I was interviewed recently by Jessica Guynn of the Contra Costa Times as part of an article about women bloggers in the East Bay and BlogHer. The article is in today's paper and can be found online here.
Also quoted in the article are several prominent women bloggers, including my fellow East Bay bloggers and BlogHer Contributing Editors Melinda Casino and Britt Bravo, as well as BlogHer co-founders Elisa Camahort, Lisa Stone and, my Oakland neighbor, Jory Des Jardins. By highlighting women who write about marketing, small business, real estate, personal finance, technology, media, social media, web 2.0, non-profits and NGOs, feminism, gender, music, theater, television, American Idol plus all the other topics covered at Blogher.org, the article not only answers the question that launched BlogHer of "where are the women bloggers?" but answers the question of "where are the women?" on any topic or in any space - we are here (blogs), there (traditional media) and everywhere, kicking butt and taking names.
The article is sharp and very well written. It gives good insight into BlogHer and why BlogHer exists and, to quote Elisa, why it's still relevant. This is going to be the article I will show friends and family who ask me to explain "what is a blog?" and "what is BlogHer?" when they ask. Now, I just need to get Ms. Guynn to write an article about Brand Management and Marketing Consulting and then my family might finally understand what I do for a living!
On Tuesday, May 23, from 10-12 PDT the BlogHer co-founders will be answering questions. You can submit questions now or just drop by and participate virtually. I'll be there and I hope to see you there, too, because the chance to chat with three of the smartest, most awesome* people I've had the privilege to meet and work with is one not to be missed.
*I'm bummed that I said "amazing" instead of "awesome" in my quote, because, truly, if I had said "awesome stuff" it would be a perfect record of how I talk IRL - now you know. And mad props to Jessica for the most accurate quoting (both actual words and context) I've ever received in my life. It's almost erased the great "prim and proper" horror of '89 from my mind.
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