BlogHer '08 Buttons: I'm Going! I'm Speaking! I'm GONE...

What would the BlogHer annual conference be without some proper blog bling? UPDATE THE SECOND: This just in for those of you who ARE coming to the conference (and whose blog posts might temporarily suffer for it), we offer: Code: <a href=""><img src="" alt="Gone to BlogHer 08"/></a> Sure, the first order of business is was actually registering. And then it'd be awesome if you'd like to add yourself it was cool that so many of you added yourselves to our ever-growing roster of attendees. But even if you haven't gotten never got around to these first steps (ahem, tick tock), it's never too early to you can always add BlogHer '08 badge beauty to your blog. We've worked up our Official "I'm Going!" and "I'm Speaking" buttons for you again this year. But we've also added a few more "personal" buttons to the mix. (You're doing what at BlogHer?) UPDATE THE FIRST: And for those of you who can't be with us in person, but who will be following along via live-blogs, check after the jump for a button just for you! Check 'em out: ...more

Love that one - even though I have guest bloggers scheduled, it's going up on tonight's post! ...more

The BlogHer '08 OpenSpace: What's it all about, Kaliya?

For a very lucky 300 BlogHer '08 attendees, the conference doesn't end with a wild Saturday night at Macy's. Nope, 300 stalwart attendees will get up and go to the BlogHer '08 OpenSpace all day Sunday, led by last year's facilitator, Kaliya Hamlin. ...more

I can't wait, having previously experienced the power of OpenSpace Technology and Kaliya's ...more

A Survival Guide to BlogHer for the non-blogger or "corporate" attendee

So, jumping on the bandwagon with the community's and Maria Niles's phenomenal guides to surviving BlogHer, I thought I would add one appropriate for the 1) sponsors, 2) networking non-bloggers, or 3) corporate bloggers trying to meet bloggers. All this stuff about introversion and wearing the right shoes seem irrelevant to you? ...more

Well thanks for thinking of us Jory. =) Twitter/scans = essential; so true that connections are ...more

BlogHer in Second Life Update: Final Agenda and Registration Update

As you probably know, BlogHer in real life is sold out, make that waaaay sold out with a long waiting list. Now, there will be live blogs, and shortly post-conference there will be session podcasts. But if you're hoping for something a little more participatory, you still have time to register for BlogHer in Second Life. ...more

The Final BlogHer '08 Blogging Birds of a Feather and Room of Your Own schedule

Remember when we opened up two tracks of open slots for the community to schedule in topic-based Birds of a Feather meet-ups and community-driven Room of Your Own sessions? OK, this might refresh your memory! Those slots filled up pretty quickly, but since I'm not sure you all go check the agenda obsessively (you don't? really?) I thought I'd announce the final line-up. ...more

Hate to be the bearer of bad news, but yes, you do need a conference pass to attend any of the ...more

Announcing the BlogHer in Second Life Community Keynote-and how YOU can be a part of it

It's true. This week BlogHer Co-Founder Elisa Camahort announced the Community Keynote selections for BlogHer '08 in San Francisco, and we're certainly not going to allow our Second Life attendees to just "watch" all the fun. The Second Life version of this year's BlogHer conference will participate in the First Ever "Community Keynote" event. ...more

I would so love to read this one:

My Mother's Day ...more

Sign Up NOW for Lunch With Rocco DiSpirito - Seats Will Go Super-Fast!

Updated: As per Miriam's comment below, the event is now full. Thanks for your enthusiastic response!  If you're registered for BlogHer '08 and interested in attending a lunch with Rocco DiSpirito -- where he'll be offering samples of some great new Bertolli products -- sign up now! But please note: seats are extremely limited, so please note the official "rules." Details can be found here, including how to RSVP ASAP! ...more

As of 8:00 PST the Lunch with Rocco has been filled! Thank you to all who signed-up!  If you ...more

Announcing the BlogHer Community Keynote Selections

Yes, just under the wire, I am here to announce the BlogHer Community Keynote line-up. What to say about an idea that prompted hundreds of posts to come flooding in? How about: We better do this again! And how about: A heartfelt thanks to our selection committee: Alice from finslippy Debbie from Body Impolitic Heather from NoPasaNada Jessica from Oh the Joys! Mona from Kirida Kristy Sammis and Denise Tanton from BlogHer And, of course, the woman who proposed the idea in the first place, Eden Kennedy from Fussy. ...more

Most are up at I must apologize for missing 4 readings ...more

BlogHer '08 Swap Meet Is ON! Sign Up Now For A Table

Are you an artist, crafter, writer, DIY-er (or many of the above) looking to sell your BlogHerrific wares? Come sign up for the BlogHer '08 Swap Meet! Interested in purchasing some homemade goodies? Please stop by. If you're not sure what the Swap Meet is all about, read Jen's fabulous Call for Artists here. Then get the details below...   When: Saturday, July 19 ...more

I have not gotten your email yet about Saturday's swap meet. Perhaps you can resend it? I'm ...more

BlogHer '08: Where to Stay if not the Westin St. Francis?

Almost all of the rooms in the BlogHer room block at the Westin St. Francis are sold out. But now, thanks to our friends at Kimpton, BlogHer attendees can still get special rates at hotels within just a few blocks of the Conference.   ...more

OK, so when I went through this step by step to document what was not working, I discovered that ...more


July 17 - Day 1
Time Event
6:30am Day One Breakfast
7:00am Welcome to BlogHer '08
7:15am "Speed Dating" for BlogHers
8:30am MommyBlogging: Is MommyBlogging Still a Radical Act?
Who We Are: Introversion, Blogging and BlogHer
What We Do: Taking Care of Business
What We Believe: Top-notch Political Opinion Commentary
How We Communicate: FAQs for Beginning Bloggers
Blogging Birds of a Feather Meet-Ups: Green/Social Change and Food/Entertaining
Room of Your Own: Entertainment Bloggers and Twenty-Something Bloggers
9:45am Lunch
10:45am Who We Are: Race and Gender: What are the lessons of 2008
What We Do: DIY Content Syndication and Promotion
What We Believe: How To Take Names and Be Taken Seriously as a Political Blogger
How We Communicate: Why Bloggers (Even Non-Programmers) Benefit from Participating in Open Source Projects
MommyBlogging: Public Parenting & Privacy
Room of Your Own: The "Mother Load" and
Blogging Birds of a Feather Meet-Ups: Style/Fashion and Travel
12:30pm Who We Are: Blogging with a Global Perspective
What We Do: Writing Workshop
What We Believe: Two Concurrent Sessions: Progressives & Conservatives
How We Communicate: Video Blogging
MommyBlogging: Mirrors: Ours, the Media's, Our Cultures' and Our Kids'
Room of Your Own: Funding & Incubation Opportunities and Women Entrepreneurs
Blogging Birds of a Feather Meet-Ups: Personal Finance/Career and Sex & Relationships
2:30pm The BlogHer Community Keynote
4:00pm Welcome Reception
10:00am Lunch
July 18 - Day 2
Time Event
8:00am Break
12:00pm Break
1:45pm Break
5:00am Morning Yoga, brought to you by:
6:15am Breakfast
7:30am Morning Keynote: HybridMedia: How we will all work together to build a converged-media future
8:45am Who We Are: Women Without Children and the Blogosphere
What We Do: Pursuing Your Passion Never Gets Old
What We Believe: Beautiful Blogging and Positive Posting
How We Communicate: Building Traffic via Content and Community
MommyBlogging: The Commercial Momosphere: Policies, Ethics and Outreach
Blogging Birds of a Feather Meet-Ups: Home/Garden and Crafts/DIY
Room of Your Own: Talking About War & Peace/Who Better Serves Women Like You: Obama or McCain?
11:45am What We Do: There's More to Monetization than Advertising
What We Believe: Tools for Online Fundraising and Activism
How We Communicate: Photography
MommyBlogging: Blogging About Our Children with Special Needs
Who We Are: "Coming Out" via Blog
Blogging Birds of a Feather Meet-Ups: BlogHims and Health/Fitness
Room of Your Own: BFD Blog and Feminism & Gender Meet-ups
1:15pm Who We Are: Can You Take Back Naked Blogging?
What We Do: Blog to Book Redux
MommyBlogging: When the Road To Motherhood Is Anything But Smooth: Infertility, Adoption and Miscarriage Bloggers
What We Believe: Blogging Community as Healing Force
How We Communicate: Open Source Participation: How to advance to the next level
Blogging Birds of a Feather Meet-Ups: Queer BlogHer and Boomers & Beyond
The First BlogHer PhotoWalk and Room of Your Own: Chicago Bloggers plus one slot available
2:30pm Break
3:15pm Closing Keynote: Living the Truman Show
4:30pm Closing Reception


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