Ten to fifteen percent of Blogher conference attendees are men. Just three percent of the 2,600 submissions for Voices of the Year were chosen to be honored. From what I can tell, less than a handful of those are men. I am an attendee, a VOTY honoree and a man. I feel incredibly humbled and also?Scared....more
Back when I was in college I didn’t know how to cook and I certainly didn’t know how to bake. There was one exception: I could make a strawberry cheesecake. Somewhere I had picked up a recipe book and taught myself how to make my favorite dessert. I would wow and impress potential boyfriends with the one and only thing I knew how to make.Fast forward to last weekend. I went to BlogHer12, the largest gathering of women bloggers in the United States....more
I have long been inspired by my favorite line in E.M. Forster’s Howard’s End, “Only connect…” And this last weekend at BlogHer, I saw those two words take on a life of their own.
My friend Eden was a Voice of the Year keynote speaker. Standing in the dimly lit ballroom as she read, photographs from her blog post projected upon huge screens, I realized that if not for BlogHer, this very moment would never have happened. Not like this.
Nearly six months ago we announced the BlogHer Voices of the Year Gala and Gulf Auction with the first group of art pieces. And two months ago, the auction wrapped up. Today we are pleased to announce that last week BlogHer sent a check in the amount of $5,400 to the Nature Conservancy, in support of their Gulf restoration efforts....more
The Gulf Auction honoring the Geeky/Nerdy 2010 BlogHer Voices of the Year is ready and open for bidding. Click on the images from the slideshow below to view the art curated by Kirtsy, learn more about the artists and bloggers, and get a direct link to the art auction on eBay.
Each week, we'll auction the art inspired by a different category, and every dollar will be donated to The Nature Conservancy to help clean up the Gulf of Mexico: