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Happy Birthday Yvonne and a shout-out to some other great women online

By Guest Blogger, Donna DeClemente, Donna's Promo Talk

Today is the birthday of our Lip-sticking blog founder and leader, Yvonne DiVita. Happy Birthday Yvonne.

Yvonne's been absent on this blog over the past week because she's on vacation visiting relatives and friends back in New York state. She wasn't able to tell anyone she was coming because she was a surprise guest at BlogHer_Conferenceher daughter's baby shower over the weekend. So now you know.

Yvonne will also be traveling from here in Western New York to New York City to attend BlogHer '10 which is taking place on Friday and Saturday this week. Yvonne has been a frequent speaker at this event over the years and first introduced me to BlogHer back in 2007, the year I started blogging. I'm disappointed that I won't be there, but I originally had planned a vacation for this week so I didn't get my tickets and the event is now sold out! So I will be looking forward to reading about the event from other women bloggers that will be attending.

TopWomensBusinessBlogAward-circlebadge2I wanted to call your attention to this new badge that we added to the right column of the blog that states that we won an award as One of the Top Women in Business Blogs for 2010. We are again honored to be included on a list with some other great women business bloggers.

This award came from an organization called Awarding the Web that was started a few years ago by two student bloggers, Emma Lee and Dennis Anderson, at the University of Washington in Seattle. You can see a list of all 35 blog winners here and I encourage you click on their links to check out their blogs. It's quite an impressive list. Winners were chosen through a scoring system led by internet nominations, which came from our reader base! So a big thanks to our Lip-sticking blog readers!

Here's another list that recently came out; Top 20 Women For Entrepreneurs To Follow On Twitter. This is a work in progress from Natalie Sisson, an entrepreneur and Founder of WomanzWorld, a site for aspiring and established female entrepreneurs.  So add to it some of the women on Twitter that you follow. I've recommended adding the Lip-sticking Twitter page.

Also, while I'm on the subject of women and social media, check out this study recently conducted by comScore "Women on the Web: How Women are Shaping the Internet". It's a 30-page report that provides an in-depth analysis of the female Internet user, highlighting key trends by Internet activity. Among its results the report found that women spend 30% more time on social networking sites than men. This doesn't surprise me. The numbers are on a global level with women averaging 5.5 hours per month compared to men’s 4 hours, demonstrating the strong engagement that women across the globe share with social sites.

So, please join me in wishing Yvonne a happy birthday by adding a comment below. I'll make sure she reads them all. If any of you will be at BlogHer then you can wish her a Happy Belated Birthday in person.


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Caren, thank you for such wonderful words! I can only echo your words that I want to grow up to be like you, and all of the women who read Lip-sticking. And, I can't wait to meet you in person, someday. Soon!

caren gittleman

HAPPY, HAPPY, HAPPY and Belated! (sorry!) Birthday Yvonne!
It is an honor to have met you, I enjoy reading everything you are involved with and one day, when I grow up, I want to be just like YOU! You are an incredible and strong woman!
By the way, "The Today Show" just showed a group of women outside from "Blog Her" were you waving a sign outside? :)
I hope your birthday was the best ever and that you continue to get the same joy back that you have given to all of us!


Donna, much thanks for the shout out on my birthday. I got so many good wishes via Facebook and my phone, I'm honored. I'm glad we're friends, you and I. You're a great Lipsticking contributor and a very good friend. Thanks for holding up your end and mine, these past few weeks.

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