Eating my way to BlogHer 2011

Hi all! Writing from San Diego (actually, Del Mar).  Yesterday morning we scored at the JetBlue terminal at JFK in New York.  Veggie Omelet, hold the eggs.I love veggies for breakfast!...more

BlogHer '11: Day 1

Too tired to blog about it as there is SO MUCH to say! I will post a few photos though. I didn't bring a camera since I didn't have a buddy to snap photos for me/of me. I will bring one tomorrow.  I apologize in advance for the poor quality photos taken with my DumbPhone.  I think I was the only one in the entire Convention Center without a SmartPhone or a Tablet! OH - and the only one without business cards. Well...I ordered some but not in time. Boo.  Oh Well. Note: No pictures of me with fellow Bloggers = I was feeling shy!  No shyness though with the Sponsors....more

PreCon Preview: The Write Brain

BlogHers are always interested in intensive programming about the craft of writing. So, for the second year we have an entire track focused intently on that, including a first-ever “double-wide” session on content development. And in addition to the ever-popular sessions on pitching your work for publication, we’re also offering a panel on how to write for the small screen. Yep: we’re exploring your Write Brain....more
Next year I am there! Do you have it on east coast ever?more

BlogHer vs The 2012 Olympics

In August 2010, my twitter timeline literally exploded with people excited to be going to #BlogHer10.  My timeline continued to be littered with tweets, twitpics, links to blogposts about #BlogHer10. I saw lots of fun photos, and decided that I really wanted to go to the next #BlogHer event....more

Does Your Blog Have A Vision?

{Editor's Note: I've been blogging since 2003 and I love coming across new tips on the topic. If you have a craft or DIY blog, here is a creative way to find your site's vision, as well as add in some creativity. Enjoy! - Kathy } ...more
Yes...writers on writing!!!more

Goal Setting

Right now there are people in San Francisco gearing up to go to BlogHer 2011. I'd be completely lying if I said I wasn't jealous. I've had my sights set on Blog Her for a little while now, but I don't think I'm a "big" enough blogger to attend. That plus the complete lack of funds to attend this year made it a no-brainer for me. I wasn't going anywhere! Never mind the fact that it is in San Fran, a place I've been wanting to visit for quite some time now. The point of the matter is that around this time next year I will be at Blog Her! So there!...more

On blogging: My BlogHer 2011 Strategy (and A Blogger Meet-Up at Candle 79)

I’ve been blogging at JL goes Vegan for over a year.  And shortly after the one year mark I launched a second blog, Stop Chasing Skinny.  Overachiever? Nope, I just discovered that I have two passions, though related (when I started eating compassionately I found myself able to be more compassionate with myself, and my body) they are distinct enough that they deserve their own space.  Blogging has become a creative outlet for me. It’s also become a way to learn....more

BlogHer '11 PreCon Preview: The Social Media Geek Track

Every year BlogHer gets its Geek on good, with programming to scratch the itch of those of us looking to learn -- or fine-tune -- what we need to know about what's "under the hood" of our blogs. The tools we can use to do our online media-making are proliferating like mad, and with so much capacity shifting to mobile, everyone with a smartphone is an “early adopter.” That's a both a gift and a challenge: so much you can do, but also so much to catch up on! This year, we’ve split the geeky goodness into two discrete days of programming in the Social Media Geek Track....more
Oh yuch. Sounds like BlogHer required unusual massive advance planning which I didn't do.more

Come see me at Geek Bar Friday 12:30-2pm

Hi everyone! I'm so excited to not only be attending Blog Her but to also be speaking at the Geek Bar! Since I'm new to the scene, I thought I would write a little about myself and my background and a little about what we'll be talking about. ...more