Friday, May 29, 2009

BlogHer Conference in Chicago: July 23-25, 2009

Here are the details on the BlogHer Conference for Chicago this summer.

BlogHer '09 will be at the The Chicago Sheraton and Towers from July 23-25, 2009. We will kick off on Thursday July 23rd with out third annual BlogHer Business Conference, and will continue with the two-day 5th annual BlogHer Annual Conference on Friday and Saturday, July 24-25.

If you're a semi-pro1 blogger, and you are if you've paid attention to my workshops these last few years!) come and see what the online blogging life does to people once they show up in a group of thousands enjoying all Chicago has to offer. It's a chance to "celebrate blogging, whether personal, professional or political, has brought us real work, real friends, real satisfaction and is most definitely a significant part of our real life!" - Read more on their site.

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Thursday, May 28, 2009

Uh Oh... AOL is on the block

If you know me, you know I'm not a fan of America Online (AOL). It handcuffs your internet use and limits your abilities in many ways.

So I'm not sorry to tell you that parent company Time-Warner seeks to unload AOL. Any potential AOL had was exhausted by about 1997, and its not going to catch up now. Even its free service isn't keeping users on board.

So, to provide a moment of clarity, for all you users, its time to move on.

1. If you have DSL or Comcast, you already have a better free email account included in your service, so your email address would end in,, etc.

2. You only need to send an email to everyone in your AOL address book and ask them all the email you at the new address. Then, as you receive replies from them, you add them to your new address book.

It's 2009 - time to move on !!