Lisa Stone

Welcome! On behalf of the entire community and my co-founders Elisa Camahort, Jory Des Jardins, welcome to As BlogHer's co-founder and CEO, I work across our community of bloggers and sponsors to create opportunities for women who blog to gain additional community, exposure, education and economic empowerment.

Before I became I blogger, I was a journalist and media strategist. I've written for The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, The Oakland Tribune, Publisher's Weekly and Frommer's, among other publications. I've launched blog networks and interactive programming for many national brands, including Hearst and Rodale magazines, E! Television/Online, HBO's Sex and the City, Knight Ridder Digital, American Lawyer Media and Glam Media.  I regularly speak about why women are the power users of Web 2.0 (and beyond) and the extraordinary citizen journalism many women and men commit online every day.

I'm a working mother who was a single parent for six years until I met Christopher Carfi (@ccarfi on Twitter). Now our Brady Bunch has three kids, two dogs and I still believe balance is baloney. Do what you love, the laundry is secondary. I look forward to meeting you around this site! You can also find me on Twitter at @lisastone and on LinkedIn at

Sheryl Sandberg's #BanBossy Campaign: Watching a Master at Work

Editor's Note: The following is an excerpt of an op-ed by BlogHer CEO and Co-Founder Lisa Stone that ran in the Los Angeles Times. Dear Internet, media, humans and haters: Face it, Sheryl Sandberg is the boss of you. She just proved it. Again. ...more
P.S. This link is not an ad, I inadvertently copied Amazon's super-smart ecommerce code. But I ...more

LIVE on CBS This Morning: #BlogHerPayHer

It's not every day we get to announce the State of the BlogHer Economy on national television. This morning it was my absolute pleasure to join CBS This Morning with Norah O'Donnell and Anthony Mason. Here's what happened: ...more
Most mornings I do catch the show. They really are a class act!more

Art Therapy: Helping Kids With Cancer Let It Go -- and Create!

Annika Johnson, age 7, gently brushes back the long, blond hair of Chloe, one of her two best friends, and pulls red-headed Ava close for a photo. These second-graders have been mostly separated since Dec. 1, 2013, when Annika left school to begin seven months of treatment for Wilms tumor, including surgery and chemotherapy. They were among more than 120 185 people -- children with cancer, family members and volunteer artists -- who congregated in Google's cafeteria Sunday for an art workshop hosted by
This is the stuff that matters.  Thanks for sharing this story.more

The Female Advantage: Join Me at WIE's September 20-21 Event in NYC (Special Offer for BlogHers!)

Hi everyone, When the talented Dee Poku (@deepoku) called and invited me to moderate a panel at this year's WIE conference, I basically said, "Yes, what's the question?" On Sept. 20-21, Women: Inspiration & Enterprise ( will host an incredible event, which she describes as "The Female Advantage, which is all about playing to your strengths and staying authentic." ...more

An All-New!

After beta-testing a new Food section for the past month with the help of this community, we are launching an all-new BlogHer! Now we can showcase an even larger number of posts each day, by sharing all new posts created by the 3,000 BlogHer Publishing network bloggers. And, as always, all of the community is invited—and encouraged!—to share your words and your work on Join us! ...more
@TheBlackTortoise  Hah. If you forget again, just yell.  :-)more

Truth and Dare: If You Weren’t Afraid, What Would You Do?

What would you do if you weren’t afraid? With any part of your life–-personal, professional, voice, heart, body, and/or soul? You may wonder what Sheryl Sandberg, who keynoted BlogHer ’13, has to fear. Ms. Sandberg wrote #1 Bestseller Lean In just after taking Facebook public as Chief Operating Officer and, before that, making her let’s-call-it sayonara money as a Google executive. What’s she got to be afraid of ...more
My fear is here, stepping out and being heard by an audience I do not know and who, ...more

Announcing BlogHer’s Food Well Said (Beta): What Do You Think?

For a little more than a year now, BlogHer has published the #3 largest food network in the U.S. (comScore), syndicating headlines from and advertising to 600 of the best food blogs in the world. To celebrate these amazing bloggers and serve our mission to create more exposure for their work, we've taken an important step forward with this new service: Throughout the day, we will update BlogHer’s Food Well Said (Beta) with beautiful, highly clickable excerpts from the latest posts from all 600 blogs in BlogHer’s Publishing Network for food blogs. ...more
Where are you culling these posts from?  It would be nice to see more blogs represented here.  ...more

The BlogHer Economy in 2013: $25 Million, 55 Million Women a Month...and Growing

Hi everyone, The BlogHer Mission: To create opportunities for women in social media to gain exposure, education, community and economic empowerment....more
BLOGHER STORY: I'm Tracy Gibb from Less Than Perfect Parents. I signed up for BlogHer's Social ...more

Closing London 2012: Acting on Your Dreams

It's so hard to talk about the Olympics without tossing out cliche after stereotype, all dripping red, white and blue, especially with the closing ceremonies just yesterday, but I'm going to try. ...more
I was inspired by the Olympics, almost indirectly though.  Because of the Olympics, I jumped on ...more

New Ways to Earn Money From Your Influence: With BlogHer Economy 2012+

At the closing keynote of the BlogHer '12 conference Saturday, Elisa, Jory (in absentia) and I announced that from 2009 to 2011, BlogHer Inc. has paid out $17 million to 4,250 women—and men!—who write blogs and are influential in social media. We are so proud to have been able to make a real difference in your lives during a recession economy—and to announce even more opportunities to support yourself with BlogHer—starting today!...more
this is a great opportunity and I would be very interested in it.more