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

Blogher ’11 – Was It Worth It?

 I flew from New York to San Diego this weekend for the annual Blogher Conference.  There were more than 3,000 women who attended.  In addition to a series of workshops and meet up groups, they also had a large trade show....more

Vikings QB Bomar reportedly arrested on suspicion of DUI

Vikings quarterback Rhett Bomar was arrested early Sunday morning in Mankato, Minn., for alleged drunk driving, according to the Star Tribune. The newspaper reported that he was taken to Blue Earth County Jail, but had been released by Sunday evening. Bomar, 26, was signed by the Vikings off the New York Giants practice squad in late December. He is unlikely to make the Vikings roster, with Donovan McNabb, first-round pick Christian Ponder and Joe Webb all getting practice reps in front of Bomar. Bomar was a fifth-round draft pick in 2009 after playing two seasons at Sam Houston State....more

BlogHer 11 Recap: Fallopian Tubes, Hotel Bed Olympics & S'Mores!

 I went to BlogHer 11, a blogging conference in San Diego.  The highlights:...more

"Can you wipe my ass?" United employee asks passenger on flight back from BlogHer11

Every time I fly United/Continental Airlines – it’s nothing but problems.  My favorite was a United flight out of White Plains, New York, a few years back when I witnessed a gate agent go on an F bomb tirade at a customer while he threw – yes THREW – her bag at her. Envision a bag – airborne – 10 feet across the most crowded terminal overflowing with elderly folks in wheels chairs and little children scrambling about while United employee John Reid (who was kind enough to slowly ...more

I recently flew round trip Atlanta – Palm Springs. The flight crew ...more

Day Two of BlogHer 2011: A trail run followed by blogging inspiration (plus a weekly round-up)

Day two of BlogHer 2011 started out great. First, I blogged day one early in the morning (and loved your delightful comments about chocolate, breasts and vibrators!) Then my friend Lisa and I got out for a 45 minute run....more

Day One of BlogHer 2011: Bloggers, Food and Vibrators

I know it’s going to be a good conference when the first table I find at the expo is covered in sex toys.  I know it’s going to be a GREAT conference when, a half hour later, I am going through the swag bag from said sex toy company and discover they actually provided two vibrators!...more
It was a wonderful conference! I learned so much and met great bloggers! NYC next year! ...more

BlogHer '11 Conference Blood Drive

This year, on the urging of our colleague and friend, Erin Kotecki Vest, BlogHer's Social Media Strategist aka: Queen of Spain, we have decided to roll up our sleeves (literally) and donate blood products while we are at the San Diego Convention Center for BlogHer ’11!...more
I donated and I'd also be interested in finding out what the total donation amount ended up ...more

Trend of the Week – QR Code Tattoo!

At the Blogher ’11 Conference in San Diego this weekend, I came across a woman who had a QR code tattoo.  I noticed that people were using their scanners to see where the QR code went to on the Internet.I never saw anything like this before.  I’ve seen people wear company shirts and even company hats but never a QR code Tattoo!  That is why I thought this was a great trend of the week…...more