BlogHer Session Discussion: Community Assistance on Day Two

19th in our series introducing you to each of our BlogHer Conference '06 sessions and their speakers, and finding out what you would like to get from each session. Today, I bring you from Day Two: Community Assistance: BlogHers are cutting through the red tape and doing it for themselves, delivering tangible aid to communities in need, locally and around the world. Many blogs focus on raising awareness, but sometimes they actually raise money, become a hub for victim assistance or even put those who want to help directly in touch with those who need the help. Betty Sullivan, whose Betty's List has been assisting the San Francisco LGBT community for years, talk to Sara Ford, Grace Davis and Dina Mehta about why and how they did it. Learn how you can too. ...more

I'm not the official live blogger (!), but I do have some live takeaways posted at more

Blogher '06 Session Discussion: Let's Talk About Sex on Day Two

18th in our series introducing you to each of our BlogHer Conference '06 sessions and their speakers, and finding out what you would like to get from each session. Today, I bring you from Day Two: Let's Talk About Sex: Join Susie Bright, Melissa Gira, Logan Levkoff, Halley Suitt, and other blogging woman who prove: when it comes to talking sex online, women don't just like to watch! ...more

I am handing over my iRiver to TW to use during the session but if you're going to podcast this, ...more

Need a sitter for BlogHer '06? Sign up for one day only until July 14

The deadline to sign your kiddos up for our "BlogHer Conference Kids Camp" has been extended to Friday, July 14th. Also, you may now register for one day if you require childcare for either day of BlogHer. Cost for one day registration is $42.00; both days, $84.00. ...more

Blogher '06 Session Discussion: Primp Your Blog on Day One

17th in our series introducing you to each of our BlogHer Conference '06 sessions and their speakers, and finding out what you would like to get from each session. Today, I bring you from Day One: Primp Your Blog: Maura Chace & Megan Garnhum will help you make your blog as attractive, accessible and just plain cool as possible. Learn the latest widgets, counters, mash-ups and cool tools to add to your blogs...and why you’d want to. Also, Skye Kilaen shares a few tips on how to make your blog more accessible and user-friendly.. Plus a Screencasting demo from Jan Kabili (a method for adding computer demos w/voiceover to your blog.) ...more

Only 8 days left and I can't wait! I'm really looking forward to meeting you all.

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BlogHer '06: Do not be afraid! Feel the Love!

When I was anticipating coming to BlogHer last year I was really nervous. Partially, such is my nature, I am an anxious worried person, and part of it was that I was flying to another country (ok Canada to the States, isn’t that big a deal, but still!). The worst source of my nervousness was that I had never met any of these fabulous women in person. Sure, we had read each other’s blogs, commented on each other’s posts and corresponded through email, but a face to face meeting had not occurred and it made me a little anxious. ...more

Thanks for the link, Steve! I would love to meet Thoroughly Modern Millie.more

Blogher '06 Session Discussion: From Here to Autonomy on Day Two

16th in our series introducing you to each of our BlogHer Conference '06 sessions and their speakers, and finding out what you would like to get from each session. Today, I bring you from Day Two: From Here to Autonomy: Blogger as entrepreneur...fact or fiction? What does it take to leverage blogging to make a living? Heather Armstrong, Arieanna Foley and Jennifer James know from experience. They've each become blogpreneurs in different ways: superstar blogger using an ad-based model; professional blogger who writes for more blogs than most of us read; subject-matter expert blogger with writing, editing and speaking gigs around her subject. Rachelle Bowden grills them on best practices and pitfalls. ...more

This promises to be an exciting panel. I'm interested in what all of these women have to say ...more

Blogher '06 Session Discussion: Blog in a Box on Day One

15th in our series introducing you to each of our BlogHer Conference '06 sessions and their speakers, and finding out what you would like to get from each session. Today, I bring you from Day One: Blog in a Box: All the basics for the beginning blogger, or the blogger who wants to take the next steps toward geekdom. New bloggers will create a blog with RSS feeds, a blog roll, and know how to add links/photos to their blog. Basic to intermediate html will be covered. We’ll also cover how to switch from one blog tool to another. Miss Zoot and Heathervescent are on hand to walk you through. Plus, Melinda Casino will cover the nuances of good blog manners: disclosure, attribution, non-spammy commenting and trackbacks. ...more

BlogHer Swap Meet?

UPDATE: Swap Meet sign-up is live. Go here to sign up. Let's talk about schwag, baby. Or books. Or knitting patterns. See, we've noticed that lots of you make and create stuff. ...more

I'll look into it, but perhaps I can bring up copies of the WriteGirl anthology for sale... more

Blogher '06 Session Discussion: EduBlogging on Day Two

14th in our series introducing you to each of our BlogHer Conference '06 sessions and their speakers, and finding out what you would like to get from each session. Today, I bring you from Day Two: EduBlogging: Barbara Ganley from Middlebury College, Laura Blankenship from Bryn Mawr and Barbara Sawhill from Oberlin will discuss using blogging in the classroom & to raise academic profiles. ...more

I think one of the reasons I'm so drawn to blogging, especially as an educational process, is ...more

Blogher '06 Session Discussion: Digital Photography on Day One

13th in our series introducing you to each of our BlogHer Conference '06 sessions and their speakers, and finding out what you would like to get from each session. Today, I bring you from Day One: Digital Photography: Heather Champ will get you comfortable with your digital camera. Learn not only how to take good digital pictures, but how to mess with them and post them on your blog. [Equipment list to be published.] ...more

Heather, thanks for the advice on the Canon Rebel. This was one of my favorite ...more