BlogHer at Home '14 Official Sweepstakes Rules

BlogHer at Home '14 Official RulesNO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. PURCHASE WILL NOT IMPROVE CHANCES OF WINNING. INTERNET ACCESS AND VALID E-MAIL ADDRESS ARE REQUIRED TO ENTER.1. Sponsor: BlogHer, Inc., located at 1301 Shoreway Road, Suite 340, Belmont, CA 94002 and http://www.blogher.com (“BlogHer”), is solely responsible for all aspects of this BlogHer at Home '14 (“Promotion”), including without limitation the administration and fulfillment thereof....more

Welcome, guest posters!

My first time attending a BlogHer conference was for BlogHer '12 in New York City. The conference fell smack dab in the middle of my attempt to stick to a daily blogging schedule for the entire year, and you know what? I did it! ...more

What is your acne telling you?

Illustrations by © Celine Theunissen...more

What Sort of Person Attends a Blogging Conference?

I watched via the internet (especially Twitter!) as the bloggers I was getting to know attended the conference again in 2011 (San Diego), 2012 (New York), and 2013 (Chicago). Each year I found a good excuse not to go. San Diego was the closest the conference got, but a blogging conference just wasn't for me. It's for people who make their blog into a business -- people who do reviews and are brand ambassadors and have tens of thousands of pageviews every month. It's for the bloggers who get hundreds of comments on every post.  Right? ...more
BlogHer14 will be my first conference and I knew I just had to go because it's right here in my ...more

Top 10 Things I Learned at Last Year's BlogHer Conference

10. For several days following the conference you will amble around BlogHerized. Definition: The mind-boggling state of sorting through the Who, Where, Why and When of What you experienced at the conference. ...more
@lisapettysays  We do get caught up.  Thanks for stopping by.more

Introvert/Extrovert Guide to BlogHer'14

Many posts this week offer suggestions for managing social anxiety to make it through BlogHer's premiere conference in San Jose next week. Breathe deeply, introverts are told,  and trust that you'll find remarkable connections and moments even when surrounded by 5,000 people....more

No, Really! Show Us Your Selfie!

We've been doing a lot of reflecting about blogging, what it means to us, where we started, where we are now, and the everything in between during our Selfiebration. But do you know what we haven't discussed? Or reflected on? Or shown each other? Our selfies. Like, literally. Your selfie. ...more
I don't take a whole lot of selfies, but when I do I typically include my favorite little ...more

Meet Juice Beauty at BlogHer '14!

Hi everyone, If anyone who is interested in writing about organic beauty products and health and wellness, would like to meet the members of the Juice Beauty team and discuss what's new with our brand and what our company is all about, at the BlogHer '14 conference in San Jose on July 26th, please let me know and feel free to email me at faye@juicebeauty.com so we can arrange! Thanks!Faye...more
Juice Beauty is amazing! An absolute MUST!!!!more

Another Fun and Useful Conference Resource, Thanks to Our Sponsor Skype

UPDATED: Color me mortified. The correct Skype ID for this fun service is SkypeBlogHer. (I had it reversed in the post originally.) So please add SkypeBlogHer!!Last week I announced the BlogHer Buddy System, brought to you by Official Communications Partner, Skype....more
cdrdash Yay :)more

Everyone Says to Create an Elevator Pitch, but How Do You Do That?

Every single list of advice you'll read about attending BlogHer '14 will include some variation on this line: Have an elevator pitch. Perfect your elevator pitch. Practice your elevator pitch. Own your elevator pitch. Be your elevator pitch. Which is all fine and dandy, except no one seems to be telling people how to create an elevator pitch. Womp womp. We discussed some ideas on the BlogHer Editorial Team. First and foremost, we'll define an elevator pitch for you: ...more
This is great advice. I don't have an elevator pitch, so will work on one.more