BlogHer Conferences - - Weekly Update August 24, 2012

Happy weekend friends! We are hard at work posting all things post-conference and of course working on all things BlogHer '13, both Food and our annual event in Chicago. But before we get too far ahead let's take a quick look back (in no particular order)......more

The BlogHer '12 Voices of the Year Video Is Here!

The 2012 BlogHer Voices of the Year videos are here! Watch all 15 incredible bloggers selected to read their hysterical, touching, and important posts at the community keynote address from the BlogHer '12 conference. (Note: Have hankie at the ready.)...more
So enjoyed being a part of this. Thank you thank you, BlogHer.more

BlogHer '12: What Childless Women Want Brands to Know

My panel at BlogHer '12 went very well and as it should be, there were lessons for the audience and panel, too. The session was sweetly named,Table for One, and it focused on the challenges of women bloggers without children to attract brand attention and strategies to turn things around....more
I also feel a little upset when the ads that are directed at women without kids it's dating ads. ...more

BlogHer ’12 Is Over, Now How Do I Keep In Contact with Sponsors?

One of the greatest benefits of BlogHer is the networking potential between bloggers and brands. Many bloggers come to the conference looking to connect to brands they would like to work with, and luckily, many brands come to BlogHer conferences to meet with bloggers to work with. We simply create a convenient place to meet and exchange information. Are you interested in keeping in contact with some of the sponsors, but aren’t sure how to go about doing so?...more
Don't send a canned email to a sponsor. Take a few minutes to remind them what you talked about ...more

Lessons from BlogHer12

 Waring: This post will surely break all blogging etiquette. The structure of the post depicts the whirlwind trip of BlogHer: long, exhausting, and tangential. The wonderful thing about blogging; if you get bored you can move on, but I hope you will stick around for the end....more

Still Overwhelmed? Here's a Post-Conference Checklist!

I still have a drawer in my desk full of business cards from 2011, and, um, errr, 2009. #ashamed I really wish I’d read a post like this four years ago when I attended my first BlogHer, and came home with a head full of ideas and a purse full of contacts I never did anything with, because I had no clue where to start. Hindsight? 20/20. This post by Kelly at The Centsible Life might help you get started. ...more

Lessons From BlogHer'12: Stand Out & Be Authentic

Two of the main messages I took away fromBlogHer’12 was you need to stand out and you need to be authentic when you’re writing your blog or website....more

Chicken Little in the Big Apple

Six days in New York City chewed me up and spit me out.  I was a newbie at the famed BlogHer '12 conference where a person can feel like they are missing out even in the middle of it all.  Early on at the conference, I found myself feeling wholly insignificant.  My blog, my labor of love, my life, was being valued on the number of followers, facebook likes, and tweets.  There was one day I was so bloated  (for reasons I won’t disclose) that I had to unbutton my pants.  The irony was not lost on me ...more

Check Out the BlogHer '12 Official Photos!

Have you been keeping up with everything we're adding to our BlogHer '12 VirtualCon? If not, you may have missed that we have added in our official photos for BlogHer '12! I love looking at the photos and seeing the smiling faces of people I know... and don't know! I even found a few of me. We put the amazing photos from Danielle Tsi & Manhattan Group Photographers in some slideshows and are posting them here, as well, for your enjoyment!...more

Conference Corner: Got Ideas?

BLOGHER 12 ZOMGZOMGZOMGOh, wait. It's over?......Dangit. If you're anything like me, you're still in that gogogogogo headspace that is the most awesome mixed of adrenaline and nerves and zeal. I always love the weeks leading up to BlogHer Events, and I almost love the weeks after them more. Why? Because my cup overfloweth with ideas that I want to implement in my blog, my life, next year's conference, and the world around me....more
 @JennaHatfield Thank you, thank you, thank you!more