So You Have a Blog, Now What? Critical Info You Need To Know.

So You Want To Talk Empowered?

I packed the hubbs on a plane to Kansas City and off we went this past weekend to figure out this whole bloggy thing I have been doing for several weeks.  It’s about time, huh?

We went to something called WordCamp KC. WordCamps are community organized meetings for users of WordPress – the blogging platform that I use.  The Organizers, Jacob McDaniel, Josepha Haden and Val Bontrager compiled their thoughts, ideas, and flawlessly executed a WordCamp the first time they tried it.  All of these folks are pretty cool people I quickly found out.  One of the brightest people at the conference was Syed Balhis – a 20 something kid that appears to have forgotten  more about blogging than I have learned.  Very fun and entertaining presenter as well.

Wasn’t really sure what was going to happen at this so-called WordCamp.  Having never been to one – I thought here I go – just put myself out there and see what sticks.  I was really impressed.

Sure there were a bunch of tech geeks at the thing.  But Jacob and Josepha did a great job keeping the content people separated from the developers.  And that allowed the novices like me to learn a bunch of new stuff.

So here it is – what I learned at (Word) Camp this week:

 

 

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The Oprah Countdown. “O” for “O-NO!” Don’t Miss These Last Moments!

It’s time.
And unless you’ve been under a rock, you know that it’s Oprah Winfrey’s Farewell Season.
But now, millions around the world —  instead of saying, “O for Oprah”, many are saying, “O – OH-NO!”   After 25 years, Oprah Winfrey is set to say good-bye and dim the lights on her afternoon program.   Don’t miss the final moments – here’s how.
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After The Storms, Looking For Missing Loved Ones? Here’s Help. And How YOU Can Help Now After The Storms.

America’s Heartland is Heartbroken today.

Are you looking for a loved one, or just desperate to help others and don’t know how?  Here’s some essential information, websites and resources for you.

Right now, sites are already set up to assist locating those missing or others unaccounted for as of yet.

We are not helpless – you can make a difference.  Here’s how you EMPOWER yourself, your community, OUR world amidst devastating storms. Floods in the south, recent earthquake and Tsunami in Japan, and now tornadoes overnight virtually erasing the town of Joplin, Missouri off the map, and battering several other towns in Kansas, Missouri, and Minnesota.

Want to help, but don’t know what to do?  There ARE ways you can help now. YOU can help make an Impact after the storms.

And you can TEACH YOUR KIDS to help too.

Here’s some resources for all the latest information.

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Social Media Saved The Prom! The Revolution With A True Fairy-Tale Ending.

I just recently told you about James Tate.

James Tate and His Date.

Remember this:

According to Connecticut teen James Tate, he thought a written invitation would garner his a “Yes” from his date…  here’s how he did it… giant letters on the side of the building at Shelton High School.

After seeing Tate’s invitation on the building, school officials banned the teen from the Prom altogether.

It triggered an international controversy and  HUNDREDS of THOUSANDS exploded a digital revolt!

The web was ON FIRE and exploded.

School officials had NO IDEA of the giant social media beast they’d awakened.  And you’ve GOT to see what’s happened since!

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Star-Studded Weekend of Getting Crazy With Pat & Emmitt Smith – CrazyWithACause!

We got CRAZY over the weekend!

CrazyWithACause℠ that is – and this time it was a fabulous weekend of GIVING, GIFTING and GOLFING.

Oooooh child!  Let me tell you – the STARS and Celebs were out in force – and rocking the red carpet at the glittering gala!

I’m so excited I was able to take part and to help out with Media coverage….  check out some of the other juicy details with my exclusive behind-the-scenes access.

But Friday night was just the tip beginning of a star-studded affair, the excitement was only just beginning and you won’t believe all the events.

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Should You Stay At Home When Your Kids Are Older?

Meredith Viera

Meredith Vieira recently announced she will be leaving the TODAY anchor chair to spend more time with her husband and college-aged children.

When a woman at the top of her profession with older children exits the office for a career slow-down or hiatus, some people scratch their heads – why now? Don’t kids need their moms less as they get older?

If you’ve been reading this blog for any length of time, you know I am agnostic when it comes to what Moms should do.  It is UP TO YOU! A Stay-at-home Mom works just as much as a Working Mom (outside the home).  One of the reasons I started this blog was to get information like this out there.  In this piece, Alexa Aguilar makes some interesting points that I want to share.

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