It's so funny how when your life changes, people on the "inside part of outside" of your life change too. Many of my colleagues and friends have stuck with me, stayed in touch, actually interacted with me, but to be honest most have not. And you know what? That's okay. Because my life, my passions, my plans... have changed quite a bit since you probably last talked with me. And I'm SUPER THRILLED about it! :) So, … [Read more...] about The “What The Hell Is Going On With Lara?” Post
Blog World Expo
So by now you may or may not have seen the announcement about a new step in my career, that I've been given a wonderful opportunity to work with a whole bunch of amazing people I adore. I've been hired as the Community Manager for Blog World and New Media Expo, and I'm really excited! While this means that I will no longer be the Community Manager for ProBlogger, I will still be offering my online strategy … [Read more...] about On The Closing of Doors, and Opening of New Ones…
I feel the need to do this massive recap post, but it's probably more likely I'll just spend my time gushing, so if that's not what you're looking for, I make no apologies anyway. Blog World Expo: New York Style First, I have to say that the Blog World team is and always has been fantastic to me. Deb Ng, Rick Calvert, Dave Cynkin, and all the staff are just great people in general, but the fact that they have faith … [Read more...] about Blog World Expo NY 2011 – Wow!
I'm gearing up for my session the end of this month at BlogWorld & New Media Expo in the Javits in New York City. My session is titled "Building A Successful Online Community" (scheduled for Wed. May 25th, 1030-1130am). Tickets are still available here! (Save on ANY pass with the coupon code: BWSAVE20) I've got things fairly tightened up, but I'm looking for your questions. My reasons for this are many; If … [Read more...] about Ask Me About: Building Online Communities (BlogWorld Expo NY 2011)
Oh, how I love this time of year! Despite the fact that I am busier than I've been in a long time, I'm so excited to be making my way to Blog World Expo in less than two weeks. (I'm speaking this year, feeling honored as all get out as a soon to be 3-year veteran of the event.) So I know that many of you may be finding this your first year at #BWE10, or maybe even your first conference ever. I love the fact that … [Read more...] about Less Than Two Weeks Til Takeoff – You Ready for Blog World Expo?
I'm a woman. (SHOCKER!) I secured my very first "big girl" speaking engagement a few months back, and I'm quite delighted to say the least. (I'll be speaking on a panel at BlogWorld and New Media Expo 2010.) At BWE I get to "hang with the big boys" as some would call it, like Darren Rowse, Brian Clark, Patrick O'Keefe, Jeremy Wright, and Chris Garrett among others. Blog World is, for me, the highlight of my year … [Read more...] about It’s Conference Season and The Complaining Begins