Sign Up to Volunteer and Get a Free Pass to #BlogHer17 in Orlando

**Our call for volunteers for #BlogHer17 is closed and we are no longer accepting requests.** #BlogHer conferences are the "conferences the community built," and our volunteer program is a way for community members who can't afford a BlogHer conference pass to still attend. Because we're asking for your time, effort, and elbow grease to get something done at the conference, we will compensate you with a full conference pass to #BlogHer17 in Orlando June 22-24, 2017.   ...more

YouTube Star My Cupcake Addiction Shares Her Best Video Advice

It's a big week for Elise Strachan, founder and host of the incredibly popular My Cupcake Addiction videos. Her first cookbook, "Sweet! Celebrations," released October 25, and her Food Network show, "Sweet Smarts," premieres October 30. "It just happened that way," she told me, noting that it's also her 10-year wedding anniversary this week. ...more

We're Thrilled to Announce Our First-Ever Community Advisory Board

Community is the heartbeat of the BlogHer conference. It's what makes us more than our individual events. I'm thrilled to introduce the members of the #BlogHer17 Community Advisory Board! ...more
thePositiveMOM_ BlogHer WhollyART Yay! Que bueno que las volveré a ver en el Sunshine State.more

How to Style the Perfect Food Photo for Instagram

Behind nearly all of those stunning foodie Instagram feeds is a pro who styles and shoots her food with lighting and backdrops and all kinds of props. But Jane Ko is a restaurant blogger, so she takes her food pics like the rest of us do: in the restaurant. She can't bring fancy lights with her. She'll get yelled at if she climbs up on a chair for the perfect shot (though she does it sometimes anyway). ...more

Carla Hall on the Weird, Wonderful, Woo-Woo Path to Being a Celebrity Chef

Carla Hall is just an all-around awesome person. She's awesome on TV as one of the hosts of "The Chew," and "Top Chef" fans remember her as the fan favorite who cooked with love. Earlier this month, she was utterly charming and warm at the #BlogHerFood16 conference as the moderator of a discussion about becoming a celebrity chef with Freddie Prinze, Jr., and Lisa Lillien. ...more

10 Takeaways from BlogHerFood16

What a fantastic #BlogHerFood16! I recuperated from the conference by carrying on the tradition of digging through the swag bag with my teenage daughter, who quickly scooped up the cool yogurt container from conference sponsor Lentils (a conference favorite! I loved the Lentil Ladies!), while I fought hard to keep the Heluva Good selfie stick. Y'all, their dips are so great! What a fun company! ...more
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The #BlogHer17 Call for Speakers and Ideas Is Open Through Nov. 9

***NOTE*** The Call for Ideas has closed and we are not accepting late submissions.  Thank you to all of you who submitted your ideas!  Last week, we announced #BlogHer17 will be heading to Orlando, Florida, June 22-24, 2017. It has been quite a few years since I last visited Orlando, so I'm looking forward to seeing what The City of Beautiful has been up to since last I saw her. You know what else I'm excited about? Session pitches, baby!   ...more

I Say This Every Year, But #BlogHerFood16 in Austin Was My Favorite

I think there must be something about the city of Austin that just makes people relax and have fun, because everyone I met at #BlogHerFood16 was so warm, real, and connected—including our keynoting celebrities! I got to see a lot of panelists having a lot of fun with their audiences. And it goes without saying that many of those connections were made over meals in this incredible food city. ...more

#BlogHer17 Heads to ... Orlando!

Two months ago, we danced the night away at the Conga Room in Los Angeles, closing #BlogHer16 in style. And here we are today, announcing #BlogHer17. Our conference history has been rich with fabulous cities and venues: Chicago, New York, and five (!) different California cities. But we've never headed to the South, and it's definitely time we do so. I'm excited to announce that #BlogHer17 will take place in Orlando, Florida next summer! ...more
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The #BlogHerFood16 FAQs Have Everything You Need to Know

The annual #BlogHerFood conference happens in Austin this Friday and Saturday, October 7 and 8. I cannot wait to get there—I vibe hard with Austin's taco obsession, its deep and historical love of barbecue, the way its food culture is a music culture and vice versa, and its proud weirdness. I even love the bats on the Ann W. Richards Bridge (I mean, who wouldn't?). ...more