BlogHer '12 : Voices of the Year

Voices of the Year

Welcome to the BlogHer '12 Voices of the Year submissions! This year’s categories are Heart, Humour, Identity, OpEd, Parenting, and Visuals. As you review these posts, feel free to give big thumbs-up to any that resonate with you. You can only vote for any single post once, but you can vote for as many different posts as you like.

If you'd like to submit your work, or someone else’s, please visit the Voices of the Year Nomination page. Nominations will remain open from February 23rd to April 30th.

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Up to twenty (20) Voices of the Year honorees will be selected per category. The ‘12 Review Committee selects honorees, and one post per category is recognized as the People’s Choice Honoree.

Click the headers above the submissions to sort the list alphabetically, by Category, Blog Name, Blogger Name or Title. Happy reading!

For more information about the BlogHer '12 Voices of the Year, including the judging committee, selection process, or category definitions, please read our announcement post.

 

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Title Content Creator Name Blog Name (if applicable, N/A if not) Category
I Stutter Ruby L. Taylor, M.S.W. Confidence to Greatness Heart
Ode to my puppy Peta-Jo Peta-Jo Heart
Cover girl crisis Peta-Jo Peta-Jo Heart
Playground politics and angry parents Peta-Jo Peta-Jo Parenting
Bringing Up Bebe? Ooh La La! Gail Paris Doodle Noodle Parenting
It Takes a VIllage To Raise A Child Kirsten Bischoff Freshly-Hatched Parenting
On Raising a Tween-ager Kirsten Bischoff Freshly-Hatched Humor
Eeeewwww-Lice: Yep, we all have to deal with it Megan Brown Freshly-Hatched Heart
The Power of Play: 4 Ways to Encourage Imaginative Play Megan Brown Freshly-Hatched Parenting
Photos Speak a Thousand Words: The Simple Beauty of Being a Mom Megan Brown Freshly-Hatched Visuals
Finding My Religion Karen Amster-Young the52weeks.com Heart
Facing Down Your Fears In Front of Your Kids Robin O'Bryant Robin's Chicks Parenting
The Only and Ultimate Rich White Girl Problem Tall Curly Biscuit Tall Curly Biscuit and the Annals of Whizdumb Humor
The Mirror Has Three Faces Alison Paul The Cluck and Strut Humor
And Just Like That... I Became the Crazy Cat Lady Robin O'Bryant Robin's Chicks Heart
Ding Dong the Fish are Dead Robin O'Bryant Robin's Chicks Humor
Renewal of Springtime Jeri L. Glatter The Cottage at Rooster Ridge Heart
Renewal of Springtime Jeri L. Glatter The Cottage at Rooster Ridge Heart
Nuts Robin O'Bryant Robin's Chicks Humor
Her Birthday, My Gift Robin O'Bryant Robin's Chicks Parenting
Her Birthday, My Gift Robin O'Bryant Robin's Chicks Parenting
A Mother's Day Story Jeri L. Glatter The Cottage at Rooster Ridge Parenting
Tried and Trusted Ways to Lose Your Security Deposit - Kids and Puppies Rachel Yates Defining Moves Humor
10 Hidden Benefits of Teenage Sons Rachel Yates Defining Moves Parenting
The No Fair Rules of Parenting Rachel Yates Defining Moves Parenting
The No-Fair Rules of Parenting Rachel Yates Defining Moves Identity
The 10 Hidden Benefits of Teenage Sons Rachel Yates Defining Moves Identity
Double LIfe Rachel Yates Defining Moves Identity
Newsletter Nightmares Rachel Yates Defining Moves Humor
The Winter Break Rachel Yates Defining Moves Humor
The F Bomb Rachel Yates Defining Moves Parenting
Cultural Identity and Strange Hats.. Happy St David's Day! Rachel Yates Defining Moves Identity
An Idea for Nicholas Sparks’ Next Novel Tall Curly Biscuit Tall Curly Biscuit and the Annals of Whizdumb Humor
Welcome to the Clubhouse! Amanda Marley-Clarke Discovery Village: Serendipity Parenting
Not A Fairy Tale JoTaleJ Chickens and Bees Heart
My Touching Parenting Advice: All About Smooshbags Tall Curly Biscuit Tall Curly Biscuit and the Annals of Whizdumb Humor
Happy Anniversary Heartache Queerie Bradshaw Queerie Bradshaw Heart
the loom hill + pen www.hillpen.com Parenting
the loom hill + pen www.hillpen.com Parenting
diamond dust hill + pen www.hillpen.com Identity
The Birds and the Bees: How NOT to Talk With Your Daughter, Unless Mine Turns Out Perfect, in Which Case You Should Take My Advice Tall Curly Biscuit Tall Curly Biscuit and the Annals of Whizdumb Humor
karaoke hill + pen www.hillpen.com Humor
rising hill + pen www.hillpen.com Heart
kids eat free hill + pen www.hillpen.com Humor
How to Bake Sugar Cookies Worth Crashing Your Car For Tall Curly Biscuit Tall Curly Biscuit and the Annals of Whizdumb Humor
pee is icky hill + pen www.hillpen.com Humor
Gardening Amanda Marley-Clarke Discovery Village: Serendipity Parenting
Peace for the Wandering Soul hill + pen www.hillpen.com Identity
A Naked Theologian Anna Blanch Goannatree Identity
Hanging by a Thread(s) and the Zoolander Miracle Tall Curly Biscuit Tall Curly Biscuit and the Annals of Whizdumb Humor
Thanks Mum. Amanda Marley-Clarke Discovery Village: Serendipity Heart
Fashion hypocrisy Fashion Puppets Fashion Puppets Humor
Thanks Mum. Amanda Marley-Clarke Discovery Village: Serendipity Humor
A Letter to my Husband Ann Bacciaglia Living Through The Tears Heart
Alternative Fuels Farmer Julie Otsdawa Junction Farm Op/Ed
A Letter to Oak Park, Michigan Farmer Julie Otsdawa Junction Farm Op/Ed
The Revenge of R. Kelly Farmer Julie Otsdawa Junction Farm Humor
"He ate all the snap peas. He dies tonight." Farmer Julie Otsdawa Junction Farm Humor
My Baby Eats Dog Food?!!! Melanie Jean Juneau The Joy Of The Mothering Heart
Textures Farmer Julie Otsdawa Junction Farm Visuals
We're either keeping the marriage fresh, or we're deaf. Farmer Julie Otsdawa Junction Farm Heart
'Dancing' and dying on his own terms Marcy Magiera Bella Noise Heart
Walking in your Own Shoes. Katie Reedell Dreams in the Palm of Your Hand Identity
At Least They're Healthy Stephanie Bernaba Momma Be Thy Name Heart
Boy to man: Mom's hardest transition? Marcy Magiera Bella Noise Parenting
Superwoman bites own behind Marcy Magiera Bella Noise Identity
Walk This Way Arnebya Herndon What Now and Why Op/Ed
McDonald's Robs Toddlers Arnebya Herndon What Now and Why Humor
Lexapro Withdrawal Symptoms- Nightmare! Heidi Ferrer Girl to Mom Identity
Fries and Toes Arnebya Herndon What Now and Why Parenting
My Seven Year Old Explains How To Influence A Two Year Old Melanie Jean Juneau The Joy Of Mothering Heart
Girl Stuff Arnebya Herndon What Now and Why Parenting
I Used to Brag Arnebya Herndon What Now and Why Parenting
Having a Positive Attitude Dale Anne Potter Dale Anne Potter's blog Op/Ed
Am I Really Heart of the Family if No One Notices Mom Is Locked in the Chicken Coop? Melanie Jean Juneau The Joy Of Mothering Heart
I need to remember this for late February Farmer Julie Otsdawa Junction Farm Visuals
Run Ins Arnebya Herndon What Now and Why Identity
Wherein I Become Ron Swanson Farmer Julie Otsdawa Junction Farm Humor
Holding Hands Arnebya Herndon What Now and Why Parenting
Holding Hands Arnebya Herndon What Now and Why Heart
*This* cabinet. Farmer Julie Otsdawa Junction Farm Humor
I Am Quite Happy to Be the "Growing Up Mommy" Sharon Rowley Momof6 Parenting
"Big Eye Country"? Farmer Julie Otsdawa Junction Farm Visuals
Mother Nature Hates Black People and Daffodils Arnebya Herndon What Now and Why Humor
What This Adoptive Mom Wished the Public Knew Sharon Rowley Momof6 Visuals
Leaf Peepin' On The Way To School Farmer Julie Otsdawa Junction Farm Visuals
Listening Arnebya Herndon What Now and Why Heart
Dear Katy Perry, Please Stop Making Me Be The Mean Mom! Sharon Rowley Momof6 Humor
Listening Arnebya Herndon What Now and Why Parenting
I always wanted to live by the ocean. Farmer Julie Otsdawa Junction Farm Visuals
Does Age Matter Arnebya Herndon What Now and Why Humor
The Storyteller and His Magic Sharon Rowley Momof6 Parenting
Before You Call the People, My Baby Does Eat Arnebya Herndon What Now and Why Parenting
Mirror, Mirros. I'm Looking But I Don't Know Who I See Arnebya Herndon What Now and Why Parenting
Play Misty For Me Farmer Julie Otsdawa Junction Farm Heart
Walk This Way Arnebya Herndon What Now and Why Heart
You Don't Get To Be Grace's Mommy Farmer Julie Otsdawa Junction Farm Parenting
Watch Out for the Big Girl Arnebya Herndon What Now and Why Heart
I Entice Nurses with My Bosoms Arnebya Herndon What Now and Why Heart
Not-so Happy Meals Farmer Julie Otsdawa Junction Farm Heart