Can't Make It to BlogHer '13? Join BlogHer at Home!

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Back in 2007, when the BlogHer Conference was in Chicago for the first time, I had only been blogging for about one month. The event was just barely on my radar, but that didn't stop me from longing to be there; learning from, and socializing with, the people I knew from inside of my computer.

BlogHer '08 was in San Francisco and by then I was deeply embedded in the community. Voices of the Year was being introduced, many of my online friends were going, and there was so much knowledge to be gleaned from the sessions which I, again, couldn't attend. The conference fell on the same weekend as a charity event that I was helping to run, 3,000 miles away.

I wasn't the only one sitting home with a sad face, because in 2009, Nic (@mybottlesup) and Jenn Jacura (@PrincessJenn) created @BlogHeratHome, a Twitter account where non-attendees would no longer be alone. Though it may have been founded on the theory that misery loves company, the followers of the BlogHer at Home account were anything but miserable! They had so much fun, they did it again in 2010 and 2011, before handing the keys over to BlogHer in 2012.

Now it's back again! We know there are a lot of you who can't make it to BlogHer '13, for reasons great and small, but we don't want you to miss out on everything! We know you'll make connections with other non-attendees on Twitter and I'll share the things that you'll be glad you aren't missing... like conference feet. Oh, and there's more!

One of the fun things about BlogHer Conferences is seeing what's in the swag bag, so three lucky BlogHer at Home participants will win a BlogHer '13 swag bag!

Last Year's BlogHer Swag Bag
This was last year's swag bag at BlogHer '12. How much more awesome will it be at BlogHer '13?

More than anything, we don't want you to miss out on BlogHer '14, which is why we're giving away FIVE full-conference passes too! FIVE! See? Being home is already awesome! PLEASE NOTE: Registered attendees of BlogHer '13 are not eligible to win. COMMENTS ON THIS POST WILL BE OPENED ON JULY 24, 2013 AT 9 A.M. PDT. Here's how to enter:

This sweepstakes runs from July 24, 2013 at 9 a.m. PDT through July 31, 2013 at 5 p.m. PDT. No duplicate entries. Registered attendees of the BlogHer '13 Conference taking place July 25-27, 2013 in Chicago, IL are not eligible.Each household may submit up to two (2) total entries by selecting from the following entry methods:

a) Leave a comment in response to this post. If you like, please introduce yourself.

b) Tweet (public message) about this promotion, including exactly the following unique term in your tweet message: "#sweepstakes"; and leave the URL to that tweet in a comment on this post.

c) Blog about this promotion and leave the URL to that post in a comment in that post. Please make sure you include a disclosure that you are receiving a sweepstakes entry in exchange for posting.

d) For those with no Twitter or blog, read the official rules to learn about an alternate form of entry.

This giveaway is open to US Residents age 18 or older. Winners will be selected via random draw and notified by email. Winners have 72 hours to respond and claim their prize, otherwise a new winner will be selected.


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