Welcome to WE Magazine and September’s 1st Fridayz™ Online Networking Event! Thank you for participating in our Blogging for Business Event. I hope it wall all you expected… and then some. If you are visiting this blog for the first time, thank you for stopping by! I am delighted to welcome you to WE Magazine for Women blog. Did you know we had more than 130 registered guests for this event? And 18 of those have showcased their blogs!

We also had 5 outstanding speakers! Many thanks to Heidi Caswell of Connect Simply Blog, Denise Wakeman and Patsi Krakoff of The Blog Squad, Build a Better Blog and Blogging and Beyond, Liz Strauss of Successful and Outstanding Blog and Faith Smith of Brastrapping Blog and the Founder of Eyecreamshades . They shared their incredible stories, their blogs and gave us some really good tips we can use to start our blogs, improve upon them and take them to a whole new level of relationship building! These conversations were a first for 1st Fridayz.™. But not the last! So stay tuned because we plan to bring you more events just like this.

Since you are here, let me tell you a little bit about our vision for WE Magazine Blog. WE magazine for Women is an International Digital Business & Lifestyle Magazine that made its debut in the fall of 2006. Our focus is and always will be on the total woman. WE’s audience consists of women who want to explore great destinations, improve their outlook on life, learn quick and easy ways to get and stay healthy, fine out about the latest technology gadgets and information, get some networking tips, become inspired as they read about women making a difference in the world and even ideas for great entertaining and learn how to more effectively and efficiently market and promote their business on and off the WEB.

WE magazine is not your typical online magazine. We provide you with a PDF version which you can save to your computer to read later and we enhance each issue with additional supporting information by posting the latest news and events on this blog. In addition, beginning with the very next issue (FALL 2007 – due out any day) will feature a new column “women on a mission.” This column is dedicated to women around the globe who are building sustainable businesses and giving back to their communities by supporting charitable causes close to their heart. Each issue will feature 8-10 women with a synopsis of their interviews. You will be able to visit this blog to read each interview in its entirety. Get ready to be inspired!

WE magazine for Women is one of the many vehicles The WECAI Network ™ uses to promote our members by offering free or discounted ad space, opportunities to submit articles and events and by introducing them to the vast resources we have at our fingertips. If you have not yet done so, we invite you to join us and see what all the fuss is about. If you have an article you would like to contribute or want to be considered for Women on a Mission, I invite you to read more about these and other features listed on this blog. Be sure to check back here next week when I post all the business blogging resources they suggested. On behalf of My partner Suzannah Richards, Associate Editor and Co Founder, and Teresa Morrow of Key Business Partners and Showcase Chair, thanks for stopping by! Heidi Richards, Publisher & Editor-in-Chief and Founder – The WECAI Network