Jimmy Kimmel Warns That You're Totally About to be Unfriended

Thinking about posting a political rant or throwing up a cute baby picture on your Facebook feed today? Think again because it's National Unfriend Day, and being yourself online is the number one reason why people will unfriend you. Don't you know that the whole point of social media is not to post what YOU want to post, but instead to only consider what other people want to read? Duh! Don't take it from me. Jimmy Kimmel said so. And he's famous, which means that he's correct. ...more
I regularly go through my friends list, as my friends list is just friends and family. People ...more

How to Write Well About Controversial Topics

Some people can write about controversial topics such as circumcision, breastfeeding, or spankings and host a thoughtful discussion in their comment section, and other people write about those very same topics and end up with what amounts to a bar brawl on their blog. Image: Barbed wire, Shutterstock Are there specific things those first bloggers know that allow them to tackle controversial topics without raising their readership's collective blood pressure? Why... yes. And these are the steps you also can take if you want to write well about controversial topics. ...more
This is timely for me. I've been "writing" a TWO controversial pieces for weeks. I've written ...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'll never write a book.  https://angieinspired.wordpress.com/2014/11/20/an-open-book/more

Woohoo! Taking Classes in My Pajamas With Canva's Design School

Do you know what I love? My pajamas. Do you know what I don't love? Putting on real clothes and schlepping across the city to take a class. ...more

Raise Your Hand: Are You Still Using the Social Media Site, Ello?

It's been a little over a month since the Ello surge, when people started signing up for the social media site in droves, declaring that they were so over Facebook. A month since people were selling Ello invites on eBay. A month since Ello became a topic on @Midnight: ...more
Yeah, hand raised. :ello:more

NaBloPoMo: Add All Your November 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! In fact, we're going to be culling out some great posts from the list below and paying you to feature them on BlogHer during the month of November to celebrate NaBloPoMo. ...more
After this, just one week to go!  Today is the use and misuse of English on Tshirts and other ...more

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 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

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
Yay! I am so glad someone else asked about the badge.  Livin' and learnin'! :D I am going to ...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
In honor of #NationalChildrensDay, I've got a #tutorial to make your own #DIY Korean first ...more