Blogging Goals: Why Blog If Not for Traffic?

Goals: They're good to have. When it comes to blogging, they can be both a blessing and a curse, though. ...more
kvshaw Good for you! Congratulations on your successes!more

Welcoming a Belle in Brooklyn to BlogHer: Demetria Lucas to Interview Kerry Washington

As we announced back in back in February, actress, activist, style icon, social media gladiator, and new mom Kerry Washington will keynote BlogHer '14 this July. Today, I'm excited to reveal that Demetria Lucas, also known as A Belle in Brooklyn, will be interviewing Kerry and digging in to all of the above topics with her typical candor and enthusiasm. ...more
PS- Demetria, you are as gorgeous as Kerry!more

Want to See Your Selfie at BlogHer'14? Register to Win 3 Nights' Hotel plus a Conference Pass for a Friend!

[Editor's Note: This sweepstakes is now closed.]For the next TWO WEEKS only, when you register for a full BlogHer '14 conference pass, you can also enter our sweepstakes to win A FREE HOTEL STAY at one of BlogHer's four host hotels, plus a FREE conference pass for a friend. Oh, and did I mention that no matter what, you'll get 30% off the regular admission price when you register? So voila! All your reasons not to register have been handled! Easy as pie. And this is all because we want to See YourSelfie @BlogHer, for our big #Selfiebration!...more
TW I call this the digital business card lol :)more

Don't Tell Me They're Not Real: Internet Friends Are Real Life Friends

Don't tell me they're not real. I left a comment on the most random blog post I had ever come across in my many times clicking the "Random" button on LiveJournal. The blogger replied. I replied. Then the blogger's friend replied. I looked at his avatar, this friend of the original blogger, and my eyebrow raised a little bit. The back and forth conversation went on all evening, one comment after the other. Days later, AOL Instant Messenger names were exchanged. Three years later, we stood in front of our friends and family and exchanged vows. ...more
cmillerrindy PWMBlog TracyDeeWhitt I'd love that too, chica! LMK when you're in Chicago!more

Keynote Update: Talking about the Future of the Social Web at BlogHer '14

Two months ago, I announced that Arianna Huffington was returning to keynote BlogHer for the first time since both BlogHer and the Huffington Post were baby sites of one-year-old in 2006. As I said then: Bringing BlogHer back to our home in Silicon Valley, we think it's natural to invite social web pioneers to share their vision of the future for us all. With Arianna, we know we'll hear a thoughtful vision that considers how to stay happy when hyper-connected. ...more
Cannot wait! This will be my first time at BlogHer.more

What Did Your First Blog Design Look Like? How Has it Changed Over the Years?

Attend any blogging conference or read any "how to" on blogging, and you will be told that blog design is important. What is (and is not) important has changed over the years, of course. Do this, don't do that. Include this, don't include that, but include it again tomorrow. It's hard to keep up. My blog design has changed so many times over my 13 years of blogging, it's kind of funny to look back at it. ...more
Mine has remained almost exactly the same since 2004. I've added and taken away various sidebar ...more

Announcing: The BlogHer '14 Path Leaders for Pathfinder Day

Today we are thrilled to announce the Path Leaders for Pathfinder Day at BlogHer '14! Since 2011, this limited-capacity (tickets are already going fast; register here!) pre-conference event promises to help answer an ongoing, consistent question that we, as bloggers, often face: Where do I go from here?...more
By any chance are tickets for path to published author still available?  Last minute Lucy over ...more

Social Media Quotes, Photos, and Video from Day Two of BlogHer Food '14

While Day One of BlogHer Food kicked off the fun, Day Two brought held its own quite well, thankyouverymuch. Our attendees were out in full force, tweeting and instagramming and sharing all of the most quoteable of quotes. Quick warning: Don't click through if you are hungry. Or... do. ...more
We want in next year!!more

Social Media Snippets from Day One at BlogHer Food '14

We kicked off BlogHer Food '14 in a big way on social media today. I followed the hashtag on both Twitter and Instagram, and let me tell you, I got pretty hungry. The food looked delicious. The quote-ables coming out of session inspired me. And the #BlogHerFoodSweepsEntry photos made me so glad that we have fun, interactive sponsors to help make our conferences both fun and informative. If you couldn't attend or just want to see what the day looked like today, click on through. Many thanks to the Instagram users who allowed me to embed their images! ...more

8 Things Every BlogHer Food Newbie Should Know

This week, Miami. I can't wait for the food, the keynotes, the panels, the Cuban coffee. BlogHer Food is one of my favorite events of the year—and I count my birthday and the upcoming cat circus in that calendar. But it can also be overwhelming, if you're new to conferences. Take these eight tips from a seasoned (no food pun intended, really) veteran. ...more
This is such excellent advice! It has opened up many doors in my mind as to how to become ...more