Voices of the Year: The Day I Became a Writer

It's one thing to have a voice. It's another thing entirely to give it away to thousands of people....more
This was the perfect advice at the perfect time for me. Thank you. It was that last line:  "If ...more

Announcing the BlogHer 2012 Voices of the Year Anthology!

When we launched the first BlogHer Community Keynote in 2008, and then evolved the initiative to become the BlogHer Voices of the Year in 2010, we had the dream that the work of these Voices from our community could be preserved for posterity, in one shining volume....more
@SallyDRowe Just found out: It will be available for Nook tomorrow, yes. They didn't do ...more

BlogHer Conference Update - - September 28, 2012

It's that time -- the weekend! We've had a great week here on the events team -- working and playing (see photo below), Thursday Shoe Day has resumed (check out Miriam's post), and we're ramping up all things *events*....more

How Katie Couric Inspired Me to Try Spinning at BlogHer '12

Mary Dell writes: In the realm of athletics I am a dud, both coordination and motivation-challenged. When I attended BlogHer '12 this summer and heard Katie Couric describe herself as “lazy” (regarding exercise) yet willing to ride a stationary bike in a spinning class, I began to wonder if this might be a good workout for me since I’m a little lazy, too....more
@BlogHer @katiecouric Seeing Katie was one of the coolest parts of my first BlogHer. She is such ...more

An Uncommon Meeting Sparks Civil Dialogue, Launches New Site

There are two sides to every story. Aimee Says: I wanted to eat my breakfast. "Everyone," said Lisa Stone from the stage, "it's time for Speed Dating." Imagine a hotel convention room filled with thousands of women. Not just ordinary women. Blogger women. ...more
this is absolutely wonderful and I'm so glad I got to read this! it takes a woman to get things ...more

How to Photograph a Conference

In an interesting turn of events, my professional photography career has led me beyond the field of pretty pictures of food and down the path of events and conferences. I'm not complaining. It may be hard work, but it represents, to me, a chance to apply my photography skills to another field and to capture the dynamism of life in a conference setting. On the surface, conference photography has a rather mundane and unglamorous quality about it. And, to a large extent, it is....more
Thanks, I'm photographing a local conference this weekend and these tips will surely help. ...more

BlogHer Conference Update - - September 14, 2012

Happy weekend and for our friends celebrating, Happy Rosh Hashanah! It's been a very busy week here for the BlogHer Conferences team and we have lots to share.BlogHer, bloggers and television:...more

Katie Couric Takes On Daytime with ABC's "Katie"

If you caught Katie Couric's warm, insightful, personal keynote chat with Lisa Stone at BlogHer '12, then you already know that she understands the value of social media. But now Katie is giving bloggers a special seat on her eponymous new daytime talk show. Motivational speaker and blogger Brene Brown, The Bloggess Jenny Lawson, Kelly Wickham of Mocha Momma, Karen of Worn Off Novelties, and Erin Kotecki Vest of Queen of Spain are on Thursday, September 13....more
no one under the age of 50 wants to see this show!more

(SLIDESHOW) On the Floor of the BlogHer '12 Expo Hall

At BlogHer '12 we had not 1, not 2, but ....3 Expo Halls! Our Conference Sponsors really brought it this year (as they do every year). If you missed something, or want to relive your favorite Expo Hall experiences, here are some of our favorite scenes from the Expo this year......more

BlogHer Conferences Update - - September 7, 2012

Welcome to the weekend! Here, on the conferences side of the world, we are happy to share some exciting news with you. Read on...BlogHer '13We have announced the opening of registration for BlogHer '13 in Chicago!...more