Our Blog Named Finalist in GLAAD Media Awards for Third Consecutive Year

GLAAD Media Awards

This genuinely caught me off guard in a good way; we were again nominated as a finalist in the GLAAD media awards in the Outstanding Blog category. You may recall we were also a finalist in 2018, then won the category in 2019. A third consecutive nomination is humbling and energizing as we head into […]

Celebrating 14 years of LGBTQ Blogging at Pghlesbian.com

December 29, is our ‘blogiversary’ – we set up this shop on December 29, 2005 from the attic of our home.  14 years later, we’ve been promoted to the sofa in the living room. Click here to see our first seven years archive in its original format thanks to the magic of html. My first […]

Invest in Local Blogging

If you are reading this, you care or at least have mild interest in local blogging. This is my monthly plea asking for you to invest in our work so we can continue to make all the magic that brings referral links to you. Blogging is not a labor of love, not a hobby, and […]

How and Why to Invest in This Blog: Pride Edition

Every so often, I put up a post to encourage you to invest in this blog and our assorted projects. Winning a national award for this blog from GLAADseems like a good moment to consider what resources it takes to produce and how you can help. As you can probably see, we’ve recently joined the […]

A blog as a shared space of issues. The Post-Gazette explores this blog.

A few weeks ago, I had coffee with Diana Nelson Jones for what I thought would be a brief mention in the Post-Gazette about the blog’s nomination for a GLAAD Media Award. The award will be presented this Thursday. Turns out that article was more extensive and expansive than I thought. She called people and […]

The Art of Blogging – Celebrate the ‘Burghosphere’ at Most Wanted Fine Art

Best of the burghosphere

At the beginning of the month, local bloggers nominated their peers for various honors in outstanding blogging achievements. Please join those bloggers and the community to celebrate this amazing community known as the blogosphere or the ‘Burghosphere’ at two upcoming events. Friday, November 20 is a 21+ celebration from 7-10 PM featuring complimentary adult beverages, […]

Bill Toland Invented the Burghosphere, But I Just Owned It

Burghosphere

Why do you blog? ~ Daily Prompt Sunday was the launch of the first ever ‘Best of the Burghosphere‘ awards.  25 bloggers created unique award categories for their colleagues. We ended up with 27 awards because of some duplication errors on my part during the organizing, but no one objected. And we’ll celebrate with two […]

Good Grief! Joe Wos Won a Blog Award

  If I was asked to define what makes a blog great, I would respond that it is both content and layout/design. Nothing is more important than solid content. You want to engage your readers and keep them returning. Content is key. But layout and design matter as well. You don’t have to use a […]

What Does It Mean to Amplify?

How To Be An Ally

The word amplify has been rolling around my brain for months now. I’ve been following two distinct, but interconnected threads on social media about the need for allies to amplify the voices of people of color and transgender people – in lieu of speaking for them. And let me be very clear here – these […]