Come Party at BlogHer Listen To Your Mother Style!



By August 5, 2011, thousands of bloggers will arrive in San Diego for BlogHer '11. If you’ve attended before you know about the amazing roster of panels and parties, offering programing and FUN from morning into the wee hours. The best advice for the first timer and BlogHer veteran alike? Plan ahead by knowing your options and targeting a few “don’t miss” events, then go with the flow and your friends once you arrive.

This year BlogHer hosts NINE different events/parties, welcoming any and all conference attendees—NO RSVP REQUIRED, including a BlogHer.LTYM Open Mic Salon!


At 8:00 pm on Friday night August 5th, the Serenity Suite space will be transformed into a café setting, where you can put your name in to read a five-minute post of your choosing.

You can read whatever post you want—a Listen To Your Mother-style piece about motherhood, a Letter To Your Mother you write just for the event, or something completely off the mother topic entirely. Just show up, fill out a card and put it in the box. We will draw names at random, and enjoy as much of the overwhelming talent at BlogHer as we can. The five-minute limit will be enforced with a friendly interrupt-you chime, and a super-friendly take the mic from you at 5 minutes 30 seconds, so that we can hear as many people as possible.

A message from BlogHer and salon sponsor Snapfish:

Selected posts will be printed in a special-edition commemorative BlogHer/Snapfish photo book, which will be sent to attendees post event. To print materials during the event, send your documents via e-mail to the custom HP ePrint address and pick it up at the HP Photosmart e-All-in-One located at the Snapfish Creation Station table (in the very same room).  We also invite you to check out select Snapfish products at the table – and even create your own photo book while you’re at the party! We look forward to seeing you there.

Also, in accordance with LTYM's mission to support women creatively as well as tangibly with financial contributions to charitable non-profits, a donation box for Every Mother Counts will be at the event. If you have a few dollars to spare, please consider donating to their advocacy efforts:

"Every Mother Counts is an advocacy and mobilization campaign to increase education and support for maternal and child health" --Every Mother Counts website.

Please come to read, come to support your bloggy BFFs, or simply come to listen.


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