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BlogHer '11 Conference in San Diego -- Make Your Hotel Reservation Today!

It's official...you may now make reservations at the Marriott Hotel and Marina for BlogHer '11 in sunny San Diego! ...more

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Nestle and BlogHer Sponsorship: Creating an Unsafe place for women

I just got done reading a friend of a friend’s blog, Leaky Boob[i], and since I had an immediate reaction, I realized I needed to write a response right away. I quickly looked it up, and all over the internet, I confirmed that this was the case… which honestly, I look back and am glad that I didn’t go to the conference in 2010, because the sponsorship of an anti-woman corporation for a pro woman conference would have been too hypocritical for me to feel comfortable enough to get past it. I’m sure it would have clouded my judgment....more

Turning Online Friends into Real Life BFFs

The Bloggess Jenny Lawson, Owning PInk's Lissa Rankin, and BlogHer Co-Founder Jory Des Jardins...more

The Last First Day of School Pic

One of my favorite poems, Cascando by Samuel Beckett, includes the phrase, "there is a last even of last times." Today, I am incredibly aware of another truth: There is a last even of first times. Mary starts her senior year in high school today. Those of you who have loved me for years know what that means ... the annual "first day of school" photo will soon pop up in your email....more

My second annual attempt to get book bloggers to BlogHer

Just a few weeks ago - while we were at Comic-Con, actually, two weekends before BlogHer'10 - I told my husband that after attending for two years running, I wasn't sure about going to BlogHer next year. We had already decided we wanted to go to Comic-Con again. Sure, the event is crazy and crowded, but it's just so much fun. Also, despite the crowds and craziness, it's somehow relaxing - probably because I'm just there as an attendee and spectator, with no particular goals....more

Instant Retraining for the New Business World

Instant Retraining for the New World Stop Coping. Start Succeeding. The old world is gone. GM is bankrupt. Citibank is on the edge. The Office as we know it is being replaced by The Internet. Companies, banks, entire countries and economies are changing. It’s a whole new world and we need a whole new way of succeeding in it. Or maybe an ancient way....more

Me and Pam at BlogHer '10

One of the all time highlights of my BlogHer’10 experience was meeting Pam Spaulding of Pam’s House Blend. I have admired her work for many years. I visit her site several times a day for updates on the state of LGBT America from a progressive point of view. Pam is an African-American lesbian who is really rocking the blogosphere....more

What I brought home: The Books of BlogHer'10

I've been to New York City twice this summer - which is a big deal because I live in Los Angeles - and I've yet to get to the Strand Bookstore! It was on the list of things I wanted to do when I was in the City for BlogHer'10, but between a pretty full conference agenda and my inability to follow the walking directions I got from Google Maps, it didn't happen....more

Aw, that sucks that you didn't get to The Strand. :(

Thanks for mentioning Girl Power. It's ...more

Latinas at BlogHer 2010

***Cross posted from ModernMami.com*** ...more