Category Archives: Quirky Blogging

Bruegger’s Bagels: A 30th Anniversary, Fresh Ingredients, and Delicious Bagels

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When you’re invited to meet the Executive Chef at Bruegger’s Bagels, get an up-close viewing of the bagel-making process, and nosh on an array of bagels and cream cheeses, it’s hard to say no. To be honest, I wasn’t all that familiar with Bruegger’s Bagels until they hosted a blogger event last year. And it…

Blogging: The Path to Jaded and the Journey Back

Earlier this week, I had the immense pleasure of video-chatting with friend, and fellow blogger Melissa Chapman (she is hilarious, by the way… check out her blog Married My Sugar Daddy). We got to talking blogging, events, and brands when Melissa paused and said, "You know, I’m just so…" She didn’t need to finish the…

Springboard Blogging & Social Media Conference

If there’s one thing my family knows about me, it’s that I don’t feel any particular compulsion to follow the rules. While the women in my family are overwhelmingly teachers and nurses, I went my own way. I still have the same ethic of giving back to the community, but I just have chosen a…

Highs and Lows of Blogging Stars–Beating the Bloggy Blues

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I was chatting with a friend the other day about Whitney Houston and how difficult it must be to deal with the highs and lows of being a star. One minute, you’re on top of the world, the next people barely remember you exist. And as we were talking, something dawned on me. Bloggers go…

I’m a TWIN! Toyota Women’s Influencer Network

I am excited to announce that I’ve been selected to be an inaugural member of the Toyota Women’s Influencer Network, aka TWIN. Truth be told, my stint started at the beginning of January, but I’ve been kind of quiet about it while I process the information, learn more about expectations and figure out how I…

NaBloPoMo 2011, the Plague and Snowtober

Today I realized that I missed the first day of NaBloPoMo (National Blog Posting Month), a challenge to write a blog post every day for a month. Now, if I had any sense, I’d just keep on walking because I am oh-so-bad at doing anything for 30 days in a row. Ahem. Unfortunately, I don’t…

BlogHer11–No Surprises, Great People, Plenty of Swag

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I go to BlogHer for the networking and relationships. It’s the “place to be” for bloggers, and the one conference each year I make a full commitment to attend. If you’re here to find out what I thought of the sessions, you’ll want to move right along. I am one of those people who doesn’t…

One Essential BlogHer Tip

Tomorrow morning I leave for my third big BlogHer conference in San Diego. I’m not packed. Heck, I haven’t even started my laundry. I haven’t really nailed down my schedule. And, as of yet, I don’t have transportation to the airport or a hotel to stay in my first night. But I do have the…

BlogHer 10 Recap – The Good, the Bad and the Swagly

Finally, my BlogHer 10 recap. It’s long.

Liberty Mutual & the Responsibility Project Treat Bloggers to Ellis Island Tour

When brands get it right, both the brands and the bloggers are happy. Kudos to Liberty Mutual for getting it right!