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