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Surviving a Stroke at 33 (and Blogging About It)

Posted October 3, 2014 by Anonymous

Christine Hyung-Oak Lee talks about life and writing after a traumatic health experience.

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From Blog To Business

Posted September 15, 2014 by Loukia

I’ve been passionately blogging since 2007. I started this blog as a way to stay connected with my friends and family, never dreaming that this blog would one day turn into something more. Over the years, I’ve had so many incredible opportunities because of this little blog that I’m incredibly thankful for. 

I’ve attended a few blog conferences, including BlogHer three times (in NYC, San Diego, and NYC again) and Mom 2.0 in Miami, and I’ve been to BlissDom Canada three times: in 2010, 2011, and 2012, which was my favourite one yet.

The thing I love most about going to these conferences is connecting with and seeing my friends again—sure, we’re there to learn, network, and have a good time, but nothing beats the connection and joy of seeing the people you only get the chance to see once a year.

I was thrilled to be a Community Leader at BlissDom Canada in 2012, and I’m happy to be back again this year as a Community Leader!

There is always a lot of great learning going on at conferences like BlissDom Canada, and I think people really enjoy the micro-sessions. It’s learning in a more relaxed, intimate setting, where you get the chance to ask all the questions, network, and meet new friends and business associates who share the same goals and ideas as you.

I’m going to be leading (three) micro-sessions on Saturday, October 4th about How to take your love of blogging to the next level and make it your business.

Here’s some more information about my session:

From Blog To Business

Whether you’re passionate about food, fashion, beauty or travel, you’ll learn about how you can take your blog to the next level and make it your business. Through sponsored posts to ad spots on your site, you’ll earn what it takes to turn your blogging hobby into a business where you’re making money. Tips include who to work as a Brand Ambassador, reaching out to a wider audience through TV appearances, and working as a spokesperson. Also covered in this session: how to approach companies and brands you’re interested in working with, when it’s okay to work for free, and how to say no without feeling guilty. 

If you’re attending BlissDom Canada 2014, I can’t wait to see you again, and if we haven’t met before—I can’t wait to meet you! I hope you’ll consider signing up for my micro-session. I can’t wait to chat with you and get to know you a little better.

If you have any questions before, during, or after the conference, don’t be shy. Email me at  (I love to chat!)

Thank you!

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In 2014, what is my blog for?

Posted September 9, 2014 by Darren

This site is home to nearly 6000 blog posts. However, this will only be my third blog post of 2014, and only my 20th since the…

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Allan's Perspective

Saturday Morning Confusion about what’s real, and what isn’t!

Posted July 12, 2014 by Allan W Janssen

Folks, dinosaurs don’t exist anymore. So why did Steven Spielberg kill a triceratops? Facebook fans didn’t realize that Jay Branscomb was joking when he posted a “disgraceful” photo of a “despicable man” (Namely director Steven Spielberg) posing with a poached triceratops. One Facebook commenter who was in the dark about the animal’s extinction wrote: “Disgusting! […]

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Allan's Perspective

Dick Cheney is a real Dick!

Posted June 20, 2014 by Allan W Janssen

Folks, I have said many times in the past that Dick Cheney is one person who who actually scares me! I can’t say he is totally evil since I don’t believe in the devil, but there is something fundamentally NASTY about him! And, after the disasters he got the United States into during Bush’s term, […]

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