BlogHer '10 Ticket Swap

Do you have a BlogHer '10 ticket that you can't use? Find someone to buy it from you here. Or if you need a ticket, say so - maybe someone can sell you one!

BlogHer '10 Ticket Swap

Do you have a BlogHer '10 ticket that you can't use? Find someone to buy it from you here. Or if you need a ticket, say so - maybe someone can sell you one!

Your Imagination Can Reveal Secret Stories

Like the songs we find ourselves humming at odd moments, the stories we invent can end up winding other secret stories, our hidden tales, all around us. Our invented images reflect the wilderness in our hearts. In the stories we make up, we often end up telling a second tale as well, one hidden in the brambles of metaphor. Sometimes a song or a story is just that -- but occasionally they are deeper and far more insight revealing. ...more

Great thoughts!  I'm a mother of 2 young children, and in our culture of mindless ... more

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
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How To Take Better Pictures For Your Blog (Or Just Edit Your Crummy Photos 'til They Look Awesome)

Track:  geek-lab A great photo is the perfect compliment to any post and can make even a tossed off entry memorable and comment-worthy. It's not all in the camera equipment, it's the editingBasic photography rules play a part, of course, but with some clever editing almost any picture can look great.  I'll show you some tips and tricks to make your photos look like a pro took them and how to do it whether you've got the latest version of Photoshop on your computer or you're using a freebie program online. Managing file size and watermarking your photos will be covered, as well....more

This is a great idea for a session.  I am always looking for ways to take better ... more

Live Agelessly with COVERGIRL and Olay Simply Ageless for a chance to win $1,000!

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3 Years, 30-Thousand Troops: Obama To Detail Afghan War Surge

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I'll have to reserve final judgement until after I see him speak tonight, but from what I've ... more

Black Friday or Buy Nothing Day: Which Do You Choose?

Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, kicks off the traditional holiday retail season. Stores and malls are focused on attracting shoppers with extensive “bust-the-doors” sales that offer dramatically discounted products, especially toys and electronics. Major retailers such as Wal-Mart, Target, Best Buy, and Toys R Us all offer significant bargains to customers who line up the night before to  run in stores at the crack of dawn (stores open their doors as early as 4 AM)....more

I'm against the mass consumerism that Black Friday represents.  Here's what we did ... more

Black Friday Alternatives: Sleep-In, Buy Nothing, Wear Plaid

Today is "Black Friday," the day after Thanksgiving when everyone is supposed to hit the stores to do their holiday shopping. "To buy, or not to buy?" seems to be the question on do-gooders' minds. Below are four ideas for how to spend, or not spend, today....more

My kids and I participated in 'Buy Nothing Day' (except the part about turning off the ... more

Share your favorite Thanksgiving tradition for a chance to win $1000!

Update 12/7/09: This offer has now ended. Thank you for your interest in this promotion! We all look forward to a different holiday tradition each Thanksgiving. Whether it is preparing the traditional roast turkey, catching the annual Thanksgiving Day parade or a football game on TV, or reflecting on what you have been thankful for over the past year.