, we still have BlogHer Handmade on the horizon and maybe a little something else in store (ohhh, that was a tease)....more

thank you Lori for your updates. I am looking forward to going to BlogHer again.more

Manifestation: Developing a Blogging Practice Makes Perfect

Julie Weckerlein will be speaking on The Write Brain: Essential Blog Content Development Workshop panel at BlogHer's 2011 conference on August 5, 2011. It's an extended session running through two afternoon time slots, from 1:15 to 4pm; Julie's "Manifestation" portion of the workshop starts at 3:15pm.  On a late summer evening in 2001, I was seated in a dark corner of my then-fiancé's living room in Erlangen, Germany, silhouetted by the blue glare of his family's ancient HP monitor.I hit "publish" on my first introductory entry, and thus officially began a personal, and ultimately professional, blogging career that's spanned a whole decade and an entire globe.It's pretty safe to say I've blogged about all sort of topics in just about every environment possible.In 2003, I typed out pregnancy updates from the cluttered office of my Italian townhouse, my first home as a married woman. Busted! Micro-blogging from DisneyWorld, Summer 2009. ...more

Amazing post! My problems start when I think of who would be interested in what I'm writing. I ...more

Conference Corner: You're Invited! BlogHer '11 & 9 Open-to-All Parties

After a long day of education and inspiration at BlogHer ’11, we know that a lot of you are looking to unwind. For some, that’s dancing. For others, that’s chilling on the sofa. And for still others, it’s mingling and mixing with bloggers, networking to your heart’s content. But ... where do you go to do all that? BlogHer has the answer for you: Each night (Thursday, Friday and Saturday, August 4-6), we’ve got three fun parties lined up, just for you! PLUS, if even the word "party" makes you shudder, the Serenity Suite (which is exactly what it sounds like) will stay open late on Saturday night....more

Lying by Omission to my Family is my MO

Why is it so hard to tell your family how you are feeling and your deepest thoughts?  These are the people that should love you unconditionally.  Your mother gave birth to you and was the first nurturer of your hopes and dreams.  My sister tells me she prays for me and wants to have a deeper relationship....more

I haven't been a serious blogger for too long but am trying to pick up the pace. I too have not ...more