#BlogHer17 Brings Back Food Expo

Today I’m announcing a new addition to #BlogHer17 this June in Orlando that also affects our Food Conference. We are merging a food focus back into the annual conference this June, meaning we’re introducing everything from a new food-focused program track to a new “Food Pavilion” sponsor area in the Expo....more

The #BlogHer17 Voices of the Year Call for Submissions Is Open

Today, we open submissions for the #BlogHer17 Voices of the Year, to be honored at the #BlogHer17 annual conference this June in Orlando. This year is the tenth anniversary of Voices, or VOTY ("voh-tee"), as we like to call it!  ...more
TracyBNutrimom Coming soon! ~Melisamore

Janet Mock Will Emcee Voices of the Year at #BlogHer17

Three years ago, I read Janet Mock's New York Times-bestselling memoir Redefining Realness: My Path to Womanhood, Identity, Love & So Much More with one of my book clubs. We were all swept away by her way with words, but also by her authenticity, perseverance, and resilience. Janet told her story with humor, and sometimes with pathos—just like life is lived. ...more
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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
ms2weathergirl My 12 yr old is addicted to her videos.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
Thank you theamysituation! We are so proud of KarynMartin & her killer performance on the ...more

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