Every year around April and May in the mom blogging community a common refrain starts popping up on Facebook and twitter – “Are you going to BlogHer?” I was on the fence this year. It’s in Chicago so it means paying for travel and hotel. To be honest, even though I technically went to the […]Read More Why I’m Going to BlogHer – Again
BlogHer – over 3,000 women over 3 days learning, networking, swagging and connecting. It’s not for the faint of heart. But BlogHer is only the star that smaller, hectic events orbit around in a mass of party hopping, celebratory, slightly insane universe. Not content to merely attend BlogHer we Blogging Angels were fortunate enough to […]Read More Breakfast at BlogHer – The Blogging Angels Event
I started with this blog. I formed the Blogging Angels podcast a year ago. I launched a user-generated video site, KidzVuz, this year. And I am not unique. All around me women are launching real media careers from their blogs – taking charge of their presence and voice in as many outlets as possible. Once […]Read More She Streams Conference: The Next Evolution in Blogging?
Two weeks ago I spoke at the #140 Edu conference on meaningful parent engagement in the schools. I had never been to a #140 conference and now I’m a huge fan both of the conference and of Jeff Pulver, the organizer, ring leader and all around fantastic guy behind the conferences. Every presenter has a […]Read More 140 Education Conference: My Session on Parental Engagement in the Schools
Rebecca & Sheila, a photo by glennia on Flickr. I feel so officially clever after hanging with one of my fab Sony Moms and Clever Girls co-founder Sheila Dowd at our BlogHer dinner. I think the auto soft focus went a little too Barbara Walters, but I guess I looked that tired to the camera! […]Read More Sony Moms and Clever Girls – A BlogHer 1st Night
Earlier this week Susannah Breslin wrote a post on Forbes Women titled, Why Women Shouldn’t Go to Tech Conferences. In a nutshell, she was upset about the frivolous and seemingly non-tech way that women were presented, and chosen to present, at Tech Week. Having just spoken on a panel at CE Week in New York […]Read More No One Puts Women Bloggers in a Corner – Except Women Bloggers?
As BlogHer looms ever closer the party haves and have-nots are starting to make their voices heard on Twitter and across the blogosphere. It’s inevitable that when there are 3000 women at a conference, but only a small amount of invitations available for many events, that jealousy – or even panic – will set in. […]Read More Ain’t No Party Like a BlogHer Party (except the 50 other BlogHer parties)
I originally wrote this post for Mom Blog Magazine a few months back, but in light of all the BlogHer party planning going on I thought I’d reprint it here. Never forget YOU are your brand. So pack your most kick ass shoes and as many business cards as you can carry but don’t leave […]Read More BlogHer Prep: Party Etiquette
The CEA Line Shows hit NYC last week and this year mom bloggers had their own day at the show sponsored by Techlicious. It seemed like the whole city was taken over by CE Week with events every night and meetings every day. But the highlight for me was speaking on a panel with 2 […]Read More Tech Mom Bloggers Take On CE Week
On Saturday I went to a blogging event called Getting Gorgeous. Founded and hosted by two gorgeous women bloggers, Vera Sweeney and Audrey McClellan, the event was the 2nd time the two women pulled off a fun, sponsor-filled and beauty-fashion centric happening. The first was held during BlogHer and I didn’t attend because I was […]Read More Getting Gorgeous and Meeting Liz Lange (the woman who made my pregnancy bearable)