Weekly Roundup: the BWE Edition

May 29th, 2011 | Shonali Burke | 14 Comments

I’m still in NYC,

having taken a couple of days for R&R after BlogWorld. As you read this I’ll be getting ready to head back to DC. It’s been fun to see and experience Manhattan again after three years.

Three years? Jeez, what have I been thinking? I can NEVER stay away from New York this long ever again!

Also, I got my photo taken with Go Granny at the Network Solutions [client] booth, as you can see. That itself was worth the trip.

So this week’s roundup is a little different. I met some very interesting people at BlogWorld; some for the first time, some were online connections I finally met offline. So I wanted to share a few people, posts, sites that may not have crossed your radar just yet.

1. I only saw the back of Dionisia Cespedes during one of the sessions, but what she said about her site, Sole Strivers, really intrigued me. I subscribe to some very good financial blogs, but I think Sole Strivers is different and could really catch on.

2. Heather Solos and Home Ec 101. I love the way Heather has put this together; it’s almost like she’s channeling “Neighbor Dorothy” from the Fannie Flagg books in a very modern way.

3. Lisa Gerber. Yes, I know you know her from Spin Sucks, and Gini Dietrich wrote a great post on why you should be following Lisa. But in case you haven’t done this as yet, you really need to do so. She is smart, witty, beautiful and she also has the ability to be very still and restful at the same time, which is a remarkable quality that many people don’t have.

I’m sure there will be much more I can share from my BlogWorld experience, but it will take me a while to process it. But do check these folks/sites out, I think you’ll enjoy them.

Thanks, Network Solutions, for the photo booth fun with Go Granny!

Shonali Burke
Head honcho of Waxing UnLyrical, Shonali Burke is President & CEO of Shonali Burke Consulting, Inc. Based in the Washington, D.C., area, she loves helping for- and non-profit clients, both small and large, turn corporate codswallop into community cool™. She also loves ABBA, bacon, cooking, dogs, and Elvis. Wouldn't you like to be in her kitchen?
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Lisa Gerber
Lisa Gerber like.author.displayName 1 Like

That is such a beautiful thing to say about someone! I can hardly believe it's about me.
I loved finally meeting you in person and it was like we were old friends; Laughing immediately. Through you, I met some other incredible women like Jill and Priya. Thank you, Shonali. :) xoxo

Shonali moderator like.author.displayName 1 Like

@Lisa Gerber Ditto! Do you remember when you and I posed for @jillfoster to take a pic and then we realized she wasn't doing that AT ALL?! @ginidietrich you should have seen us, we all cracked up. I think that was the hugest laugh I had during BWENY.

Jillfoster like.author.displayName 1 Like

A group of us all realized at once that @Shonali and @Lisa Gerber were posing for a photo opp@ginidietrich ....that indeed was an opp for someone else. Oh the bionic laughter just ripped. That literally was the hardest I've cackled in a while.

KDillabough like.author.displayName 1 Like

Fab photo Shonali. Hope you're enjoying that R & R. I was last in NY 15 years ago (eegads) and loved it. Looks like there's been some interesting "fall-out" from BWENY: reading with interest.

Enjoy your R & R my friend. Cheers! Kaarina

Shonali moderator like.author.displayName 1 Like

@KDillabough Yea, I've been reading all that too - don't know that I have the energy to comment, 'cos really, what can I say that hasn't been said, one way or the other? Though last night I did think of something that I *think* no one else has said so far... I'll have to see if it's worth posting.

15 years! Thassa loooong time.

KDillabough like.author.displayName 1 Like

@Shonali I relate. Sometimes the comments on a blog posting can get so fast and furious and integrated that there's really no sensible "break in" point, and I don't like to reiterate what's already been said. But that being said, I believe it's always worth posting something if you feel in your gut that it's important, or the "right thing" to do. Cheers! Kaarina

bdorman264 like.author.displayName like.author.displayName 2 Like

Great photo, sounds like the trip was worth it even though I'm seeing mixed reviews about BWENY.

Lisa I know, the others I will have to check out.

I can't top Manhattan, but I am looking at the Gulf of Mexico aqua blue waters in F L A as I type. It's always sunny in Florida.............just sayin'............:)

I hope you have a great day.

ginidietrich like.author.displayName like.author.displayName 2 Like

I had lunch with Rieva Lesonsky yesterday and we talked about you! I was saying how awesome the Network Solutions booth was and then you came up. You're well loved. xoxo

Shonali moderator

@ginidietrich I think Rieva is awesome... and both of you are well-loved too!