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BlogHer Conference Update - - September 30, 2011

Hello friends - happy weekend! Lots to share so I'm going to jump right in... BlogHer Writers '11: In a few short weeks we'll come together for the first annual BlogHer Writers conference, presented by Penguin Group, in New York City. It will be a day full of expert insiders discussing publishing, demystifying the trade and providing small group mentoring. You'll learn about publishing 101, going from blog to book and so much more. Check out the agenda, our list of growing speakers and register today....more

BlogHer Handmade: A Dozen-Tweet Snapshot

BlogHer Handmade, a day celebrating the intersection of DIY/Craft and social media, kicked off the first day of The Creative Connection in St. Paul, Minnesota. Over a thousand tweets were flying in fast and furious. Here are just a dozen to give you a taste, but you can catch them all at #blogherhandmade and #tcce11. ...more
@SORR_Chicago Checking on the designer info from #BlogHerHandmade ~~ lorimore

BlogHer Conference Update - - September 9, 2011

Happy "pre BlogHer Handmade" weekend!We here at BlogHer are very excited for BlogHer Handmade next week and we hope we will see many of our friends on Thursday, September 15 in Minneapolis! I hear the weather will be fabulous and there is so much to do, after your full day with us of course! If you are in the area and have not registered, there is still time to do so. Check out our agenda, sponsors and speakers -- it's an event you won't want to miss....more

BlogHer Handmade ’11 Call for Authors

BlogHer Handmade is BlogHer’s social media event for creative/crafting/food-loving bloggers. We’re partnering with The Creative Connection to host this day, where we’re covering everything from Content and Community Building, to Growing Your Reach, to Monetization and Business Models. It’s a day jam-packed with information creative bloggers need to boost their social media presence, and it’s taking place next week in St. Paul, Minnesota....more

BlogHer Handmade '11 Call for Volunteers

*************UPDATE*************Call for Volunteers has closed!  Thank you to all that have applied.******************************************************************************************************We are putting out a call for volunteers for this year’s BlogHer Handmade ’11 Conference in St. Paul, MN -- and we have BlogHerships available!We're offering BlogHerships in exchange for being a conference volunteer. At the BlogHer Handmade conference, we are looking for volunteers interested in live blogging, so BlogHerships are very limited....more
wish we could be there!more

BlogHer Handmade Conference Blog Buttons!

If you're attending BlogHer Handmade (and we hope you are!), we have a long-awaited announcement for you today: BLOG  BLING! That's right - today you can add conference blog buttons to your website to announce your plans to attend BlogHer Handmade in St. Paul, MN this September 15-17, 2011. We've got standard versions for you today: "I'm going," and "I'm speaking." ...more
Yay! I'll be adding to my blog! more

BlogHer Handmade '11: The Download on this DIY Paradise

So, it's been a while since we've done an extensive BlogHer Handmade update, and in that time a LOT has been cooking. Before we get to the final crazy days before BlogHer '11, it seemed like a good time to get you all worked up about one of our new conferences for 2011: BlogHer Handmade '11, produced in conjunction with The Creative Connection....more

BlogHer '11 Conference Update: July 1, 2011

Happy 4th of July weekend! Happy Canada Day, too! I hope everyone will enjoy a long weekend of family, fun and relaxation and of course of us in the USA, fireworks! But before I lose you to the long weekend, here are some updates for the upcoming BlogHer '11 and our other conferences.BlogHer '11:...more

BlogHer '11 Conference Update: June 24, 2011

Happy weekend friends! We are now into the countdown for our upcoming annual event in San Diego, and we are sure you'll have a wonderful time! Here's what we have in store: Pathfinder Day - What is it and who should attend? Elisa said it best in her introduction post:...more

BlogHer '11 Conference Update - - June 17, 2011

It's time for the weekend and our weekly update!...more

ColorComm

You're invited to the ColorComm Conference in Miami! ...more

@IAB Small Publishers Conferences

The 2015 @IAB Small Publisher Conference & Fly-In is taking place on June 23-24. ...more

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A Parents Magazine 'must-read' book, The 52 Weeks is all about trying new things, getting out of your comfort zone and taking even baby steps toward change! Exclusive Book Culture price for SheKnows: $9.95 with code 52WEEKS.  ...more

Community Partners

WiRL is offering all BlogHer members a special 25% off discount! Use Promo Code WIRL25 ...more

Blogging While Brown

Blogging While Brown is in Austin, Texas! Join us June 19 & 20. ...more

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After a successful career climbing the corporate ladder in Silicon Valley, marketing high-tech start ups and brands like IBM and Animal Planet, Traci left the corporate world to pursue her passion for art. The year 2011 marks the 10-year anniversary of launching her creative business endeavor treiC designs. Prior to becoming a full-time artist, she worked as a graphic designer, event planner, marketing director, professional cheerleader, elementary art teacher, fashion designer, and web designer—to name just a few positions. Experiences that she gained through these positions, coupled with her innate drive to explore and create without boundaries, are what contribute to her success as a mixed media artist. Her passion for sharing art has led her on a worldwide tour, teaching mixed media workshops in handmade books, art journaling, collage, art marketing, and surface design. Traci is the author of the bestselling book, Collage Unleashed, and is currently working on her next book which will be released January 2012. Her art has been featured in over 15 art/mixed media books and 40 craft magazines, including Somerset Studio, Altered Couture, cloth.paper.scissors, Art Journaling, Art Quilting Studio, Belle Armoire, and Craft. Her column “Creativity Unleashed” was featured in Somerset Studio Magazine. She has been a regular guest on DIY/HGTV Craft Lab. Her creative business includes designing licensed product lines, Collage Pauge adhesive, and {kolLAJ} paper crafts. She has developed business partnerships with numerous craft manufacturers, and has built her online presence solely on her own, designing every aspect of her brand and marketing strategy.

Megan Jordan parents and writes by the same clear principle: the beauty is in the threadbare. "Relish the Velveteen. Revel in the Threadbare." underscores her personal blog, Velveteen Mind. Her literary magazine, Story Bleed Magazine, aches for you to discover yourself where the lines between our stories bleed together, unexpectedly resonating. Mother to three, her balance and perspective make her a sought-after voice in the parenting community, at top social media conferences, and for influential consulting projects. Her approach to integrated marketing in social media has generated solid case studies that are modeled almost immediately. Writing from Gulfport, Mississippi, Megan infuses her writing with depth as rich as mud in the bayou and humor bold as blackened shrimp. Megan is working on a book about resilience and our cumbersome blessings.

Tara Gentile is a creative business coach who empowers passion-driven entrepreneurs to actualize their ideas, visions, and dreams – turning them into dollars and cents. She brings a creative approach to branding, product development, and marketing that incorporates both strategy and high touch design.

She writes frequently for the Daily Worth, Crafting an MBA, and The Mogul Mom. She’s the author of several popular digital guides including her latest on the relationship between personal art and money, The Art of Earning

She’s a proud mama to a 3-year-old named Lola.

Erica is an engineer, arts lover, and web nerd based in Minneapolis. She has been blogging since 2002 and has been a leader in the Twin Cities blogging community since 2005. In addition to her personal blog swirlspice.com, she has published sites on the topics of Twin Cities life, minority experiences in Minnesota, and items of interest to queer women of color. She serves on the boards of the Twin Cities Women’s Choir and the Minnesota Fringe Festival. She works in validation at a pharmaceutical company.

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