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.


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
Growing Pains of the Heart Melissa Arca Confessions of a Dr. Mom Heart
Growing Up And Learning Independence...And Mommy Is Too Rachel J. Panoramic Playground Heart
Growing Up Blue and White in Happy Valley Katy Farber Katy Farber Op/Ed
H is for Holding Hands Varda Steinhardt The Squashed Bologna: a slice of life in the sandwich generation Heart
Hail Mary Rebecca Cuneo Keenan Playground Confidential Parenting
Hair and Femininity: I Cut My Hair and Opened My Eyes Rita Arens BlogHer Identity
Half a year, and the memories live on Misty Mathews The Family Math Heart
Half- Corinna Robbins Bird Wanna Whistle Identity
Halfway TwoBusy TwoBusy Heart
Hands off girls! He's off the market! Robin Hill Alabama Slacker Mama Humor
Hanging by a Thread(s) and the Zoolander Miracle Tall Curly Biscuit Tall Curly Biscuit and the Annals of Whizdumb Humor
Hannah Weeza ibebloggen ibebloggen Heart
Happy Anniversary Heartache Queerie Bradshaw Queerie Bradshaw Heart
Happy Birth Day Abby Diaz What's Left Over Heart
Happy Easter—Post-Mommy Blog Vol: #1 Issue: #4 Jeri L. Glatter The Cottage at Rooster Ridge Parenting
Hardcore Housewife Jessica My Two Pink Lines Parenting
Having a Positive Attitude Dale Anne Potter Dale Anne Potter's blog Op/Ed
Haw Par Villa Pooja notabilia Visuals
He Won't Have A Video Megan Terry Millions of Miles Parenting
Health Care Reform is a Necessity, Not an Option Laura Tellado Holdin' Out for a Hero Op/Ed
Heart Flow: The Real Me. Angela Richardson A Little Shabby Sparrow Heart
Hello, Long Lost Sister! Leslie Fandrich Lights and Letters Heart
Hellooooo Sandwich ibebloggen ibebloggen Parenting
Help Me Out Here, Tooth Fairy Arnebya What Now and Why Humor
Her Birthday, My Gift Robin O'Bryant Robin's Chicks Parenting
Her Birthday, My Gift Robin O'Bryant Robin's Chicks Parenting
Her Face is Not My Face Jayme Kubo Little Baby Blog Identity
Here to SERVE! Jo Ann Darby The Girlfriend Book Heart
Here's to Blogging: My one-year anniversary Sara Lind Moments of Exhilaration Heart
Hero Rumour Miller The Rumour Mill Heart
Hey Baby, Check Out My Washboard Abs! Heidi Ferrer Girl to Mom Humor
Hey Chris Are You There? pt II Susan Driscoll Two Demented Dames Humor
Hide and Seek Mary Lauren Weimer My 3 Little Birds Heart
Hiney, Booty and Chris: A Tingle Trifecta Conundrum Red Dirt Kelly The Red Dirt Chronicles (BlogHer Post) Humor
Hip-Hugger Mama Rosann Cunningham ChristianSuperMom Parenting
His Heart In My Hands Jana Anthoine Jana's Thinking Place Heart
History Layered Jeri L. Glatter The Cottage at Rooster Ridge Identity
Hold Your Tongue Gayel Stewart-Airs Modern Mummy Mayhem Heart
Holding Hands Arnebya Herndon What Now and Why Heart
Holding Hands Arnebya Herndon What Now and Why Parenting
Hollow Kristie Tatton Hespera's Garden Parenting
Holy Repeat Babymakers, Batman! Pilar Clark Babble Kids Humor
Home Schooling Works For Me. Susan Driscoll Two Demented Dames Parenting
Homeless, Hipster, or Redneck: A Guide to Distinguishing The Younger Generation Kristen Howerton Rage Against the Minivan Humor
Honesty Didactic Pirate Didactic Pirate Heart
Hot Saturday Night Christie O. Tate Swaddled With Joy Parenting
How a conservative Catholic school saved my teen from public education Amy Phillips Washington TImes Communities Parenting
How Do You Communicate With a Jackass? Susan Driscoll Two Demented Dames Parenting
How do you explain the insanity like the Trayvon Martin Shooting to your Kids when they look like him? Heather Greenwood Davis Parenting
How do you people find me? Fadra Nally all.things.fadra Humor
How DoYou Talk to A Diva Rumour Miller The Rumour Mill Parenting
How Feminism Saved My Life Marina DelVecchio Marinagraphy: Empowering Girls and Women Heart
How I Deactivated My Facebook Account and Walked Away From 555 Friends Cindy La Ferle Cindy La Ferle's Home Office Op/Ed
How Much is that Guppy in the Window Kristen McClusky motherload: diary of a modern day housewife superhero Parenting
How My Son Turned a Swastika into a Sign of Peace Barbara Becker BeyondSiri Parenting
How Nepal Changed me thirdeyemom Identity
How Not to Talk to Lesbian Moms Kristin Mondays with Mac Identity
How Rush Limbaugh is helping me celebrate Women's History Month Denise Graveline The Eloquent Woman Op/Ed
How Sexy is the 2012 Farm Bill? Christine Pittman Cook the Story Op/Ed
How the Media Makes Us Hate Ourselves, And Other Adventures in Feminism Sara Lind Moments of Exhilaration Op/Ed
How to Bake Sugar Cookies Worth Crashing Your Car For Tall Curly Biscuit Tall Curly Biscuit and the Annals of Whizdumb Humor
How To Calm Your Monkey Mind The Zen Mama The Zen Mama's Blog Parenting
How To Deal With The Crap In Our Lives Robin Plemmons balls to the wall, y'all Humor
How to Get a Man to Have Sex with you During "Pawn Stars" Pat Dunnigan Suburban Kamikaze Humor
How to Get Out of Jail Free tpajevic Reboot This Marriage Heart
How To Get Over the Suicide of a Loved One (Hint: You Can’t) Anne Parris Not A Supermom Heart
How To Have A Right-On Civil Union Hellraisin Gaytheist Gospel Hour Humor
How to lose friends and negatively influence people: My life for the last two years Avitable Heart
How To Make A Good First Impression (The Montessori Mortification) Kristen Howerton Rage Against the Minivan Parenting
How to Make Heart Fried Potatoes in 22 Minutes Anna Sandler Random Handprints Humor
How to Ride a Mechanical Bull Thoughtsy Thoughts Appear Humor
How To Stalk Nathan Fillion Jen "Jen" e sais Quoi Humor
How To Take Your Daughter to a Birthday Tea Party Kelcey Kintner The Mama Bird Diaries Humor
How to Tell That Your Mom's a Covert Hoarder K A B L O O E Y K A B L O O E Y Visuals
How To Visit a Museum Jeanette Nyberg Craftwhack Humor
How Will I "Survive" This Season? Ashley Taylor The Dose of Reality Op/Ed Rory Hadley Chocolate Hair / Vanilla Care Heart Issa Mas singlemamanyc Heart Kirsten Piccini The Kir Corner Parenting Kirsten Piccini The Kir Corner Heart
Humiliating Mom Story Heidi Ferrer Girl to Mom Humor
Hunger Hits Home: Jeff Bridges Knows American Kids Are Hungry. Do You? Pilar Clark One Mom Media Op/Ed
Hurry Up, Sweetie Outlaw Mama Outlaw Mama Parenting
I always wanted to live by the ocean. Farmer Julie Otsdawa Junction Farm Visuals
I am a Drunk Julie Elsdon-Height Sober Julie Doing Life Identity
I Am An 'Unchurched' Christian Tamara Graves Mockingbird, Don't Write Op/Ed
I am LOVD Lilly feelLOVDeveryday Identity
I am not my son's favorite parent Sondra Santos Drahos Happy Healthy Hip Parenting Parenting
I Am Quite Happy to Be the "Growing Up Mommy" Sharon Rowley Momof6 Parenting
I Am Strong Enough Jenna Farelyn Made More Beautiful Heart
I Am Thankful Elena Sonnino Ciao Mom Heart
I Am Vignette Diesel Violet Creative Devolution Humor
I Barely Remember My PPD James & Jax James & Jax Heart
I Bring Home the Bacon Courtenay Baker-Olinger Soup: Midwestern Mama Cooking Up Life in the Heartland Humor
I Came to Win Kelly Brown The Turnip Farmer Heart
I came to win ... Rachael O'Bryan Rachael's New York Identity
I can pinpoint the exact moment my life changed Stephanie Moram Good Girl Gone Green Identity
I Can't Believe I'm Writing This Out Loud The Fat Lemon Fat Lemon Heart
I Can't Keep Quiet Anymore Robin Taney PRsonality & Purpose Op/Ed
I Can't Stand Your Ground Abby Diaz What's Left Over Op/Ed