Sarah Granger

I'm a long time BlogHer community member and blogger since 2006. As a BlogHer Contributing Editor over the years, I served as BlogHer's Interim Political Director for the 2010 election. I spoke at BlogHer '12, BlogHer '10 and at BlogHer '07 in Second Life. I also sometimes cover figure skating for BlogHer on another account, Sarah Skates.

I first entered the blogosphere in 2002 from behind the scenes when I directed the launch of the first presidential exploratory campaign blog. In addition to politics, I have blogged about a wide range of topics including technology, parenting and fashion. I have helped launch over a dozen blogs, and I have my own blog-columns at The Huffington Post and the San Francisco Chronicle at SFGate.com. 

Blogs where I have contributed include the Silicon Valley Moms Blog, the Real Simple Blog, the Political Voices of Women, ecofabulous, MOMocrats, Vivanista, the WomenCount Blog, the Emerge Blog, the Fem 2.0 blog, techPresident, the Personal Democracy Forum, and GovFresh. My work has also been published in Spectrum magazine, Digital Landing, Forbes Russia, Bay Area Parent magazine, The Sacramento Bee newspaper, Security Focus, NBC Bay Area, WSJ.com and MSNBC.com. I have also contributed to three books and edited five.

When not writing, I advise organizations on how to use new media, including blogs and social networks through PublicEdge. Before entering the world of new media, I worked Internet startups and in IT security. I also recently started a nonprofit, the Center for Technology, Media & Society, focusing on interdisciplinary issues where tech and media intersect with other areas.

I speak regularly at conferences including South by Southwest Interactive, Netroots Nation, 140 Twitter, Fem 2.0, the Tech Policy Summit and more. I have been featured on a variety of media outlets including "Good Morning America", CBS News, PBS.org, NPR, ABC News, RT, The New York Times, and The Washington Post.

Find me on Twitter @sarahgranger. For more information, including links to my other writing and projects, see SarahGranger.com.

Flexing the White House Women's Muscle: An Intimate Interview with Valerie Jarrett

It's not every day that I receive e-mail from someone at the White House, so when they contacted me last Monday about interviewing Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett in San Francisco, I had to scramble to make it work. The typical working mother's dilemma: I was planning to pick up my daughter at school that day at 3:05. Time of interview: 3:10. With my husband out of town, I sent out a series of messages seeking someone who could pick up my daughter....more
@AnastasiaAshman @globalniche Yes I did! I started a company bComfy in 2000 - an online ...more

Top 5 Ways to Make an Impact in the Next Election

Not happy with how things turned out in the 2010 election? Or excited and fired-up by the results? Either way, it's not too early to start thinking about how to get involved for 2012. And rather than let this opportunity slip by, I wanted to write a little bit about what I've learned after eight years of being actively involved in politics. It's actually much easier than you might think to get connected and to make a difference. ...more

Great post! We’ve got to get more young women into the pipeline. Historically women have run ...more

Women Voter Mumbo Jumbo or Just the Prevailing Wind?

Year of the woman? Bah. Maybe we had more run, but we lost seats overall. And Sarah Palin doesn't seem to be helping things. Most of the women she backed lost. What about women voters, who were so important in 2008? Let's get one thing straight: women are swingers. That's what the numbers say, anyway. And women swung right. ...more

I completely agree. Now to get more women in there!more

BlogHer's 2010 Election Watch List: Races and Issues

Following all of our political coverage up to Election Day, the BlogHer political team has put together a watch list of races featuring women candidates and unique initiatives in a variety of states. We'll be covering each of the races on the Watch List all day Tuesday as results come in, and Wednesday as we get final poll numbers and write-ups from community bloggers. ...more

I'll second that! I believe conservatives want to show that women are dumb, belong back home and ...more

OPEN THREAD: I VOTED! So, How Was It?

Women voters have enormous power, not unlike women consumers, as we've found out in recent years. As Donna Brazille says, "your vote is your voice!" ...more

Yes I did vote....had my children with me just like my mom always took my sister and I when she ...more

Must-Read Political Blogs by Women

So many amazing blogs written by women cover politics these days that it's become virtually impossible to find, list, organize or categorize them all. While some have tried, the content shifts often enough that any list built six months ago is already obsolete. After working on researching and building this list for nearly a month, rather than attempting to include every angle and everyone, I finally gave up. ...more
Another blog to consider including is http://www.reachoutjobsearch.com.more

Election 2010: Senate Races We're Watching

From our BlogHer 2010 Election Watch List, you'll see we've been watching several tight races for U.S. Senate involving women candidates, including California, where we have two impressive women candidates running opposite each other. This post will include updates on some of the hottest Senate races that we're watching as results come in on Election Day. ...more

Election 2010: California Senate (Barbara Boxer vs. Carly Fiorina)

This post will contain live coverage of election results and reporting as we find out who wins the California race for U.S. Senate - between veteran Democratic incumbent Barbara Boxer and former HP CEO, Republican Carly Fiorina. ...more

Congressional Candidate Dina Titus Answers BlogHer's Questions

BlogHer reached out to women candidates running in tight races this election cycle -- here at BlogHer.com and on Facebook and Twitter. After collecting the questions, we sent six to each candidate. Dina Titus, running for Congress in Nevada's 3rd District, answered questions from the BlogHer community here: 1) What are your thoughts on how to make Nevada energy and water efficient? ...more

Boxer vs. Fiorina: 10 Questions & Video Answers

BlogHer has partnered with 10Questions, a project of the Personal Democracy Forum, to bring citizens' questions to political candidates. Here, we put the spotlight on some of the answers by California Senatorial candidates Barbara Boxer (Democrat) and Carly Fiorina (Republican). Question: Net Neutrality ...more