Announcing: Registration Open for Third Annual BlogHer PRO '14 Conference

Today we are thrilled to announce the return of the BlogHer PRO Conference. This December, the third annual BlogHer PRO will return to the Sofitel San Francisco Bay for two days of focus on your blogging business. Now in its third year, BlogHer PRO is an intensive event for professionally-minded bloggers looking to take their business, marketing, and technical skills to the next level. BlogHer PRO will focus on hands-on workshops designed to have you walk away better equipped to pursue success than when you came in....more
Now is the time for me to make a move for MY Future!  I'm considering going. Thank you for the ...more

Buying Hair at the Airport and Other Stories: Jenny Lawson's Keynote Interview at BlogHer '14

Jenny Lawson, the blogger and author behind The Bloggess, kicked off BlogHer '14 with a funny, witty, snort-laugh inducing, and real Keynote interview with BlogHer Co-Founder Jory Des Jardins. If you're unfamiliar with Jenny's story, it's really one that we love here at BlogHer. Maybe you've read her book, Let's Pretend This Never Happened. Did you know she met her agent because of BlogHer? Yup. It's the stuff blogger-writer dreams are made of, really....more
Gosh- I have ALWAYS wanted to learn more about Jenny and her blog...  now I see why she is so ...more

It's (Not) a Scandal: Watch Demetria Lucas Interview Kerry Washington

Demetria Lucas, A Belle in Brooklyn, took to the main stage at BlogHer '14 and interviewed Kerry Washington, Emmy-nominated actress, activist, and mom. These two women brought down the house. Their stellar personalities played so well off one another on stage, asking and answering the questions fans wanted to know....more
It doesn't happen often when the interviewer and the person being interviewed are having a real ...more

Preserving Online Content: Notes from the Geek Bar at BlogHer '14

In preparing to lead a Geek Bar session about Preserving Your Online Content, I posted some notes on how to do this—and some background on why I felt this was an important topic for BlogHer '14— on my blog, Obi-Wan Kimberly Is Your Only Hope. I'm duplicating the technical notes here for the entire BlogHer community....more

What It Means to Be a Public Blogger: danah boyd's Hard Truth

[Editor's Note: The following is an edited transcript of danah boyd's 10 x 10 project presentation at BlogHer '14. This post first appeared on Medium.]...more
Thanks for the thoughtful insights and a blogging history lesson. Your article hits on several ...more

(Video) Kara Swisher On The Next Internet

BlogHer '14 keynote interviewer Kara Swisher, American technology columnist, author, and Co-CEO of Revere Digital, says we shouldn’t focus on the technology, per se. Instead, we should be talking more about what it does and how it can solve major societal challenges. ...more

Jory Des Jardins Interviews Andra Liemandt From the Band The Mrs

BlogHer did something this year at BlogHer’14 that it has never done before: launch a single. ...more

You Look So Marvelous in the Official Photos from BlogHer '14!

Seriously. You looked amazing at BlogHer '14. Know how I know? I mean, other than the fact that I saw you there, doing your thing, owning your words, and being generally awesome? Well, the official pictures from Danielle Tsi Photography are in, and goodness, she captured our best sides. As she always does. ...more

Is "Pretty" A Privilege? Thoughts from #BlogHer14

Being “pretty,” which I define as fitting society’s definition of physical attractiveness, is an odd thing. Writing about it feels even odder, particularly since I don’t feel more attractive than others. For many years, I felt ugly and awkward. I still occasionally feel that way....more
I have often thought that conventionally beautiful young people need to be given lessons in how ...more

The Recap of BlogHer '14 Recaps: You Write, We Listen, Everyone Learns

You know what bloggers do after a conference? They blog about that conference. We've been reading all of your recaps; laughing with you, crying with you, engaging in very important conversations, learning from you, getting shoe crushes with you. We chose ten little bits of wisdom—funny or poignant or somewhere in between—to share with you today. ...more
This was my first BlogHer conference and I had a fantastic time getting out of my comfort zone ...more