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10 Bloggers Share Their BlogHer '13 Experiences

You know what? Bloggers sure do write a lot. So what do bloggers do after a blogging conference like BlogHer '13? They write. A lot. We've been reading everything, following along with the collective post-conference sigh of exhaustion. Today we bring you 10 posts that encapsulate different aspects of what this conference meant to different individuals. I always say that two people can go to all of the same sessions and parties and keynotes and come away with two very different experiences. Let's see what these ten attendees had to say about their time in Chicago. ...more
Ahh, so happy for the roundup (and for those to come). I loved BlogHer12 so much I was worried ...more

10 Things I Learned at BlogHer '13

I got back home late Saturday night after three whirlwind days in Chicago where I saw none of the city, other than the fabulous view outside my hotel window, but did have a front row seat to dozens of amazing and inspiring speakers at BlogHer13. Herewith, a report of what I now know: ...more
Excellent lessons! Especially no. 10. It would be easy to be completely intimidated by the ...more

Traveling to BlogHer '13 Was a Journey I Needed to Make

I sat down in the cab taking me away from the Chicago Sheraton and the BlogHer '13 Conference, and I wanted to cry. Those tears that are a crazy mixture of sadness, exhaustion, emotional overload, happiness, and even gratitude. The tears that come after an intense, overwhelming, and amazing experience. When you are tired and inspired all at once. ...more
@JennaHatfield @Sarah Rudell Beach Absolutely agree with you, Jenna!  SO beautifully written ...more

What Twitter Took Away From BlogHer ’13

I blinked once and then BlogHer '13 was over. I don't know how every panel, every keynote, every workshop, every meal, every interaction, every party passed by so quickly, but here we are on Monday morning, trying to remember what we learned. I'm here to help, even though I'm clutching my cup of coffee closely. I'm bringing you links to liveblogs and relevant tweets today so you can check them out, refresh your mind and maybe learn something new. You're welcome!...more
Thanks for this! Any word on when the podcast will be up? Do you know where it will be posted? ...more

The BlogHer Fashion Show: Werk It! Who, Me?

When BlogHer Co-founder Elisa Camahort Page invited me to walk the catwalk in the BlogHer ’13 Fashion Show, my immediate reaction was, “OMG. Yes!” I had watched the first BlogHer Fashion Show in New York last summer, and made a mental note to myself: If I ever have a chance to walk the runway I have to do it. ...more
you looked great and walked beautifully!more

What I Heard Sheryl Sandberg Say at BlogHer '13

One of the challenges of our instant-expert culture (or instant-shallow, depending on how you look at it) is that almost every message turns into a whisper-down-the-lane game. As an idea or event gets amplified, it loses all its complexity, often becoming a cartoon character of itself: the bigger it gets, the less dimension it has. ...more
@D. A. Wolf So true, this: "May we wall stop buying into the soundbite." But it's so HARD not to ...more

BlogHer '13 Pre-Conference Events -- in Tweets!

Wow! Today kicked off our BlogHer '13 event with some Pre-Conference Day awesomeness. Pathfinder Day, HealthMinder Day, and Viewfinder Day all took place at the wonderful Sheraton Chicago today. Our attendees were busy learning,interacting, and of course, tweeting their way through the day. We followed along with what was being said to bring you this post. ...more
It look like you are have a lot of fun! Congratulations, looks like a nice atmosphere.   iKNOW ...more

BlogHer '13: A Good Problem to Have -- Any Suggestions?

Hi everyone, As we prepare to hold our ninth annual BlogHer conference in Chicago, I wanted to bring this community up to speed on a particular challenge our event is facing this year. I've learned you all have terrific advice, and am hoping this is one of those times where you can help develop a solution. ...more
@all.things.fadra Well said Fadra! An event like BlogHER offers an incredible opportunity for ...more

Queen Latifah To Host the BlogHer '13 Voices of the Year Community Keynote!

Yesterday there wasn't just one #RoyalBirth. BlogHer announced the arrival of a QUEEN. Queen Latifah, that is.Now, Queen Latifah is an accomplished person. She's a musician, award-winning actress, record-label president, author, entrepreneur, and Cover Girl. She has earned a Golden Globe Award, two Screen Actors Guild Awards, two Image Awards, and a Grammy Award as well as nominations for six additional Grammys, an Emmy, and an Oscar. And this fall she's going to add daytime talk show host to her long list....more
And she was FANTASTIC!!!  What a gorgeous woman, inside and out!  I was in awe just being in the ...more

Get Prepared for BlogHer '13 with the Official Conference Guide

Have questions about the conference? Where to pick up your badge? What to pack? Directions to the hotel? Check out the BlogHer '13 Conference Guide to get the answers to all of these questions and more! ...more
So sorry I can't be at the Blogher conference this year.  Hope to be there  in 2014!more

Schedule

July 26 - Day 1
Time Event
7:30am Breakfast
BlogHer Newbie Breakfast
8:30am Welcome, Kick-off Keynote with Ree Drummond, and Speed Dating, BlogHer Style
10:00am Break
10:30am Breakout #1
Beginner Marketing & Monetization | Workshop: Marketing 101
Advanced Marketing & Monetization | Workshop: Quantify Your ROI to Customers
Beginner Tools & Technology | Workshop: Move Your Blog to Wordpress
Advanced Tools & Technology | Presentation: Grow and Monetize Your Email List / Roundtable: A Case for Podcasting
Photo | Presentation: Find Your Instagram Style / Roundtable: A Thousand Words
Interest & Identity | Presentation: What Type of Social Media Leader Are You? / Roundtable: Beyond the Vertical, Into the Niche
Politics & Activism | Presentation: Ad Hoc Advocacy vs. Non-Profit Structure / Roundtable: What You Learn When You Speak Out
Writing - Pitch & Publish | Presentation: Turning Blog Posts into Published Essays / Roundtable: Anatomy of Humor Writing
Room of Your Own | Roundtable: Shedding the Façade and Writing Our Vulnerable Truth / Presentation: Is Self-Publishing for You?
Sponsored Sessions | Roundtable: Healthy Habits That Will Change Your Life, brought to you by Simply Saline
Style Mini-Con: The Business of Blogging - and - Being a Man of Style in the Blogosphere, brought to you by Monster
Geek Bar
Writing Lab
Sponsored Sessions | Roundtable: Youth Sports Safety and Female Fandom, brought to you by NFL
12:00pm Birds of a Feather Lunch, and Keynote Conversation with Guy Kawasaki
2:30pm Breakout #2
Beginner Marketing & Monetization | Presentation: Contests on Social / Roundtable: Good to Great: Sponsored Posts
Advanced Marketing & Monetization | Presentation: Outsourced / Roundtable: Blog for Sale
Beginner Tools & Technology | Presentation: Wordpress Plugin Essentials / Roundtable: Girls Code
Advanced Tools & Technology | Workshop: Hot Mobile Sites: How to Get One via Responsive Content and Design
Photo | Workshop: DSLR Debrief
Interest & Identity | Roundtable: The UnMarketing Manifesto
Politics & Activism | Workshop: Fixing Education
Writing - Pitch & Publish | Workshop: Pitch Your Work for Publication - Two Parts
Room of Your Own | Presentation: Using Social Media Tools Without Being a Tool: Marketing and Promotion That Lifts the Community as a Whole / Roundtable: Blogging and Anonymity
Style Mini-Con: Rocking Your Otherness and The List
Sponsored Sessions | Roundtable: Glass Ceilings, Work-Life Balance and other Working Woman Worries, brought to you by Intel Media
Geek Bar
Writing Lab
Sponsored Sessions | Roundtable: Modern Family, brought to you by USA Network
4:00pm Break
5:30pm Voices of the Year Community Keynote
6:30pm The Voices of the Year Reception
9:00pm Tribe Up Progressive Parties
July 27 - Day 2
Time Event
9:00am Breakfast, and Interview with Sheryl Sandberg
10:30am Breakout #1
Beginner Marketing & Monetization | Roundtable: Perfect Pitch / Presentation: Media Kits
Advanced Marketing & Monetization | Roundtable: Long-Term Relationships / Presentation: Outsourced
Beginner Tools & Technology | Workshop: Back to Basics SEO
Advanced Tools & Technology | Roundtable: App Development - Build or Buy? / Presentation: Disaster-Proof Your Blog
Video | Presentation: A Case For Video / Presentation: Five Vlogging Hang-Ups and How to Overcome Them
Interest & Identity | Roundtable: The UnMarketing Manifesto / Presentation: What Type of Social Media Leader are You?
Politics & Activism | Workshop: Running for Office
Writing - Pitch & Publish | Workshop: PitchYour Work for Publication - Two Parts
Room of Your Own | Roundtable: Is Your Blog Holding You Back? The Balance Between Your Blog and Your Goals / Presentation: Positive Return on Content: Make Your Words Work for You
Lean In Circle
Sponsored Sessions | Roundtable: Achieving Healthy Kids, brought to you by BOKS
Geek Bar
Writing Lab
Sponsored Sessions | Workshops: Best Practices for Bloggers, brought to you by IAB
12:00pm Lunch, Opening Presentation by Lourds Lane, and Makers & Creators Keynote with Majora Carter, Lisa Donovan, Brit Morin, and Randi Zuckerberg
2:30pm Beginner Marketing & Monetization | Workshop: 21 Steps to a Rockin’ Social Media Presence
Advanced Marketing & Monetization | Workshop: Making the Most of Pinterest and Facebook
Beginner Tools & Technology | Roundtable: The Multi-Media Blogger / Presentation: Wordpress Plugin Essentials
Video | Workshop: Video Production 101
Interest & Identity | Roundtables: Midlife Bloggers and Beyond the Vertical, Into the Niche
Politics & Activism | Presentation: Ad Hoc Advocacy vs. Non-Profit Structure / Roundtable: International Activist BlogHer Scholarship Recipients
Writing - Pitch & Publish | Roundtable: Anatomy of a Story / Presentation: Turning Blog Posts into Published Essays
Room of Your Own | Presentation: Crowdfunding - When $20 from Family and Friends Isn't Enough to Fund Your Dream / Roundtable: Blogging the Unbloggable - Writing About Hard Topics Without Being Hated
Geek Bar
Writing Lab
Sponsored Sessions | Roundtable: Build Community, Return Visits, and Monetization through Comments, brought to you by Disqus
Advanced Tools & Technology | Presentation: Grow and Monetize Your Email List
4:00pm Break
5:30pm Closing Keynote Conversation with The Walking Dead's Gale Anne Hurd
7:30pm The 2nd Annual BlogHer Fashion Show and Style Spotlight After Party, brought to you by Ulta
10:00pm The 7th Annual CheeseburgHer Party

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