From the BlogHer '14 Geek Bar: 9 Geeky Blogs to Follow

One of the coolest BlogHer conference traditions is the Geek Bar, where you get hands-on help with everything you need to know to power, optimize, and manage your site, or learn about social media. If you're having trouble with a WordPress plugin or need to know the best way to set up analytics, we've got a smartypants to help you. Some of these smartypantses blog about tech and blogging, while others have blogs that set a great example for you to follow. ...more
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4 Tips on How To Get the Most out of BlogHer '14

I’ve written about BlogHer before—many times, actually. This year will mark my 3rd BlogHer conference in a row… so I feel like I pretty much have a good grasp on it by now. ...more
Thank you for these great tips. I hope I'll be able to meet you in person.more

6 Tips for Public Speaking When You're a Blog Conference Panelist

So, maybe you are going to be a speaker at BlogHer 2014 in a few weeks, or maybe you're going to be speaking at a different blog conference. It may be your first time speaking before a large crowd, or it may be your 100th time. Regardless of your level of experience, there are a few things that I’ve learned along that way that will help you put your best foot forward. I’ve come up with a list of six tips that I use every time I speak in public – something I’ve been doing since I was President of the Student Government in middle school. I am comfortable in front of a room or a large audience; here are the things that I’ve learned over the years. ...more
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BlogHer '14 Closing Keynote: Meet Us at the Intersection of Race, Gender, Feminism & the Internet

For many years we've programmed conversations at BlogHer conferences that talk about leveraging our online platforms for good. Those conversations are designed to be equal measures inspiration and instigation. This year, in fact, we have an amazing break-out panel scheduled entitled Going Beyond "Armchair Activism." Because there are certainly those who think conversations on the web and "hashtag activism" don't really effect change....more
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How My (Blog) Photography Evolved Into Something Else (...That Saved My Family)

When I first pulled up that blank computer screen back in late 2005, I never imagined that what I was about to do would eventually save my family from financial ruin. I started with a few words, and then returned the next night to add a few more. Weeks went by. More words joined the first ones and then, in a twist of fate, photos were added to the mix. ...more
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Announcing the BlogHer '14 Party Plan!

After long days of networking, learning, listening, geeking out, and generally pursuing the serious business of conferencing, we all know that the evening events are where some of the best networking and connection-building is done! To that end, we produce and co-host parties, big and small to suit every party palate. This post will give you some scoop. And features a little bit of a tease too, to make you wonder what's coming after the holiday weekend :) ...more
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The Blog Remains the Same: Things We're Still Concerned With 10 Years Later

I had the immense good fortune to have attended the very first BlogHer Conference in 2005. I was in my second year of my current blog, by then and I loved the idea of a bunch of women bloggers getting together to discuss the craft. I recruited my local blogger friend Cagey to go with me, and we headed to San Jose and plunged right in.   ...more
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Announcing the BlogHer Buddy System, Brought to You by BlogHer's Official Communications Sponsor, Skype

Today, we are launching an awesome way for you to get to know a lot more people at BlogHer '14! It's called the BlogHer Buddy System, and it is brought to you with the assistance and technology of our Official Communications Sponsor for BlogHer '14: Skype. ...more
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Celebrating a Decade of Blogging

Just a few months ago I celebrated my Ten Year Blogiversary - an entire decade (can you believe it?!) of sharing my life and thoughts online via a series of blogs that eventually brought me to this corner of the internet - Alphabet Salad, my beloved online home. ...more

Need a roomie for #BlogHer14 - I have a double room at San Jose Marriott

Calling all my #BlogHer14 Digital Sisters! I'm headed to #BlogHer14 #blogher & have a double room at San Jose Marriott. I need a roomie for 7/24-7/26. If you are looking for a roomie and a great hotel rate ($139 rate - each person pays $240.70 for three nights with check in on 724 at 4 pm and check out on 7/27 at 12 noon), email me at kiamshaleeke@yahoo.com. See you at BlogHer! Ananda Leeke www.anandaleeke.com http://digitalsisterhood.wordpress.com Washington, DC PS: I've attended BlogHer 2009-2013. It's one of my favorite conferences....more
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