Mystery BlogHer '12 Party Revealed: BlogHer '12 Fashion Show and Style Spotlight

For lo these many weeks there has been a mysterious blank spot in our Official BlogHer Party Plan. A promise for something cool coming your way. Well, wonder no longer, that empty slot in the schedule is being filled by BlogHer's very first fashion show, and a party celebrating your style!...more
Will you have any eco-fashion in the fashion show? I would be happy to model some sustainable ... more

BlogHer '11: Greening a Conference

There are many challenges when producing a conference -- and one of the biggest is being eco-friendly. At BlogHer '11 this year, we did many things in an effort to be green. We do know it's not only about "recycle," so there was also a healthy dose of "re-use and reduce" in the mix! ...more
Thank you Lori for investigating this situation for us die-hard greenies! We would love to see ... more

Week 1: Explore and Win a BlogHer ’11 Conference Pass

In September, we introduced you to the new design. We are thrilled by the enthusiastic feedback we've received. Since then, we've continued to make improvements (with more to come in 2011). We'd love for you to dig in to and tell us what you think. And since it is the season to give, we also want to offer you a chance to win some great prizes after you've taken a twirl around the site. Each week until the end of the year, we’ll be offering a chance at a fabulous prize for your feedback! ...more

The new site is definitely easier to navigate. Good job!

Micaela Preston (aka Mindful ... more

Keep Your Company and Your Blog Out of Trouble: The Scoop on Facebook Contests

On Wednesday, Mom 101 tweeted that a contest that requires “liking” a Facebook page for entry violates the Facebook Terms of Service and linked to my post from last January about the new Facebook (FB) contest rules. Her tweet spawned an interesting Twitter stream that made it clear that both companies and bloggers are still unclear about the Facebook contest rules. ...more

Glad I read all this. I was one of those who read the info in section 4.2 and assumed "liking" ... more

10 Things You Can Do or Bring to Make Your BlogHer '10 Greener

If you’re nothing like me, you’re already packing for BlogHer10, or at least making a list of things to remember to bring. (I always toss everything into my suitcase the night before and pray.) I’m here to remind you to bring a few items that can make your trip a little greener. Yes, it’s true that BlogHer has done a lot of work to ensure the conference is as eco-friendly as possible. (Read all about BlogHer10′s Green Initiatives.) But providing for the needs of 2,000 attendees is a monumental task, and the organizers can’t do it all. That’s where personal responsibility comes in. ...more

Rats - just saw your reminder about the badge holder and I don't have time to dig through my ... more

UPDATED: NINE MEET-UPS THIS WEEKEND: Announcing More Pre-BlogHer '10 Meet-ups in TWENTY-ONE Cities!

Last week we kicked off the pre-BlogHer '10 Meet-Up series with a wonderful evening in New York City. But never fear, we have eight more meet-ups to announce, in cities all over North America! ...more

I would love to do a pre-BlogHer meet-up in Minneapolis. Anyone else? 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 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

We had been communicating via email for months.  We had discussed a million topics, from ... more

Weekend Menu Planning: January is a Time to Eat Your Greens, and Let's Start with Kale

January is the time when most people try to eat more healthful food and maybe even lose a few pounds. So how is that working out for you? ...more

I made kale chips!!  They are SO good and intensely nutritious!! 

I also ... more

Living without plastic or processed foods: ReadyMade takes eco-challenges

Is there something about DIYing that turns you into an environmentalist? Or does environmentalism naturally lead to DIYing interests? That's what I've been wondering since I finally discovered ReadyMade magazine's editors' blog -- which lately seems to be all about fantastic plastic-free living and yummy eco-foodie-ism, thanks to a new weekly feature dubbed "A Week Without..."! ...more

Hi Siel!

Why do I DIY?  First of all, it's a fix for that creative itch - I ... more

Why Didn’t Anyone Tell Me About Hamburgers Falling From The Sky?

I think I must have lived underneath a rock as a kid because at 33 years old, I’m just learning about the book, “Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs”. I sat here and thought about every book I must have read as a kid that were written by Stephen King, John Carpenter, Jackie Collins and Danielle Steele. ...more

I can't even tell you how many times I've read that book to my kids.  And ... more