Goal Setting

Right now there are people in San Francisco gearing up to go to BlogHer 2011. I'd be completely lying if I said I wasn't jealous. I've had my sights set on Blog Her for a little while now, but I don't think I'm a "big" enough blogger to attend. That plus the complete lack of funds to attend this year made it a no-brainer for me. I wasn't going anywhere! Never mind the fact that it is in San Fran, a place I've been wanting to visit for quite some time now. The point of the matter is that around this time next year I will be at Blog Her! So there!...more

On blogging: My BlogHer 2011 Strategy (and A Blogger Meet-Up at Candle 79)

I’ve been blogging at JL goes Vegan for over a year.  And shortly after the one year mark I launched a second blog, Stop Chasing Skinny.  Overachiever? Nope, I just discovered that I have two passions, though related (when I started eating compassionately I found myself able to be more compassionate with myself, and my body) they are distinct enough that they deserve their own space.  Blogging has become a creative outlet for me. It’s also become a way to learn....more

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