Are you excited for BlogHer '12 yet? Well, we thought we'd add another log to the fire, continuing to fuel your excitement for our annual conference. Soledad O'Brien, Christy Turlington Burns and Malaak Compton Rock will be discussing Women Influencers as Change Agents on Saturday afternoon! The panel highlights these three women and their activism and charitable work....more
We have so many amazing new sponsors for BlogHer '12 that we want to share with you! Our annual conference wouldn't be possible without these awesome sponsors. Read on to hear a little bit from this week's new sponsors....more
It's the weekend and we are full steam ahead for BlogHer '12 in NYC! Now, for any of you who know me, in real life or virtually, you know I do not like the countdown.
You see the countdown kinda freaks me out but for this particular post I think it's important to let you know that we are exactly 3 weeks away from opening day of the 8th annual BlogHer Conference. And 2 weeks and 6 days away from Pathfinder Day and HealthMinder Day -- in other words, all things BlogHer!!!!!...more
Badges? We don’t need no stinking badges. (Blazing Saddles, anyone?) Oh wait. Did you mean BlogHer ’12 badges? Ok, yes, you totally do need *those* badges.So you’ve already purchased your ticket to BlogHer ’12? Fabulous. Have you been anxiously waiting by your mailbox for your ticket to arrive? Well, wait no longer.
We want you to leave BlogHer '12 feeling not just informed, connected, and inspired, we want you to leave more confident about your writing. So this year we're trying something new. We're splitting up the Writing programming: Friday will have traditional panels (check them out here), but Saturday will be all small-group, hands-on workshops. Six workshops will take place at small round tables during each breakout session on Saturday: three will run by BlogHer.com editors, three by writing professionals from the BlogHer community. ...more
As we continue to speed toward BlogHer '12 in New York City this early August, I wanted to ask a question I ask almost every blogger I meet -- whether at a conference or a meetup or a one-on-one or eventually by individual email. It's the question that, really, leads us all to BlogHer.com and the annual conference in the first place:
Why did you start blogging? Why do you keep blogging?...more
It’s unnerving, to say the least, to remember a place you did visit, that’s no longer there. The disturbing thought that what was once real and solid and tangible has disappeared – that though your own feet stood on that floor and your own eyes marveled at the amazing panorama beyond those windows and you snapped photo after photo of the city of your dreams, the once defined space you briefly occupied is... gone - is unbelievable. The heartbreaking question as to why is unanswerable.
We're one more week closer to BlogHer '12 in New York City this August. As everyone starts to prepare for their trip, I thought it would be a good idea to ask a few of our speakers what attendees might learn, experience or expect at the conference. I think that's always a big worry for those newbies coming to a conference, so who better than to ask than previous attendees who are speaking this year. My question was:
Tell us something interesting or surprising you learned at a previous BlogHer conference....more