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
There are certain women journalists who have inspired me as an essayist and writer waaaay before the word blogging was invented. Anna Quindlen was one and Lisa Belkin the other. Aside from writing for The New York Times both women had a voice that spoke to me as a young woman starting out in the […]Read More Writes Like an Angel – Lisa Belkin Dishes with the Blogging Angels
As if BlogHer weren’t awesome enough we threw a huge party for over 300 women bloggers in conjunction with The Big Toy Book. Along with all of the fantastic toy and game sponsors like Adora, Leapfrog, Xbox 360 Kinect, Briarpatch, Shainsware, Activision and many more – we were lucky enough to have Microsoft lend us […]Read More The Big Toy Book & KidzVuz BlogHer Sweet Suite 2011
If you know me you know I am not a big joiner. I never did the 25 things about me meme on Facebook, I rarely answer those emails that urge you to answer questions and then send them on to 5 more people, I hate polls, but I am writing this post because this game […]Read More My 7 Links Challenge – Writing Against My Will
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
This is a post I wrote a year ago for the Westside Independent, but after meeting so many women this weekend at BlogHer who asked me how I could raise my kids in NYC I thought I’d repost it here on Beccarama for a whole new audience. Are city parents crazy? This is the question […]Read More Are NYC Parents Crazy?
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