Archive for the 'Blog Out Loud 2010' Category

Photos and Blog Readers

Some photos from BOLO last week are trickling in. You can see some great shots on Brightest Blue, Coffee with Julie, Jhscrapmom’s Flickr Stream, Milan’s Picasa album, and Dani’s famous shot from the stage. If you’ve found more, comment below!

In other news, FameThrowa found a few bloggers in the crowd who aren’t using a reader to keep track of their blogs. Trust me, moving to a reader will change your life – you’ll never miss a blog post again, and it’ll help you keep track of dozens more blogs than you read now. Think of the productivity! Anyway, check out FameThrowa’s instructions on how to set up a reader for your blogs, including those who read at Blog Out Loud 2010.

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Tell It To Me One More Time

Many, many thanks to everyone who came out to BOLO tonight – it was a hot evening but a very good time. I’d just like to give a special shout out to everyone who helped set up and make the evening run smoothly: Julie of Thoughts of a Smother Mother, Allison of Bibliomama, Pam of Easily Amused, Sabrina of Ninja Mom, Colette of Colette2008, and FameThrowa of FameThrowa’s Wayward Ruminations. You guys rock!

Also, many thanks to Irene’s Pub for hosting us this year – they were awesome, the venue was great, and I’m thinking we’ll be seeing them again next year.

Over the next couple of days I’ll be posting a list of people who were there, as well as some photos if I can get my hands on them.

In the meantime, here’s the list of the posts that were read if you’d like a second chance to check them out.

Chantal of Two Hands Full Home is Where My Kids Are
Pauline of Brightest Blue Frustrating New Art Class
Katharine of Girl About O-Town House and Home Hangover

Milan of a sibilant intake of breath Why Conservatives Should Love Carbon Taxes
Woodsy of Coloured Marbles Between The Lines and I Have Been… and Des Clips
XUP of XUP Owen’s Ear

Tanya of Spydergrrl on the Web Embracing My Geekiness
Elizabeth of And Go. Elizabeth re: Abusive Relationships
Nat of From Nat’s Brain Waspageddon

Julie of Coffee with Julie Character Flaws
Brie of Capital Mom Close Your Eyes and Ballroom
Christine of Coffees and Commutes Am I There Yet?

Don and Jenn of Foodie Prints Food and Generosity
Vicky of Some Kind of Wondermom Recipe for a Perfect Day
Rebecca of A Little Bit of Momsense An Ode To My Sweetie

Sabrina of Ninja Mom Survival Tactics
Dani of Postcards from the Mothership In Which My Vexatious Breasts Get a Makeover
Amy of Muddy Boots One Starry Night

Jennifer of It Ain’t Meat, Babe Black Olive and Tomato Toasts (Murray)
Evelyn of In A Jar Bus People
Julie of Thoughts of a Smother Mother Morning Commute

The Maven of Stay-at-home-Mayhem Yesterday, in the Supermarket
Nadine of Adorkable Thespian Why Do You Want To Act
Lynn of Turtlehead My Heart Will Go On

Many thanks to our readers and our photo bloggers (Amy, Dani, Nat, and Kids in the Capital). See you next year!

Are You Ready to Blog Out Loud?

Today’s the day! I hope to see you all at Blog Out Loud tonight. Don’t forget that Irene’s has a full menu for those who would like to have dinner. And they also have drinks, for those readers who may be getting cold feet.

The evening officially starts at 7 p.m., but I’ll be there from 6 p.m. onward, setting up and (ooooh) handing around swag. So feel free to come on by any time – grab a name tag and a seat, and open your ears.

If you’re sad to be missing out on BOLO this year, you can follow along with Tanya of Spydergrrl On The Web as she live-tweets the event @spydergrrl.

See you there!

Your Hostess

Lynn of Turtlehead

Got ideas, suggestions, complaints, pie to share? Come up and say hello tomorrow at Blog Out Loud.

Come and See…Kids in the Capital!

Founded by Brie of Capital Mom and Lara of Gliding Through Motherhood, Kids in the Capital is Ottawa’s newest family-focused website. Local parents contribute a wide variety of posts, sharing some of the activities, attractions, events, and tips for things they love to do with their kids in this city. If you’ve got kids of any age, it’s a must-visit for ideas of places to go and fun activities to fill any length of time.

This spring, Lara started a photography series on the site. She shared her thoughts on how to take better pictures of children, and how to turn yourself into an impressive amateur photographer. She also invited readers to take part in her ABC photo challenge – to take one picture to represent key words she’d chosen for each letter of the alphabet. The photo group has really taken off, and many parents are now contributing fun and lovely photos of their kids. KITC will be displaying some of these shots at Blog Out Loud this year.

Two More Days!

Just two days left until Blog Out Loud…will you be there?

If you’ll be live-blogging or twittering during the event, please let me know, and I’ll post your blog and twitter info here for others to follow.

If you’ll be taking photos during the event, again, let me know and I’ll put your info up tomorrow, so BOLO attendees know all about it.

Come and Hear…Elizabeth of And Go and Culinerd!

Elizabeth is new to the blogging scene, but her two beautiful blogs already show a strong, clear voice. And Go, her personal blog, is a witty, whip smart series of essays about her personal life. You might find Elizabeth applying the sass to a concert review, what she’s learned from Twitter, her love/hate relationship with Facebook, and her love/hate relationship with Apple. While she’s being funny, Elizabeth can also make you nod in that, “Oh, SO TRUE,” kind of way.

She’s a tech junkie who loves her Xbox and Blackberry, and a nerd who loves Marvel comics and Dungeons and Dragons. She’s also a filmmaker who is working on a short film right now, both behind and in front of the camera.

And on top of all that, Elizabeth loves food so much that she started a second blog, Culinerd, just to share her favourite recipes. It’s full of fabulous, yummy looking treats and pictures so lovely you could lick your screen. You should definitely add her to your next brunch guest list — and have her bring dessert!

Come and support Elizabeth as she faces the blogger crowd for the first time at Blog Out Loud.



BLOG OUT LOUD 2011
WHERE: The Prescott, 379 Preston Street, at Preston and Beech
WHEN: Thursday, July 7, 2011 from 7pm to 10pm
WHO: 20+ bloggers reading their favourite post from the past year; plus several photo bloggers displaying their art
WHO'S INVITED: Anyone who likes to hear good writing -- entry is free!
CONTACT: lynnturtlehead@gmail.com