"BlogHer creates opportunities for more than 25 million women who blog and their readers to gain exposure, education, community, and economic empowerment."
When I discovered blogging 16 months ago, it was like the scene in Alice in Wonderland, where Alice finds the cake that says "Eat Me," and eats it, where she finds the drink that says "Drink Me," and drinks it.
I couldn't get enough.
Blogging was like those 100 calorie snacks that are so good, and only 100 calories each! So good that you have about eight of them.
Who cares if that turns out to be an 800 calorie snack attack.
They're just that good, and you want that many.
The same with blogging. Who cares if you're going nights without sleep, the blogs are just that good, and you want to read that many.
Blogging has been that great for me, and so much more.
A community that I quickly developed a daily habit for was and is BlogHer.
I met bloggers through the discussions and forums there, I learned the things I needed to know about social media through their Tech section.
I was encouraged by their mission statement of creating opportunities, so I submitted my posts in hopes of syndication by BlogHer.
LesbianDad 's sincere, authentic words in her post calling for 2011 Voice of The Year submissions made me feel we all stand a chance.
We have to just try.
And be led by our passion.
I have found my passion.
And BlogHer has provided the opportunities for me to pursue this passion of mine; blogging - that has turned my life into one that I had dreamed of. I get to write, and I get to read, and I get to interact with others who love to read, and write in the same borderline obsessive manner that I do.
Yesterday, BlogHer announced the Voice of The Year presenters for its BlogHer '11 Conference in San Diego. The judging committee for Humor has stunned me and left me feeling light headed in the same way that taking an anxiety med ahead of schedule does.
I have been chosen to be a BlogHer Community Keynote presenter/Humor at this year's conference.
I am honored and in head shaking disbelief to find my name listed alongside so many others that I admire and enjoy.
Thank you so very much, BlogHer, you are true to your word: you create opportunity, and empowerment.
You also make dreams come true.
If you haven't joined the community at BlogHer yet, I hope that you click over and take the 40 seconds to register. To become part of the awesomeness they offer, take the BlogHer Community TOUR here.
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And please stop by the BlogHer'11 Voice of The Year Honorees and Presenters Party and say hello! I would love to meet all the people I have come to count on in my life.
SEE YOU IN SAN DIEGO!!!