Julie Ross Godar

I'm the executive editor of BlogHer, working with the editorial team to find and highlight all you incredible writers, tweeters, video personalities, pundits, photobloggers and ... you name it.

I love my job.

In my extra-BlogHer life I'm also a sometime food and travel writer, an obsessive reader, player of games, maker of pies, and as of March 2011 a Jeopardy! champion (that was fun). (Yes, I actually said to Mr. Trebek, "There are many pies in the universe, Alex.")

My other interests include cooking, camping, cooking while camping words, and history.

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RIP Karyn Washington, Founder of For Brown Girls and #DarkSkinRedLip

Karyn Washington, the inspirational founder of the blog For Brown Girls, committed suicide on April 8, according to Madame Noire. She was only 22. Stunned. #KarynWashington...more
Remember Kay! and carry the ...more

Beautiful Spring Craft Blogs to Follow

Stuck inside during an April shower? Follow these blogs that draw from the season's glorious colors to create some truly inspired craft projects. ...more
Thanks for featuring my blog! What a nice surprise!!more

The Funniest Food Blog April Fool's Day Pranks

Hoping to win the viral marketing Super Bowl that is April Fool's Day, a slew of food companies launched fake campaigns today. As a San Franciscan, my favorite was a local cooking school's all-day toast intensive, but I also laughed at the pasta rocket at Eataly Space. Meanwhile, back on land, some bloggers proved they're vastly funnier than most marketing departments. Here, my favorites so far: ...more

The 10 Worst Prom Dresses of 2014

Scrolling through some popular prom dress sites today, I witnessed crimes against fashion, not to mention propriety. I saw perfectly adorable trends like peplums, neons, ruffles, and pastels massacred in cold blood. I saw highly dubious trends like Dynasty-esque beading, cutouts, ruffles, and the inexplicable (to me, anyway) pageant-ish ballgown look cross the line from tasteless to felonious. And—oh, the humanity—THE COST. Yes, cold hard cash is the motive for these crimes. ...more
Oops, I actually like most of these, aside from a couple that are just plain odd. I do agree ...more

What Books Should I Get With All of These Amazon and Barnes & Noble E-Credits?

Though all the bookshelves in my house look like they were frozen in time sometime in 2009, I adore the convenience (and the instant gratification) of reading everything on my devices. This week, my ebook addiction scored me some extra perks in the form of credits from Amazon and Barnes & Noble as part of the settlement of an ebook price-fixing suit. ...more
cdrdash  I got the first one and I am hooked! She's a fabulous writer, and as a national parks ...more

31 Things Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher Should Definitely NOT Name Their Baby

So celebrity couple and former That '70s Show costars Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher are expecting a child. Mazel tov! Image: © Curtis Means/Ace Pictures/ZUMAPRESS.com ...more
Ashla or Milton.more

Gorgeous Travel Blogs to Follow

Spring is here! If you're seeing sunshine, you might also be feeling a touch of spring wanderlust. And if you're dealing with (sigh) still more snow, you've almost definitely got a dream vacation or six in the back of your head. Follow the lead of these blogs for some inspired travel ideas. RETRO ROADMAP ...more
Great picks! I think these are all in my feed reader now! :)more

Garden Blogs to Follow This Spring

It might be cold where you are, or spring might have sprung early (like it has at BlogHer's office in California), but mid-March is time to start thinking about getting your garden on. Whether you've got tons of backyard space or are more of a houseplant person; whether you're interested in veggies or decorative plants or a little of everything—we've found great garden blogs just for you. ILONA'S GARDEN JOURNAL ...more
Thank you so much for sharing these great gardening blogs! I've been considering starting a ...more

The Goddess Project: What It's Like to Cross the Country Filming Women

In the summer of 2012, Holli Rae and Sara Landas criss-crossed the United States in an amazing painted bus. Their goal was to interview women who, as they say, "are committed to transforming themselves and the world around them"—but it's clear that they also transformed themselves and the world they encountered in their journey. The result of their trip: The Goddess Project, a beautifully shot documentary film in progress. Here's a sneak peek: ...more
journeyofvoices Thanks ladies! <3more

With Enrollment Deadline Looming, Sebelius Listens to Bloggers' Healthcare Stories

With the deadline for open enrollment for healthcare coverage looming on March 31, Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius took the time today to speak with a small group of bloggers with questions to ask—and compelling stories to tell—about health insurance. ...more
A friend of mine lives in California and has been struggling to get work for several years, ...more