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I Owe Who I Am to Queen Latifah

Allow me to express the indescribable joy I felt upon learning that Queen Latifah will be at BlogHer '13 hosting the Voices of the Year Community Keynote. I literally squealed with joy and became teary-eyed. She is the primary reason I am a Black Feminist. ...more
@Lisa Stone I'm so excited for this show, Lisa. You don't even know!!!   Thank you for your ...more

Best BlogHer '13 Advice Posts We've Seen

The BlogHer '13 conference is coming up quickly (Eep! Just a few days!?!), and as usual, we've been seeing many of you sharing both smart questions and great advice on your blogs. So we decided to start rounding some of the best and most useful posts we've seen. ...more
5 tips to make the most of the precious toddler years ...more

The BlogHer '13 Fashion Show Is Ready to Rock the Runway: Meet the Models

Last year, BlogHer introduced what immediately became the next BlogHer tradition: the BlogHer Fashion Show. As we announced last month, the Fashion Show will once again anchor our Saturday evening festivities to close out BlogHer '13.I like to describe the Fashion Show "like a visual Voices of the Year, only set to pumping music and in hot shoes." Our goal is to walk (really WALK) the talk about owning our beauty, each and every one of us....more
@KellyMOSullivan That is correct. :)more

Track Your Steps with Coca-Cola at BlogHer

About 8 months ago, I moved from San Francisco to Laguna Beach, CA. This move created a lot of changes in my lifestyle -- the two biggest being that I have been doing less walking and more driving, and am now working from home full time. I'm also in the midst of my busiest time of year for work, which means I don't have much time to cook something from scratch -- and have been snacking more. So unsurprisingly, I've gained a little weight. It's all these little factors that eventually lead to bigger problems, so I'm working hard to make good choices and get back on track....more
Completely removed from the "health effects" of soda, I believe it is worth looking at ...more

Conference Corner: The Sponsored Track at BlogHer '13

Over the past few weeks, we've been walking you through each of the tracks at BlogHer '13 in Chicago. Today, we're ready to unveil our final track of programming -- the Sponsored track....more

One Week Until BlogHer: Read These Posts to Get Ready for Chicago!

OMG! BlogHer '13 is in ONE WEEK. I feel like a Muppet arm flail needs to accompany that fact. ONE WEEK! That said, while I breathe into a bag and panic about all that needs to be done between now and then, I want you to read through some of these great posts that popped up in the past week about the upcoming conference. Maybe they'll calm your fears or make you smile or help you figure out what to pack -- or not pack. My guess is they might make you more Muppet-flail-y excited. ...more
I'm most excited for the BlogHer 13 5K Fun Run, here's my post about why: ...more

Can't Make It to BlogHer '13? Join BlogHer at Home!

We know there are a lot of you who can't make it to BlogHer '13, but we don't want you to miss out on everything! I look forward to connecting with you on Twitter, but there's more to BlogHer at Home -- like giveaways! ...more
My second entry is over on ...more

Announcing: Birds of a Feather Lunch on Friday at BlogHer '13

BlogHer is just over a week away (GULP) and we know that your excitement is about as strong as your nerves right now. Meeting your online friends and collegaues IRL is both amazing and terrifying, and we'd like to help you get get by with a little help from your friends....more
Natural parenting BlogHers!more

Announcing: BlogHer ‘13 Newbie Networking Workshop & Conference Mentors

Each year, BlogHer welcomes newbies to the conference with a special breakfast and welcome to break the ice, get to know other people who are there for the first time, and to get acclimated before the hustle and bustle of the programming begins. This year we’ve got a few new additions to the newbie breakfast to help you get them most out of both that session, and the rest of the conference! ...more
Thank god for this list. I'm excited and nervous about the start of this conference that I've ...more

Announcing: The BlogHer '13 Geek Bar and Writing Lab!

Today we are excited to announce this year's Geek Bar and Writing Lab at BlogHer '13! The Geek Bar and Writing Lab give attendees small group, hands on access to the tools and tips you need to improve your blogging and social media skills! ...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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