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How to Write a Headline or Teaser That's Impossible to Ignore

Have you finally penned your masterpiece, soon-to-be-viral post? Hold up: There's a little more to write, and it's incredibly important. Your post title, as well as what you say about your post in social media, are your workhorses. The best post in the world does no good if no one clicks through to it. ...more
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How to Write a Funny Post

Stuck on how to make your posts funnier? Here, let me help....more
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How to Write Well About Controversial Topics

Some people can write about controversial topics such as circumcision, breastfeeding, or spankings and host a thoughtful discussion in their comment section, and other people write about those very same topics and end up with what amounts to a bar brawl on their blog. Image: Barbed wire, Shutterstock Are there specific things those first bloggers know that allow them to tackle controversial topics without raising their readership's collective blood pressure? Why... yes. And these are the steps you also can take if you want to write well about controversial topics. ...more
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How to Beat Writer's Block and Make Your Writing More Creative

The only way to become more creative is to force yourself to do it. It's like starting a fitness routine: You'll loathe it at first, but eventually, flexing your creative muscle will feel good. You'll also be able to use it more easily in your regular writing; your voice will become more distinctive, and your choice of topics broader. ...more
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The BlogHer '15 Call for Ideas is OPEN!

A few weeks ago, we announced BlogHer ’15 back in New York City! Today, we're opening our Call for Ideas—and can’t wait to hear your suggestions. ...more
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How to Find Your Authentic Voice

When I was in elementary school, I declared that I'd be a writer. By high school, though, I was sure I'd go to law school. That too, changed over the years. In college, I had a professor ask me to consider switching my major to English because she enjoyed my writing so much; it would be a "waste of time" to pursue anything else. I wondered if she was high. (To be clear, I hadn't yet declared a major, so, perhaps I was high. No, really. Maybe I was. It was the late '90s and I don't need your judgment. Great, now I'm off track.) ...more
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How to Write a Sponsored Post That Your Readers & Your Client Will Love

I've been writing product reviews since 2006. I started reviewing kids' books that I purchased myself, and suddenly pitches from PR companies started showing up in my inbox. I've learned a few things over the years—and made a number of mistakes....more
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Announcing #BlogHer15 in New York City, July 16-18, 2015!

What do you do after you celebrate the 10th Anniversary of your annual conference, in your home town, with celebs like Kerry Washington and Jenny Lawson, and community initiatives like the Voices of the Year and the 10x10 Project, closing it all out with a mad dance party, hosted by Rev Run himself? Well, if you're us, you plan on turning it up to 11 for our 11th annual BlogHer Conference!! ...more
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BlogHer PRO School: The Most Powerful Writing Class You'll Take

BlogHer is doing anything but winding down as approach the end of the year. Two of our biggest initiatives take place in the next few weeks: NaBloPoMo and the third annual BlogHer PRO Conference. This year, we're tying these two fall classics together by launching the BlogHer PRO School—a powerful writing class to help you make the most of NaBloPoMo and extend the BlogHer PRO experience beyond the conference walls. ...more
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An Evening with BlogHer: Building Your Blog for Business in 2015

Are you looking to build your blog for business in 2015? Then you can't miss this great Meetup we're announcing that will take place on November 6, 2014 from 6-9 PM. A preview of what we'll be covering at BlogHer PRO '14 the following month on December 3 & 4 (register now!), the meetup will help you get started on a great 2015. ...more

Speakers

Maria Ross is a brand strategist, author and speaker who believes cash flow and creativity are not mutually exclusive. As creator of Red Slice, she advises startups, entrepreneurs and small to midsize companies on how to craft irresistible brands. Maria is the author of the Amazon best-selling seller Branding Basics for Small Business: How to Create an Irresistible Brand on Any Budget, (2nd Edition) and her humorous and heartfelt memoir, Rebooting My Brain. A dynamic speaker, she has delighted audiences ranging from The New York Times to the Chamber of Commerce to BlogHer and has appeared in and written for numerous media outlets, including MSNBC, ABC News, The Huffington Post, Forbes.com, NPR and Entrepreneur Magazine. Maria lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband, baby boy and their precocious Black Lab mix. Learn how to tell your irresistible story at red-slice.com or spark a conversation with Maria on Twitter @redslice

Beth Blecherman is an entrepreneur with technology expertise in the areas of family life, education, business and social media. She started her career in programming, system auditing and then Senior Manager, Computer Process Integrity, for Deloitte. After senior management Beth took on family management and began writing online as her career 2.0. Her personal blog is TechMamas.com and shares across social media channels including Twitter @TechMama. Beth is well known for past articles at LaptopMag.com, Mashable, CoolMomTech.com and DotComplicated.

Beth has a consulting practice and advises startups with product, website, app testing and social media strategy. Her speaking engagements include BlogHer, UC Berkeley Extension, 500 Startups MamaBear Tech, Draper University,  Mom 2.0, CES and SXSW. Beth’s book "My Parent Plan" applies professional project planning concepts to parenting.  She can be found on lists such as Time 140 Best Twitter Feeds, Working Mother.com List of Most Powerful Moms in Social Media, and Forbes Top 100 Websites for Women.

Susan Getgood has been involved in online marketing since the early 90s, and watched the web evolve from the first browsers to the interactive communities we participate in today.

In Fall 2010, Susan joined BlogHer Inc. where she currently serves as Vice President of Influencer Marketing. In this role, she connects social media influencers with the brands they love through mutually beneficial business and advertising opportunities.

As an independent consultant from 2004 to 2010, she helped organizations integrate social media into their marketing strategies to meet their customers online, build their brands and drive revenue. Clients included HP, Kaplan University, Kraft, Goodwill Industries and CamelBak as well as PR agencies, start-ups and small businesses nationwide.

Prior to that, Susan held a variety of corporate marketing and management roles including Senior Vice President of Marketing at Internet software company SurfControl, General Manager of Cyber Patrol and Director of Corporate Communications at The Learning Company.

Her professional marketing blog, where she writes about social media and marketing strategy, is Marketing Roadmaps. She also writes a personal blog, Snapshot Chronicles. Her first book, Professional Blogging For Dummies (Wiley), was published in July 2010.

Susan speaks regularly at social media conferences like BlogHer, Mom 2.0 and New Comm Forum. She is a co-founder of ethics initiative Blog With Integrity and appeared on the Today Show in April 2010 to talk about respect and responsibility in the blogosphere.

Skye Kilaen came to BlogHer in 2007 after years of being "the techie" in human services and advocacy organizations.  Her work with influencers revolves around making BlogHer programs easier to understand, enroll in, and enjoy!