We have a couple of birthdays to celebrate today. One is Yvonne DiVita, the founder and leader of the Lip-sticking blog, which I am a guest blogger and wrote this post originally on that blog. Happy Birthday Yvonne. It is also President Obama's birthday. So happy birthday to you too Mr. President.
Yvonne's been absent from the blog over the past week because she's on
vacation visiting relatives and friends back in New York state. She
wasn't able to tell anyone she was coming because she was a surprise
her daughter's baby shower
over the weekend. So now you know.
Yvonne will also be traveling from here in Western New York to New York
City to attend BlogHer '10 which is
taking place on Friday and Saturday this week. Yvonne has been a
frequent speaker at this event over the years and first introduced me to
BlogHer back in 2007, the year I started blogging.
I'm disappointed that I won't be there, but I originally had planned a
vacation for this week so I didn't get my tickets and the event is now
sold out! So I will be looking forward to reading about the event from
other women bloggers that will be attending.
to call your attention to this new badge that was added to the right
column of the Lipsticking Blog that states that we won an award as One of the Top
Women in Business Blogs for 2010. We are again honored to be included on
a list with some other great women business bloggers.
came from an organization called Awarding the Web that was started a few years ago by two
student bloggers, Emma Lee and Dennis Anderson, at the University of
Washington in Seattle. You can see a list of all 35 blog winners here
and I encourage you click on their links to check out their blogs. It's
quite an impressive list. Winners were chosen through a scoring system
led by internet nominations, which came from our reader base! So a big
thanks to our Lip-sticking blog readers!
Here's another list that recently came out; Top 20 Women For Entrepreneurs To Follow On Twitter. This
is a work in progress from Natalie Sisson, an entrepreneur and Founder of WomanzWorld,
a site for aspiring and established female entrepreneurs. So add to it
some of the women on Twitter that you follow. I've recommended adding
the Lip-sticking Twitter
Also, while I'm on the subject of women and social
media, check out this study recently conducted by comScore
"Women on the Web: How Women are Shaping the Internet". It's a
30-page report that provides an in-depth analysis of the female
highlighting key trends by Internet activity. Among its results the
report found that women spend 30% more time on social networking sites
than men. This doesn't surprise me. The numbers are on a global level
with women averaging 5.5 hours per month compared to men’s 4 hours,
demonstrating the strong engagement that women across the globe share
with social sites.
So, please join me in wishing Yvonne a happy
birthday by adding a comment below. I'll make sure she reads them all.
If any of you will be at BlogHer then you can wish her a Happy Belated
Birthday in person.