Going to Camp…. PodCamp

I'm going to PodCamp Ohio, June 20, 2009

While there’s been lots of talk lately about BlogHer, before that comes PodCamp Ohio – a FREE Unconference taking place June 20th at The Ohio State University.

You may be asking yourself, “What is PodCamp Ohio?”
Well it’s an UnConference that brings together people interested in a wide array of social media tools and applications like blogging, social networks and podcasting so that we can all learn from one another. 

Who, What, When, Where:
PodCamp Ohio is being held at  The Ohio State University Mendenhall Laboratory on Saturday, June 20, 2009 from 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM.  TRAVEL INFO

If you missed the CWB’s May 30th meeting, You’ll have another chance to catch Debba Haupert’s presentation on 10 Things that you need to know about Your Online Audience, as she’s scheduled to present at PodCamp this year.

For a complete list of sessions (including Debba’s and one hosted by local blogger Michelle Lentz, click here.

If you’re planning on going, leave a comment so we can compile a list or even partner up for the drive!

PS. You can get your own PodCamp Ohio badge here.

Take Me Out to The Ball Game

Amy from Amy in Ohio is organizing an outing to Great American Ball Park to see the Reds in action this September and has invited CWB’ers to join the party. The outing would be open to all local bloggers (guys too) and their guests.  We’d love it if you’d take a moment to tell us if this is something you’d be interested in.  

Click here to submit your feedback.

BlogHer Pass Winner Announced

We have a winner in our BlogHer Pass Giveaway

We are keeping this simple. No need to torture everyone by drawing out the suspense! I video taped the process with my flip camera so everyone could see it as it unfolded. I couldn’t get the video to post here so you’ll have to click here to see who won!


 Thank you to everyone who entered.

Next Meeting @ Cincinnati Museum Center, May 30th

Cincinnati Museum CenterWe’re all about supporting Cincinnati and at the next meeting we’ll get to visit and hear about one of the great historic sites in Cincinnati – the Museum Center.

Join us on Saturday, May 30th from 10am to approx. noon as we catch up on all the great women bloggers in Cincinnati as well as find out more about this beautiful destination.

Meeting space: Lower level room, right across from the Children’s Museum (we’ll be there to point you in the right direction!)

Parking: $5 – so find a nearby blogger and carpool!

Coffee may be provided (or available from their coffee cart)

Topic: The 10 things you need to know to grow your online community, by Debba Haupert from Girlfriendology – the online community for women

RSVP: Please leave a comment on this post if you are able to  attend

And, because we know you want to be in the know, here’s more on the Cincinnati Museum Center:

See their efforts to engage social media and watch their Minute videoblog

See the trailer for the new OMNIMAX film Dinosaurs Alive! and information on Dinosaurs Unearthed exhibit

Brief information about their newest exhibit: Women & Spirit

And … recent coverage on Cincinnati.com

Also …Beginning Friday, May 22, the Cincinnati Museum Center will open its doors for free on select Fridays throughout the summer and fall seasons. Thanks to a generous donation from Frank and Rosemary Bloom, Free Fridays allows the public to visit all three museums at the Museum Center from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. free of charge. The Free Fridays dates for 2009 are: May 22, June 26, July 24, August 21, September 11, and October 23. Stop in the Cincinnati History Museum, Duke Energy Children’s Museum, and the Museum of Natural History & Science on any of these dates absolutely free. Click here for more information. The Museum Center at Union Terminal is located at 1301 Western Avenue.

See you there! We’ll celebrate Spring and the winner of the BlogHer pass!!

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Blog of the Week: Miles and Madness


Judi training for an endurance event. Image from Miles and Madness.

Judi training for an endurance event. Image from Miles and Madness.

May is bike month, so what better blog to showcase than a blogger who’s pushing her bike and her body to new levels. Meet Judi at Miles and Madness, who chronicles her training for an Ironman! I repeat that… AN IRONMAN! Seriously, that’s amazing. Here’s how she describes herself:


I am an x junkie turned triathlete. Now I am addicted to endurance training and all it’s madness. Trying to live a clean lifestyle and raising my rescued Dobes holistically. The insanity of 2009 will be training for my longest distance race yet – Ironman Louisville Aug/09.

So, if you’re like me and always looking for inspiration from people who are pursuing amazing physical feats, check out Miles and Madness. I know I’m inspired!

— Laura

Win a Pass to BlogHer 2009!


This Contest is CLOSED. Stay tuned to find out who won.


Without a doubt, Blogher 2009 is THE hottest ticket in the blogosphere right now.  Sold out months in advance, bloggers, with fingers crossed, are on long waiting lists, casting pleas on Twitter, checking EBay and Craig’s List, all in the hopes of securing a golden ticket.  And guess what?  Cincinnati Women Bloggers has one!  Just call us Willamena Wonka if you will!

blogherThat’s right folks, We Are Giving Away ONE FULL CONFERENCE PASS* – current value PRICELESS – as you can’t find one of these babies anywhere!  CWB is beyond thrilled to be able to offer this gem to a local blogger.  We know the importance of such an opportunity as many of us benefited greatly from last year’s conference.  Whether your goal is to network with other bloggers, hone your skills or just getaway with the most amazing collection of women in the country – BlogHer has something to offer just about anyone!

One winner will be chosen at random.  You simply need to leave a comment here and meet the following criteria:

1)   Be a woman blogger in the Greater Cincinnati area: winner must reside within 100 miles of downtown Cincinnati (45202) – sorry dudes, this one’s for the ladies!

2)  Be a member of Cincinnati Women Bloggers – you must be on our blogroll (email your URL to Cincinnatiwomenbloggers@gmail.com) and subscribe to our newsletter (please make sure you do this before entering the contest)

3)   And NOT currently own a pass to BlogHer 2009 (lets spread the love a little!)

One entry per person. Entries to the contest will be accepted until 11:59pm on Wednesday, May 27th.  Winner will be drawn and contacted immediately thereafter.  Winner must reply back to CWB within 48 hours or another winner will be selected.  If for any reason the winner is unable to utilize the pass, it reverts back to Cincinnati Women Bloggers so another qualified winner can be chosen from the remaining entries.

Please join the Greater Cincinnati Group on Blogher’s site to get to know the other local gals heading to Chicago!

*Please note this giveaway is for the conference pass only.  You will need to provide your own transportation to Chicago, as well as your lodging.  The conference pass does include breakfast, lunch and snacks each day, as well as passes to both cocktail parties hosted by BlogHer.  All other expenses are the sole responsibility of the winner.   The conference pass is for the main conference only and does not include Blogher Business.  I believe there are passes available for BlogHer Business at this time, but arrangements for this would be done directly with BlogHer.

Tutorial: Creating Your Own Blog Button w/ Code Box

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