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BlogHer '07 in 10 Seconds

*I am having slow server issues so please be patient. Go make a quick snack and check back to read through this post.

We all know that blogging/writing has evolved much in the last few years and I'm no exception to this. When I started writing my Allen series I had no idea where it would go and then I took all that I learned about writing and have decided to get it published in my free time.

That is, for you "free time virgins", the hours between midnight and 6 a.m. I realize that what I've done with that time is look at the back of my eyelids, so I'm not putting pressure on myself to get it done quickly. It will happen.

Beginning to write seriously meant that I had to discipline myself to take the craft to the next level. Honestly, though, I've taught reading and writing for over 13 years at various levels yet I never loved to write until I started Mocha Momma as a personal website. I've toyed with so many options: writing strictly about education, writing about my family and daily happenings, tackling politics and racism and plain old insights about humanity. Most days I can't get that meta because let's face it: meta takes work and I have a family, a full-time job, and school.

Then came the realization that there were other writers that I wanted to read and eventually meet. Most of them, I assumed, didn't know me or my writing and when I got to BlogHer06 last year I found that I was wrong. People knew. They referenced things I had written, wanted to know if my family really was that funny (they're funny? really?) or if the party that was going on in my head really was that fascinating. That's just how this brain works and I can't rewire it now unless I want to get some shock therapy but I don't think that would even be necessary. My brain is WIRED weird.

My point is that it really helped in knowing some things about the women I was going to meet last year at the BlogHer conference, but I was overwhelmed in trying to read everything about them. This year the number of women attending has doubled which means that much more amazing writers will get to mingle and learn from one another. What if I wrote a post that took 10 seconds to read and then you could go on your merry way or click on another attendees blog to read about them in 10 seconds? Wouldn't life be much happier?

That's what I thought.

So steal this button right here, insert it in a post about yourself tomorrow, and write something you want us to know about you that we can read in 10 seconds. It can be a bullet post or a photo essay or a vlog or anything you want. Go crazy, kids.

See you in 10 seconds.

Here is the button you will need. NEED.


Thanks to this great lady at Rocks In My Dryer for designing this button. (And I hope you feel better today!) You can pull it from this link right here, save it to your hard drive, and then plug it into your post. Happy plugging and posting!
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Reader Comments (52)

Like there is ANY way I could say anything about myself in 10 seconds - heck, I don't think I could do it in 10 minutes!

But would love to participate. Unfortunately, just gave you an award (to be posted shortly) and have to leave town for two days...but NEXT time. Heck, once I get my house built, I'll be free to join you gals at the conference!

July 18, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterTiggerlane

[...] Read about Me in 10 Seconds! here. [...]

[...] (Thanks MochaMomma for the idea!) [...]" rel="nofollow">Mine, too.

July 19, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterAmy

Here via Goon Squad Sarah. Mine's up at

July 19, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterKaleigh

I really want to go to BlogHer... I wish I had looked into this sooner because Chicago is NOT far from me - driving distance really! Damn! I need to pay closer attention to such things in the future...

Hope you have a blast!
Ciao bella,

July 19, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterKC

[...] Ten seconds or less. Let’s see if I can manage that.   Hi, Welcome to Dink(y), I’m Elizabeth. This started out as a newlywed blog - double income, no kids (yet). I’m still married to him. He’s still a geek. Still no kids (yet). We have a puppy. I have a degree in Education, I like to talk about Adult Ed, but not here. [...]

[...] Last year’s BlogMe was an interview process, but this year Mocha decided to nix the lengthy get-to-know-you thing.  This year we must reveal something about ourselves in a post that takes 10 seconds to read.  Here goes: [...]

Nice to meet you, Mocha Momma. Great idea. I'm going to play along!

July 19, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterKvetch

Hey MM,
Thanks for the great idea!! I'll put one up shortly.


Great idea! thanks for organizing this!!

[...] As I was ignoring all the kids in my house reading everyone’s blogs today…I came across this.  Mocha Momma and the ten second all about me idea! [...]

I did mine! Do I get a cookie?

July 19, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterJessica

I did it! Do I get a cookie?

July 19, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterJessica

Hello! This will be my introduction to you, Mocha Momma. Heard about 10 seconds from HBM. Here's" rel="nofollow">mine. Hope to meet you at BlogHer!

July 19, 2007 | Unregistered Commenteramaras_mom

Been tripping over these lovely intros all day long :) Great idea. Here's mine:

July 19, 2007 | Unregistered Commentercanape

I've put mine up too :) I look forward to meeting everyone!

July 20, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterRachel Inbar

I've put mine up too. Great idea!

July 20, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterLady M

[...] A 10 second blogme intro. I can do that! Thanks Mocha Momma for thinking of it! [...]

I'm in, I'm in! Making my grand entrance (a.k.a. LATE) as usual!

July 20, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterAmber

Awesome responses so far. Wow. I'm baking you all cookies right now. There's some without nuts, don't worry. I'm coming to visit everyone who has left a comment and will bring the warm cookies.

I promise not to leave crumbs. Mice and all...

July 20, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterMocha Momma" rel="nofollow">Mine's up and I'm bragging on you on BlogHer here:

I love it!

July 20, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterLisa Stone

[...] The lovely Mocha Momma (who I met last year but I’m sure doesn’t remember) has a brilliant idea for those of us attending BlogHer to get to know each other QUICKLY. So, without further ado - [...]

[...] Mocha Momma is asking folks to introduce themselves in 10 seconds or less. She kicked this off because Blogher is next week, but everyone is invited to participate. [...]

[...] This year’s brilliance from Kelly is a 10 second introduction. I hate these things. 10 seconds is either far too long or far too short, I’m not sure which. But I’ll play but I’m getting help from the children. [...]

[...] This year’s brilliance from Kelly is a 10 second introduction. I hate these things. 10 seconds is either far too long or far too short, I’m not sure which. But I’ll play but I’m getting help from the children. [...]

10 Seconds

I am going to Blogher 07 next week. I didn’t think I would be going this year but the fates intervened and back I am going. Now thanks to Kelly, I should introduce myself in 10 seconds.
To do this, I thought I would take after Denise and just ask...

July 20, 2007 | Unregistered

audience participation and icebreaker games are my worst nightmare. but this I can do. in fact, I just did. :)

July 20, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterKyran

[...] post info By R Categories: Be Merry and Fun Games Mocha Momma has a fun game for the laydays as we prepare for BlogHer. It’s called BlogMe and the link is here. It goes like this: You have 10 seconds to share some things about yourself. Even if you’re not going to Blogher (or if you’re not a layday), please join in the fun. [...]

July 20, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterFun Games «

See you in Chicago!

My" rel="nofollow">10 seconds of Internet fame is up.

Also, I am trying out this new pair of Spanx that I bought for the conference and I can no longer feel my thighs. Be forewarned: you might be seeing pantylines on me.

July 20, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterMary Tsao


Liz Rizzo lives in Los Angeles, dates a hunky actor, and aims to direct television. Dreamer since 1971, blogger since 2005, Democrat since last month. Pieces of her soul will forever reside by the downtown fountain in West Palm Beach,

July 20, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterEveryday Goddess

BLOGME baby:

Mary Tsao you do not NEED SPANX!

July 21, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterjenB

"Koan went to, and spoke at, BlogHer 05 - couldn't afford to go to BlogHer 06 - and made a conscious decision not to attend BlogHer 07 (because she don't blog no mo'). But, she wishes all those who *are* going - first-timers or repeat offenders - a fabulous time!"

I'm sure you won't mind my saying that here, MochaMomma!

July 21, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterKoan

Mine's up now! I can't wait to see everyone again!

July 22, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterJane

[...] BlogHer Mocha Momma put out the call for those attending BlogHer to introduce themselves briefly in their blogs, so here goes: [...]

Eek. Finally did this after much (needless) obsessing. Thanks, MM, for putting this out there - have really enjoyed reading everyone's intros.

July 23, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterLetterB

OK my girl - here I am. Maybe a bit longwinded for 1- seconds but I lived in NYC for a long time and I talk fast! See you all in Chicago!

July 23, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterCynthia Samuels

32 Cleveland OH,engaged, into politics. music, fringe topics Please check out my blog:
There that was quick...20 seconds though :)

July 24, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterMerry

Thanks for starting this.

I just finished mine!

July 24, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterIsabel

Great idea. Looking forward to meeting you! Mine is" rel="nofollow">here.

July 24, 2007 | Unregistered Commenterlittlepurplecow

Great idea! Looking forward to meeting you." rel="nofollow">Here's mine.

July 24, 2007 | Unregistered Commenterlittlepurplecow" rel="nofollow">Lillie Yifu calling in to touch base.

July 25, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterLillie Yifu

I'm ridiculously slow on this, but" rel="nofollow">here's my 10 second Blogher intro as well.

July 26, 2007 | Unregistered Commenterhappykatie

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