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I’m a Body Image Changing Geek!

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I'll Be Live and Uncensored Thanks in part to Stoneyfield I’m going to BlogHer! I was already super excited to attend but now I’m ECSTATIC as I’ll be speaking at not only one but TWO events!

The first is a topic I hold near and dear to my heart. You guys know how much I struggled and still struggle with body image. I attribute much of my "recovery" to having "the child" but blogging has and does play a BIG role. I’ll be speaking with Heather from MAMAvision, Carla Birnberg, aka MizFitOnline, Claire Mysko, and Kate Harding on how we have changed our self esteem and what we can do with our blogs to help others, especially the younger generations.

Title: Blogs & Body Image: What are we teaching our kids?

Date: Friday July 24th.

Time: 1:15-2:30PM

In a society where more young girls fear becoming fat than they fear cancer, nuclear war, or losing their parents, some bloggers are taking a stand against teaching their children learned behaviors that affect their body image.

Heather from MAMAvision, Carla Birnberg, aka MizFitOnline, Claire Mysko, Kate Harding, and Roni from Roni’s Weigh have worked hard to improve their own self-esteem, and are asking the question:

How can your blogs be a conduit to transformation?

Join this session to discuss how your writing can impact kids, whether you should think twice before publishing that self-deprecating post, and how you have the power to influence positive change.

In the second session (which is actually first time wise) I’m getting my geek on! I’ll be talking to beginners about my favorite blogging software, WordPress.

Title: WordPress for Beginners

Date: Friday July 24th.

Time: 11:15-11:45AM

An Introduction to WordPress: How to get started using one of the most popular blogging platforms. This session will cover the How, What, Where and Why’s of using WordPress. We’ll include benefits of using it and where to find the best resources.

Unable to attend? Feel free *wink**wink* to tweet the session or post about it on your blog. I’m also hoping to organize a meet and greet with anyone in the area that may not be attending *cough* AJ. ;) More details to come as it gets closer.

And if you aren’t in the Chicago area don’t forget about FitBloggin’ here in Baltimore! I’ve been busy with the move but have made huge strides!! More announcements will be coming soon!

Oh how I LOVE fun stuff!! :)



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There are 8 comments so far.

    MizFit

    July 5, 2009

    IM SO EXCITED.

    about our panel.
    about your WORDPRESS SESSION.

    and about Fitbloggin’

    a lot about Fitbloggin :)

    marta

    July 5, 2009

    Oh Roni, that sounds awesome!

    I wish I could go! I’m sure it will be wonderful, both your experiences and your panel.

    Jenn@slim-shoppin

    July 6, 2009

    Sounds like a great time! I just saw that it’s sold out and there is a waiting list.

    I’ll should have checked about it way sooner! And it’s in my town too!

    Rats! Have a great time Roni!

    AJ

    July 6, 2009

    thanks for the mention Roni! :-) I SOOOOO wish I wouldn’t have missed the deadline (b/c of the sold-out-ness of course)… But I of course will meet up with you somewhere- tweet me so we can get the deets together! ;-)

    shandy (aka @webgals)

    July 6, 2009

    That’s soooo awesome! I wish I could go to that…but alas I’m not a “bigtime” blogger. :)

    kit

    July 6, 2009

    Awesome!

    Michelle B

    July 22, 2009

    Hey Roni,

    Just curious if you think you are going to have time for a “meet & greet” when you are in Chicago this weekend. I have been a reader for a few years now and would love to say hi in person! Last time you were in Chicago I was pregnant and didn’t make it. If it works out – great! If not, no worries.

    Thanks!