The 10x10 Presentations at BlogHer '14: 13 Videos You Don't Want to Miss
The 10x10 presentations made by long-standing community members rank as one of the highlights of BlogHer '14 in San Jose. These intelligent, witty, entrepreneurial, big-hearted, thick-skinned, been-there-lived-through-it-have-the-blog-to-show-for-it people took to the stage and shared the truth of their journey over the past ten years. We, the attendees, learned a lot and came away inspired by what our written word on the web can do.
Make sure to watch each video as each speaker brings something important to the stage, to the table, to your listening ear.
First up, is...
Researcher, and scholar, danah boyd, author of It's Complicated - The Social Lives of Networked Teens, took the stage first.
Shannon Des Roches Rosa
Elise Bauer runs Simply Recipes, an award winning food blog. She has "essentially become the fairy godmother of food bloggers," according to Lisa Stone.
Deb Rox is another alumni from our Community Keynote in 2008. Beyond her writing, she is an amazing community builder. She blogs at Deb on the Rocks.
Alexandra Rosas blogs at Good Day, Regular People. She is a proud mother, a happy wife, and a first generation American by way of Colombia. She's a four time VOTY, and here she is with her 10x10.
Barb Dybwad is the head of business development for top tech destinations Engadget, Joystiq, and TUAW at AOL Tech. Her work has appeared in Forbes, Entrepreneur.com, CNN, ABC News, USA Today, and Yahoo News among others. You can follow Barb on Twitter.
Cynthia Liu is a founder of K-12 News Network, a Momocrat and 2011 InnovateHer Award winner, she is full of inspiration! She is also a writer-filmmaker and recovering academic. She serves on the board of directors of the Coalition for Asian Pacifics in Entertainment (CAPE), which works to diversify Hollywood in all forms of entertainment media, even the web.
Luvvie Ajayi is the co-founder and Executive Director of The Red Pump Project, a national nonprofit organization that raises awareness about the impact of HIV/AIDS on women and girls. an award-winning writer and digital strategist who believes in using the power of technology for social change. A 10-year blogging veteran, she is the voice behind Awesomely Luvvie, an entertainment and humor blog that covers everything pop culture – from TV to movies to life’s random adventures. Awesomely Techie is where she talks about all things geekdom.
Morra Aarons-Mele was BlogHer's very first political consultant and the founder of Women Online, a consulting firm for companies, not-for-profits and political campaigns seeking to mobilize women online. She is the co-founder of the non-profit Role/Reboot. During the 2004 Presidential Election, Morra was the Director of Internet Marketing for the Democratic National Committee.
Stacey Ferguson (known online as Justice Fergie) is an avid veteran blogger, event producer, social media personality, public speaker, freelance writer, and Chief Curator of the Be Blogalicious community and conferences celebrating diversity among women in social media.
Katherine Stone, the founder of Postpartum Progress, created a non-profit, and raised over $165,000 for awareness around the topic of postpartum depression. She's an amazing community builder, and a fabulous redhead.
But after Katherine's 10x10, a surprise was in store. You see, it's also Katherine's 10 Year Anniversary for Postpartum Progress. So her community surprised her with a little video. Not a dry eye in the house, y'all.
We are so thankful that each of our 10x10 presenters took to the stage to share their experiences with us. We all learned and laughed and even cried a little bit. Thank you for taking us along on your journey.
If you want to view more video from BlogHer '14, hit up the Hot from the Conference video page. You can also read session notes and look at all the pretty photos. We'll be featuring more video next week, so stay tuned!