My name is Laurie, or @LaurieWrites on your Internet. I started blogging in 2005 (aka "before Twitter" and in a time when I apparently believed purple font was okay -- please don't read my archives), joined BlogHer as an original contributing editor in 2006, and haven't shut up since. I also picked up a multimedia journalism degree a few years ago, and left a career in college teaching and counseling to work in words and pictures full-time.
I love writing, editing, taking pictures, any social media platform that has been or ever will be invented, food, music, traveling, smooshy-faced dogs, and the challenges and joys of online community. A previous editor at DraftDaySuit and a pop culture writer at the late, great MamaPop, I currently write about entertainment for Babble, contribute to TueNight and to BlogHer, and manage community and communications for Mom 2.0 Summit.
I live in the very same Maryland suburbs of Washington, D.C. where I was born, where I dream of managing awesome things online from a deck by the ocean or a New York brownstone, depending on the day. Wherever I am, you can find me @lauriewrites on Twitter, @laurieanne on Instagram, and on Pinterest, too.