Blog Posts by Brenda, Shine Community Manager

  • Category Posting 101

    Hey everybody,

    It's great to see so much user content, but we're getting the feeling that you think you have to submit to a category in order to get your post visible.

    That's not so: If you submit your post to "Only My Blog" you can write about anything you want, your post will still be visible to the Shine community, and it will still show up in "Chatter on Shine".

    You should only select a category when your post is a great match for one of the Shine channels and you want the channel editor to consider it for featured placement.

    You've seen their faces, so now let's meet the editors!

    Brandon Holley - Shine Editor-in-Chief

    Annette Cardwell - Shine Managing Editor

    Jennifer Romolini - Shine Editor, Fashion + Beauty

    Jessica Ashley - Shine Editor, Healthy Living

    Anne Ichikawa - Shine Editor, Entertainment

    Charlene Prince Birkeland - Shine Editor, Parenting

    Erin Flaherty - Shine Editor, Love + Sex

    Dory Devlin - Shine Editor, Work + Money

    Maggie Nemser - Shine Editor, Food

    Valerie Rains

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  • Take off your heels and stay awhile!

    Shine is officially "open for business" and we want to hear what you think of our new digs!
    We've got plenty for you to see and do. Visit our 9 topic areas to read useful, thought-provoking content from our cool female editors (trust me on the cool factor). We also have you, and amazing women just like you, who are sharing their personal stories and offering support. You'll read blogs that will make you laugh, cry, and most importantly, think.

    So while you're joining in the fun, keep these simple guidelines in mind:

    * Speak your mind, but be polite and respectful in dealing with others
    * Add your own photos and videos, but respect the copyright of others
    * Feel free to link to anywhere on the web that doesn't violate our Terms of Service

    If you have any suggestions or questions, please post them on our Shine Suggestion board. We love hearing from you!

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  • Shine has arrived!

    Hola Shine fans! We're excited to share this sneak preview of Shine with you!

    Not to sound like an overly proud new parent, but I've been checking out the work of our editors
    and staff and have to tell you - Shine ROCKS! Chock full of sassy, stimulating content, Shine is here to make our female lives richer, easier, and whole lot more fun! And who doesn't want that?!
    Take a look around and start sharing your thoughts. Leave comments, subscribe to favorite bloggers,
    and most importantly, start blogging!

    Keep in mind that we're still under construction and are aware of some issues. For example,
    it may take a few minutes between when you edit a post and when your changes are displayed.
    But don't let that stop you from blogging. :)

    And remember I'm here to help with any questions or concerns, so holler if you need any help -

  • Guess what? Shine is going live soon!

    hello loyal Shine fans! it is my great pleasure to tell you, our favorite pre-launch friends, that Shine is about to go live! You have about 1 week to get you blogs ready for the public so get cracking!

    You know how to find me so let me know if I can help, review, or just offer moral support! Now - get to blogging!


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