Connections at BlogHer 11. Or, how it was impossible to meet some people because of special events.

I was so glad to be gone from the #blogher11 twittter stream the week before BlogHer11. I was overwhelmed and disappointed. it was #someparty this, #anotherparty that. I wasn't a part of that group, I had no idea who that was, and then it was the I had entered the blog entry contest and then also requested an invite but you didnt invite me after all that party that had me give up. I became a rebel against the outsider parties. Screw 'em....more
And thank you @Gamingangel for geeking out with me about Zelda.more

What's the bUZZ on BlogHer '11?

BlogHer ’11 proved to be more than I could have ever imagined. The quantity and quality of women, bloggers, booths, conference topics, key-note speakers, and gift bags was sensational. I was only lucky enough to attend the BlogHer conference for one day, but it was one hell of a day!...more

The Day After BlogHer 2011: R&R

After two crazy, wonderful days at BlogHer 2011, Sunday was a day of rest.  Or, perhaps simply more “restful?”Lisa and I took off for a seven mile walk/hike.The weather was perfect, the scenery was gorgeous, it felt awesome to sweat and move but, as always, the conversation was the best part....more

I would like your opinion

Thanks for reading my BlogHer 2011 recaps (Day one and Day two).  I really enjoyed the conference and hope that some of what I learned influences the direction of this blog....more

Reward from BeverlyHillsMom for return of lavendar scarf! No questions asked!

Hi Ladies I am really upset that I lost large square lilac colored Louis Vuitton scarf/shawl. It was my Mother's Day gift this year and has a great deal of personal sentimental value. My husband went to great lengths to find it for me in my favorite color, so my heart is aching over admitting that it is lost. It was definitely dropped somewhere between the Sails Pavillion at lunch and the sidewalk at the midpoint between the Convention Center and the Marriot. It fell from my bag and was likely picked up off the ground....more

Why BlogHer '11 was a Defining Moment

Going to a conference that was primarily women and with over 3,000 in attendance proved to be overwhelming and daunting for me. And life changing.  And all because of my last minute decision to attend the "Owning Your Beauty..." panel session....more
@KarenLynnn Hi Karen, it's great to meet you! Right now I have no idea if I'll be at the 2012 ...more

Empowerment is Contagious, No Chainsaw Required.

You may never know what results come of your action, but if you do nothing there will be no result. ~ Mahatma Gandhi...more

The BlogHer '11 Voices of the Year Presenters and Honorees

This was my third BlogHer '11 Community Keynote/Voices of the Year, and once again I choked with laughter -- and choked up with emotion. You women, you women. You're truly an inspiration. And I can't wait to read more submissions and hear more of you reading next year. ...more
Thank you, to all the judges, and coordinators of the community keynote. The time spent ...more

Women Bloggers Are Good for Business - A Review of BlogHer '11

This was my second year attending the BlogHer annual conference in lovely San Diego (is the weather there ever bad?) Last year I went representing Owning Pink and this year I was there again for Owning Pink and my own blog, Reclaiming Leadership. Once more I came away with hope for the planet because of all the smart women I met who are blogging out of love and to make a difference for themselves, their families and the world. Good Business ...more
I enjoyed reading this article.  I am going to BlogHer'12 and it will be my first conference and ...more

Blogher 11 - Managing Expectations and the Ford Family Party

Blogher 11 did an amazing job of making me feel special. From sponsors and vendors going out of their way to get to know me to develop a relationship and uniformed servers handing out cute little hor d'oeuvres on trays at every corner as we walked through the convention center, to over the top parties every night, to extremely thoughtful giveaway packages, everything about this conference combined to make us blogging women feel at home, and cared for and respected....more
I think my kids are so good at forgiving because I give them so much practice, sadly. But they ...more