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Mommy Blogging Remains a Radical Act

In 2005 at the original BlogHer, Alice Bradley declared mommy blogging a radical act. By 2009, Lindsay Ferrier and others declared that ship sailed....more
Thank you!!! I'm proud to be a mommy blogger, even though I worry about what I'll write about ...more

Where Were You 10 Years Ago?

The BlogHer editors have been doing a lot of time travel this year, as we continue our Selfiebration of the power of the blogging community while rolling up to our 10 year anniversary conference next month. As we look back over the past decade we find ourselves talking, so often, about who we WERE in 2004, and how we became who we ARE. I've found our team's stories funny and inspiring, with so many "Whoa, I didn't know that!" moments that I wanted to share them with you … and we want to hear your stories, too! ...more
BlogHer's ten year anniversary conference gets underway exactly ...more

The Most Important Blogging Lessons: Advice From 18 Veteran Bloggers

As part of our tenth anniversary Selfiebration extravaganza this year, we chatted on Twitter yesterday with a few of the speakers for BlogHer's 10x10 Project: Alexandra Rosas, Deb Rox, Doug French, Kelly Wickham, and Shann ...more
This post inspired my most recent pinterest board - All things Blogging - 'Blogspiration' ...more

Blogging Goals: Why Blog If Not for Traffic?

Goals: They're good to have. When it comes to blogging, they can be both a blessing and a curse, though. ...more
kvshaw Good for you! Congratulations on your successes!more

Welcoming a Belle in Brooklyn to BlogHer: Demetria Lucas to Interview Kerry Washington

As we announced back in back in February, actress, activist, style icon, social media gladiator, and new mom Kerry Washington will keynote BlogHer '14 this July. Today, I'm excited to reveal that Demetria Lucas, also known as A Belle in Brooklyn, will be interviewing Kerry and digging in to all of the above topics with her typical candor and enthusiasm. ...more
PS- Demetria, you are as gorgeous as Kerry!more

Want to See Your Selfie at BlogHer'14? Register to Win 3 Nights' Hotel plus a Conference Pass for a Friend!

[Editor's Note: This sweepstakes is now closed.]For the next TWO WEEKS only, when you register for a full BlogHer '14 conference pass, you can also enter our sweepstakes to win A FREE HOTEL STAY at one of BlogHer's four host hotels, plus a FREE conference pass for a friend. Oh, and did I mention that no matter what, you'll get 30% off the regular admission price when you register? So voila! All your reasons not to register have been handled! Easy as pie. And this is all because we want to See YourSelfie @BlogHer, for our big #Selfiebration!...more
TW I call this the digital business card lol :)more

Keynote Update: Talking about the Future of the Social Web at BlogHer '14

Two months ago, I announced that Arianna Huffington was returning to keynote BlogHer for the first time since both BlogHer and the Huffington Post were baby sites of one-year-old in 2006. As I said then: Bringing BlogHer back to our home in Silicon Valley, we think it's natural to invite social web pioneers to share their vision of the future for us all. With Arianna, we know we'll hear a thoughtful vision that considers how to stay happy when hyper-connected. ...more
Cannot wait! This will be my first time at BlogHer.more

What Did Your First Blog Design Look Like? How Has it Changed Over the Years?

Attend any blogging conference or read any "how to" on blogging, and you will be told that blog design is important. What is (and is not) important has changed over the years, of course. Do this, don't do that. Include this, don't include that, but include it again tomorrow. It's hard to keep up. My blog design has changed so many times over my 13 years of blogging, it's kind of funny to look back at it. ...more
Mine has remained almost exactly the same since 2004. I've added and taken away various sidebar ...more

Announcing: The BlogHer '14 Path Leaders for Pathfinder Day

Today we are thrilled to announce the Path Leaders for Pathfinder Day at BlogHer '14! Since 2011, this limited-capacity (tickets are already going fast; register here!) pre-conference event promises to help answer an ongoing, consistent question that we, as bloggers, often face: Where do I go from here?...more
By any chance are tickets for path to published author still available?  Last minute Lucy over ...more

Social Media Quotes, Photos, and Video from Day Two of BlogHer Food '14

While Day One of BlogHer Food kicked off the fun, Day Two brought held its own quite well, thankyouverymuch. Our attendees were out in full force, tweeting and instagramming and sharing all of the most quoteable of quotes. Quick warning: Don't click through if you are hungry. Or... do. ...more
We want in next year!!more

Speakers

Deb Rox is the Entertainment Editor for BlogHer.com and co-host of BlogHer's annual Queerosphere party. In addition to writing, she consults and trains on diverse communications and management topics including community development and social media and works on a diversity of blog-related projects including the Listen to Your Mother Show. She blogs at Deb on the Rocks and Tweets way too much at @debontherocks

Lynne d Johnson is the SVP, Social Media for the Advertising Research Foundation, where she is responsible for content, brand and social media development and strategy, as well as developing consumer insights, market research, and true metrics for the industry at large via the ARF Social Media Council. As a consultant, Lynne works with Web and media properties on content, brand, and social media development and strategy. She’s also a sought after speaker, and has presented keynotes and moderated panels around the world about the future of media, web 2.0, women in tech, African-Americans in tech, hip-hop and tech, and the intersection of music and technology.

A widely published author and blogger, Lynne wrote the foreward for Tactical Transparency: How Leaders Can Leverage Social Media to Maximize Value and Build their Brand, by Shel Holtz and John C. Havens (Wiley, 2008), was the technical editor for Google Voice For Dummies, by Bud E. Smith and Chris Dannen (For Dummies, 2009), and was a technical editorial contributor to the second edition of The Social Media Bible: Tactics, Tools, and Strategies for Business Success by Lon Safko and David K. Brake (Wiley, TBD). Since 2001 Lynne has published Lynne d Johnson || Diary (Music, Media, My Life), the winner of the 2006 Black Weblog Awards Black Blogger Achievement Award. She also currently blogs social media insights for Jack Myers MediaBizBloggers.

Prior to the ARF, Lynne was Senior Editor & Community Director for Fastcompany.com where she oversaw both content and community functionality, wrote the Digital Media Diva blog covering technology, media & marketing, social media, and gadgets, and also built the foundation for the magazine’s expert bloggers’ network. Prior to Fast Company, Lynne served as General Manager, New Media for VIBE and SPIN magazines, where she and her team launched the first ever magazines for mobile devices.

Lynne is an advisor for BlackWeb20.com , Interactive One, and Girls In Tech NYC . She is also a co-founder of the The New York Android Software Developers Meetup. Lynne holds a BA in Journalism, an advanced certificate in multicultural studies, and an MBA in Media Management.

Kathy Cano-Murillo is a writer, artist and founder of the award-winning site, CraftyChica.com. She is celebrating her 12th year of blogging! Her art and crafts have been carried by hundreds of retailers, including Bloomingdales, Target, and Michaels. She is a former entertainment reporter for The Arizona Republic, and has authored nine books, including Crafty Chica's Guide to Artful Sewing and the novels, Waking up in the Land of Glitter and Miss Scarlet's School of Patternless Sewing. She has been profiled in The New York Times, USA Today and NPR, and now has an extensive Crafty Chica product line. Kathy lives in Phoenix, AZ, with her husband, two kids and four Chihuahuas. Her mission is to spread positivity through creativity.

Jaden Hair is a television chef, food columnist and award-winning food blogger at Steamy Kitchen. She is one of the chef stars on this season's Recipe Rehab show on ABC.

You can also watch her cook monthly on Daytime Show, syndicated in 140 markets. Jaden has been a food columnist for Discovery Health, TLC and for The Tampa Tribune. Jaden is a cookbook author of The Steamy Kitchen Cookbook and the Steamy Kitchen's Healthy Asian Favorites.