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BlogHer Conference Update - - November 23, 2011

Happy Wednesday and long weekend for us here in the US due to the Thanksgiving holiday, so this will be brief:...more

BlogHer Conference Update - - November 11, 2011

Happy Friday and for those who celebrate, happy Veterans Day.This is going to be a bunch of reminders this week :)BlogHer Writers -- watch all the session on-demand and view what you might have missed.  We have photos too!...more

BlogHer Conference Update - - October 28, 2011

Happy Friday and pre-Halloween weekend! There is so much to tell you so I'm jumping right in......more

BlogHer Conference Update - - October 15, 2011

Happy weekend!! I cannot believe it is already October -- I know you understand. I am hearing that stores already have holiday decorations up -- unbelievable (as I shake my head). Anyway, onto our update: BlogHer Writers '11 is around the corner and we have a "few" slots left so register today and join us for what is sure to be a day of incredible learning and networking. Check out the agenda, speakers and attendees -- it's an impressive day for sure....more
I have my paypal receipt for the conference in NYC, but I don't have any other form of ...more

BlogHer Conference Update - - September 30, 2011

Hello friends - happy weekend! Lots to share so I'm going to jump right in... BlogHer Writers '11: In a few short weeks we'll come together for the first annual BlogHer Writers conference, presented by Penguin Group, in New York City. It will be a day full of expert insiders discussing publishing, demystifying the trade and providing small group mentoring. You'll learn about publishing 101, going from blog to book and so much more. Check out the agenda, our list of growing speakers and register today....more

BlogHer Writers '11 - Blog Bling!

The time has come to decorate your blog with some BlogHer Writers '11 blog bling!We've made it very easy, simply copy the code and paste to your blog and voila! the world knows you are coming!See you in New York!...more
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What Kind of Writers Are Attending BlogHer Writers '11? All Kinds!

Since BlogHer Writers ‘11 is a new conference under the BlogHer umbrella, many people have been wondering what to expect. Our team has been working hard to share some great aspects of this intimate conference -- like the small-ground mentoring sessions and the amazing keynote speakers. BlogHer co-founder Lisa Stone explained that the conference is really for anyone who has a book inside their head -- or heart. But who are those people? Well, let’s find out, shall we? ...more
Thank you for sharing. Its interesting to read about some of those who are attending. I wish I ...more

BlogHer Conference Update - - September 23, 2011

Hello friends!  Sorry I missed you last week, I was at BlogHer Handmade in St. Paul, Minnesota and I must say it was so much fun.  While I will admit DIY is not my strength, there were some pretty talented people in the bunch. But I'm here today to share with you something that you cannot miss: BlogHer Writers in NYC!...more

Do You Have A Book In You? Agenda for Oct. 21 BlogHer-Penguin Writers Conference

Hi everyone, I want to talk with the writer in you. For seven years, through hundreds of thousands of blog posts, 15 in-person BlogHer conferences, and lo, those many NaBloPoMo and NaNoWriMo writing exercises, one of the most popular conversations across the BlogHersphere has been and is: "How can I turn my blog into a book?"...more
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BlogHer Conference Update - - September 9, 2011

Happy "pre BlogHer Handmade" weekend!We here at BlogHer are very excited for BlogHer Handmade next week and we hope we will see many of our friends on Thursday, September 15 in Minneapolis! I hear the weather will be fabulous and there is so much to do, after your full day with us of course! If you are in the area and have not registered, there is still time to do so. Check out our agenda, sponsors and speakers -- it's an event you won't want to miss....more

A Bold, Passionate Career Awaits You

Levo League arms you with the tools to develop your talent, build connections with peers, mentors, and jobs. Stay inspired day in and day out as you grow and develop.  ...more

You're Invited!

Join the New York Women in Communications Foundation for our annual Ladies Who Laugh fundraiser, Tuesday, July 21 at Carolines on Broadway!  ...more

ColorComm

You're invited to the ColorComm Conference in Miami! ...more

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A Parents Magazine 'must-read' book, The 52 Weeks is all about trying new things, getting out of your comfort zone and taking even baby steps toward change! Exclusive Book Culture price for SheKnows: $9.95 with code 52WEEKS.  ...more

Community Partners

WiRL is offering all BlogHer members a special 25% off discount! Use Promo Code WIRL25 ...more

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Called “the Dean of Black Bloggers” and “a woman who's on the cutting edge of the internet and social media," Gina McCauley is one of the most influential African American digital media content creators in the world. In 2007, she was named to ESSENCE magazine's list of the 25 Most Influential African Americans. She has written for ESSENCE magazine and ESSENCE.com, The Guardian, and The Observer.

In 2007 she launched What About Our Daughters?, a blog dedicated to combating negative portrayals of African-American women in popular culture. The blog's mission is to be uncompromising, unapologetic, and unbowed in defense of Black women. The blog is most well known for its fight to combat negative portrayals of African American women in popular culture and violence against Black women and children, but has evolved into an influential platform, sitting perched at the intersection of pop culture, Politics, and current affairs. Her blog readers have successfully lobbied large advertisers such as State Farm, Home Depot, McDonald's, New Balance, Disney, and Yum Brands to pull their advertising from content that demeans and degrades Black women and girls. However, her greatest achievement is using the platform that she built to battle irresponsible corporate media as a platform to highlight underreported cases of horrific violence against Black women such as the Dunbar Village case, Romona Moore, and DorothyDixon.


In 2008, she launched Michelle Obama Watch, a blog dedicated to monitoring the good, the bad, and the ugly media coverage of  Michelle Obama.  Within hours after its soft launch, MichelleObamaWatch.com was linked to by Salon.com and the Huffington Post. She has since been
interviewed by the Wall Street Journal and quoted in the Washington Post, the Chicago Tribune,Newsweek, The Atlantic, the Boston Globe, the Norwegian Business Daily and others about her work on Michelle
Obama Watch.  Her blog posts have been quoted or mentioned on CNN,
Entertainment Tonight, and the CBS Morning Show.  She appeared on PBS
and NDTV, India's largest private producer of  news, to speak about
Michelle Obama. She has been interviewed regarding my blog on several
NPR shows, the Tom Joyner Morning Show, RTE Radio 1 in Ireland, and XM
radio.
Her blog posts  for the Guardian about the aftermath of Hurricane Ike
were licensed to Cenage Learning and appear in the textbook  Current
Controversies: Disaster Response (vol. 1). In November 2009,  Pacifica
Radio launched her first syndicated radio segment on the show Woman,
Body and Soul.


She is the managing member of the McCauley Communications Group, LLC
and in 2008, in response to a lack of diversity at large social media
and networking conferences, she founded Blogging While Brown, the
first international conference for bloggers of color.  In addition to
designing and implementing the curriculum for digital literacy
training, she is a sought after speaker at some of the largest social
media conferences in the world, including South by Southwest Interactive, Netroots Nation, Blogher and Blog World Expo.

 

Colleen Lindsay is an unrepentant nerd and digital native who spent most of her formative years hiding beneath the blankets with a flashlight and a book. Her obsession with reading was a hard habit to break; as a result, she’s worked in the book industry since 1984. Her first job in publishing was in Northern California as a mass merchandise sales assistant for Ballantine Books.

For five years she served as Director of Publicity for Del Rey Books, a division of the Random House Publishing Group, specializing in the creative publicity and marketing of science fiction, fantasy, pop culture, YA fantasy, graphic novels, manga and third-party licensed media. Some of the authors whose publicity campaigns Colleen had the privilege to manage at Del Rey include Terry Brooks, Sir Arthur C. Clarke, Stephen Baxter, Elizabeth Moon, China Mieville, Richard K. Morgan, Minister Faust, Matthew Stover, R.A. Salvatore, and Harvey Pekar.

Colleen has also worked freelance as a book marketing/publicity/online/social media publishing consultant for several major trade publishers, as well as working on major non-fiction projects such as MOTHER TERESA: COME BE MY LIGHT and A COMPLAINT FREE WORLD. She spent twelve years working as floor manager, backlist buyer and events manager at several San Francisco Bay Area independent bookstores and was a book reviewer for the San Francisco Chronicle under the inimitable Pat Holt. Most recently, Colleen worked as a literary agent at FinePrint Literary Management, where she discovered great genre and YA writers like Kelly Gay, Allison Pang, Ruth Long, Karen Rivers, and Scott Tracey.

Currently Colleen works in the business development department at Penguin Group (USA), and is the community manager for Book Country, an online writing and reading community for genre-fiction writers. You can usually find her on Twitter giving advice to writers, discussing the future of the publishing industry and waxing poetic about her cat Stinkyboy's addiction to Greenies.

Gwen Bell is a Digital Liberator. She looks you in the eye when she talks to you. She expects the same of you (and helps you learn to put down the damn iPhone).

Gwen's work is at the intersection of humanity and technology. She has practiced and taught yoga in Mexico, Japan and around the States. When not practicing on the mat or the cushion, find her writing Letters or drinking finely crafted beers.

She currently lives in Seattle, Washington. (Though she could be anywhere next week.)

Karen Walrond is a writer, photographer and the creative mind behind the award-winning blog Chookooloonks. A seasoned speaker on topics as varied as social media, parenthood and women in leadership, she has appeared on both local and national radio and television shows, including an appearance on The Oprah Winfrey Show.  She is a regular cast member of the online video show Momversation.com, and has contributed words and images to several national publications.  In addition, she is the author of the upcoming book, The Beauty of Different, to be published by Bright Sky Press, Fall 2010.