BlogHer '11 PreCon Preview: The Social Media Geek Track

Every year BlogHer gets its Geek on good, with programming to scratch the itch of those of us looking to learn -- or fine-tune -- what we need to know about what's "under the hood" of our blogs. The tools we can use to do our online media-making are proliferating like mad, and with so much capacity shifting to mobile, everyone with a smartphone is an “early adopter.” That's a both a gift and a challenge: so much you can do, but also so much to catch up on! This year, we’ve split the geeky goodness into two discrete days of programming in the Social Media Geek Track....more
Oh yuch. Sounds like BlogHer required unusual massive advance planning which I didn't do.more

Come see me at Geek Bar Friday 12:30-2pm

Hi everyone! I'm so excited to not only be attending Blog Her but to also be speaking at the Geek Bar! Since I'm new to the scene, I thought I would write a little about myself and my background and a little about what we'll be talking about. ...more

Announcing the BlogHer ’11 Mobile App

It’s an historic day in BlogHer Conference history (and one that I’ve been anticipating for a very long time now) – the debut of the BlogHer ’11 mobile application for iPhone, Droid, and Blackberry! ...more
Great job on this app! I feel all organized and ready for my trip. It has the best functionality ...more

The BlogHer '11 Evening at the Expo: Don't Miss Giveaways and Goodies from our Sponsors

In a few short days we'll be seeing all of you in sunny San Diego for BlogHer ’11. This year we're introducing the first ever Evening at the Expo on Thursday August 4th from 6-8PM. We actually created this evening in response to the pleas of attendees who really wanted to check out the Expo, but didn't want to miss out on sessions to do so. So we created this two-hour slot when nothing else is going on, where our attention can be dedicated solely to checking out the almost 100 exhibitors! ...more
@Gamingangel Trina, does this mean I actually get to meet you IRL? I know jmatthicks will be ...more

Conference Corner: What to Expect in Sessions

Every year BlogHer conference attendees ask what to expect during conference sessions. Sometimes because for many attendees, BlogHer is their first conference, but also because BlogHer events tend to be a little different than traditional conferences and seminars that many of our attendees have experienced. Our session format is typically very interactive, and our moderators hold different roles than some expect. Let me break it down: SESSION FORMAT...more
IT was GREAT to meet you. You are as sweet as your emails. The sessions were wonderful, ...more

My BlogHer '10 Business Cards, and What You Should Think About When Designing Yours

[Editor's Note: While this post references BlogHer '10, the advice about creating effective business cards is still top notch. I thought for those of you preparing for BlogHer '11 this post could serve as a great support to your experience. Thus, no worries - it is STILL 2011 and BlogHer '11 is in San Diego regardless of what references are made within the post. Enjoy! -PaulaG] ...more
I live in beautiful Palm Beach County, Florida.  I am a Training Instructor in Employee ...more

Wondering what the BlogHer11 Pathfinder Day hashtags are?

This year is my first BlogHer.  I'm super excited so I made sure to sign up for Pathfinder Day.  Because there are so many sessions it seemed like following just the #Blo...more

PreCon Preview: The Change Yourself Track

Our blogs can be tremendous vehicles for life change -– whether we're trying to effect it, document it, or heal from its aftermath. This Change Yourself track explores how our blogs can trigger or support personal transformation. Want to grow? Join in to these conversations...more

My Top BlogHer Conference Mistakes

I have been to BlogHer '06, '07, '08, '09, '10 and am about to leave for BlogHer '11. I also attended BlogHer Food in '09, '10, and 11.This means I've lots of experience in...well...making mistakes. I share to help you avoid them or remind me what's to like about BlogHer....more
I'm with Jenna on the "sit with new people" thing but considering it's my first BlogHer EVERYONE ...more

Leaving the Kids for BlogHer '11: What If He's Fine Without Me?

It's officially the week of BlogHer '11. That means all of those attending who have children and aren't bringing them along are gearing up to leave our beloved little ones behind. The break will be great, of course. No cutting up someone else's meat. No reason to not have a cocktail -- or three -- with lunch. Uninterrupted sleep. But there's always that longing, the question if they're okay, the pit in your stomach. I've read many a post over the past few weeks by moms who are sharing their misgivings (and joy!) about leaving the kids behind for the conference. Amber's post at Strocel.com had such a loving, touching tone to it, that I thought sharing it as a representation of what we're all dealing with as moms would be helpful for all. ...more
It actually made a for a stronger bond between baby and dad ;)more