On Katie Couric's "Seven Most Powerful People in Media" for Forbes.com, BlogHer is #4

Congratulations BlogHer community, please take a bow -- you are the face of media influence in 2009. BlogHer is #4 on Katie Couric's list of the "seven most powerful people in media". As her contribution to Forbes.com's "One in a Billion" initiative, Ms. Couric chose: #1: Sergei Brin and Larry Page, Google Co-founders #2: Julius Genachowski, Chairman of the FCC #3: Arianna Huffington, Co-founder, The Huffington Post #4: BlogHer Co-founders Jory Des Jardins, Elisa Camahort Page and Lisa Stone #5: Craig Newmark, Founder of Craigslist #6: Biz Stone and Evan Williams, Twitter Co-founders of Twitter #7: Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook Co-founder There's not a single traditional media company on this list, which makes us think Ms. Couric is talking about who in media represents communities with the potential and power to truly move the needle when she writes, "[A]mong the many millions of sites and the svengalis behind them, there are a few classics that stand out." We agree: The accelerating influence of women in social media is stunning, just ask us [PDF]. BlogHer's mission -- to create opportunities and economic empowerment for women in social media -- is the driving force behind a community that now reaches more than 20 million* people each month via conferences, the BlogHer.com news service and a network of more than 2,500 excellent blogs. (*Nielsen Netratings Site Census.) Thanks, Katie Couric, we think women in social media are just getting started. Lisa for Jory, Elisa and Lisa BlogHer Co-founders ...more

That is great! Congrats!!! I hope you did a little "happy dance" around the office! I would ... more

Photography & food -- go together like chocolate cake & ice cold milk

Recently, I have become quite enamoured with food photography.  Admittedly, my fascination with food photography might be fueled by the fact that I've been on a pretty strict diet over the last couple of weeks; however, I'd like to think that I come by my interest honestly. ...more

You are right...it is so hard to photograph food!  I just found this food blog with amazing ... more

Share your dream road trip for a chance to win one of five $250 Shell Gift Cards!

Update 7-24-09: The sweepstakes has now ended. Thank you for your interest in this promotion. Where would you go on your dream road trip this summer? Would you attend BlogHer ‘09, visit family, or even take a cross-country trip? Shell wants to help you get closer to making that dream a reality with a chance to win one of five $250 Shell Gift Cards!

BlogHer Reviewers shop the new Linden St. line at JC Penney

JCPenney recently gave 20 BlogHers a sneak peek at their new Linden Street line of home furnishings. Then, we sent our bloggers shopping with a $500 gift card, and asked them to share how Linden Street fit into their own homes. How did they do? Read on: