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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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
Yea! Thanks so much for the gracious introduction. Can't wait to teach my first geek bar!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

8 Dad Blogs to Follow This Week

In honor of Father's Day, this week we're paying tribute to some of our favorite dad blogs. Follow these bloggers for their storytelling, their perspective, and their incredible heart. ...more
Thank you so much for including me!more

6 Gluten-Free Blogs to Change the Way You Eat

If you're exploring new eating patterns to see what makes you feel healthier, gluten-free works for many people. And you've been diagnosed with health condition tied to food (such as celiac, IBS or food allergies), gluten-free eating can save your life. Follow these blogs for inspiration, brilliant recipes, time-saving techniques, smart solutions, and support in living the GF life. ...more
Thanks so much for including me (I Breathe I'm Hungry) in your list of GF bloggers - it's an honor!more

The 10 Most Powerful Hashtags of All Time

I came back to work after a three-day social media vacation … to be thunderstruck by the #YesAllWomen hashtag, which evolved on May 24 as a discussion of misogyny related to the the shootings in Isla Vista, California. The sheer number of people, telling their stories and their truths about what we face as women in the world, is incredible. ...more
#YesAllWomen #VAWA READ AND SHARE --> ...more

10 Remarkable Quotes From the BlogHer Food '14 Conference

I really loved laughing, connecting and exploring Miami's food and culture at BlogHer Food 14—but the soul of every conference, to me, is the wisdom I encounter, be it useful strategies and techniques or a brilliant insight that made me realize something about myself (and my community, and what I really can do, and what we can do together, and can you tell I'm not down from the conference high yet?). Here, my 10 favorite quotes from two days full of smart people....more
Really nice post! And we agree on a lot of the takeaways. I especially like your quote. Because: ...more

8 Things Every BlogHer Food Newbie Should Know

This week, Miami. I can't wait for the food, the keynotes, the panels, the Cuban coffee. BlogHer Food is one of my favorite events of the year—and I count my birthday and the upcoming cat circus in that calendar. But it can also be overwhelming, if you're new to conferences. Take these eight tips from a seasoned (no food pun intended, really) veteran. ...more
This is such excellent advice! It has opened up many doors in my mind as to how to become ...more

10 Concepts That Didn't Exist 10 Years Ago

Some phenomena of 2014—like Bitcoin and clandestine phone surveillance and 3-D printing—still feel very "the future is now!" to me, and I can hardly believe they exist … but I really have to stop and try to remember life without these 10 concepts. ...more
This was a fun read! Thanks! I do have to admit that I find your top 10 rather interesting.  ...more

Kerry Washington Gave Birth to Baby Isabelle Amarachi on April 21!

Congratulations, Kerry! Multiple sources are reporting that the Scandal star (and BlogHer '14 Keynote Speaker, can you believe it?) Kerry Washington gave birth to a baby girl WEEKS AGO, on April 21, 2014. ...more
Classy, classy, classy. I was just on the phone with a reporter who asked me what advice I give ...more