I'm a long time BlogHer community member and blogger since 2006. As a BlogHer Contributing Editor over the years, I served as BlogHer's Interim Political Director for the 2010 election. I spoke at BlogHer '12, BlogHer '10 and at BlogHer '07 in Second Life. I also sometimes cover figure skating for BlogHer on another account, Sarah Skates.
I first entered the blogosphere in 2002 from behind the scenes when I directed the launch of the first presidential exploratory campaign blog. In addition to politics, I have blogged about a wide range of topics including technology, parenting and fashion. I have helped launch over a dozen blogs, and I have my own blog-columns at The Huffington Post and the San Francisco Chronicle at SFGate.com.
Blogs where I have contributed include the Silicon Valley Moms Blog, the Real Simple Blog, the Political Voices of Women, ecofabulous, MOMocrats, Vivanista, the WomenCount Blog, the Emerge Blog, the Fem 2.0 blog, techPresident, the Personal Democracy Forum, and GovFresh. My work has also been published in Spectrum magazine, Digital Landing, Forbes Russia, Bay Area Parent magazine, The Sacramento Bee newspaper, Security Focus, NBC Bay Area, WSJ.com and MSNBC.com. I have also contributed to three books and edited five.
When not writing, I advise organizations on how to use new media, including blogs and social networks through PublicEdge. Before entering the world of new media, I worked Internet startups and in IT security. I also recently started a nonprofit, the Center for Technology, Media & Society, focusing on interdisciplinary issues where tech and media intersect with other areas.
I speak regularly at conferences including South by Southwest Interactive, Netroots Nation, 140 Twitter, Fem 2.0, the Tech Policy Summit and more. I have been featured on a variety of media outlets including "Good Morning America", CBS News, PBS.org, NPR, ABC News, RT, The New York Times, and The Washington Post.