Bits of Wisdom and Inspiration from BlogHer '14

We learned a lot at BlogHer '14. We laughed. We cried. We danced. We networked with brands. We made new friends. And, quite often, we sat in the audience as smart, accomplished women shared bits of their stories, bits of their journeys with us. It's that, the sharing, that always makes BlogHer such an amazing experience....more

The 2014 Photos of the Year and Voices of the Year Readers!

They're here! Read on for the bloggers who read their amazing, passionate, hysterically funny, and poignant posts at BlogHer's Friday night Voices of the Year Community Keynote—and see all 10 brilliant pictures honored in BlogHer's very first Photos of the Year. ...more
BlogHer Love it!more

BlogHer '14 Opening Video: "I Am BlogHer"

BlogHer '14 kicked off with a video that showed us in words and pictures and—most of all—faces what it means to be ... us. The community. The past 10 years have brought us together to start important conversations, support each other and reach through the ether with virtual hugs and comfort when one of ours stumbled and fell. Whether you're here with us right now in San Jose or watching along at home, you are our community. You are BlogHer. ...more
Gracias amiga!more

Wisdom from Pathfinder Day that You Simply Can't Miss

Pathfinder Day '14 was a both with our attendees and those following the #PathfinderDay hashtag on Twitter. We rounded up some of the most inspirational, informative, and really just perfect tweets from the day for you in this one place. If you're trying to figure out what your next step is and you couldn't attend Pathfinder Day, start here....more

15 Excellent Answers to "Why Do You Blog?"

"Why do you blog?" or "Why did you start blogging?" are often the first questions asked in any interview with a blogger. They're very different questions, though, aren't they? Whether you've been blogging for months or years, why you started and why you continue may be fundamentally different things. As part of our 10-year anniversary Selfiebration, I scoured the Internet to find out what drives us to keep pressing publish....more
marjo Me, too!more

Gain BlogHer '14 Connections Without Leaving Your House: Introducing BlogHer at Home From Skype

Six years ago, BlogHer at Home was created by community members Nic (@mybottlesup) and Jenn Jacura (@PrincessJenn) as a way to connect non-attendees during BlogHer '09. What began as a way to have a conversation turned into a party. Of course it did! BlogHers know how to have a good time. ...more
Thank you!!! I've been keeping my eye out for how to follow at home, in addition to Twitter and ...more

Play the BlogHer '14 Selfiebration Game and Win! Fabulous! Prizes!

As you may have heard, we're having a little Selfiebration this week in San Jose! And in keeping with that theme, we can't wait to see the flood of beautiful, hilarious, awesome selfies that will stream to various screens around the conference venue—and also flow from within the walls of the convention center out to the broader BlogHer community via Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, our blogs, and every other social platform.  ...more
I won essential oils--it was such a nice surprise!! Thank you.more

Download the BlogHer '14 Conference Guide: Everything You Need to Know for San Jose!

In an effort to Go Green for our conference, we will not have a printed agenda on site. However, in addition to our amazing app (download it!), we have a digital Conference Guide for you to download, read, save to your tablet or smartphone, and/or print if you so desire. ...more

Top 10 Things I Learned at Last Year's BlogHer Conference

10. For several days following the conference you will amble around BlogHerized. Definition: The mind-boggling state of sorting through the Who, Where, Why and When of What you experienced at the conference. ...more
@lisapettysays  We do get caught up.  Thanks for stopping by.more

Must-Follow Monday: The BlogHer '14 Veteran Mentors

We're super-excited about the BlogHer Buddy System and want to help you get to know the veteran BlogHers who volunteered to be mentors for the program. They're awesome women and if you aren't currently following them, take a few minutes and do so now. You won't regret it....more
DarryleP It's such a good idea. ~Annemore


Carol Greenburg, executive director of New York Special Needs Consulting ( is a special education consultant professional non-attorney advocate in private practice serving the five boroughs of NYC and beyond. An editor of and contributor to the highly acclaimed book and blog project Thinking Person's Guide to Autism, ( her unique perspective as an adult with Aspergers Syndrome and as the mother of a severely language-delayed  autistic child, informs all of her work. In September 2010, she was appointed the East Coast Regional Director of Autism Women's Network ( Her Twitter handle is @Aspieadvocate.

Dr. Pamela Peeke is an internationally renowned physician, scientist and expert in the fields of nutrition, metabolism, stress and fitness. Dr. Peeke is a Pew Foundation Scholar in Nutrition and Metabolism, and Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Maryland.

Dr Peeke is the lifestyle expert for WebMD’s 90 million members and chief medical correspondent for Discovery Health TV, where she is featured in the National Body Challenge series, and hosts Could You Survive? Dr. Peeke is the New York Times bestselling author of Fight Fat after Forty, Body for Life for Women, and Fit to Live. Her new book, The Hunger Fix: The 3-Stage Detox and Recovery Plan for Overeating and Food Addiction, will launch in September 2012.

Triathlete, marathoner and mountain climber, Dr. Peeke is founder of the Peeke Performance Center for Healthy Living™.

Tina Shoulders is a branding and social media strategist who runs Exposure Camps to educate teens to the power of content creation. She ia currently working on a startup, a web venture to support the camp. She is an instructor at the Fashion Institute of Technology and the creator of the pop culture inspired home furnishings line Laidback Home.

Tina is an avid runner who blogs that "you are beauty in motion" on her blog Beautiful Athlete which she started as she chronicled her journey of becoming a runner and loosing 55+ pounds. She uses Beautiful Athlete as a platform to encourage women to get moving and to be a vehicle to promote healthy living especially amongst African American Women. She has spoken on fitness, running, health and media at SXSW and NY Social Media Week.

When she is not working via the interwebs she is hanging out or bantering with her 13 year old son and coaching Little League Baseball.

Ellen Seidman is an editor, blogger, web content consultant, special needs advocate and proud mom of two. She has held senior positions at Glamour, SELF, Redbook and Good Housekeeping, and done freelance projects for Martha Stewart Living, Allure, People StyleWatch and In Style. She's currently a contributing editor for Health magazine.

Ellen writes Love That Max, an award-winning blog about kids with special needs who kick butt. Max is her son, he has disabilities and, yes, he kicks butt. Love That Max has been featured on,, The New York Times' blog The Motherlode, Yahoo,, and The Daily Mail, as well as in Redbook, Real Simple, Parents, Good Housekeeping, Woman's Day and Family Circle.

Ellen also blogs for, and, and writes for publications. Her work has appeared in Real Simple, Redbook and All You, among others. Essays of hers are featured in the books The Elephant in the Playroom, Minimalist Parenting and Good Enough Is The New Perfect. In addition, she's done web content projects for Disney's BabyZone, and USAToday/BlogHer.

A Social Good Fellow for the United Nation Foundation's Shot@Life campaign, she also sits on the board of Family Member, a nonprofit that works to ensure people living with special needs and disabilities are represented fairly and accurately in news, entertainment and social media.

Honors include being a two-time BlogHer Voices of the Year honoree, a Babble Top 100 Mom Blog for three years, and one of Parenting magazine's 50 Must-Read Moms. Plus, her children think she makes really good spaghetti.

In her spare time, Ellen enjoys biking, binge-watching TV series and breathing.