Lesson Learned: Just. Write.

I spent all day Friday with my true tribe - writer/bloggers - at the wonderful, first ever (hopefully becoming annual) BlogHer Writers conference. There was so much useful information and so many amazing conversations going on all day (and at the cocktail reception the evening before) that my brain feels about to explode. And I am still digesting most of it. But if there is one message I took away from the conference? It was this: JUST. (FUCKING.) WRITE. ...more

In the Company of Writers

BlogHer Writers was a one-day conference for ... well, writers who blog. Two hundred of us gathered for a day of education and sharing, and if the enthusiastic conversations on Twitter are any indication, the other 199 enjoyed it as much as I did. All the elements of an awesome conference -- knowledgeable and articulate presenters, well-designed sessions and workshops, and relevant topics yielding many takeaways -- were in place. Best of all, this was a community of smart and savvy women (and a few good men) who also happened to be NICE PEOPLE....more

BlogHer Writers '11: A Day in Tweets

BlogHer Writers '11 was a fantastic, educational, inspiring, fun and encouraging conference. For those who couldn't attend, missed a session or were just caught up in the moments of their own day, we thought we would show a "Day in the Life of BlogHer '11"... via Tweets. There were many, many more, of course. These are just a few to give you a flavor of the day. ...more
Sounds like it was a great and informative conference...hope you guys do this again next year, ...more


New to blogging but old at writing, mostly travel. Live in NYC and RI. Recently self-published  "A Collector of Affections: Tales from a Woman's Heart." It's a contemporary women's novel aimed at the "seasoned woman." Now writing a memoir about my journey with a NYC homeless woman. Anxious to meet other bloggers and wide open to learn. www.judithglynn.com ...more
Thanks. I'm attending the BlogHer Conference tomorrow. Hoping to learn there, too. more

Conference Corner: BlogHer Writers ’11 Session Hashtags

For anyone following BlogHer Writers ’11 on Twitter, BlogHer has developed hashtags for each breakout session and keynote. This way, attendees can include their tweets in the larger #BlogHerWriters stream, or they can hyper-focus on panels with their favorite nuggets of information from speakers, other attendees they are meeting, what they are doing, etc. The full list of conference hashtags are included in the table below, organized by session....more
@FireMom Jenna, hope to meet you in person tomorrow!more

BlogHer Conference Update - - October 15, 2011

Happy weekend!! I cannot believe it is already October -- I know you understand. I am hearing that stores already have holiday decorations up -- unbelievable (as I shake my head). Anyway, onto our update: BlogHer Writers '11 is around the corner and we have a "few" slots left so register today and join us for what is sure to be a day of incredible learning and networking. Check out the agenda, speakers and attendees -- it's an impressive day for sure....more
I have my paypal receipt for the conference in NYC, but I don't have any other form of ...more

Conference Corner: BlogHer Writers '11 - So You Wanna Be a Published Author

BlogHer Writers ’11, sponsored by Penguin, takes place next week in New York City, and if you’re attending we hope our Conference Corner series has helped you prepare for the event. We’ve covered how to get the most out of the event, we’ve examined mentoring groups in closer detail, and today we want to highlight the mechanics of becoming a published author.  Even if you're not coming to the conference, you'll want to dig into this....more

Mentors and You: Learn How BlogHer Writers '11 Can Give You an Advantage

BlogHer Writers ‘11 is offering attendees something special in those small group mentoring sessions: an advantage. When you’re trying to understand or start something new, the help of others who have “been there, done that” is such a benefit. It doesn’t matter what that new thing is, the help of a mentor can make all the difference. We’re hoping that the mentoring sessions at BlogHer Writers will allow for attendees to break through their own mental stumbling blocks and give them a clear idea of “what’s next” when it comes to publishing. I thought, since it’s possible that some people have never had a mentoring experience, it would be helpful if we asked a few of our scheduled mentors their experiences with mentors as they made their way in and through their careers. ...more

Conference Corner: Preparing for BlogHer Writers '11

Attending a conference is a big investment in yourself, and you want to make the most of it. You've purchased your conference registration, and taken time off of work to boost your personal work, your future. Now that you've squared away the toughest of the logistics (and bookmarked some fun places to go when you're in town), here are a few homework assignments you might consider doing in advance to get the most out of BlogHer Writers '11....more