And It's Thursday Again...Show Us Your Shoes!

It has recently come to the attention of the events team that our Thursday shoe meme is seeping into the digital marketing efforts of big name retailers....more

BlogHer Conferences Weekly Update - - November 10, 2012

Wow, what a week this has been! So many things going on and so much to share, so let's just get started.On Monday we announced our New Community Party plan.As you know, BlogHer will host our ninth annual "conference the community built." We've always found that the best ideas -- for speakers, for sessions -- come from our community. And we've always had a commitment to featuring new voices....more
Lori, is there any talk of having another BlogHer Writer's Conference? I went in 2011 and it was ...more

Thursday Shoes – Spotlight on Monique Maestas-Gower!

If you’re hip to the BlogHer fashion scene, you’ll surely recognize my next interviewee, Monique Maestas-Gower.  She reigns as the first Events team member to grace the runway of our first-ever fashion show at BlogHer ’12, NY.  In case you missed it, here’s a glimpse of her rippin’ it up in a luscious Vivienne Westwood gown and Jessica Simpson heels. ...more
@Momo Fali Thanks Momo!  They are super comfy...more

BlogHer Conferences Update - - November 2, 2012

Before I get started on our weekly conference update I would like to say that we here at BlogHer are wishing all of our friends on the east coast a speedy recovery from Hurricane Sandy; our thoughts are with all of you. On to the weekly update......more
I just registered for BlogHer 13 but I used PayPal and was never taken to or able to go to a ...more

Conference Corner: Dates You Need to Know

This morning I got up, made a cup of coffee, sat down at my desk, opened twitter, saw everyone talking about NaBloPoMo, decided it was too early for all that tweeting, opened my blog instead, saw a BlogHer ad saying that Early Bird pricing for BlogHer '13 is about to end, and my head exploded. Turns out, it's November. I KNOW....more

BlogHer Loves (Halloween) Shoes!

Due to the proximity of this week’s shoe shot to Halloween, the Events team thought it a no-brainer to theme our meme for Shoe Thursday. Can you say “Theme our meme for Halloween” ten times in a row? Yes, people, it’s Halloween Shoe Day! We came to the office yesterday in full Halloween regalia and documented everything just for you! So please take a look at the shoes below and, without peeking at the second image, see if you can guess which costume they belong to. ...more

BlogHer Food '13 - Call for Volunteers

Update:  The Call for Volunteers has ended and we are no longer accepting applications.  Thank you to all of you who submitted and we'll be in touch soon!*********************Since this post is going live in the wake of Hurricane Sandy and we are discussing volunteers, we would like to share links to two organizations that are actively supporting those affected by the storm.While we know there are many organizations helping those in need, we are listing two for your immediate convenience:Red CrossHumane SocietyNow, onto our post...Are you excited and geared up for another BlogHer Food conference, but your bank account isn't? We have a solution: Apply to be a volunteer!...more
@thehillcountrycook Make sure to complete the form :-)  ~~ lorimore

BlogHer Conference Update - - October 27, 2012

I'm back from my restful vacation (thanks to Jenna for covering for me!) and boy were we busy while I was gone -- and this week too! I think for this week, the most important thing I want to share are some upcoming deadlines and recent announcements:...more

Thursday Shoes – Spotlight on Elisa Camahort Page!

This week’s Thursday shoe post features a special surprise.   To keep things fresh, I thought it might be fun to spotlight our very own BlogHer Co-founder and Events team leader… Elisa Camahort Page! ...more
I love that so many of you are joining in!!!more

BlogHer Conference Update -- October 19, 2012

As Lori let you know last week, she's on vacation so it's my job to bring you the weekly Conference update! We had an important announcement this week and I have a bunch of other things to remind you about, so let's jump right in! ...more
Hey there, Jenna! Great to see all of the coming attractions for those "living" in BlogHerville. ...more


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


Dresden chronicles her adventures in single parenting (including the awesome story of how the internet got her pregnant) on

For the last few years she has worked in new media for a tech startup in Philadelphia, as a web designer and graphic artist, and as a freelance writer. She also covers entertainment news at and is a contributor to Kids in the House. Dresden's writing has been featured or syndicated in The Huffington Post, The Good Men Project, AimingLow, Parenting, Type-A Parent, and BlogHer.

Dresden is invested in causes connected to ending child hunger and caregiver support for the Alzheimer's community. She is a blogger and advocate for Feeding America and was recently honored by BlogHer in 2012 as a Voice of the Year for her post, "Welfare Queen."

Due to height restrictions Dresden missed her calling as a Muppet. She has persevered as an appreciator of all things mah na mah na. 

Michelle Marshall, MS, RD, LDN is a Registered Dietitian and the Director of Nutrition at Feeding America, the nation’s leading domestic hunger-relief organization, where she oversees the nutrition strategy and supporting initiatives. She has been at Feeding America for the last 4 years and currently supports food banks in their efforts to increase healthy food access, raise awareness of food insecurity as a public health issue and promote nutrition education. She leads the partnership between the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and the National Dairy Council and oversees Feeding America’s Diabetes initiative supported by the Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation, which is evaluating how food bank programs can support food insecure clients in the management of type 2 Diabetes.

Michelle has presented on the relationship between Food Insecurity & Obesity highlighting the role of food banks at the Weight of the Nation, Society for Nutrition Education, Anti-Hunger Policy, on Huffington Post Live and at several Feeding America conferences. She is published in JADA for research on malnutrition in HIV/AIDS orphaned children in Kenya. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in International Development from UCLA in Los Angeles, CA and a Master’s Degree in Nutritional Science from San Jose State University in San Jose, CA. She is currently a member of the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics and the American Public Health Association.

Between posting pixels and planting purple carrots, fine-artist-turned-farmer Laura Watt is an entrepreneur and owner of organic seed company, Cubit's. As author and photographer of the blog,, she shares her appetite for local food, ethical food production, organic gardening and whole foods cooking. As mother to a young family she considers every meal a miracle.  

Denise is the BlogHer Community Manager who started her life on the internet by developing a serious addiction to chat at iVillage. From there she was employed at as a Message Board Moderator and WebMd as a Senior Community Moderator.