My name is Laurie, or @LaurieWrites on your Internet.
I started blogging in 2005 (aka "before Twitter" and in a time when I apparently believed purple font was okay -- please don't read my archives), joined BlogHer as a contributing editor in 2006, and haven't shut up since. A writer and a photographer for several websites, including Draft Day Suit, MamaPop, and ShePosts, I also picked up a multimedia journalism degree a few years ago. They sent me to cover cool places like Vietnam and the Democratic National Convention, but it still took me a few more years to decide to quit my college counseling gig to do all of this full-time. I'm really happy I did.
I love writing, taking pictures, any mobile social media platform that has been or ever will be invented, food, music, traveling, and the challenges and joys of online community. It shocks no one more than me that I appear to be pretty good at managing that last part, but it turns out that as a connector I'm not too shabby.
I live in the very same Maryland suburbs of Washington, D.C. where I was born, where I dream of managing awesome things online from a deck by the ocean or a New York brownstone, depending on the day.
Blogging -- and BlogHer -- changed my life. I am never not happy to share this experience with you.
- Member since January 2006
- Blogging since 2005
- December 27, 1970
- Writer, photographer, social media community addict
- BHPN since February 2013
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