Going to BlogHer13, a well-attended blogging conference in Chicago at the end of July, has really opened me up to the art and science of blogging.
Many of my middle-aged and older friends that I talk to about blogging and social media roll their eyes. I used to too. Somewhere during the conference I had a shift from my stance of “it’s something that I have to do” to “how can I get a little more savvy and do this well?”
One huge thing I learned is what incredibly inspiring and astute things other people are writing about. I know that my Attitude Reconstruction blog is really helpful and the entire world needs to be reading it in order to make the world a better place. I was pleasantly surprised that so many other people feel like they have something to offer the world and were doing so. Needless to say, I’ve started to ratchet up the amount of blog cruising that I do.
If you’re interested, one great place to start is to read the blogs of some of the 100 people honored in the “Voices” contest that BlogHer puts on each year. There were about 2600 entries. Of the hundred, a dozen or so were asked to read one of their blogs. Funny. Inspirational. Intelligent. Creative. Thought provoking. Better than bad television.
So enjoy. Or take some time to find blogs that interest you. Let me know who you follow. I’d appreciate that.
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Check Out Other 2013 BlogHer Bloggers:
Melanie Coffee from ShesWrite
Shannon Bradley Colleary from The Woman Formerly Known As Beautiful
Casey Carey Brown from Life with Roozle
Ellie Schoenberger from One Crafty Mother
Fadra Nally from All Things Fadra
JC Little from The Animated Woman
Zakary Watson from Raising Colorado
Adrienne Jones from No Points for Style
Melissa Tingley from The Broad Side
Thien Kim Lam from I’m Not the Nanny
Ann Imig from Ann’s Rants
Kelly Wickham from Mocha Momma