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Announcing Martha Stewart as Featured Keynote Speaker at BlogHer '12

BlogHer '12 is shaping up to be our most exciting event yet, due in no small part to being able to announce today that the Lunch Keynote Speaker on Friday, August 3 will be none other than ... Martha Stewart!...more
Hi Martha,   Thank you for everything you do. Have learned a lot of things from you. Excited ...more

Planning for BlogHer '12: How to Find Sponsor Activities, Conference Events, etc

BlogHer '12 is just around the corner, and many of you are in the midst of planning out your visit to NYC. There's so much to see and do, and so many conference activities -- it's a lot to keep track of. Here are some helpful tools to help you stay on top of all the BlogHer '12 info that's coming your way:...more
@DarryleP I wish I could go to #Blogher12. But no room, yes? Besides, I am shy. Either I am the ...more

Conference Corner: 3 Things to Know About Blogging Business Cards

Not that I'm counting or anything, but BlogHer '12 in New York is ::justsixshortweeksawayzomg:: Now is about that time we all go from planning the weekend out in our heads to realizing that there are actual items we need to start getting checked off of actual to-do lists. And, if you asked me, I'd tell you that the first thing you should get to working on is your business card....more
Vistaprint is currently offering 250 premium cards for $10 shipped.  Mine arrived yesterday and ...more

BlogHer '12 New Sponsor Announcements!

We have so many amazing new sponsors for BlogHer '12 that we want to share with you! Our annual conference wouldn't be possible without these awesome sponsors. Read on to hear a little bit from this week's new sponsors....more
Woot! (cl) MT @BlogHer #USArmy will be leading the fitness activity during HealthMinder Day. No ...more

HealthMinder Day Interviews: Making Time for Self-Care

We started our pre-conference interviews with our BlogHer '12 speakers earlier this week and thought it would be a great idea to also interview some of our HealthMinder Day speakers since this pre-conference event is new to our attendees! If you missed the announcement about HealthMinder Day and don't know what to expect, "the day will focus on expert information and looking at the latest tools, services, sources, and products for taking care of yourself and your loved ones. And for sharing with your online communities." I thought a good first question to ask some of our speakers would be: What's the #1 tip for self-care that you would pass on to those trying to make time for health and wellness?...more
I really agree with AV's approach. I need to get on it and do it.more

HealthMinder Day Interviews: Boundaries in Special Needs Blogging

We're another week closer to BlogHer '12 in NYC, which means we're even closer to HealthMinder Day, taking place the day before, August 2, 2012! We're continuing to ask our speakers questions that you might wonder about them as people or how they approach blogging. This week I asked some of our special needs bloggers a question many special needs bloggers struggled with: When it comes to blogging special needs, how did you find your boundaries as to what is and is not appropriate for your family?...more
When I started blogging, it was because of my son. I had a lightbulb moment about what might be ...more

Announcing HealthMinder Day Keynote Speaker Dr. Pamela Peeke

Dr. Pamela Peeke can be found sharing nutrition, stress, fitness, and public health information virtually everywhere, whether you're looking in the magazine rack in O, Prevention, Fitness, or More. She's on television on CNN, Fox, and as chief medical correspondent for Discovery Health TV. You can even find her online at WedMD and in print in her best-selling books, Body for Life for Women and Fit to Live....more
@ABittersweet1 Soon--otherwise known as BlogHer Closing Keynote, August 4--all will be revealed. :)more

BlogHer '12 Interviews: What Would You Tell Your Pre-Blogging Self?

Summer is officially here and the countdown to BlogHer '12 in New York City this August is on! Like we did with BlogHer Food '12, we plan on bringing you some small interviews with our amazing speakers about many things in and around the topic of blogging. (So if you have a burning question, email me and we'll try to get it answered!) We're starting off our series with a retrospective question: If you could go back and tell your pre-blogging self one thing, what would it be? ...more
Oh what a fantastic question. I woud have told my pre-blogging self not to wait until I had ...more

New Sponsor Announcements For BlogHer '12!

We have so many amazing new sponsors for BlogHer '12 that we want to share with you! Our annual conference wouldn't be possible without these awesome sponsors. Read on to hear a little bit from this week's new sponsors....more
Just noticed "20 Ten years" written in the write up for Poise above. Not sure if it was meant to ...more

BlogHer Conference Update - - June 16, 2012

Well friends, it's been one fabulous week post conference! For all of you who were in Seattle thank you for spending your time with us, we know how precious your time is and spending it with us was so very special. Let's do a quick recap of BlogHer Food '12 in Seattle:...more
 @wdolderer Thanks!  We can't wait to see you in NYC :-)more

Schedule

August 3 - Day 1
Time Event
8:00am Breakfast
Newbie Breakfast
9:00am Welcome and Speed Dating, Featuring BlogHer Co-Founders Elisa Camahort Page and Lisa Stone
10:00am Morning Break
10:30am The Personal | Blogging for the Love of It
The Political | Sin Fronteras: Advocacy Blogging Across Issues and Borders
The Professional - Beginner + Advanced | The Brand-Blogger Connection
The Technical | HTML Doesn’t Have to Be a Four-Letter Word
The Visual | iPhoneography
The Geek Bar
The Writing | Turning Your Blog Posts into Publishable Essays
Room of Your Own | Mom, Stop Blogging About Me!
Sponsored | The State of the World's Mothers: Working Together to Save and Improve Lives, brought to you by Johnson & Johnson
11:45am Lunch Keynote, Featuring Martha Stewart in a One-on-One Interview with BlogHer Co-Founder Elisa Camahort Page
1:15pm The Personal | Blogging the Fine Line Between Your Identity and the Issues
The Political | International Activist BlogHer Scholarship Recipients
The Professional - Beginnner | Ten Things You Can Do Now to Maximize Your Social Media Expertise
The Professional - Advanced | Strategic Content Development Across Multiple Media: Onstage, Onscreen, and Online
The Technical | Podcasting 101
The Visual | Three-dimensional Beauty on a Two-dimensional Screen: Style and Design Bloggers Share Trade Secrets
The Geek Bar
The Writing | Beyond Guest Blogging: Pitching Media Outlets
Room of Your Own | Celebrate Your Small Blog
Sponsored | Keeping Things Private in a Public, Digital World, brought to you by outmywindow
2:45pm The Personal | Honoring Your Culture, Celebrating Your Commonality
The Political | How Washington Works and How Women in the States Can Make a Difference
The Professional - Beginner | Leveraging Facebook and Twitter
The Professional - Advanced | Media Training for Bloggers
The Technical | Streamline Your Technical Toolkit: How to Do More with Less
The Visual | Image Post-Production: Sharing Our Favorite Tools
The Geek Bar
The Writing | Bootstrapping Your Book's Promotion
Room of Your Own | Table For One
Sponsored | Bloganthropy: Using Social Media for Social Good, brought to you by Bloganthropy
4:00pm Afternoon Break
4:45pm Voices of the Year Community Keynote
6:00pm OFFICIAL BLOGHER PARTY: Voices of the Year Reception
8:00pm OFFICIAL BLOGHER PARTY: Listen to Your Mother/Letter to Your Mother Open Mic Salon
9:00pm OFFICIAL BLOGHER PARTY: Sparklecorn
August 4 - Day 2
Time Event
8:30am Birds of a Feather Breakfast
9:30am The Personal | Erotica Out in the Open
The Political | Ella Gobierna: Latinas in Elected Office
The Professional - Beginner | Leveraging Google+, Pinterest, and Instagram
The Professional - Advanced | Affiliate Marketing Programs as an Additional Revenue Stream
The Technical | Advanced SEO for Bloggers
The Visual | Telling Stories with Pictures: Incorporating Graphics, Cartoons, and Iconography
The Geek Bar
The Writing Lab
Room of Your Own | Pro Tips: Branding and Blogging Professionally
Sponsored | The Power of Mom: Revolutionizing Family Entertainment, brought to you by The Oogieloves and Kenn Viselman
11:00am The Personal | Blogging into MidLife: The Tension Between the Online Spotlight and Offline Invisibility
The Political | Strength in Numbers: Forming and Using Online Orgs to Make Change
The Professional - Beginner | Protecting Your Blogging Rights, Respecting Those of Others
The Professional - Advanced | When It’s Time to Spend Money to Market Your Work
The Technical | Avoid Analytics Overload: Google Analytics Tips
The Visual | Vlogging Boot Camp, pt. 1
The Geek Bar
The Writing Lab
Room of Your Own | Travel Philanthropy
12:15pm Lunch Keynote, Featuring Katie Couric in a One-on-One Interview with BlogHer Co-Founder Lisa Stone
1:45pm Break
2:00pm Women Influencers as Change Agents Keynote, with Soledad O'Brien, Christy Turlington Burns, and Malaak Compton-Rock
3:15pm The Personal | My Blog No Longer Fits Me: Blogging after Life Change
The Political | Using Online Tools to Get Women into Office
The Professional - Beginner + Advanced | How to Price and Value Your Services
The Technical | Hot to Make an App?
The Visual | Vlogging Boot Camp, pt. 2
The Geek Bar
The Writing Lab
Room of Your Own | #Blog2012: A Conversation
4:30pm Afternoon Break
5:15pm BlogHer '12 Closing
6:00pm OFFICIAL BLOGHER PARTY: Come as You Are
7:30pm OFFICIAL PARTY: The BlogHer '12 Fashion Show and Style Spotlight
9:00pm OFFICIAL BLOGHER PARTY: Social Fiesta
10:00pm OFFICIAL BLOGHER PARTY: CheeseburgHer

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