Veganism / Vida Vegan Con 2011

Vida Vegan Con: Story-Making & Food Blogging (There’s a Dragon in My Tempeh Taco…)

Storytelling is an art. Threading seemingly disparate ideas together, weaving in your thoughts and emotions, may seem to come naturally while eluding others. But everyone has a voice yearning to be heard. When you blog, you’re expressing yourself. How do you tell a story compelling people to come back for more? At the Story-Making and … Continue reading

Veganism / Vida Vegan Con 2011

Vida Vegan Con: Vegan Nutrition

Hi Everyone! Here at the Nutrition Panel for Vida Vegan Con. Whether going vegan for health reasons or dealing with friends and family curious where you get your protein, vegans frequently deal with nutrition. Reading nutrition labels, necessary nutrients, how plant-based diets combat chronic disease, and what “superfoods” you should be eating…the panelists broached all … Continue reading

Veganism / Vida Vegan Con 2011

Vida Vegan Con: The Accidental Journalist

Hi Everyone! I’m at the Accidental Journalist panel at Vida Vegan Con. When you become a blogger, you might not think of yourself this way but you essentially become a journalist. This panel covered techniques for bloggers on grammar, style, publishing and finding your blog’s identity. All of the speakers, Gabrielle Pope (author, playwright and … Continue reading

Veganism / Vida Vegan Con 2011

Vida Vegan Con: Live-Blogging Welcome Address

Hi Everyone! I’m live-blogging the Welcome Address of Vida Vegan Con with the Vida Vegan Founders (Janessa Philemon-Kerp, Michele Truty and Jess Scone) and Special Speaker Laura Beck, founding editor of Vegansaurus! and VegNews Editor-at-Large and columnist. Beck, who is super spunky and sassy, welcomed all the vegan bloggers, saying she was excited, “to meet my … Continue reading

Lifestyle / Veganism / Vida Vegan Con 2011

Walking in a Vegan Wonderland: Off to Vida Vegan Con!

Well The Opinioness is off to another conference this weekend. That’s my third this year! Road trip!! This time I’m headed to Portland, Oregon for the 1st ever Vida Vegan Con. Co-founded by fab vegan bloggers Janessa Philemon-Kerp, Michele Truty and Jess Scone, the conference is described as: Uniting vegan bloggers from across the globe!…Workshops, discussion … Continue reading