Happy Internet Day: What Was the Best Email You Ever Got?

Do you know what today is? Internet Day, the anniversary of the first piece of electronic mail sent back in 1969. What did it say? Just two letters -- L and O. Leonard Kleinrock was attempting to email the word "login" to Charley Kline and Bill Duvall, but their system crashed after the first two letters. Still, it's a start. ...more
1969?! Wow!  There have been lots of good emails over the years -but finding out I will be ...more

NaBloPoMo November 2014 Prompts

Welcome to the November 2014 NaBloPoMo writing prompts! As with all NaBlo prompts, Saturday and Sunday are for free writing. And as usual in November, there is no theme this month … but many of these prompts are inspired by the BlogHer PRO '14 Conference in December and the upcoming BlogHer PRO School writing lessons in November. (More on PRO School later this week!) ...more
I am in!!! Looking forward to challenging myself :)more

NaBloPoMo Is Here! Post Every Day in November, and Win a Pass to BlogHer PRO

Join NaBloPoMo (National Blog Posting Month) on BlogHer.com this November, and commit to post every single day this month! Every November, thousands of bloggers commit to posting daily. But it's about much more than getting that post up—it's about community and connection. It's also about honing your craft, challenging yourself, and taking your blog to the next level. ...more
Hi everyone! This is my first ever time doing the #NaBloPoMo challenge! I have an insanely busy ...more

NaBloPoMo November 2014 Badges

The official badge for November 2014 NaBloPoMo is here! Grab it to place on your blog and show your readers you're posting every day this month. ...more
Feeling more and more like a real blogger each day. Just a few hours ago, I joined my first ...more

Posting Every Day in November for NaBloPoMo? Add Your Blog to the Blogroll Now

If you're posting for NaBloPoMo every day in November, add your name to our 2014 blogroll to share your work and enter to win prizes! Just fill out the NaBloPoMo Blogroll Form. Make sure you've selected NOVEMBER, and only submit your blog once, please. It may take up to 24 hours for your blog to appear on the list. The November blogroll is open until November 5. After that point, no new blogs will be added. ...more
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Ebola in New York: Doctor Tests Positive for the Disease

Ebola has reached New York City. A 33-year-old doctor named Craig Spencer who treated patients in West Africa through the Doctors Without Borders program has tested positive for the disease in New York. Bellevue Hospital is kicking into its emergency plan, but this new case raises alarm. Whereas the average suburban dweller may come in close contact with dozens of people per day, the average city dweller who takes the subway, walks the crowded streets, and lives in a large apartment building comes into contact with many, many more. ...more
Here's a good info video from Dr Oz...who knows this guy too.  ...more

Facebook Stickers: Cutest Thing Ever or Gag Me With a Spoon?

Are Facebook stickers a testament to our extreme laziness or an embodiment of our squee?  I recently saw a new mother post a picture of her baby, updating her friends on the arrival of her child.  There were a few written "congratulations" but many many more stickers dotting the comment thread.  Part of me wanted to scream, "this woman just squeezed 8 pounds of human out of her body, and you can't even muster typing 15 characters on the screen?"  But the other part of me wanted to coo that the stickers were pretty damn cute.  I mean, the baby is too, but have you seen Bigs and Yeti? ...more
I don't love them because when I use them on my mobile device (iPhone) they always seem to end ...more

Surprise! Your Instagram Photos are Being Used for Marketing

Another day, another story in the Wall Street Journal of how the photos we post to our social media accounts are being used without our knowledge.  That picture of your first Starbucks Pumpkin Spice latte of the season, your kid eating Pringles, that Diet Coke can in your hand at the neighbourhood picnic: they're all being rounded up by companies such as Ditto Labs and used to know more about you so companies can best target ads or conduct research. ...more
MelissaOnline vdebolt Well, I don't use Instagram. Another wise choice on my part.more

8 Years of Blogging Taught Me Something About Getting Through Blogger Burnout

Yes, blogger burnout was recently an article in the New York Times, but before it hit mainstream media, I was already seeing post after post about people who had hit a wall with blogging. Capricious Reader asked how we solve a problem like blogger burnout. Estella's Revenge explained that she's not just in a reading slump; she's bored with book blogging. And Bookfoolery not only talked about the future of her blog, but pointed out others who are talking about this very same thing: blogger burnout. ...more
Oh my GOODNESS!  I'm nodding, agreeing, thinking, and applauding!  I've been a blogger for over ...more

NaBloPoMo: Add All Your October 2014 Posts Here!

Here's where you share the link to every NaBloPoMo post you're writing on your blog daily this month -- and share your words with the world! ...more
St. Andrews by the Sea...a weekend in New ...more