Friday Favorites Link Up – Week 4

ChainlinksWhoo Hoo! It’s Friday. Time to relax, read a few blogs (over your lunch hour of course) and get ready for the weekend.

This week marks the 4th week for our Friday Favorites Link Up and we hope you’re enjoying it as much as we are.  You’ve submitted posts that made us cry, that made us wish we could cook, that made us want to travel with you. You’ve touched us with stories about your families and shared insights in to your professional worlds. It’s been a  great way to get to know each other better and we look forward to seeing what you’ll decide to share each week.

So are you ready for week 4?

How it works

1) Click on the link below to enter your link.
2) Enter your blog name and a brief teaser title (You only have 100 characters)
3) After you hit submit, it will bring you back to the CWB site. To view all the links that have been submitted, click on the second link  and check out what others have submitted.
4) Most important — click around. Get to know each other. Read something you like? Let ‘em know and leave a comment.

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Rules? “The rules are, their ain’t no rules…” except you must live in greater Cincinnati!

Have Fun!
Shannan

September Social Media Events

September is a busy month  in Cincinnati for social media enthusiasts. To help you keep track of it all we’ve compiled a list.  Know of an event we missed? Email info to CincinnatiWomenBloggers (at) gmail.com.

September 9th

Cincinnati Social Media (Sold Out, Waiting List)

Enquirer Media and the Future of News

The News 2.0 Forum (#newsforum) is a great opportunity to dig into the future of mainstream media. And if you have an opinion you have the opportunity to present to the attendees.

When: Wednesday, September 9 from 5-6 p.m.
Where: The Enquirer Building at 312 Elm St., 20th floor

For event details, visit: http://cincynewsforum.eventbrite.com
Questions, contact mjenkins@enquirer.com

September 12th

New Media Cincinnati
4-7 PM at The Pub

September 17th

The DIY Summit: Design Solutions for One-Person Web Teams.
This is a great Summit for freelancers, solo designer/developers, managers, and anyone interested in ways to streamline their workflow. It will be from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. CT, September 17, 2009. More details are available here: http://diysummit.eventbrite.com.

Sessions:
Lea Alcantara —The Art of Self-Branding
Brian Fling — Design and Development for the iPhone
Kelly Goto – Workflow and Process
Matt Harris – Using WordPress for Content Management
Ryan Irelan — Incorporating Subversion into Your Workflow
Kevin Lawver – Introduction to Ruby on Rails
Dan Rubin – Great CSS Design
Mark Trammell and Juliette Melton – Conducting Effective User Research

Email us for a $25 off discount code!

September 20th

1) Girlfriend Day at the Ballet

In honor of National Women’s Friendship Day on Sunday, September 20th, Girlfriendology and the Cincinnati Ballet are hosting “Girlfriend Day at the Ballet.”

The Cincinnati Ballet will perform a special “New Works” tribute to Cincinnati at 2:00pm at the Mickey Jarson Kaplan Performance Studio/Cincinnati Ballet Center.  Cost to attend is just $30 and includes a gift bag, an intermission party and post-performance treats.

2) Blogger Day at the Reds

Amy of AmyInOhio is bringing together  Greater Cincinnati’s online community – #bigdealmoms, Cincy Women BloggersCincinnati Imports and others– to hang out and watch the Reds take on the Marlins Sunday, September 20th.  Only 100 seats have been reserved so you want to get yours ASAP. Attendees are welcome to bring their families.  Tickets are at group ticket pricing – just $9 each, with the section being located near the cheap beer and dollar dogs.  All tickets must be paid for by September 4th. Click the link above for ordering info!

September 26th

Cincinnati Women Bloggers Meeting
10:00 a.m.
Bridge Worldwide

Jack Griener, Graydon Head & Dennis Hetzel, Kentucky Enquirer
Intellectual Property, blogging and the FTC

September 24 & 25

Digital Hub Initiative Non Conference
Individuals from marketing strategists to social media gurus, ad agency execs to freelancers, media planners to web designers, from the largest companies in the region to recent college graduates who will pioneer the next digital age … here is an extraordinary chance to be where the action is!

Registration for the Two Day Event includes admission to all three nights of the MidPoint Music Festival

$299 – $369 non members

Keynote Speakers:

John Batelle. Chairman and Publisher – Federated Media
Winston Binch. VP/Managing Director of Interactive – Crispin Porter + Bogusky
Bob Gilbreath. Chief Marketing Strategist, Author – Bridge Worldwide
Peter Kim. Senior Partner Dachis Corp

Breakout Speakers:
Chris Baggot  Co-founder & CEO Compendium Blogware
Brad Berens  Chief Content Officer & Editor at Large, NA iMedia Communications & CMO Executive Summits
Pete Blackshaw  EVP, Digital Strategic Services Nielson Online
Paul Ghiz  Co-founder & Managing Partner Global Cloud, makers of DonorDrive
Karen Guiterez  Managing Editor MomsLikeMe.com
Greg Hardman  President and CEO Christian Morelein
Neil Perry  CEO XLNTads
Tim Schigel  Founder & CEO Share This
Alistair Sutcliffe  VP, CPG Solutions comScore, Inc.
Eric Weissmann   Managing Director, Marketing and Creative Services dscconsulting

Blog of the Week: Art Slam

artslam“Nurture the creativity inside you.”

That’s the message behind this week’s blog of the week, Art Slam, written by Lucrecer Braxton. Her blog explores art — traditional, photography, digital.

And you’ll be sure find inspiration for your own artistic endeavors through the beautiful images and the compelling words.

Take a moment, check out Art Slam, and get reacquainted with the artist within.

BlogHer, Ballet and More

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Today Cincinnati Women Bloggers gathered at the Cincinnati Ballet to talk about BlogHer, and blogging conferences in general.

The conversation surrounding the popular blogging conference centered on feedback/insights from local bloggers who’d attended. Each blogger brought a different perspective – coming from a broad range of niche’s as well as experience. (BlogHer if you are reading many said they were planning on submitting feedback).

Following the meeting Terry Honebrink, with the Cincinnati Ballet, shared information with us about the Ballet, and invited us to tour the facility. During the tour we had the chance to visit the Ballet’s amazing wardrobe room as well as see a talented young ballerina perform (Terry’s 17 yr old daughter).

If you’ve not visited the Cincinnati Ballet before, you really should check it out. I think many people would be surprised to know that the Ballet is more than the Nutcracker. They have performances year round, offer education and outreach programs, host adult classes and more. I encourage you to contact Terry for a tour.

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If you’d like to check out the Cincinnati Ballet, they are actually hosting a FREE event – Ballet and Beer – on September 3rd.  It’s a fun, informal opportunity to have a drink and go behind-the-scenes to mingle with Ballet supporters and performers.

Reservations recommended :
513-621-5219
Time: 5:15 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Location: Cincinnati Ballet
1555 Central Parkway

A big THANK YOU to everyone who attended and to the Cincinnati Ballet for inviting us in, and sharing their organization with us!

Finally, congratulations to Diana Puppin with DP Design. She won our drawing for a pair of tickets to the Reds Blogger Outing on September 20th.

Did you write a recap of today’s meeting or post photos from our visit to the Cincinnati Ballet? Share a link  to your post here!

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PS. Photos from the meeting can be found on the Cincinnati Women Blogger’s Facebook Fan Page, here.

Shannan

Friday Favorites Link Up – Week 3

ChainlinksIt’s Friday, and that means time for Friday Favorites Link Up.  We encourage you to not only share your favorite blog post, but to check out the others that have been submitted. This is a great way to discover new blogs from around Cincinnati!

How it works

1) Click on the link below to enter your link.
2) Enter your blog name and a brief teaser title (You only have 100 characters)
3) After you hit submit, it will bring you back to the CWB site. To view all the links that have been submitted, click on the second link  and check out what others have submitted.
4) Most important — click around. Get to know each other. Read something you like? Let ‘em know and leave a comment.

Click here to enter your link

Click here view the entire list of entered links…

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Rules? “The rules are, their ain’t no rules…” except you must live in greater Cincinnati!

Have Fun!
Shannan

CWB Meets Saturday

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Just a quick reminder that Cincinnati Women Bloggers meets this Saturday, 10am at the Cincinnati Ballet.  You can get more info and RVSP, here.

We’ll be talking about BlogHer, as well as what you’re interested in learning about over the course of the upcoming months. After our meeting we’ll tour the Ballet!

Blog of the Week: Bitch, Please

Check out our blog of the week at http://grrleigh.blogspot.com/Check out our blog of the week at http://grrleigh.blogspot.com/

The Fashionable. The Cultural. The Political. The Personal. The Irrelevant. The Irreverent. That’s how our blogger of the week, Leigh, from Bitch, Please describes herself.

Take one look at her fabulous space on the web and you’ll know why. You can’t help but take a look at the various fashion spreads and advertisements, read the associated commentary and have grin on your face when you’re done. This blog is both entertaining and insightful — there’s plenty of commentary on the political and current events to get you thinking about the issues that matter.

So, if you get a chance, stop by and check this blog out! You’ll be glad you did.