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.

 

To nominate a new post, click here.

Titlesort icon Content Creator Name Blog Name (if applicable, N/A if not) Category
"Big Eye Country"? Farmer Julie Otsdawa Junction Farm Visuals
"Food and Relationships" Jenn Bailey "When I'm Not Chasing The Rabbit". Identity
"He ate all the snap peas. He dies tonight." Farmer Julie Otsdawa Junction Farm Humor
"Latitude Adjustments" Marci Rich The Midlife Second Wife Heart
"Le Reget" Jenn Bailey "When I'm Not Chasing The Rabbit". Heart
"Melly Shum Hates Her Job" Jenn Bailey "When I'm Not Chasing The Rabbit". Identity
"Mommy!" Jen Mitchell Buried with Children Parenting
"Outliers of Out-Loving" Marci Rich The Midlife Second Wife Heart
"Sarah in Three Acts" Jjiraffe Too Many Fish To Fry Heart
"Severely Autistic": Coming to Terms Hayley @ Come to the Mouse House Welcome to the Mouse House Heart
"Sweet Tweets: Of Chocolate and Twitter" Marci Rich The Midlife Second Wife Identity
"Take 2: I Blog, Therefore I Am" Marci Rich The Midlife Second Wife Identity
"The Bride Wore Black" Marci Rich The Midlife Second Wife Heart
"To Writers!" Marci Rich The Midlife Second Wife Identity
"Under the Laughing Tree: Our Wedding Vows to Our Children" Marci Rich The Midlife Second Wife Parenting
"What's Baggage Got To Do With It?" Marci Rich The Midlife Second Wife Heart
"What's Inside a Disposable Diaper" Kelly Wels kellywels.com Parenting
"Where's Home for the Holidays When You're Divorced or Remarried?" Marci Rich The Midlife Second Wife Heart
"Wherein I Win an Essay Contest and Populate One Blog Post with Several Diverse Celebrities Marci Rich The Midlife Second Wife Humor
"Why Do I Love You Chuck Bass" Jenn Bailey "When I'm Not Chasing The Rabbit". Heart
"Why me?" & other mature insights from Spidey's Uncle Ben Laura Tellado Holdin' Out for a Hero Identity
"Why We Write Even When We Have No Time" Marci Rich The Midlife Second Wife Identity
#NoMoreBullies – Remembering Mitchell Wilson Victoria Martin Girl Gone Wired Heart
'Dancing' and dying on his own terms Marcy Magiera Bella Noise Heart
'Dancing' and dying on his own terms Marcy Magiera Bella Noise Heart
'Merica Elizabeth Jayne Liu Flourish in Progress Identity
'Tis better to have loved Karie Fugett Wife (Widow) Of A Wounded Marine Heart
'When They Fall, They Fly' Marci Rich The Midlife Second Wife Heart
(not so) Pearly Whites Gwen Hartley The Hartley Hooligans Parenting
(not so) Pearly Whites Gwen Hartley The Hartley Hooligans Humor
*This* cabinet. Farmer Julie Otsdawa Junction Farm Humor
1/10/02 Elizabeth Jayne Liu Flourish in Progress Heart
10 Amazing and Wonderful Rumour Miller The Rumour Mill Heart
10 Hidden Benefits of Teenage Sons Rachel Yates Defining Moves Parenting
10 Lessons to Learn Before Going to College part 1 Lee and Paul Reyes-Fournier CoupleDumb Heart
10 Reasons Why You Can Trust Me Susan Driscoll Two Demented Dames Identity
10 Things I'm Glad No One Told Me Abou Becoming a Mom Theresa A Mountain Momma Humor
10 Things People Say Before They Are Parents Zoey Martin Good Googs Humor
10 Things That Make Me Cry (Disclaimer: It Doesn't Take Much.) Jen Senecal www.keekoin.com Humor
10 Tips For Putting Your Kids To Bed With Love Rosann Cunningham ChristianSuperMom Parenting
10 Ways To Get Some Much Needed Mommy Time Rosann Cunningham ChristianSuperMom Identity
10 Ways to Put the Fun in a Dysfunctional Family Thanksgiving @marymac Pajamas and Coffee Humor
12 most important ways to let people know they matter Angela Maiers angelamaiers.com Op/Ed
15 Back-To-School Questions To Ask Your Kids Andrea Reiser Gold Coast Mama Parenting
20 Days – What Time Can Bring Sober Julie Sober Julie Doing Life Heart
20 Days-What Time Can Bring Sober Julie Sober Julie Doing Life Heart
20 Years Later: A letter to Chelli (my 16 year old high-school self) Rachelle Pavao Goldenberg My So-Called Geek Girl Life Identity
200 pounds in a bikini Pam Desmond Pam-a-rama ding dong Identity
2011, in one word. Donna Freedman Surviving and Thriving Identity
25 Things I DON'T Wanna Do Before I Croak! Barb Best Barb's Blast Humor Blog Humor
25 Things I Love About Being Pregnant Christene Confessions From The Crib Parenting
3 AM Varda Steinhardt The Squashed Bologna: a slice of life in the sandwich generation Heart
3 Things I Learned from Military Spouses Kristle Helmuth Forget The Dog Not The Baby! Identity
4 Common Myths About Inducing Labor Christene Confessions From The Crib Parenting
4 Stars, Best workout gear for water retention BUT once made me the stinkiest person on public transportation** Leah Workman My Life in Reviews Humor
43 Things I've Learned From My Teenagers Andrea Reiser Gold Coast Mama Parenting
5 Pounds. Eileen Z. Wolter A Suburban State of Mom Identity
5 tips to survive holiday separations Suchada Eickemeyer Mama Eve Parenting
6 Benefits of Reading for Yourself Stacey Maisch From Grind to Whine Identity
6 things that differentiate a Boomer from a Senior Patricia Patton Boomerwizdom Heart
7 Unique Ways I'm Celebrating Earth Day Including Using A Ginsu To Fix My Toilet Josette Plank josetteplank.com Humor
8 Promises to Make for Breast Cancer Awareness Month Andrea Reiser Gold Coast Mama Visuals
A "deficiency" or a mental illness? Jennifer Bipolar Mom Life Identity
A Baby Smile = A Ray of Sunshine Andrea Reiser Gold Coast Mama Heart
A Big Family of Brave Women Rita Arens Surrender, Dorothy Heart
A Big Sister's Birthday Wish Hannah Bunker Everything Sunny Always Heart
A Birthday With Nothing To Celebrate Momma Maven Momma Maven in the Making Heart
A Bullrider's Story Carol Greet Red Dirt In My Soul Visuals
A Car Accident Was The Best Valentine's Day Gift Jennifer Desrochers Momma D and Da Boyz Heart
A Case of Mistaken Pregnancy Liz Ference Maybe Baby, Maybe NOT! Humor
A Celebration of You Natalie My Crazy Busy Life Parenting
A Chance Encounter with Santa Claus Kate Hayes Adventures in Parenting Heart
A Confused Dad's Reflections On His Daughter Going To College Paul Reyes-Fournier CoupleDumb.com Heart
A Crisis of Faith Cristie Ritz King The Right Hand Mom Op/Ed
A day from H Reagan Breinholt Reagan's Blob Heart
A Different Sort of Marathon Varda Steinhardt The Squashed Bologna: a slice of life in the sandwich generation Heart
A Different Sort of Marathon Varda Steinhardt The Squashed Bologna: a slice of life in the sandwich generation Parenting
A Dogs Pain: Lia's Journey Allie Noble Dog Pain: Lia's Journey Heart
A Face is Worth 1,000 Words: Reporters and Congressional Insider Trading Red Dirt Kelly The Red Dirt Chronicles Op/Ed
A Fallen Tree Becomes Re-Purposed Jeri L. Glatter The Cottage at Rooster Ridge Identity
A Few Things No One Told Me About Parenting Julianna Miner Rants from Mommyland Humor
A Fish Called Wanda Kristen McClusky motherload: diary of a modern day housewife superhero Humor
A full circle sausage moment The Bearded Iris In The Powder Room Humor
A Garden for Four Val Curtis Mental Chew Parenting
A Girl, a Boy, and a Pink Flamingo Named Dot Marshall Hook The Four Father Parenting
A Good Addiction April Byrd Breath Of Life Daily Heart
A Good Fit Kalisa Hyman The One in Heels Heart
A Hairy Concern The Accidental Housewife The Accidental Housewife Parenting
A Lesson In Sailing Hannah Bunker Everything Sunny Always Humor
A Letter Came Today Sara Santiago http://sarasantiago.com Heart
A letter to my 17-year old self Avitable Avitable.com Humor
A Letter to my Husband Ann Bacciaglia Living Through The Tears Heart
a letter to my kids about anxiety Summer Le Musings of Moi Heart
A Letter to Oak Park, Michigan Farmer Julie Otsdawa Junction Farm Op/Ed
a love letter from my vagina Tracy Lane tracy lane is not a virgin Identity
A Love Letter to NYC on the Tenth Anniversary of September 11th Andrea Reiser Gold Coast Mama Heart
A Love Story Amy Worley Honest Conversations Heart
A mama in the darkness Jocelyn ScooterMarie Parenting
A Member of the (not so) Secret Grammar Police Varda Steinhardt The Squashed Bologna: a slice of life in the sandwich generation Humor
A Modern Day Hero Against Bad Parenting Liz Ference Maybe Baby, Maybe NOT! Parenting