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BlogHer Food '13 Blog Badge & Bling

BlogHer Food '13 goes to Austin, Texas this coming June 7-8, 2013! Like always, we have bling for you to put on your blog! And this year, it's pretty delicious to look at! ...more

BlogHer Conference Update - - October 5, 2012

Happy weekend, friends! Last week I said we would have a grand announcement and sure enough, Shannon announced our Call for Ideas for BlogHer Food '13 in Austin. In her post, she explains and introduces you to:...more
@kittyangel79 Remember you can start your own conversation too!more

It's Thursday! Show Us Your Shoes!

The extra-warm October San Francisco Bay area weather is messing with our fall shoe mojo! It’s hard to get excited over boots when there is no real reason not to continue sporting sandals. With that said, I’ve opted to fight the heat and pull my “transitional” shoes out of the closet. Today, I’m turning to an old favorite from circa 2008: a crusty worn pair of camel-colored Mary Janes by Crown Vintage. People, let the record show, Thursday shoes are *not* always new shoes!...more
I love the black and gray patterned pants with the ankle bracelet and black patent sandals! ...more

Announcing the BlogHer Food '13 Call for Ideas!

Update: The BlogHer Food Call for Ideas has closed.  Thank you to all of you who submitted your ideas.**********************************Since last June's Yeehaw Heard 'Round the World -- that BlogHer Food would be coming to Austin, TX in 2013 -- the excitement around the conference, the content, and (of course) the food has been fixin' to blow the lid off Twitter, Facebook, and ye ol' blogs.We're happy to announce that today, you can start channeling that excitement into concrete ideas, because the BlogHer Food '13 Call for Ideas is open, y'all!...more
@lindsaydahl I would assume not, though I haven't been.  If you are looking for that kind of ...more

BlogHer Conference Update - - September 28, 2012

It's that time -- the weekend! We've had a great week here on the events team -- working and playing (see photo below), Thursday Shoe Day has resumed (check out Miriam's post), and we're ramping up all things *events*....more

The BlogHer Events Team Presents... The Weekly Shoe Shot!

Since BlogHer’s very first conference back in 2005, bloggers have been documenting their shoes and sharing them online.   Inspired by the BlogHer community’s love of shoes coupled with our own fashion-conscious staff here at BlogHer HQ, the Events team began a Thursday Shoe meme taking a weekly “cute shoe” shot and posting on Facebook.  Here are some examples from the archive:...more
Here was my blogher12 shoe post...does that qualify? ...more

How Katie Couric Inspired Me to Try Spinning at BlogHer '12

Mary Dell writes: In the realm of athletics I am a dud, both coordination and motivation-challenged. When I attended BlogHer '12 this summer and heard Katie Couric describe herself as “lazy” (regarding exercise) yet willing to ride a stationary bike in a spinning class, I began to wonder if this might be a good workout for me since I’m a little lazy, too....more
@BlogHer @katiecouric Seeing Katie was one of the coolest parts of my first BlogHer. She is such ...more

BlogHer Conference Update - - September 14, 2012

Happy weekend and for our friends celebrating, Happy Rosh Hashanah! It's been a very busy week here for the BlogHer Conferences team and we have lots to share.BlogHer, bloggers and television:...more

Katie Couric Takes On Daytime with ABC's "Katie"

If you caught Katie Couric's warm, insightful, personal keynote chat with Lisa Stone at BlogHer '12, then you already know that she understands the value of social media. But now Katie is giving bloggers a special seat on her eponymous new daytime talk show. Motivational speaker and blogger Brene Brown, The Bloggess Jenny Lawson, Kelly Wickham of Mocha Momma, Karen of Worn Off Novelties, and Erin Kotecki Vest of Queen of Spain are on Thursday, September 13....more
no one under the age of 50 wants to see this show!more

BlogHer Conferences Update - - September 7, 2012

Welcome to the weekend! Here, on the conferences side of the world, we are happy to share some exciting news with you. Read on...BlogHer '13We have announced the opening of registration for BlogHer '13 in Chicago!...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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