I spent all day Friday with my true tribe - writer/bloggers - at the wonderful, first ever (hopefully becoming annual) BlogHer Writers conference. There was so much useful information and so many amazing conversations going on all day (and at the cocktail reception the evening before) that my brain feels about to explode. And I am still digesting most of it. But if there is one message I took away from the conference? It was this: JUST. (FUCKING.) WRITE. ...more
BlogHer Writers '11 was a fantastic, educational, inspiring, fun and encouraging conference. For those who couldn't attend, missed a session or were just caught up in the moments of their own day, we thought we would show a "Day in the Life of BlogHer '11"... via Tweets.
There were many, many more, of course. These are just a few to give you a flavor of the day.
For anyone following BlogHer Writers ’11 on Twitter, BlogHer has developed hashtags for each breakout session and keynote. This way, attendees can include their tweets in the larger #BlogHerWriters stream, or they can hyper-focus on panels with their favorite nuggets of information from speakers, other attendees they are meeting, what they are doing, etc. The full list of conference hashtags are included in the table below, organized by session....more
Happy weekend!! I cannot believe it is already October -- I know you understand. I am hearing that stores already have holiday decorations up -- unbelievable (as I shake my head). Anyway, onto our update:
BlogHer Writers '11 is around the corner and we have a "few" slots left so register today and join us for what is sure to be a day of incredible learning and networking. Check out the agenda, speakers and attendees -- it's an impressive day for sure....more
BlogHer Writers ’11, sponsored by Penguin, takes place next week in New York City, and if you’re attending we hope our Conference Corner series has helped you prepare for the event. We’ve covered how to get the most out of the event, we’ve examined mentoring groups in closer detail, and today we want to highlight the mechanics of becoming a published author. Even if you're not coming to the conference, you'll want to dig into this....more
BlogHer Writers ‘11 is offering attendees something special in those small group mentoring sessions: an advantage. When you’re trying to understand or start something new, the help of others who have “been there, done that” is such a benefit. It doesn’t matter what that new thing is, the help of a mentor can make all the difference. We’re hoping that the mentoring sessions at BlogHer Writers will allow for attendees to break through their own mental stumbling blocks and give them a clear idea of “what’s next” when it comes to publishing.
I thought, since it’s possible that some people have never had a mentoring experience, it would be helpful if we asked a few of our scheduled mentors their experiences with mentors as they made their way in and through their careers.
Attending a conference is a big investment in yourself, and you want to make the most of it. You've purchased your conference registration, and taken time off of work to boost your personal work, your future. Now that you've squared away the toughest of the logistics (and bookmarked some fun places to go when you're in town), here are a few homework assignments you might consider doing in advance to get the most out of BlogHer Writers '11....more
The time has come to decorate your blog with some BlogHer Writers '11 blog bling!We've made it very easy, simply copy the code and paste to your blog and voila! the world knows you are coming!See you in New York!...more
Since BlogHer Writers ‘11 is a new conference under the BlogHer umbrella, many people have been wondering what to expect. Our team has been working hard to share some great aspects of this intimate conference -- like the small-ground mentoring sessions and the amazing keynote speakers. BlogHer co-founder Lisa Stone explained that the conference is really for anyone who has a book inside their head -- or heart.
But who are those people? Well, let’s find out, shall we?
Lisa Stone introduced the BlogHer Writers '11 program, and now it's time to start sketching in the details. First, a little more on the backdrop, which is: volatile! In a recent email, Lisa was listing all the turbulence besetting book publishing:...more
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