Is There a Place in the Space for the Personal Blog?

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I’ve been thinking about personal blogs a lot lately. Sometimes I just want to write what’s on my mind, but it’s too off-topic for my freelance writing or food blogs. I tried to have a personal blog, but to be honest, no one cared.  For me, most of the enjoyment of the blogging is to … [Read more]

Blog Sponsorship: A Cautionary Tale

When you take on an advertising sponsor for your blog, do you consider your community first, or do you just take any advertiser who offers money? I’ve always been careful about who I accept for advertising at my blog network. Since I own a community for freelance writers, I ensure advertisers always have the best … [Read more]

Blogs from a Non-Blogger's Point of View

Last month, I participated in what I consider my most important speaking engagement ever. My seven year old son’s class invited me to speak with them about writing in honor the National Day on Writing. It was indeed an honor. We spoke about the writing process, the types of writing, the types of writing careers … [Read more]

Blogs from a Non-Blogger’s Point of View

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Last month, I participated in what I consider my most important speaking engagement ever. My seven year old son’s class invited me to speak with them about writing in honor the National Day on Writing. It was indeed an honor. We spoke about the writing process, the types of writing, the types of writing careers … [Read more]

Are Keynotes and Twitter A Bad Match?

I have been reading about a situation at Web 2.0 Expo that has me as an organizer of speakers a bit befuddled.  Danah Boyd’s presentation took a turn for the worst and it turned out to be a bad experience for her and for the attendees. For the long story short version you can see … [Read more]

The Power of Twitter: How the Blogosphere Came Through for Liz Strauss

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Last week, I learned that my friend and someone who I look up to as a mentor and bloggy role model, Liz Strauss, was in the hospital. “That can’t be fun.” I thought. So I contacted a mutual friend, Lucretia Pruitt, to see if I could get an address and room number to send flowers … [Read more]

Sports Bloggers Continue To Hit It Out

Blogs With Balls 2.0 Intro from HHR on Vimeo. The guys at Blogs With Balls continue to amaze me with their “mad skills” and the obvous fun they are having when talking about their event. They have been an asset to BlogWorld & New media Expo, and I cannot wait to see what they have … [Read more]

Using Social Media To Explain Social Media and Other Concepts

One of the sites I like to go to often and one that will no doubt get a large amount of traffic over the next few months is Common Craft.  I especially love the way the use video to explain difficult or complex issues.  They did a great job on explaining social media. They have … [Read more]

The Get Well Liz Strauss Fund

Friend of the blogosphere, and my idol and inspiration, Liz Strauss, has been under the weather lately and was just released from a hospital in Chicago. While we all want to send positive vibes and good wishes to Liz so she makes a speedy recover, we’re also asking Liz’s friends to do just a little … [Read more]

Happy Veteran's Day! Talking To The Army

To all of our veteran’s and servicemen and women across the country and abroad, please accept our heartfelt and sincere thanks for your service and sacrifice for your country and our freedoms.  I know I speak for all of the people here at BlogWorld & New Media Expo when I say we very much appreciate … [Read more]