BlogHer Breaks Twitter!

Okay, I’m just making that up. But it suddenly seems likely. My evidence is purely circumstantial. In fact it’s worse than circumstantial. I can’t tweet. I got a screen that said “Twitter is Over Capacity: Too Many Tweets.” And…dum de dum dum…this happened at just the same time that everyone I want to talk to for an article on women who blog is on their way to BlogHer. (No! I am NOT going to BlogHer—much as I’d like to. I say that publicly in order to forestall having to answer the question anymore.)

That’s hardly scientific but it does make me wonder…You?

Now, if you are a woman who writes a blog, (even if you don’t have time to talk to me this weekend) please say so in the comments because I’m searching for such an animal for a major national publication. Tell me about your blog, why you write it, and what keeps you writing.

3 thoughts on “BlogHer Breaks Twitter!

  1. I’m a little late to the comments here but wanted to add my pitch, as it were. I’ve been blogging for a little over 4 years – it started out because I was bored at a new job, then became an outlet for my writing on topics ranging from entertainment to my dating life to technology. My running joke is that I am a mutant with the power to destroy and/or disable electronic devices and I like to keep score – Technology vs. Moxie.

    Lately I haven’t had as much time to devote to my blog, but now that I have an iPhone and I’m in the early stages of converting to WordPress, I think it may become much easier to get back into the swing of posting. Or so that’s what I keep telling myself.

  2. I just started one, Christina. It’s not related to my profession (software) but my hobby – food/restaurants. I started it largely because of Chowhound. I used to post there regularaly when people would ask about Wilmington/Wrightsville Beach restaurant recommendations, to help steer them away from the tourist traps and into some of the locally owned gems we have here. Through there, I stumbled onto a blog by a group of law students in Durham, who review restaurants there, and I thought, “Well, why not?” So I actually just got it up yesterday and have started entering reviews – some I’ve mostly lifted from my older reviews on Chowhound. It’s a work in progress, and I’m still tweaking, and who knows if anyone will read it, but it’s out there, nevertheless.

  3. Hi, Christina,

    I began a blog a couple of years ago…but didn’t keep it up. I started it as a way to share my poetry and then began to be concerned about creative rights. So the thing was fallow until this February when I was laid off from my position as VP Marketing for a homebuilding company.

    Now as I restart my freelance practice, I am using the blog for several things:
    1. Good solid writing practice and an creative outlet
    2. A forum to offer what I feel is good solid information on marketing, public relations and strategic planning (my biz focus at Strategic Marketing & Public Relations.)
    3. Because I can! I’ve always wanted my own forum–so now I have it.

    My blog is The Connection Maven Writes on blogger. The Connection Maven Writes

    Good luck and nice to meet another HARO fan!

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