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Do You Know the Way to Austin?

Have you ever visited Austin, Texas? I hadn't until about two years ago when I was working for a high-tech company that makes phones and computers and other cool things. Our Events team was headquartered there so I had to go for several team meetings. Once off the plane the first time, I got it: Austin is cool and Austin is weird. And Austinites love it. So when I joined BlogHer last fall, I was thrilled to find out that BlogHer Food '13 will take place in Austin in on June 7 & 8....more
I can't wait to hear more about the outings!more

BlogHer Food Interviews: Pro Food Photography on the Fly

This particular BlogHer Food '13 interview made me simultaneously hungry and inspired to pick up my camera. So often food bloggers have such amazing photos that I figure they must spend hours upon hours not only cooking but photographing and editing. The panelists of our Pro Food Photography on the Fly shared a few tips about keeping it easy (and real) when I asked them this question: Would you kindly share one of your "On the Fly" photos with us and share how you achieved that look? It might inspire attendees to realize they can achieve great photos relatively easily!...more
Awesome tips. I'm trying to work on my photography skills. I just use the iphone 5 for now, as I ...more

BlogHer Conferences - - Weekly Update February 8, 2013

Happy Friday -- and for those of you who are into the music scene, happy Grammy weekend! I love watching awards shows for the fashion and, of course, the performances, so I'll be planted on my sofa this Sunday. Let's start our update with the very exciting BlogHer Entrepreneurs interview Jenna conducted with Porter Gale, author and marketing expert, on the topic of networking, both online and in person....more

BlogHer Food Interviews: Your Brand + Your Causes

One thing that bloggers do quite well, especially food bloggers, is find ways to include their passions and their causes in their posts. For our BlogHer Food speaker interview this week, I asked the speakers in the Your Brand + Your Causes panel this question: Would you show us an example post of how you have integrated your causes into your food blog and share a few words about how either readers react or how you got to a point where you felt comfortable and/or compelled to share your cause?...more
Some fellow bloggers and I have found a really cool way to bring local causes and local bloggers ...more

BlogHer Conferences - - Weekly Update February 1, 2013

Happy February 1, happy Friday and happy Super Bowl weekend for those of you (us) who are ready for some football fun! We here at BlogHer headquarters (Niner territory) had a little fun this week with our weekly shoe shot and decided to wear the colors of our favorite football team....more
Testing Livefyre with new Twitter password, sorry!more

BlogHer Food Interviews: How and Where to Distribute Your Videos

I have to tell you: Doing these speaker interviews for BlogHer Food '13 has been really fun so far! Not only am I inspired to do more with my blogs, but I'm also kind of hungry. This week I hit a topic I know that many of our attendees are curious about -- video -- and asked the speakers of our How and Where to Distribute Your Video panel this question: How did you learn which platform worked best for your videos? Do you have any funny or important trial and error stories to share with our readers?...more

BlogHer Conference Update 1/25/13 - - Submit Room of Your Own Ideas Today!

Happy Friday friends! This week the BlogHer Events team was in Chicago (brrrr) planning for BlogHer '13, and what a conference we have in store for you. First and foremost we have announced our preliminary agenda, including Pathfinder, HealthMinder and our newest addition, Viewfinder....more

BlogHer Food Interviews: Beyond Facebook & Twitter

It's time for another interview of some of our amazing speakers at BlogHer Food this year! I'm really beginning to love these interviews because it gives both a glimpse into the bloggers themselves and what you might expect from the panel. We hope they're helping you pick and choose which sessions to attend! This week I asked the speakers behind our Beyond Facebook & Twitter panel this question: Social media as a whole can be big and scary to a food blogger just starting out? What's one piece of advice -- which platform, how much, how often, etc -- you can offer these newbies as they begin to make sense of it all. You know, as a teaser to get people to attend your panel!...more

BlogHer Conferences Update - - January 18, 2013

Holy cow what a week!! For those of you who have not been checking the BlogHer Conferences home page, here is what you have missed: ...more
Will there be a "call for volunteers" for BlogHer'13?  Or... did I miss it?more

BlogHer Food Interviews: The Principles of Storytelling

It's time for another BlogHer Food '13 interview with some of our great speakers. This week we're featuring the lovely faces behind the Principles of Storytelling session. Quite honestly, my favorite food blogs are the ones that tell me a story as they share a recipe. So, I asked the panelists the following: As you're speaking on Food Storytelling, would you care to share your favorite "food story" post, either on your blog or another food blog and a brief note on why it sticks out in your head?...more

Schedule

June 7 - Day 1
Time Event
8:00am Breakfast
9:00am BlogHer Food Welcome with BlogHer Co-Founders
10:00am Kitchen Demo: Knife Skills
Breakout #1
Beyond Twitter and Facebook - Pinterest, Instagram, Google +, Tumblr, and Foodspotting
For Good Measure: Search and Social Tracking and Measurements
Workshop - Making Mobile Photographs That Are Print- and Cover-Worthy (Advanced)
The Business Case for Video
Principles of Storytelling
11:30am Lunch
1:00pm Breakout #2
The Next Level of Twitter and Facebook
Mobile Development for Food Blogs
How to Fake Great Photos (Beginner)
Video Bootcamp #1: Equipment and Gear
Food Stories Through Visuals
2:30pm Afternoon Break, sponsored by BAILEYS Coffee Creamers
3:00pm Breakout #3
Workshop - Write to Be Read
From Food Blogger to Epicurean Writer
Pro Food Photography on the Fly (Intermediate/Advanced)
Video Bootcamp #2: Storyboarding and Content
Telling Community Stories and History Through Food
4:45pm Innovator Interview with David Leite
6:00pm Welcome Reception with our Sponsors
7:30pm Optional Nighttime Excursions
June 8 - Day 2
Time Event
8:00am Breakfast
9:00am Food Blogging for the Next Generation - Finding Solutions at the Intersection of Childhood Obesity and Food Insecurity in the USA
10:15am Video Bootcamp #3: Post-Production/Editing
Your Brand + Your Causes
Kitchen Demo: Use It or Lose It! Preservation Workshop
Breakout #1
Workshop - Write a Cookbook Proposal
Workshop - Blog on the Run
Workshop - Salvage That Bad Photo! (All Levels)
12:00pm Lunchtime Excursion, sponsored by The National Pork Board
2:30pm How and Where to Distribute Your Video
Tools of the True Change Agent
Breakout #2
Brand/Blogger Relations
Scale Your Small Business
Ooey, Gooey, Gorgeous and Healthy Food Photography (All Levels)
4:00pm Afternoon Break, sponsored by Dannon
5:00pm ROOTS: Readings from the New BlogHer Food Community Anthology
7:00pm Closing Party with at Stubb's with Live Entertainment, BBQ, and Dancing, sponsored by Bing, Ninja Kitchen, and Udi's Gluten Free

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