Conference Corner: Nine Tips for BlogHer Newbies

Whether it’s your first conference or your fourth, sometimes we all feel like a #BH11newbie. There will always be attendees we haven’t met yet -- it’s impossible to meet everyone -- and it will often seem like there are events that everyone knows about ... except you. BlogHer wants to banish that feeling. We strive to make each conference as inclusive and accessible as possible, and today we’re offering a few tips for Newbies, and introverts, and those who feel a little gun-shy walking into a party, or a general conference room, or even just breakfast....more
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Announcing PepsiCo's Second Annual Sofa Summit at BlogHer'11: Embracing Fortytude

This year at the second annual Sofa Summit at BlogHer'11, Partner Sponsor PepsiCo will be bringing back Gatorade President North America and Global CMO Sports Nutrition, Sarah Robb O'Hagan to lead a conversation with Sarah Brokaw, the author of Fortytude: Making the Next Decades the Best Years of Your Life ... through the 40s, 50s and Beyond. Brokaw will discuss the five traits women can adopt to grow older with confidence and joy....more

Sounds like a book to read, and am hoping to be at the event!

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BlogHer '11 Programming: Getting on Track

Working on conference programming at BlogHer has a great many benefits. Tops among them is the opportunity to participate in the conversations speakers have as they map out their panels. The good news is that after every single one, I think, "What a fascinating conversation! I wish I could be a fly on the wall for that panel."...more

Announcing the Fifth Annual BlogHer Business Conference

Mobile … metrics … location-based platforms … social commerce … content curation … What's your burning question about the emerging digital marketing trends of 2011? Once again we dig in at our Fifth Annual BlogHer Business Conference. This year, BlogHer has partnered with Social Week, producer of the Pivot Conference, to bring you a one-day event scheduled October 20, 2011 at the New York Hilton as part of Social Week in New York City....more

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REOPENED - Announcing BlogHer '11 Call for Volunteers

 *******************************************************************************************************************UPDATE 7/20/11 - The Call for Volunteers is closed.Thank you to everyone that applied.  We received a tremendous response and will be notifying everyone either way beginning today, 7/20.*******************************************************************************************************************UPDATE 7/16/11 - You are in luck!  The Call for Volunteers has reopened! We have found that we are requiring additional needs and help for all of the fantastic events we are hosting at this year's BlogHer '11.  We are in need of Mic Wranglers and Registration Desk help.  There are not many spaces available so please let us know by Wednesday, July 20th, if you are interested. Please note that there is a mandatory volunteer training on Thursday, August 4th, at 1:00pm where you will receive the necessary training for your role and your pass for the Conference.Don’t delay -– apply now for a BlogHership.*******************************************************************************************************************We are proud to announce this year's Call for Volunteers for BlogHer '11 in San Diego, CA! Each year, BlogHer offers very few highly coveted BlogHerships in exchange for being a conference volunteer. Volunteer opportunities include working the registration desk and mic wrangling. You may see that we have eliminated the Live Blogging positions. This year, we have decided to go a different direction, but we will have the same number of BlogHerships still available....more

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Conference Corner: The Geek Bar (Online Sign-ups Now Open!)

Are you new to blogging, and not sure how to customize your website? Been blogging for a while, but you want to add a new component, like video or podcasts? Or maybe you want to learn to analyze your stats to further your reach. Whatever geeky subject you want to learn, BlogHer’s got you covered with The Geek Bar at BlogHer ’11.The Geek Bar takes place all day on Friday, August 5. It’s modeled after Apple’s Genius Bar: We’ve got lots of geeky topics going on at the same time, and attendees sign up for tutorials and hands-on help in 15-minute increments....more

Announcing the 2011 BlogHer Voices of the Year!

Today we are pleased and proud to announce the 2011 BlogHer Voices of the Year!...more
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Starting a new blog / podcast series

I may be crazy for starting this less than a month before BlogHer 2011, but my podcast idea has been percolating for a while. I've done a couple in the past and would like to step it up with more frequency.I'm a Librarian and often come across free resources not widely known and I would like to share those in a podcast format. I'm hoping to produce them with regular frequency. Monthly? Is that too infrequent?My most recent attempt includes resources on Art, Movies, and Harry Potter/Science.I'd love to get feedback from the BlogHer Community:...more

A Sweat Ceremony, Justification and BlogHer 11

I made the plunge and bought a ticket to BlogHer11. I found so many reasons NOT to go. When it was announced that it would be in my home state of California this year, I dreamed of going. Daydreams aside, it's clearly not in this single mom's budget at all. I felt sorry for myself as I talked myself off the ledge....more