BlogHer's New Web Site

Welcome to BlogHer's new Web site. Our goal for this project is to deliver you a visual platform as vibrant as the words we read on women's blogs every day. A site that says life well said. ...more

The RSS button is just missing from each group. The team is working to bring back the buttons ...more

BlogHer Voice of the Week: Hugo Schwyzer

In a post that pairs the First Amendment with fashion statement, blogger Hugo Schwyzer examines France's proposed burqa ban and argues against robbing women of their liberty to dress as they choose -- in a burqa or a bikini. In "Of burqas, mini-skirts, and whopping presumption," Schwyzer writes:...more

BlogHer of the Week is now BlogHer Voice of the Week

After a year of recognizing terrific blogging with BlogHer of the Week, we've decided to continue the program...with a slight tweak. Introducing: BlogHer Voice of the Week. Um, you may wonder, why the name change? ...more

I love the celebration of women's writing and the idea that all of us can have that one ...more

Congratulations #BlogHer5 Winners! Five Free Passes to BlogHer '10 Go To...

We're excited to announce the winners of five free passes to BlogHer '10 as part of BlogHer's 5th Anniversary Celebration....more

Congratulations to all of the winners.  See you in August!

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Women Bloggers in 2010: Community, Education, Exposure...and Economic Empowerment

Hi everyone,    I'm looking at the new BlogHer logo live on BlogHer.com and remembering back to the kitchen-table conversations Elisa, Jory and I had when we wrote BlogHer's mission:    To create opportunities for women who blog to pursue exposure, education, community, and economic empowerment.   ...more

I am so grateful to have this community.  My husband lost his job over a year and a half ...more

BlogHer of the Week: Dearest Fatty

"Raise a glass to mend," scrawls Lady Gaga on a t-shirt she's selling for Valentine's Day, "all the broken hearts of my wrecked up friends." We've heard -- and heaven knows seen -- lots of over-the-top-rawness from this performer lately. But how much is designed to sell t-shirts and how much is actually real? ...more

A New Logo, Tagline and Web Site for BlogHer

Editor's Update, Stardate: Saturday, March 7, 2010. Estimated time to launch: 24 hours. You may experience Read Only status as we initiate site launch sequence. Stay tuned as we work in warp speed toward a new BlogHer.com! Hi everyone, We have exciting news: BlogHer's beloved hermoticon and logo are getting a new look this week. So is our tagline. Soon you'll see this logo and tagline on a brand-new BlogHer.com Web site. Voila! ...more

It looks great!

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Celebrate BlogHer's 5th Anniversary With Us and Win One of Five Free Passes With #BlogHer5

Today BlogHer begins celebrating our fifth anniversary.When Elisa, Jory and I met five years ago and decided to organize BlogHer's first conference, we had no idea that in 2010 BlogHer would be the go-to community for women who blog and use social media to get their word out. It was February 2005, and we just wanted to answer the question "Where are the women bloggers?" for good -- so we put our credit cards on the table, put our hands on our keyboards and got to work suggesting a conference that became BlogHer '05 for 300+ people.Today BlogHer is not just a conference, but a community that gave rise to a growing media company that reaches 20+ million people. We come together to write the award-winning BlogHer.com news service, to publish Fortune 500 advertising on more than 2,500 superb blogs, and, of course, for events and conferences. With a team of 44 amazing human beings, via offices in New York and Silicon Valley and a growing number of fantastic sponsors who believe in women who blog, BlogHer, Inc. helps women who blog get read, get speaking gigs, get press and marketing for their writing and, if a blogger who embraces our editorial standards is interested in a publisher, get paid. We've loved every minute of it. As always, we want to hear what you think -- and we'd like to thank you with an anniversary present: We're giving away five BlogHer '10 conference passes. Here's how to participate:Step 1: Write a post, comment or Tweet tagged #BlogHer5 on any one of the following topics. Whichever one you choose, it can be abut anything BlogHer, including conference, site and network. Here are your five ways to play: 5 words: Define BlogHer in five words 5 connections: You made through BlogHer 5 pictures: You took at a BlogHer event 5 issues: BlogHer should tackle in the next 5 years 5 opportunities: You’ve gotten because of blogging or BlogHerStep #2: You can leave a comment here with your #BlogHer5 thoughts, but if you choose to blog or tweet, please come back and leave a link to your thoughts in the comments here.  We’ll give 5 BlogHer ‘10 passes at random by February 15, pulling from all of the people who leave a comment here with their #BlogHer5 entry. The pass will be yours to keep or share. (Apologies, but we just cannot track the Twitterverse or BlogHerVerse accurately enough to give everyone a chance to compete fairly for a pass.). So let's get this party started: You've earned it. Together this community has played an important leadership role in demonstrating the sheer power of women using social media -- as writers, commentators, readers, consumers, change agents and entrepreneurs.We are just so proud to be part of this community. Here's to the next five years. :) Best, Lisa for Elisa, Jory and Lisa BlogHer Co-foundersLisa Stone BlogHer Co-founder, Surfette  BlogHer is non-partisan but our bloggers aren't! Follow our coverage of Politics & News....more

Hi there:  Here's my tweet.  Would love to go.

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BlogHer of the Week: Toddler Planet

Did any of you play "what color is your bra?" on Facebook last week? Susan Niebur of Toddler Planet did. Her resulting post, "In the Name of Awareness," takes a silly Web game, sucks it through the vortex of breast amputation -- and delivers fresh language about body image and living as a woman who is surviving cancer. ...more

Susan, your post was incredibly moving. Thank you for sharing your feelings and ...more

Two Weeks Without E-mail: Best Gift to Yourself Ever

Okay, everyone, I did it. Two weeks without email was the best gift to myself ever. My new year's gift to you? Advice: Go reserve your own email-free vacation now. On Friday, Dec. 18, 2009, the last day of work before I returned on Jan. 4, 2010, thousands of years later, I set my email to zap itself into oblivion. I was nervous, worried I would be a little lost without the email accounts to which I'm a tetch addicted, without Twitter updates even. ...more

...is laundry. :)

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