Jory Des Jardins, You’ve Been BlogTipped!

I’m way behind in my tipping duties today - this should have come out hours ago!! But I have had a very productive day today, so I’m not complaining..

On to Jory. If you don’t know her, you dang well should. Jory co-founded (yes, THAT BlogHer!) with Lisa Stone and Elisa Camahort. Now, Jory might get an awful lot of link love, yet there are important things for this particular audience of work at home moms that I want to highlight in her blog, Pause - Jory’s Thoughts While Sitting Still.

  1. One of the reasons that Jory is so successful in her work is because she is so darn passionate about it! Frankly, the words “Blogging Evangelist” come to mind. This woman walks her talk and it comes through in her writing (#4 of my Top Ten Key Success Ingredients). Check out her amusing post on trying to recruit another fine woman into the blogging world - HA! She reminds me a lot of me in this post, talking about the things that really matter in blogging - actually in business in general when you get right down to it.
  2. Jory’s Living Without a Net Series is a MUST read if you are fearful of starting up your own business. Guess what? We ALL are. We just don’t show it most of the time, because we’re so busy pursuing our dreams. In fact, this series almost intimidates me, because she writes about a lot of the things I need to get out of my own hands and head… yet she’s way ahead of me. I guess I just need to step up and get writing :) .
  3. Lastly, in a wonderful and warm-fuzzy article for Fast Company (yes, I did say warm-fuzzy), Jory takes on a great truth and puts it front and center for us: being a woman in the business world is tough, we’re usually expected to strap on balls in order to succeed, yet embracing who we are is truly our greatest strength. When I was a marketing recruiter I brought in some of the biggest agencies in the city as clients - and I did it by treating my clients like friends. Friends, as in I even crocheted a couple of ponchos for my clients’ new babies. Unconventional, yes, but I was darn good at what I did because I never forgot who I am - a woman.

Alright, I know this sounds totally kiss-ass, but I am having a really hard time coming up with a “Tip”. The things I am coming up with even sound kiss-ass-y. So I’ll make an observation. Jory is open with her vulnerability :: it makes her an inspiring leader, allowing us to also be vulnerable, thus tapping our strengths. But I have had a hard time finding a post in which she totally and completely toots her own horn. So my invitation to Jory is for her to bask in her own glory for a post. Like I wrote in my previous BlogTipping post, embracing our power and our light is a good thing!!

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3 Comments on “Jory Des Jardins, You’ve Been BlogTipped!”

  1. Jory Des Jardins Says:

    Wow–and here I thought I would stumble upon a BlogHer Conference-related post. I must thank you for the acknowledgement as an entrepreneur and a woman in business. You’ve tooted my horn beautifully–it’s humbling!

  2. eMom Says:

    Well THAT makes my night!! Yet sadly, I wasn’t at BlogHer - though you can absolutely count on it next year as I live near Chicago. I’ll be sure to introduce myself! Keep up the great work - and keep following your heart - it makes it easier for all of us to do so too. :)

  3. Easton Ellsworth Says:

    I’m glad to learn more about Jory via your fine blogtipping. Liz Thompson was the one, I think, that spilled the beans about blogtipping with a post about it back in May. Since then I’ve gotten to know a lot of bloghers this way!