I will host the BlogHer 2009 Discussion on Sisterhood, the Blog Radio on Aug. 12, 13, 14 & 15

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Happy Wednesday!

Sisterhood, the Blog Radio’s Lessons Learned from BlogHer 2009 series continues this week with four more interviews.  I will serve as the “blog hostess with the mostess!”  See the schedule below.   Click here to listen to the shows:  www.talkshoe.com/tc/42015.    If you miss them,  don’t panic.  You can download and listen to  recordings from the web site.  

1) August 12 at 8:00 p.m. EST – Denene Millner, the founder of MyBrownBaby blog (www.mybrownbaby.blogspot.com) and co-author of What Brothers Think, What Sistahs Know: The Real Deal on Love and Relationships, What Brothers Think, What Sistahs Know About Sex, and Money, Power, Respect: What Brothers Think, What Sistahs Know;

2) August 13  at 8:00 p.m. EST – Holly Buchanan, a women’s marketing consultant (www.thesoccermommyth.com) and co- author of The Soccer Mom Myth;

3) August 14 at 8:00 p.m. EST – Lucrecer Braxton, the founder of Art-Slam blog (www.art-slam.com); and

4) August 15 at 8:00 p.m. EST – Deb Rox, the founder of Deb on the Rocks blog (www.debontherocks.com)  and author of 5 Ways to {Blank} Your Blog. 

Great News! Ananda & Sisterhood, the Blog Radio Mentioned in Natalie McNeal’s Frugalista Files blog (published in Miami Herald)

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“Frugalista” Natalie McNeal

 

Happy Monday!

Great News! Sisterhood, the Blog Radio and I were mentioned in a post written by Natalie McNeal, founder of the Frugalista Files blog (http://miamiherald.typepad.com/frugalista) that appears in the Miami Herald. Click here to read the post:  http://miamiherald.typepad.com/frugalista/2009/08/frugalista-talks-about-blogher.html.  Many thanks to Natalie!

Here’s some more great news!  Natalie will appear as my guest on Sisterhood, the Blog Radio tonight at 8:00 p.m. EST.  Natalie will share her reasons for blogging and lessons learned from Blogher 2009.  Click here to listen to the show:  www.talkshoe.com/tc/42015.    If you miss it,  don’t panic.  You can download and listen to a recording from the web site.

Enjoy your day and week!

Peace and Creativity,

Ananda

Ananda hosts Blogher 2009 Series on Sisterhood, the Blog Radio This Week – August 10, 12, 13, 14, & 15

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Great News! I am hosting  a series of episodes that discuss lessons learned from the Blogher 2009 conference (www.blogher.com) on the August 10, 12, 13, 14 and 15 episodes of Sisterhood, the Blog Radio.  Visit www.talkshoe.com/tc/42015 to listen to the show.  If you miss the live show, you can download and listen to a recording from the web site: www.talkshoe.com/tc/42015.

The first episode aired on August 6 and featured Prisoner’s Wife, a blogger who attended the Blogher 2009 conference.  Prisoner’s Wife shared her reasons for attending Blogher, favorite Blogher moments, lessons learned, and definition of sisterhood. To learn more about Prisoner’s Wife, visit http://theprisonerswife.blogspot.com.  

Additional episodes in the Lessons Learned from Blogher 2009 will air on:  

1) August 10 at 8:00 p.m. EST – Natalie McNeal, the founder of The Frugalista Files blog (http://miamiherald.typepad.com/frugalista) and savings expert for www.geezeo.com, a financial site;

2) August 12 at 8:00 p.m. EST – Denene Millner, the founder of MyBrownBaby blog (www.mybrownbaby.blogspot.com) and co-author of What Brothers Think, What Sistahs Know: The Real Deal on Love and Relationships, What Brothers Think, What Sistahs Know About Sex, and Money, Power, Respect: What Brothers Think, What Sistahs Know;

3) August 13  at 8:00 p.m. EST – Holly Buchanan, a women’s marketing consultant (www.thesoccermommyth.com) and co- author of The Soccer Mom Myth;

4) August 14 at 8:00 p.m. EST – Lucrecer Braxton, the founder of Art-Slam blog (www.art-slam.com);

5) August 15 at 8:00 p.m. EST – Deb Rox, the founder of Deb on the Rocks blog (www.debontherocks.com)  and author of 5 Ways to {Blank} Your Blog;

6) August 17 at 8:00 p.m. EST – Kamy Wicoff, the founder of SheWrites.com (www.shewrites.com) and author of I Do but I Don’t: Walking Down the Aisle without Losing Your Mind and I Do but I Don’t: Why the Way We Marry Matters; and

7) August 24 at 8:00 p.m. EST – Bronx Bohemian, the founder of Bronx Bohemian blog (http://bronxbohemian.wordpress.com).

My Blogher 2009 Conference Update #2 – Webisodes of My Blogher Experience

 

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Happy President Obama’s Birthday!

Happy Tuesday!

I am still on my Blogher 2009 Conference (www.blogher.com) high.  My energy is going strong!  I decided to share several webisodes of Ananda Leeke TV (www.youtube.com/anandaleeke) that feature my Blogher experience.  Let me know what you think.

I will post webisodes from my Black Women in Social Media @ Blogher Series later this week.  They feature a diverse group of dynamic women including Donna Byrd, publisher of TheRoot.com (www.theroot.com) and Gina McCauley, founder of Blogging While Brown (www.bloggingwhilebrown.com), What About Our Daughters blog (www.whataboutourdaughters.com), and Michelle Obama Watch web site (http://michelleobamawatch.com).  I posted the interviews of Donna and Gina below to give you a taste of what’s to come. 

 

 

August 6th marks the launch of my interview series with Blogher 2009 conference participants on Sisterhood, the Blog Radio (http://www.talkshoe.com/tc/42015). The program schedule will be posted shortly. 

Find out what happened to me on the first day of Blogher. Many thanks to Megan Smith for filming the webisode.

 

While I was at Blogher, I had time to make a fun webisode with Tropicana Juice. I shared my healthy tip on eating breakfast. My Blogher sistalove Shaz Mistery filmed my “bootleg” webisode as the Tropicana folks filmed their “Juice” webisode!  The Tropicana folks said my webisode turned out great!  I can’t wait to see the official copy.  I wanna give a shout out to my brother Matt for teaching me how to do on camera interviews! 

 

On the last day of the conference, I hung out with Sam Smith, one of the nicest Blogher men I met.  Sam served as ae Pepsico guy and  promoted Tropicana Juice products.  He always made my day with wonderful compliments!  Many thanks to Shaz Mistry for filming the webisode!

 

Thanks for stopping by.  Enjoy your day and week!

Peace and Creativity,

Ananda

Special Notice: Today’s episode of Sisterhood, the Blog Radio featuring my Blogher 2009 conference reflections was prerecorded.

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Happy Tuesday!

Guess what?  My home computer died last night. So I had to prerecord today’s episode of Sisterhood, the Blog Radio which was scheduled to air tonight at 8:00 p.m. EST on Talkshoe.com:  http://www.talkshoe.com/tc/42015.  The good news is that you can listen to and/or download the recording anytime you want to your computer or via iTunes. Click here to download the episode:  http://www.talkshoe.com/tc/42015

Wish me luck on finding a great laptop on sale!

Enjoy your day!

Peace and Creativity,

Ananda

PS:  I will post my Blogher webisodes featuring interviews with Blogher participants on Ananda Leeke TV (www.youtube.com/anandaleeke) later this week.

Ananda Leeke TV debuts today

Good Morning All,

Ananda Leeke TV debuts today. Watch the 1st episode – On the Way to Blogher in Chicago (2 minutes). Click here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZMPFZrBUiec. Let me know what you think. 

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I am on my way to Blogher (www.blogher.com) in Chicago and will share more about my conference adventures when I get back.

Enjoy your day and week!

Peace and Creativity,

Ananda

Ananda will talk to the amazing MamaLaw bloggers on July 19th episode of BAP Living Radio

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Happy Thursday,

Join me for the sixth episode of BAP Living Radio’s series about Black women in social media on Sunday, July 19 at 7:00 p.m EST.  The show will feature a discussion with attorney mom bloggers Justices Fergie, Jonesie, and Ny about their amazing MamaLaw blog (www.mamalaw.com) and MamaLaw Media Group. We will also discuss their Blogher (www.blogher.com) event that will be held next week in Chicago and Blogalicious (http://www.blogaliciousweekend.com), their first annual conference for women of color bloggers that will be held on October 9 to October 11 in Atlanta, Georgia. Click here to listen to the show: www.talkshoe.com/tc/18598.

About BAP Living Radio

BAP Living Radio affirms the lives of women of African descent who self-identify as Black American Princesses (BAPs) and educated Black women (EBW). BAP Living Radio features programs about self-love, self-care, spirituality, health, finances, social media, politics, technology, beauty, fashion, art, music, culture, community service, creativity, fitness, travel, and more.

BAP Living Radio supports the following BAP Living social media projects:

-BAP Living social networking site – http://baplivingforbapsandebw.ning.com

-BAP Living Facebook Group – http://www.new.facebook.com/group.php?gid=15124364305

-BAP Living on Twitter – http://twitter.com/bapliving

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I created BAP Living social media projects in response to positive feedback from readers of my debut novel, Love’s Troubadours – Karma: Book One (www.lovestroubadours.com).  Love’s Troubadours – Karma: Book One tells the story of Karma Francois, a thirtysomething California-born BoHo BAP (Bohemian Black American Princess) with Louisiana roots and urban debutante flair. The book shows how a woman uses therapy, yoga, meditation, art, music, poetry, and support from family and friends to confront the effects of her poor life choices and embrace a spiritual journey of healing and love. It was published by iUniverse, Inc. in August 2007 and is available on Amazon.com.

Blogging While Brown Conference Update #1

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The official Blogging While Brown Conference photo taken by Freddy O – http://www.freddyo.com

NOTE: I am seated in the second row in between the two ladies wearing black.

Happy Tuesday! Happy Summer!  Happy Belated Father’s Day!

Today I am writing a very short post about the 2009 Blogging While Brown (BWB) Conference that I attended on June 19 and 20 in Chicago.  It was a fabulous experience!  Wonderful people !  Fantastic information!  And so much inspiration!  I am glad I went to both the 2008 and 2009 conferences.  I will post a longer BWB update later in the week.  I’ll also post about my Chicago art adventures.  In the meantime, I thought you might like to watch videos that feature BWB conference sessions.  They were taped by NextGenWeb, a BWB conference sponsor. Click here to watch the 5 videos:   http://www.nextgenweb.org/news-and-blog-clips/nextgenweb-blogging-while-brown.

If you would like to read additional BWB upates written by conference participants, see the links below.

1) BWB Conference founder Gina McCauley (includes several videos)

http://www.whataboutourdaughters.com/2009/06/oops-we-did-it-again-blogging-while-brown-2009-chicago-first-video/

2) BWB Conference program chairperson Shawn Williams, founder of Dallas South blog

http://dallassouthblog.com/2009/06/22/2009-blogging-while-brown-recap-by-dallas-south/

3) BWB Conference participant Megan Smith, Blogher representative at BWB

http://www.blogher.com/blogging-while-brown-2009-conference-people-color-lessons-all-bloggers

4) BWB Conference participant “Awesomely Luvvie,” a Chicago native 

http://www.awesomelyluvvie.com/2009/06/blogging-while-brown-rocked.html

5) BWB Conference participant Adria Richards’ Flickr BWB photos

http://www.flickr.com/groups/bwb09/

6) BWB Conference participant Talia Whyte

http://globalwireonline.org/2009/06/21/bwb-bloggers-on-digital-activisms-past-present-and-future/

FYI – I am planning to host a special episode of BAP Living Radio on July 5th that discusses lessons learned from the 2009 BWB conference.  Stay tuned for more details and the list of guest panelists.   

Peace and Creativity,

Ananda