BlogHer Food ’13: The Ticket Transfer Do-Si-Do

Why the do-si-do? Well, the fact that BlogHer Food ’13 is less than two months away kind of makes me want to clap my hands and swing my partner ‘round and ‘round. The speakers! The sessions! The FOOD! The Austin weirdness of it all! You say you’ve already purchased a ticket and can no longer attend? We’re sorry we’ll miss you! ...more

First Round of BlogHer Food '13 Keynote Speakers

With just seven weeks until BlogHer Food '13 messes with Texas, the excitement is growing with each and every conference announcement! Your BlogHer Food '13 speakers are almost all up on the site (and are being added to our Pinterest boards and Twitter lists daily), the excursions for Friday and Saturday are rolling out (from taco trucks to bat spotting!), and today we'd like to unveil the first of this year's keynote presentations....more
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BlogHer Conference Update -- April 20, 2013

Welcome to our weekly conference update. Alien, Terminator, The Walking Dead -- all of these words have one common thread: Gale Anne Hurd; and we are thrilled to welcome this award winning producer to keynote on Saturday, July 27 at BlogHer '13 in Chicago....more

BlogHer Food Interviews: Ooey, Gooey, Gorgeous Healthy Food Photography

This week's BlogHer Food '13 speaker interview made my tummy grumble. As much as I love all of the sprinkles and sugar on food blogs, I love a good, healthy recipe. Our speakers for the Ooey, Gooey, Gorgeous and Healthy Food Photography panel know a thing or two about healthy recipes -- and how to make them look their best. I thought I'd ask them to show us a photo and share a recipe with this question: Please share with us one example from your work in which you have taken some *boring,* healthy food and made it look fantastic. Explain to our readers how you achieved that look....more

Announcing the 1st of our BlogHer '13 Keynotes: "The Walking Dead" Producer Gale Anne Hurd

Sarah Connor. Ripley. Michonne. Talk about some powerful women. They are all brought to you courtesy of the first of our BlogHer '13 keynote speakers: Gale Anne Hurd....more
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Announcing: BlogHer '13 HealthMinder Day Agenda

Today we are pleased to announce the preliminary agenda for HealthMinder Day at BlogHer '13. Tickets for HealthMinder Day '13 are already going fast, so grab yours here -- and keep reading to learn more about this year's exciting program! ...more
I should look at the schedule, BlogHer13 is coming up quickly! :)more

BlogHer Conference Update -- April 12, 2013

Happy weekend, friends! So much has happened this week so let's just get started! First, did you hear we announced Voices of the Year?...more
For VOTY...what do y'all put under the description when submitting?more

Newbie News: BlogHer Food '13

Hi! I am starting a Newbie News series for all "new conference attendees" like me! I am going through these same questions of How To's and conference etiquette with you. So, please look out for Newbie News: the Newbie Guide to BlogHer Events. We have our Food Event this June 7-8 in Austin, Texas. How food-y is the conference? The conference has all different levels of attendees and speakers, from chefs to food beginners like me. Personally, I plan on learning more about food by eating it! There is no better way to get knowledgeable about something then jumping right in....more

BlogHer Food Interviews: Telling Community Stories & History Through Food

This week's BlogHer Food '13 interview brings us three fantastic ladies who know a thing or two about food and storytelling. Our panelists from the Telling Community Story and History Through Food session are sure to inspire you to pass your bits of culture and history through your food writing as well. I asked them: Would you please share a quick story about how you are passing down your culture through your food blog? (You may link to a previous post with a quick blurb about why you love it so.)...more

Scared to Submit Your Work for VOTY? Don't Be!

I know when you’re a small fry in the blog/writing arena, it’s easy to get intimidated and feel left out because those with bigger platforms are being nominated, called out, read, and recognized -- and recognizing their own peers. But hear me: SMALL DOES NOT EQUAL INSIGNIFICANT and is in no way an indication of the value and worth of your work and your story....more
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