BlogHer Food Interviews: Let's Talk Food Ethics & Action with Vani Hari and Jessie Johnson

With BlogHer Food '14 on the not-too-distant horizon, we are thrilled to start bringing you interviews with our amazing speakers. We do this for a few reasons. It helps attendees make decisions on which panels might be the best fit for them. It lets our attendees and readers who can't attend learn bits and pieces about topics they might not be familiar while introducing them to bloggers and speakers they might not (yet) know. It allows us to feature these amazing panelists, giving them the spotlight they deserve....more
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BlogHer PRO '13 Speaker Interviews: Britt Reints on Pivoting Your Brand

Another week closer to BlogHer PRO '13, it's time for another Speaker Interview! These interviews remain one of my favorite things as we near a conference, because I learn so much -- about our speakers, about the topics they're speaking on, and about myself. This week I've asked Britt Reints of In Pursuit of Happines two questions. Let's see what she has to share with us this week!...more
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BlogHer PRO '13 Speaker Interviews: Joanne Tombrakos on Being a Salesperson

For our BlogHer PRO '13 Speaker Interview this week, I bring you Joanne Tombrakos, a storyteller, consultant and digital evangelist. She is speaking during our BlogHer U: Business Development Intensive on Day One of our conference, during a panel that makes various people nervous for many reasons: "If You Want to Make This Your Business, You Have to Be a Sales Person." Gulp. But don't be nervous. You probably know more about sales than you already realize. Read on for what Joanne has to offer....more

BlogHer PRO '13 Speaker Interviews: Erica Lee from StrategicLee

It's time for one of my favorite things leading up to a conference: Interviews with speakers! With BlogHer PRO '13 happening in less than a month, we thought attendees and those who will be following along at home via our Virtual Con would like to get to know some of our great panelists a little better. I know it's one of my favorite things to put together as it always leaves me feeling inspired. This week I asked Erica Lee of StrategicLee two questions....more
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The Importance of Self-Care with Speakers from Healthminder Day

Like we have in the past for our conferences, we're bringing you some speaker interviews for our upcoming BlogHer events in Chicago this July. First up, we're asking some select speakers from the Self-Care and Social Health tracks at Healthminder Day this important question:...more
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BlogHer Food Interviews: The Next Level of Twitter & Facebook

If you've been in the food blogging sphere for awhile, you might be asking yourself how to find what's next, how to keep improving both your blog and your social media space. If so, The Next Level of Twitter and Facebook panel at BlogHer Food '13 is for you. I asked the panelists a question about what that might mean -- that next level: Your panel is entitled “The Next Level of Facebook & Twitter.” Could you please explain what *you* think that means for attendees? What is YOUR next level?...more
For me, writing is easy. Social media, not so much.  I think the instinct to write comes from ...more

BlogHer Food Interviews: Video Bootcamp #1 - Equipment & Gear

This week's BlogHer Food '13 speaker interview revolves around the world of video. I asked the speakers from the Video Bootcamp #1: Equipment and Gear panel this question: Other than a video camera of some sort, what’s one piece of gear that you suggest to anyone looking to get into video for their blogs?...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

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

BlogHer Food Interviews: The Business Case for Video

It's time to get back into the BlogHer Food '13 speaker interviews. This week I am talking with the panelists from our session, The Business Case for Video. Video is a popular and growing medium that is speeding along growth of both blog and business. So i asked these smart ladies: Can you give our attendees one reason -- either little known or MUST KNOW NOW -- why they should be incorporating video into their food blogs?...more
I'm obsessed with doing video and learned how to edit them too. Nothing tells the story like a ...more