Top 5 Video Tips From SheKnows Media's VP of Video, Melissa Haggerty

This month, I sat down with Melissa Haggerty, vice president of video for SheKnows Media and the brilliant mind behind all those gorgeous videos you saw at #BlogHer15: Experts Among Us, to ask for her top five tips regarding video. Here's what she had to say!...more

How to Improve Your Video Skills With BlogHer University

Happy 10th birthday, YouTube! Video is bigger than ever. According to Cisco, "Globally, consumer internet video traffic will be 80 percent of all consumer Internet traffic in 2019, up from 64 percent in 2014."...more

Bored With What You Just Wrote? Try These 5 Tips to Make It Sparkle

Some days I write a post, stare at it briefly, and am overwhelmed by a generalized feeling of "meh." Does this ever happen to you? No, of course not. So you don't need to know these five tips for improving your writing. Never mind. Nothing to see here....more
Great tips, Rita. Thank you for these. I often feel meh about my posts but I don't hit publish ...more

My Very Hard But Ultimately Satisfying Upcycled Barn Wood DIY Deck

We like to refer to our house as "Chateau Travolta" because when we bought it as a bank foreclosure, it hadn't been touched since it was originally built in 1977. We really loved the backyard and the large deck....more
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Everything I Know About How to Write Irresistible Headlines

It's great for SEO to put keywords in your post title. However, the actual post title isn't the only way you're attracting readers. You're also sharing some version of your post title and maybe some teaser copy on Facebook, Twitter, in newsletters, and probably in some programmable areas of your website. These places call for the art of the enticing headline....more

What to Do If Your Male Cat Needs Perineal Urethostomy (PU) Surgery

Well, a year and a half after I wrote Help, My Cat Can't Pee on BlogHer, my sweet little black cat, Kizzy, almost died again from a total urinary blockage. Thankfully, before he blocked completely, we'd already decided to take the rather dramatic step of perineal urethrostomy surgery....more
THANK YOU SO MUCH for this Rita!  My cat, Theo, was just admitted tonight.  Had a blockage a ...more

Dianne Jacob Explains How to Make Money From Your Food Blogging

Dianne Jacob is the author of WILL WRITE FOR FOOD: The Complete Guide to Writing Cookbooks, Blogs, Reviews, Memoir, and More. The first edition won the Cordon D’Or International award for Best Literary Food Reference Book in 2005. The second edition won the Gourmand World Cookbook Award in 2010 for best book in the USA in its category. The third edition came out July 15, 2015, and featured a new chapter on one of my favorite subjects: making money. ...more
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#BlogHer15 Goes Out Big With 'Selma' Director Ava DuVernay & Melissa Silverstein of Women in Hollywood

Ava DuVernay is best known as the director of Selma, her film account of the historic 1965 voting rights campaign led by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. As #BlogHer15 drew to a close, founder and editor of Women and Hollywood Melissa Silverstein sat down with Ava in a fireside chat. On the agenda: the intersection of race, gender, art and history. ...more
Ava's unapologetic way of standing in her power was the reminder that we needed to take our ...more

Introducing the Work of the 2015 Voices of the Year Featured Honorees

They're here! Read on to explore the amazing work we featured at #BlogHer15: Experts Among Us Voices of the Year....more
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Talking Capital, Confidence, Community and Capitols With Darla Beggs of NAWBO

Has your blog evolved into a small business? Would you like it to but don't know where to start? ...more
I love that you pointed out that it’s in everyone’s best interest for more women to come to the ...more