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The BlogHer Diaries: Compassionate Blogging

This is more for me perhaps than even for you, but I’m sitting in this panel and just heard about a really cool project called Hope Notes. I want to make sure I can find this again when I get home so I can actually do it. But…um…if you wanted to do it too, it would be really cool.

Okay, I know I have been an emotional wreck this weekend, but it is incredibly moving to be sitting in a room with so many women all talking about how we can use our blogs for compassionate acts.

I love BlogHer.


Sorry, another update. I just heard this fantastic analogy to carbon footprints and carbon off-setting (am I getting these terms right?). Take the same idea of the pollution we put into the earth simply by living and opening up packaging and spraying things and driving, and translate that into the words and ideas we put into the universe.

I love the idea of doing emotional off-setting: sending out positive messages to balance out the negativity we naturally place in the universe simply by being human (how can I not bitch from time to time?). Asking yourself what you are doing to clean up the world emotionally. Doing actively, in other words.

I have to run with this when I get back home…


Okay, I don’t have to run with it because there are 100 extremely cool women who are all joining into the idea of doing this. It is so amazing to hear about everyone else’s kumbayaness and hear this positivity and inclusivity. So I’m handing off my business card in a minute to the woman who said she would spearhead the list and I’ll blog about this more when the wheels start turning.

Women get things done.


1 CreoleInDC { 07.19.08 at 12:57 pm }

Hey…where are you? I haven’t seen you and me wanna!

2 Jen { 07.19.08 at 1:51 pm }

Oh, how nice! What a great idea!

3 Jess { 07.19.08 at 1:53 pm }

That’s too cool!

4 luna { 07.19.08 at 2:54 pm }

I wish I went to that panel. But you’re sitting right near me so I can hear all about it. Yay!

5 Lee { 07.19.08 at 5:29 pm }

Sounds like you’re having the time of your life at BlogHer!

I love that Hope Notes idea!

6 Bea { 07.20.08 at 12:34 am }

Great ideas, will wait to hear more. You make me want to pack my bags and take TWO long-haul flights to get to the US for a hug. With a baby. (Easier than travelling during a cycle, though, right?)


7 Lisa { 07.21.08 at 12:01 pm }

OK, I am loving the Hope Notes idea!!!! Thanks for sharing it!

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