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From the BlogHer '14 Geek Bar: 9 Geeky Blogs to Follow

One of the coolest BlogHer conference traditions is the Geek Bar, where you get hands-on help with everything you need to know to power, optimize, and manage your site, or learn about social media. If you're having trouble with a WordPress plugin or need to know the best way to set up analytics, we've got a smartypants to help you. Some of these smartypantses blog about tech and blogging, while others have blogs that set a great example for you to follow. ...more
Ha!  I'm very happy this exists (Geek Bar and this post, as well as this platform)!  To be ...more

4 Tips on How To Get the Most out of BlogHer '14

I’ve written about BlogHer before—many times, actually. This year will mark my 3rd BlogHer conference in a row… so I feel like I pretty much have a good grasp on it by now. ...more
Thank you for these great tips. I hope I'll be able to meet you in person.more

BlogHer '14 Closing Keynote: Meet Us at the Intersection of Race, Gender, Feminism & the Internet

For many years we've programmed conversations at BlogHer conferences that talk about leveraging our online platforms for good. Those conversations are designed to be equal measures inspiration and instigation. This year, in fact, we have an amazing break-out panel scheduled entitled Going Beyond "Armchair Activism." Because there are certainly those who think conversations on the web and "hashtag activism" don't really effect change....more
Thank you for sharing your post, Kim. I hear you.more

How My (Blog) Photography Evolved Into Something Else (...That Saved My Family)

When I first pulled up that blank computer screen back in late 2005, I never imagined that what I was about to do would eventually save my family from financial ruin. I started with a few words, and then returned the next night to add a few more. Weeks went by. More words joined the first ones and then, in a twist of fate, photos were added to the mix. ...more
Great story! I'm actually surprised you didn't say screw the other job, I'm sticking with this! ...more

Announcing the BlogHer '14 Party Plan!

After long days of networking, learning, listening, geeking out, and generally pursuing the serious business of conferencing, we all know that the evening events are where some of the best networking and connection-building is done! To that end, we produce and co-host parties, big and small to suit every party palate. This post will give you some scoop. And features a little bit of a tease too, to make you wonder what's coming after the holiday weekend :) ...more
mommy_grrl So glad you’ll be there!!!!more

The Blog Remains the Same: Things We're Still Concerned With 10 Years Later

I had the immense good fortune to have attended the very first BlogHer Conference in 2005. I was in my second year of my current blog, by then and I loved the idea of a bunch of women bloggers getting together to discuss the craft. I recruited my local blogger friend Cagey to go with me, and we headed to San Jose and plunged right in.   ...more
I'd love to be able to attend a BlogHer conference one day! logged since 2007 and still enjoy it ...more

Announcing the BlogHer Buddy System, Brought to You by BlogHer's Official Communications Sponsor, Skype

Today, we are launching an awesome way for you to get to know a lot more people at BlogHer '14! It's called the BlogHer Buddy System, and it is brought to you with the assistance and technology of our Official Communications Sponsor for BlogHer '14: Skype. ...more
cdrdash Yes, open Skype and you'll see the groups you've been added to. I think I'm in your ...more

Mommy Blogging Remains a Radical Act

In 2005 at the original BlogHer, Alice Bradley declared mommy blogging a radical act. By 2009, Lindsay Ferrier and others declared that ship sailed....more
Thank you!!! I'm proud to be a mommy blogger, even though I worry about what I'll write about ...more

Where Were You 10 Years Ago?

The BlogHer editors have been doing a lot of time travel this year, as we continue our Selfiebration of the power of the blogging community while rolling up to our 10 year anniversary conference next month. As we look back over the past decade we find ourselves talking, so often, about who we WERE in 2004, and how we became who we ARE. I've found our team's stories funny and inspiring, with so many "Whoa, I didn't know that!" moments that I wanted to share them with you … and we want to hear your stories, too! ...more
BlogHer's ten year anniversary conference gets underway exactly ...more

The Most Important Blogging Lessons: Advice From 18 Veteran Bloggers

As part of our tenth anniversary Selfiebration extravaganza this year, we chatted on Twitter yesterday with a few of the speakers for BlogHer's 10x10 Project: Alexandra Rosas, Deb Rox, Doug French, Kelly Wickham, and Shann ...more
This post inspired my most recent pinterest board - All things Blogging - 'Blogspiration' ...more

Speakers

Marisa Howard-Karp is a mom, wife, graduate student (Non-Profit Management), and advocate.

As an adoptive parent and a parent to two special-needs children, ages four and six, she is passionate about promoting openness in adoption (and child welfare reform in general) and supporting and connecting with other special-needs families.

In her spare time (stop laughing!) she devours books, cooks insane quantities of food, swims, does yoga (badly), volunteers at a farmer's market, and hangs out on the beach with her family. She is also trying to learn American Sign Language fast enough to keep up with her Deaf four-year-old.

She tends to neglect her blog, Sheeps Eating Me, but makes up for it with more than you could ever want to know on Twitter -- the professional and political slant is at @Marisa_H_K and the personal slant is at @SheepsEatingMe. She is a contributing writer to Support for Special Needs.

You can also find her over on LinkedIn.

Angélica Pérez, PhD is a licensed Clinical Psychologist in private practice, and a social entrepreneur.  She is the publisher & CEO of NEW LATINA, a digital media platform that promotes personal and professional success among Latinas.  Dr. Perez is the creator of several leadership and education initiatives, including a Latina Leadership Conference, schedued for the summer of 2013.  She is a regular contributor to the Huffington Post and other online publications, and has been an invited guest expert on Univision, Telemundo and HITN.  Dr. Perez was recognized as the Top Latin@ Blogger of the Year by LATISM, in 2011.

 

Joanne Dwyer is Director of Corporate Communications & Community Relations for CVS Caremark. Joanne manages external communications, public relations and social media initiatives for CVS Caremark’s philanthropic programs, including CVS Caremark All Kids Can. Joanne also manages the company’s foundation, the CVS Caremark Charitable Trust, which provides grants that align with the company’s purpose of helping people on their path to better health. The Trust supports organizations that are providing much-needed access to healthcare for underserved populations or helping children of all abilities to be the best that they can be.

Dr. Roshini Raj is an attending physician at NYU Medical Center/Tisch Hospital in New York City, where she was the first female gastroenterologist to join the faculty. She also serves as an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the NYU School of Medicine. Dr. Raj has a special interest in women's health and cancer screening and has published several research articles on colon cancer screening.

Dr. Raj is a Today Show contributor , the Good Day NY Medical Correspondent (Fox5) and the Medical Editor of Health Magazine. She is the author of What the Yuck?! The Freaky & Fabulous Truth About Your Body. She has discussed a wide variety of health topics on a range of network and cable shows, including NBC's Today Show; ABC's The View. Good Morning America and World News Tonight; among others.

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