Blogher '06 Session Discussion: Is Your Blog a Gallery or a Canvas on Day Two

7th in our series introducing you to each of our BlogHer Conference '06 sessions and their speakers, and finding out what you would like to get from each session. Today, I bring you from Day Two: Is You Blog a Gallery or a Canvas? An artist (Elizabeth Perry), photographer (Ms. Jen) and writer (Eden Kennedy) explore art on blogs and blogs as art. Some bloggers are putting their best stuff online...for free. Others are exposing their works in progress. Are blogs a means to an end, or the end itself? And how do you decide what the right approach is for you? ...more

Blogher '06 Session Discussion: Audience Building and $$$ Generation on Day One

5th (and 6th) in our series introducing you to each of our BlogHer Conference '06 sessions and their speakers, and finding out what you would like to get from each session. Today, I bring you from Day One: Audience Building Elise Bauer talks traffic: how to build it, how to understand your site statistics, how to optimize your site to build search engine traffic, how to use syndication and subscriptions to build recurring traffic...the works! and $$$ Generation: There are many ways to monetize your blog. It's hard to keep track. What's the difference between BlogAds & AdSense? Chitika & LinkShare? And does ad placement really matter? Hint: Jennifer Slegg will tell you "yes." ...more

My session notes from Bauer's presentation are here:
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BlogHer @ SXSW Podcast: Respect Your ElderBloggers

The Respect Your Elders session that BlogHer produced at SXSW Interactive in March can now be downloaded here. ...more

Reminder: Online Chat hosted by CC Times starts at 10AM

Lisa, Jory and I will be standing by between 10AM and 12PM to answer questions about blogging and BlogHer. If you're interested, go here to submit questions. ...more

Elisa Camahort
BlogHer and Worker Bees
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Announcing Day Two Keynote Panel Speakers!

I am thrilled to announce the speakers for our Day Two Closing Session. Check it out: Closing Keynote - Creating Your Platform: Chris Nolan leads a discussion with four powerhouse women: Hurricane Katrina Direct Relief founder and professional blogger Grace Davis, Huffington Post founder and author Arianna Huffington, WashingtonPost.com/Newsweek Interactive CEO and Publisher Caroline Little and SixApart founder and President Mena Trott. These women have used the web to create and control their agenda...and give a voice to others. Whether your agenda is transforming your life, your business or the world, this closing session should send you back to your lives (or on to the cocktail party) inspired, energized and ready to make things happen! Full text of this morning's press release is in the extended entry. ...more

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BlogHer(s) in the News: the Contra Costa Times

[img_assist|fid=369|thumb=1|alt=ContraCostaTimes Shot] Ignore the scary photo, and check out this lengthy feature on women blogging and BlogHer in today's Contra Costa Times. (The CCTimes is like the SJ Mercury for the East Bay.) The writer, Jessica Guynn, spent an inordinate amount of time working on the article...more than two months...and it shows. ...more

BlogHer '06 Session Discussion: MommyBlogging is a Radical Act! on Day Two

4th in our series introducing you to each of our BlogHer Conference '06 sessions and their speakers, and finding out what you would like to get from each session. Today, I bring you: Day Two: MommyBlogging is a Radical Act Last year Alice Bradley brought the house down declaring MommyBlogging a "radical act." Now, she returns in a discussion with Tracey from Sweetney and Mir from Woulda Coulda Shoulda on what that means. Far from receding, this issue continues to resonate on- and off-line. Can you say "MommyWars"? Well, plenty of moms wish you wouldn't! ...more
I too have noticed that putting "mommy" in front of anything equals an immediate denigration. ...more

BlogHer '06 Session Discussion: So, You Have This Crazy Idea on Day One

3rd in our series introducing you to each of our BlogHer Conference '06 sessions and their speakers, and finding out what you would like to get from each session. Today, I bring you: Day One: So, you have this crazy idea... You want to start a community-based blog site, but aren't sure where to start. Melanie Morgan, Nancy White, Susannah Gardner & Lauren Gelman are among those who will help you examine what's out there, define what you can do differently, and create a plan to develop content, promote your efforts and watch your back. ...more

I have two live posts of notes from this session:

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Another BlogHer @ SXSW podcast: Increasing Women's Visibility on the Web

Yes, it's the session that caused a bit of controversy. Listen and judge for yourself right here. ...more

Just in time for Mother's Day: BlogHer LLC launches the BlogHer Advertising Network

Good morning BlogHers: this is the text of a press release going out on the wires in 15 minutes. Check out all the info and links, and might I suggest you read this Letter from Jory, Lisa and me about this news. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Contact: Elisa Camahort, President, Events & Marketing BlogHer LLC elisa@blogher.org cell: 408-504-5708 Just in time for Mother's Day, BlogHer LLC launches the BlogHer Advertising Network, a premium environment for contextual advertising to women, and a powerful new economic model for individual women bloggers. ...more