Featuring Our Voices and Photos of the Year Videos: Grab Some Tissues and Watch Them Now

The Voices and Photos of the Year Community Keynote is always a highlight of the BlogHer conference. This year was no different, as 12 readers took to the stage to share their written words with their voices. Sometimes they trembled due to the weight and emotion of the piece, but these strong, well-written, and well-spoken women stood at that podium and spoke their truth. Additionally, we honored all of our winners for our first ever Photos of the Year with three amazing photographers present on stage. ...more

Pittsburgh Married Ohio: Weed Whacking vs Weed Eating

A Series on Regional Dialect and Marriage I asked first on Instagram and then on Facebook the name of the action my husband was doing in the photo above. It’s been a stress* on our marriage since forever ago. I, hailing from Western Pennsylvania, call that action “weed whacking.” My husband, having grown up in Southeastern Ohio, calls it “weed eating.” He’s obviously wrong ....more

Comedian Tig Notaro Takes the Stage at BlogHer '14

Tig Notaro took the stage with BlogHer Co-Founder Elisa Camahort Page to talk life, personal setbacks, and what happens when you go viral—when you don't really know what going viral means. That's right. This not-on-Twitter comedian didn't realize people were tweeting and blogging a set of hers at Largo in Los Angeles, and woke up to an overflowing inbox, book deals, and you name it. She was baffled. ...more

52 Weeks of Brotherhood: The One with the Back to the Library

We’re working to settle into a school year routine. We’ve got soccer practice on Wednesday and Thursday evenings, and by evening I mean five o’flippin’ clock, so I’m usually making dinner while on a conference call. As we always end up with Thursday evenings, the boys will miss the first few months of Children’s Choir, cheating us out of our one hour Thursday night dates ....more

7 Leaders Talk Race, Gender, Feminism, and the Internet at the BlogHer '14 Closing Keynote

In 2013, with the killing of Trayvon Martin and the subsequent trial of George Zimmerman, talk about race, privilege, and what to do about it exploded on the Internet. In addition to the important discussions about race, gender and feminism came to the forefront in the past year on social media, most notably in the appropriately viral hashtag #yesallwomen....more

Recipe: Hershey’s Syrups, Cream Cheese, and a Dippin’ Good Time

Do you know what my favorite thing about get togethers is? Summer, spring, winter, fall? Dips ....more

Training for the Columbus Half Marathon: Time to Take Hydration and Fueling Seriously

The Columbus Marathon is in 55 days, or 1 month and 24 days from today. I have 8 weeks left to train for the Columbus Half Marathon as I just finished my eighth week of training. This past week was a recovery week ....more

Get Your Blog Badge for BlogHer PRO '14

We just announced BlogHer PRO '14 last week. It's taking place in San Francisco this December 3-4, and we're already so excited for this two-day intensive conference. We know you're excited as well, so we've made up some fancy badges for you to place on the sidebar of your blog... or wherever you so choose....more

6 Important Voices in 3 Great Interviews on the Future of the Social Web

Saturday morning's keynote hit on topics surrounding the future of the social web. We're all pretty interested in that since, you know, we are the social web. The keynote broke into three parts, featuring three smart interviewers asking three smart women all the smart questions. What resulted from these segmented interviews was a rounded look at what exists now on our Internet, how we got here, and where we might be going. First up... ...more

Sunday Links: August 24, 2014

Oh, thank goodness. I thought for sure when I posted Sunday Links last week, that I would read anything anyone wrote this week, Sunday would roll around, and I’d have nothing to share. Nope ....more