Next Cincinnati Women Bloggers Meeting

CWB's - Shannan and Amy (with Jenny) at Blissdom08

Jenny, Amy (Amy In Ohio) & Shannan (Mommy Bits) at BlissDom08

Cincinnati Women Bloggers will meet on Saturday, NOVEMBER 1, 10:00am – noon at the Bean Haus on Main Street in Covingon. Please join us as we share what we’re all up to, hear about BlissDom08 from Shannan (Mommy Bits), Amy (Amy in Ohio) and Susan (Mr and Mrs Get Fit, WMAG) and PodCamp Pittsburgh from Debba (Girlfriendology).

Any ideas on speakers, topics, etc.? Please let us know!

See you there!

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Q&A with CWB of the Month: Vickie Sceifers

Meet Vickie Sceifers, October’s Cincinnati Women Blogger of the month. Below you’ll learn a little more about Vickie, and for the next couple weeks, we’ll also be cross posting her favorite entries from her blogs.

Name and About your Blog(s)?  Deny the Lie (personal); Why New Media (I’m still in flux about this name, I’m not in love with it. The blog is directed at business owners and is simply about anything video, podcasting, vidcasting, social networking, business related. I’m open to name suggestions.) The address is soon to be

Neighborhood/City? Mason

How long have you been blogging? about 4 months

Why did you start blogging?

  I started out doing a personal video blog, just as an outlet. Kind of like talking to someone without needing a response, or being judged, or thinking I talk too much. I called it “50,000 words”. (you know how women have 50,000 words per day and men have 30,000; but men go to work and use up 25,000 of their words so when they come home, they only have 3,000 words left. Women, on the other hand, have been home alone with no one to talk to, essentially, so when their husband comes home, she has 30,000 of her words left.) You do the math. It doesn’t have any followers; it’s just a personal place for me. But it is where I started.

Then I shifted to a business blog to promote my video production business. It seemed a cost effective way to promote my business and at the same time be able to use more information than a brochure can manage. As I said before, it’s anything media related to help businesses.

Most memorable experience as a blogger?  well, I haven’t had something outrageously memorable yet, as a blogger. (I have as a blog reader, if you want that one.) I went to PodCamp Ohio in Columbusbefore I actually had done any blogging. I followed everything pretty well, since I was already technical, but it was a fantastic place to meet people that were already doing it. This was probably my first experience of “meeting” someone online and then meeting them in person. I know this is supposed to be about blogging, but my intention has always been toward more of a combination of blogging and podcasting site. I haven’t done much combining, so far it’s mostly a blog, but I don’t think of them as wholly separate tools.

Favorite offline activities

I love to read; my hubby and I enjoy driving around the city or out in the country, altho we don’t do that as much as we used to, obviously. We are both computer people, so we do a lot of computer related things as hobbies as well. I love attending conventions; I love video production.


Area Blogger Events & Happenings

Art of Blogging Course at Hamilton County Business Center (CWB Member Michelle Lentz)

This class focuses not on the technology behind blogging, but the writing. The Art of Blogging class will help participants define their audience, understand goals, find their voice, explore blog etiquette, and more.

WHEN: November 18, 2008

8:00 a.m. – Noon

WHERE:Hamilton County Business Center (Norwood)

COST: $179 through Nov 1, $199 after

DESCRIPTION: On November 18 from 8 a.m. – Noon, Write Technology is offering an interactive 4-hour course: The Art of Blogging. The class focuses not on the technology behind blogging, but the writing. The Art of Blogging includes defining an audience, understanding your goals, finding your voice, exploring blog etiquette, and more. The class is an engaging discussion to help you improve your blog.  A general outline for the course is available online at More information is available by emailing or calling (859) 426-9748.


Cincinnati Telecommuter Tweet up (CWB Member Amybeth Hale)

WHEN: Friday, October 17th

WHERE: Crossroads Community Church

3500 Madison Rd.

Cincinnati, OH 45209

DESCRIPTION: Join other Cincinnati area telecommuters for a day of working in a collaborative environment. Similar to the Jelly settings in many other cities, we love our remote working situations, but every once in awhile we crave human contact 🙂

We’ll meet at Crossroads Community Church – the church graciously offers free wifi and coffee during the week for the local community. The idea here is to have folks who work in many different job functions working together in an open environment. The expectation is that creative juices will flow and new friendships will be forged. Please join us!

If we have enough interest, we will consider pooling together to order lunch as well. Suggestions for places will be taken! Pizza and Chipotle are a couple of nearby options.


New Media Cincy

WHEN: Saturday, October 18, 2008



DETAILS:An informal meetup for people in the Greater Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky, and Dayton areas involved with or who have an interest in new media (podcasting, video podcasting, blogging, micro-blogging, social networking, etc.).



Have an event you’d like us to share with our members? Email it to


Meet Vickie Sceifers!

Please join us in welcoming our second Cincinnati Woman Blogger of the Month, Mrs. October – Vickie Sceifers!  Vickie is an active member of Cincinnati Women Bloggers and works in video and podcast production.  Here’s a little more about Vickie: 

I have a background in administrative services working mainly in Word and Powerpoint; I had a desktop publishing business for a while and had a regular gig of editing a 24+ page monthly newsletter for three years. In 2000, I went back to school and got my degree in Electronic Media Technology. It was in college that I discovered my love of video and Mac computers. So I am comfortable on both platforms. I decided to formalize my video production into a business this year, and have recently expanded my repertoire to include Podcasting. Of course, being a videographer first, I am exceptionally excited about video podcasting (or vidcasting) which is like having my own personal TV station. My focus is on video and podcast production as well as Powerpoint/Keynote presentations. My main website is and my blog is at I’m also on LinkedIn and Twitter; my id is editvdo.


Check back later this week to learn more about Vickie and read her answers from our recent Q&A session with her.


Each month Cincinnati Women Bloggers will randomly select — using a list randomizer — a blogger who attended the last monthly meeting to be featured throughout the following month on the CWB Web site. During the first week, you’ll read a Q&A with our featured blogger followed by cross posts from their blogs once a week for the rest of the month.

October Meet Up – What Do You Think??

Laura, Debba and I thought it would be a good idea to shake things up a bit for the next Cincinnati Women Bloggers Meet up.  We’d like to propose that the October meeting be purely social – an opportunity for all of us to get together to talk and get to know each other better.

Because we want to make sure that as many of you can attend as possible we’d like ask the group for suggestions on location.

If you have a place that is centrally located – we come from all across the Tri-state – that you think would be a great place for us to mix and mingle, email it to me at  I’ll compile the suggestions and then we can put the final decision up for vote.  It’s that simple.

Also, if you have a preference for weekday happy hour vs. Weekend night out with the girls, please let me know!

Looking forward to seeing your suggestions!!