BlogHer en Tell Everyone You're Going to #BlogHer17 in Orlando <!--paging_filter--><p><a href="">BlogHer17</a> is headed to Orlando for the first time ever this June, and we're beyond excited. We've already announced <a href="">Luvvie Ajayi</a> as our first keynote speaker and <a href="">Janet Mock</a> as our Voices of the Year emcee. We've opened <a href="">our call for Voices of the Year</a> submissions, too. And we are <em>thrilled</em> about what we get to announce in the coming weeks and months.</p> <p><center><img src="" alt="Grab your badge for #BlogHer17 in Orlando" /></center></p> <p>If you're getting excited too, now you can share the BlogHer love. Whether you're coming this year as an attendee, speaker, volunteer, or sponsor, find your pretty, pretty badge and put it on your site to tell your people that you're going to be in Orlando in June. You can save any image to your own computer by uploading it, or use the code below to install. The small versions are 160x160 pixels, and the larger ones are 300x300.</p> <p>Can't wait to see you there! </p> <p><center><a><img title="I'm going to #BlogHer17 in Orlando!" src="" alt="I'm going to #BlogHer17 in Orlando!" /></a></center></p> <p><code>&lt;a href=&quot;;&gt;&lt;img title=&quot;I&#039;m going to #BlogHer17 in Orlando!&quot; src=&quot;; alt=&quot;I&#039;m going to #BlogHer17 in Orlando!&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;</code></p> <p><center><a><img title="I'm going to #BlogHer17 in Orlando!" src="" alt="I'm going to #BlogHer17 in Orlando!" /></a></center></p> <p><code>&lt;a href=&quot;;&gt;&lt;img title=&quot;I&#039;m going to #BlogHer17 in Orlando!&quot; src=&quot;; alt=&quot;I&#039;m going to #BlogHer17 in Orlando!&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;</code></p> <p><center><a><img title="I'm speaking at #BlogHer17 in Orlando!" src="" alt="I'm going to #BlogHer17 in Orlando!" /></a></center></p> <p><code>&lt;a href=&quot;;&gt;&lt;img title=&quot;I&#039;m speaking at #BlogHer17 in Orlando!&quot; src=&quot;; alt=&quot;I&#039;m speaking at #BlogHer17 in Orlando!&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;</code></p> <p><center><a><img title="I'm speaking at #BlogHer17 in Orlando!" src="" alt="I'm going to #BlogHer17 in Orlando!" /></a></center></p> <p><code>&lt;a href=&quot;;&gt;&lt;img title=&quot;I&#039;m speaking at #BlogHer17 in Orlando!&quot; src=&quot;; alt=&quot;I&#039;m speaking at #BlogHer17 in Orlando!&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;</code></p> <p><center><a><img title="I'm volunteering at #BlogHer17 in Orlando!" src="" alt="I'm going to #BlogHer17 in Orlando!" /></a></center></p> <p><code>&lt;a href=&quot;;&gt;&lt;img title=&quot;I&#039;m volunteering at #BlogHer17 in Orlando!&quot; src=&quot;; alt=&quot;I&#039;m volunteering at #BlogHer17 in Orlando!&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;</code></p> <p><center><a><img title="I'm volunteering at #BlogHer17 in Orlando!" src="" alt="I'm going to #BlogHer17 in Orlando!" /></a></center></p> <p><code>&lt;a href=&quot;;&gt;&lt;img title=&quot;I&#039;m volunteering at #BlogHer17 in Orlando!&quot; src=&quot; &quot; alt=&quot;I&#039;m volunteering at #BlogHer17 in Orlando!&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;</code></p> <p><center><a><img title="We're sponsoring #BlogHer17 in Orlando!" src="" alt="I'm going to #BlogHer17 in Orlando!" /></a></center></p> <p><code>&lt;a href=&quot;;&gt;&lt;img title=&quot;We&#039;re sponsoring #BlogHer17 in Orlando!&quot; src=&quot;; alt=&quot;We&#039;re sponsoring #BlogHer17 in Orlando!&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;</code></p> <p><center><a><img title="We're sponsoring #BlogHer17 in Orlando!" src="" alt="I'm going to #BlogHer17 in Orlando!" /></a></center></p> <p><code>&lt;a href=&quot;;&gt;&lt;img title=&quot;We&#039;re sponsoring #BlogHer17 in Orlando!&quot; src=&quot;; alt=&quot;We&#039;re sponsoring #BlogHer17 in Orlando!&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;</code></p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> BlogHer Conferences #BlogHer17 Tue, 10 Jan 2017 15:00:00 +0000 Julie Ross Godar 2508443 at The #BlogHer17 Voices of the Year Call for Submissions Is Open <!--paging_filter--><p>Today, <a href="">we open submissions for the #BlogHer17 Voices of the Year</a>, to be honored at the <a href="" target="_blank">#BlogHer17</a> annual conference this June in Orlando. This year is the tenth anniversary of Voices, or VOTY ("voh-tee"), as we like to call it!</p><p>&nbsp;</p><center><img src="" alt="#BlogHer17 Voices of the Year submissions are open" /></center><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Each year, we recognize a special group of content creators as our official BlogHer Voices of the Year. Of the honorees, a small group will be selected to share their work onstage during the Community Keynote session that closes out the day on Friday, June 23, 2017. Joining our honorees on stage this year as the VOTY emcee will be the incredible <a href="" target="_blank">Janet Mock.</a></p><p>The best part of VOTY is how YOU get excited and help us find the memorable, heart-stopping, brilliant, hilarious content of the past 12 months that deserves to be heard, seen, and read. I'm constantly in awe of the visual work our talented community creates, like this photo by Jenna Hatfield:</p><p>&nbsp;</p><center><blockquote class="instagram-media" style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 658px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" data-instgrm-version="7"><div style="padding: 8px;"><div style="background: #F8F8F8; line-height: 0; margin-top: 40px; padding: 50.0% 0; text-align: center; width: 100%;">&nbsp;</div><p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;"><a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none;" href="" target="_blank">A photo posted by Jenna Hatfield (@jennalhatfield)</a> on Nov 2, 2015 at 2:01pm PST</p></div></blockquote><script src="//" type="text/javascript"></script></center><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Or <a href="">this amazing food Instagram feed</a> by Jennifer Reidy, and <a href="">this totally girl power video</a> by Jennifer Borget (whose appearance on stage with her son was part of the magic of last year's Community Keynote).</p><p>&nbsp;</p><center><img src="" alt="Jennifer Borget at the #BlogHer16 Voices of the Year Community Keynote" /></center><p>&nbsp;</p><p>And I love that we honor the activists who made an impact online over the last year, like <a href="">the incredible anti-bullying work by Lizzie Velasquez</a>. But I'm a writer, and my favorite part is the essays. I loved Pamela Valentine's story of <a href="">learning she's the mom of a transgender child</a>. And Clementine Bhiga's shattering account of <a href="">her life as a Rwandan refugee</a>. And Nathan James' beautiful essay about <a href="">his childhood friend Lisa</a>.</p><p>Take a look at our rundown of <a href="">last year's Community Keynote</a> and <a href="">all the 2016 honorees</a>—they're all worth exploring, and serve as a great example of the kinds of work we like to honor at BlogHer.</p><p>Just as we're the conference the community made, this is the keynote and awards the community made—and it's been <a href="">a life-changing experience</a> for many of our honorees. I hope it will be for you, too.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><center><img src="" alt="Danielle Dayney on her #BlogHer VOTY experience" /></center><p>&nbsp;</p><h2><strong>This year's submission categories:</strong></h2><ul><li><strong>Written work: Blog posts or online articles of 700 words or fewer.</strong> (Eligible for stage reading at the Community Keynote.)</li><li><strong>Written work: Blog posts or online articles of 700 words or more.</strong></li><li><strong>Video:</strong> on any platform not to exceed six minutes in length. Food videos are welcome, as long as they meet the time requirement. (May be eligible to be shown at the Community Keynote on stage Friday)</li><li><strong>Eye Candy</strong>: Any individual photo or curated visual expression, such as photos, GIFs, memes, Pinterest boards, Houzz idea books, Instagram feeds, etc.</li><li><strong>Food Photography: </strong> Any individual photo specific to food and beverage.</li><li><strong>Impact</strong>: Sometimes impact arises from the aggregation of content and perspective through a hashtag, a meme that goes viral, a group Tumblr, or a call to action that rallies the community around a cause. The impact can be hilarity. The impact can be a collective "awwww." The impact can be to change the world. (Eligible for stage appearance at the Community Keynote.)</li></ul><p>We'll work with our judging committee, including former Voices of the Year, the #BlogHer17 Community Advisory Board, and leadership from across departments at BlogHer and SheKnows to select the honorees. We have two rounds of judging, and in each round every submission is reviewed by at least two judges.</p><p>As in years past, all Voices of the Year will be honored at #BlogHer17 in Orlando during the Community Keynote and Voices of the Year Reception on Friday, June 23, 2017, as well as receive a free conference pass and reserved seating at the Voices of the Year Community Keynote.</p><p><strong>DEADLINE:</strong> <a href="">Submissions open today</a> and close at 11:59PM ET on February 3, 2017. <strong><a href="" target="_blank">Submit your work now</a>!</strong></p><p><strong>ELIGIBILITY:</strong> Any online work published between January 2016 – present is eligible. You need not be a #BlogHer17 attendee to be a Voices of the Year honoree.</p><p>NOTE: Those who have previously shared their work on stage as part of the Community Keynote are still eligible to be a Voice of the Year honoree, but appearing in the Community Keynote portion of VOTY is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity!</p><p><strong>SUBMITTING:</strong> You are welcome—in fact, <em>encouraged</em>—to submit your own work, as well as your favorite content by others. You can submit as many different posts as you like, but be sure you have an email address for everyone you submit, so we can contact them if they are selected as an honoree. <strong>You must <a href="" target="_blank">use this form to submit your work</a>.</strong></p><p><strong>SELECTION:</strong> Honorees are chosen by a committee of past Voices of the Year and staff from across the SheKnows Media team. We thank them for their service. And we warn them to keep the tissues ready:</p><ul><li>A'Driane Nieves, <a href="" target="_blank">addyeB</a></li><li>Alexandra Rosas, <a href="" target="_blank">Good Day Regular People</a></li><li>Aliza Worthington, <a href="" target="_blank">The Worthington Post</a></li><li>Allison Kenny, <a href="" target="_blank">Raising a Go Girl</a></li><li>Amandalyn Jones, <a href="" target="_blank">SheKnows Media</a></li><li>Amber Dorsey, <a href="" target="_blank">From Carpools to Cocktails</a></li><li>Annie Reneau, <a href="" target="_blank">Motherhood and More</a></li><li>Arnebya Herndon, <a href="" target="_blank">Arnebya</a></li><li>Ashley Cambers, <a href="" target="_blank">Happy Pretty Sweet</a></li><li>Brandi Riley, <a href="" target="_blank">SheKnows Media / Mama Knows It All</a></li><li>Christina Berchini, <a href="" target="_blank">Hey College Kid</a></li><li>Christine Gutierrez, <a href="" target="_blank">ChristineEG TV</a></li><li>Cindy Reed, <a href="" target="_blank">Reedster Speaks</a></li><li>Clementine Bihiga, <a href="" target="_blank">Clementine Bihiga</a></li><li>Colleen Stinchcombe, <a href="" target="_blank">SheKnows Media</a></li><li>Daisy Eagan, <a href="" target="_blank">Daisy Eagan</a></li><li>Danielle Barnsley, <a href="" target="_blank">Another Version</a></li><li>Danielle Dayney, <a href="" target="_blank">Danielle Dayney</a></li><li>Danielle Faust, <a href="" target="_blank">OK Dani</a></li><li>Danielle Slaughter, <a href="" target="_blank">Mamademics</a></li><li>Dawn Lopez, <a href="" target="_blank">Cute Fetti</a></li><li>Deborah Cruz, <a href="" target="_blank">The TRUTH About Motherhood</a></li><li>Denise Cortes, <a href="" target="_blank">Pear Mama</a></li><li>Deva Dalporto, <a href="" target="_blank">My Life Suckers</a></li><li>Elaine Alguire, <a href="" target="_blank">Miss Elaineous Life</a></li><li>Elan Morgan, <a href="" target="_blank">Elan Morgan</a></li><li>Elayna Fernandez, <a href="" target="_blank">The Positive Mom</a></li><li>Elisa Camahort Page, <a href="" target="_blank">SheKnows Media</a></li><li>Elisha Fernandez, <a href="" target="_blank">Wholly Art</a></li><li>Ellen Seidman, <a href="" target="_blank">Love That Max</a></li><li>Elyssa Fernandez, <a href="" target="_blank">Wholly Art</a></li><li>Erica Dermer, <a href="" target="_blank">Celiac and the Beast</a></li><li>Erica Chao, <a href="" target="_blank">Mamas Mission</a></li><li>Erin Best, <a href="" target="_blank">Erin Best</a></li><li>Erin Groh, <a href="" target="_blank">SheKnows Media</a></li><li>Eva Wilson, <a href="" target="_blank">SoCa Mom</a></li><li>Eva Smith, <a href="" target="_blank">Tech Food Life</a></li><li>Haley Moss, <a href="" target="_blank">Haley Moss Art</a></li><li>Hasty Words, <a href="" target="_blank">Hasty Words</a></li><li>Hedia Anvar, <a href="" target="_blank">Gunmetal Geisha</a></li><li>Holly Rosen Fink, <a href="" target="_blank">The Culture Mom</a></li><li>Janelle Hanchett. <a href="" target="_blank">Renegade Mothering</a></li><li>Jasmine Banks, <a href="" target="_blank">Just Jasmine Blog</a></li><li>Jeannette Kaplun, <a href="" target="_blank">HispanaGlobal</a></li><li>Jen Venegas, <a href="" target="_blank">Skinned Knees</a></li><li>Jenifer Monroe, <a href="" target="_blank">SheKnows Media / Not Calm</a></li><li>Jenna Hatfield, <a href="" target="_blank">Stop, Drop &amp; Blog</a></li><li>Jenni Ottum, <a href="" target="_blank">SheKnows Media</a></li><li>Jennifer Borget, <a href="" target="_blank">Babymaking Machine</a></li><li>Jennifer Evers, <a href="" target="_blank">SheKnows Media / Me, Myself and Jen</a></li><li>Jennifer Gaonach, <a href="" target="_blank">SheKnows Media</a></li><li>Jennifer Reidy, <a href="" target="_blank">Froment Free</a></li><li>Jennifer Swartvagher, <a href="" target="_blank">Beyond the Crib</a></li><li>Jessi Sanfilippo, <a href="" target="_blank">Shuggilippo</a></li><li>Jill Robbins, <a href="" target="_blank">Ripped Jeans and Bifocals</a></li><li>Joanne De Simone, <a href="" target="_blank">Special-Education Mom</a></li><li>Joy Johnson, <a href="" target="_blank">SheKnows Media</a></li><li>Joy Sussman, <a href="" target="_blank">Joyfully Green</a></li><li>Julie Ross Godar, <a href="" target="_blank">SheKnows Media</a></li><li>Kait Hanson, <a href="" target="_blank">CommuniKait</a></li><li>Karin Hitselberger, <a href="" target="_blank">Claiming Crip</a></li><li>Kathy Moran, <a href="" target="_blank">SheKnows Media</a></li><li>Kathy Cano-Murillo, <a href="" target="_blank">Crafty Chica</a></li><li>Katie Hoffman, <a href="" target="_blank">Sass and Balderdash</a></li><li>Katie Reed, <a href="" target="_blank">A Mother Thing</a></li><li>Keisha Reed, <a href="" target="_blank">City Girl Goes Digital</a></li><li>Kimberly Zapata, <a href="" target="_blank">Sunshine and Spoiled Milk</a></li><li>Kristin Shaw, <a href="" target="_blank">Kristin V Shaw</a></li><li>Lauren Goveo, <a href="">SheKnows Media</a></li><li>Leigh Ann Torres, <a href="" target="_blank">Leigh Ann Torres</a></li><li>Lisa Page Rosenberg, <a href="" target="_blank">Smacksy</a></li><li>Liv Rich, <a href="" target="_blank">Unbelievably Human</a></li><li>Liz Thompson, <a href="" target="_blank">SheKnows Media / This Full House</a></li><li>Lizz Porter, <a href="" target="_blank">More Than Thursdays</a></li><li>Lori Luna, <a href="" target="_blank">SheKnows Media</a></li><li>Lucrecer Braxton, <a href="" target="_blank">SheKnows Media / It's Lucrecer</a></li><li>Lucy Satinoff, <a href="" target="_blank">Lucy's Life's Lessons</a></li><li>Meghan Walbert, <a href="" target="_blank">Phase Three of Life</a></li><li>Melisa Wells, <a href="" target="_blank">SheKnows Media / Suburban Scrawl</a></li><li>Michelle Dowell-Vest, <a href="" target="_blank">Michelle Dowell-Vest</a></li><li>Miranda Santiago, <a href="" target="_blank">Spend Your Days</a></li><li>Mona Darling, <a href="" target="_blank">Viva Your Revolution</a></li><li>Nancy Ruffin, <a href="" target="_blank">Nancy Arroyo Ruffin</a></li><li>Natalie DeYoung, <a href="" target="_blank">The Cat Lady Sings</a></li><li>Natasha Nicholes, <a href="" target="_blank">Houseful of Nicholes</a></li><li>Nathan James, <a href="" target="_blank">The Relative Cartographer</a></li><li>Pamela Valentine, <a href="" target="_blank">Affirmed Mom</a></li><li>Philippe Guelton, <a href="" target="_blank">SheKnows Media</a></li><li>Phyllis Myung, <a href="" target="_blank">Napkin Hoarder</a></li><li>Pooja Makhijani, <a href="" target="_blank">Pooja Makhijani</a></li><li>Renee Robbins,<a href="">That Shameless Hussy</a></li><li>Ryan Bell, <a href="" target="_blank">Ryan Bell</a></li><li>Samantha Skey, <a href="" target="_blank">SheKnows Media</a></li><li>Sarah Fader, <a href="" target="_blank">Old School New School Mom</a></li><li>Sili Recio, <a href="" target="_blank">My Mamihood</a></li><li>Stacie Connerty, <a href="" target="_blank">Divine Lifestyle</a></li><li>Stacy Jill Calvert, <a href="" target="_blank">Stacy Jill Calvert</a></li><li>Susan Kaplow, <a href="">SheKnows Media</a></li><li>Susan Maccarelli, <a href="" target="_blank">Beyond Your Blog</a></li><li>Tabatha Wharton, <a href="" target="_blank">Tabatha Etc</a></li><li>Tanis Miller, <a href="" target="_blank">Tanis Miller</a></li><li>Tiffany Haywood, <a href="" target="_blank">The Mrs Tee</a></li><li>Tina Plantamura, <a href="" target="_blank">Tina Plantamura</a></li><li>Tracey Michae'l Lewis, Giggetts, <a href="" target="_blank">Tracey M Lewis</a></li><li>Vanessa Bell, <a href="" target="_blank">De Su Mama</a></li><li>Whitney Cicero, <a href="" target="_blank">The New Stepford</a></li><li>William Dameron, <a href="" target="_blank">Living Authentically</a></li><li>Xenia Galaviz, <a href="" target="_blank">Raised By Culture</a></li><li>Yvonne Spence, <a href="" target="_blank">Yvonne Spence</a></li><li>Zakary Watson, <a href="" target="_blank">SheKnows Media / Raising Colorado</a></li></ul><p><strong>Finally, check out our <a href="" target="_blank">VOTY FAQ</a> for more information and details about Voices of the Year.</strong></p><p>Ten years of celebrating the best and most amazing in our community. And I'm excited and honored to be leading the charge this year as your new VOTY chair. Be a part of it in 2017 by submitting your best work. We can't wait to continue the Voices of the Year tradition of delivering inspiration! <strong><a href="" target="_blank">Submit as many posts as you like right now</a></strong>. Good luck!</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div> BlogHer Conferences #BlogHer17 Wed, 04 Jan 2017 15:00:00 +0000 AFewGoodJens 2496702 at I'm Making a Big Leap … But I'm Also Still Here <!--paging_filter--><p>Every single week, I talk to many people who are contemplating big leaps into the unknown, and I invariably encourage them to make those leaps. I’m a big believer in leaps. I've made many in my life and career, and now I’m making another leap. Thanks to the gracious accommodation of my SheKnows colleagues—and the experience and talents of the events team I’ve built over the past eight years—I am able to shift to a consulting role with SheKnows Media in 2017, freeing me up to be able to work on some other projects that are calling my name. </p> <p>So, what does this mean in practice? I will continue to be deeply committed to making sure we put on a kick-ass conference by, with, and for this community. Specifically, I am becoming the BlogHer conference program chair. I will continue to deliver on keynote and program strategy, and work with our event advisory boards, both industry (which we'll be announcing soon) and <a href="">community</a>. And I will continue to be this community’s online and on-site champion and host. </p> <p><center><img src="" alt="Elisa Camahort Page - Thank You" /></center></p> <p>But I will also be able to pursue other passions in a totally above-board manner. Like what? Well, I am passionate about advising (and hopefully <em>instigating</em>) entrepreneurs and business people to the next-level leaping <em>they</em> want to do. I am also actively working on creating new channels in which to share and propagate my perspectives on a range of topics. (You know I have perspectives!) I know that all sounds super vague right now—but never fear; I'll keep you all apprised of all my new initiatives as they start to take more shape. Get ready to rumble! </p> <p>All of this is made entirely too easy because of my team. When I say (as I often do) that this team really does all the work around our conferences, I’m only exaggerating a tiny bit. Led by <a href="">Lori Luna</a>, who has been my lieutenant for eight years now, the SheKnows events team is (as we have long called ourselves) Team Small But Mighty! This team will continue to kick ass producing the one-of-a-kind conferences we have produced for 12 years. </p> <p>Our work was only enhanced two years ago, when <a href="">we joined the SheKnows Media family</a>. Our merge brought new branding, multi-media, and production values, along with an expanded network of women doing amazing things, into our events. SheKnows President Sam Skey has been a true partner these past two years, and I know she absolutely shares my passion for the mission of the BlogHer conference and community. </p> <p>Lori is going to be joined by two additional SheKnows executives, who will be heavily focused on and invested in the conference: Jennifer Gaonach, our SVP of Marketing, will be leading a newly combined Events and Marketing team (now known as Team Medium But Mighty). Jennifer Denton, our VP of Community Programs, will be collaborating with the team to program the conference, but also in creating more programming throughout the year for our key corporate initiatives, like <a href="" target="_blank">The Pitch</a>, <a href="" target="_blank">Hatch</a>, and <a href="" target="_blank">Wine & Gyn</a>. </p> <p>I believe this combo has been powerful and effective—and I have frequently shared that of all the many M&As (mergers and acquisitions) I’ve been a part of and seen, back to my earliest days in tech during the original dot-com boom, this has been by far the smoothest and most mutually advantageous integration of two companies I know of. </p> <p>Again, this is the best of both worlds for me, and I intend for it to be so for SheKnows and the #BlogHer Conference and community, too. </p> <p>Thank you to everyone who continues to be part of this journey, including my SheKnows colleagues who have worked with me to find a way for me to continue, yet evolve. </p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> BlogHer Conferences Tue, 03 Jan 2017 23:02:05 +0000 Elisa Camahort 2505419 at Janet Mock Will Emcee Voices of the Year at #BlogHer17 <!--paging_filter--><p>Three years ago, I read <a href="">Janet Mock</a>'s New York Times-bestselling memoir <em><a href="">Redefining Realness: My Path to Womanhood, Identity, Love &amp; So Much More</a></em> with one of my book clubs. We were all swept away by her way with words, but also by her authenticity, perseverance, and resilience. Janet told her story with humor, and sometimes with pathos—just like life is lived. And just like our honorees for Voices of the Year have done every single year since we launched it as our community keynote back in 2008.</p> <p><center><img src="" alt="Janet Mock Will Emcee Voices of the Year at #BlogHer17" /><em>Image courtesy of Janet Mock</em></center></p> <p>Just a year or so later, Janet shared one of the videos from the SheKnows Media Hatch kids, featuring kids talking about Caitlyn Jenner, on her MSNBC show. We first reached out to have her join us at a #BlogHer conference back then.</p> <p>I’m proud to announce that this is the year! Janet will emcee at <a href="">#BlogHer17</a> as we honor our Voices of the Year—the most inspiring and innovative creators in our community—for the tenth time. Voices of the Year is the heart of the conference, and an amazing emotional roller coaster, too. It's our tradition to celebrate our community's incredible work on Friday evening, so Janet will take the stage on June 23.</p> <p>In addition to her bestselling book, Janet has been at the forefront of cultural criticism and analysis as host of MSNBC's <a href="">"So POPular!"</a> series and as contributing editor for <em>Marie Claire</em> magazine, where she first stepped forward publicly as a transgender woman. </p> <p>Since that seminal moment, Janet’s writing, work, and media advocacy have been recognized by premier organizations that include Ms. Foundation, Planned Parenthood, and ADCOLOR. <em>TIME</em> called her "one of the 30 most influential people on the Internet," and <em>Fast Company</em> named her "one of the most creative people in business." This year, Janet expands her empire by producing and appearing in HBO's newly released documentary, <em><a href="">The Trans List</a></em>.</p> <p>Oh, and Janet has a new book coming out in June, which digs deeper into her life during her 20s, and she will be doing a signing after the ceremony during the Voices of the Year reception, so that’s awesome!</p> <p>As you might know, Super Early Bird ends as the year ends, at 11:59 p.m. ET on December 31, 2016. You can still save $200—that's 50 percent off the full conference pass pricing for bloggers. <a href=""><b>Register now</b></a> so you don't miss Janet, previously announced keynote speaker <a href="">Luvvie Ajayi</a>, or any of the other tricks we have up our sleeve for our lucky 13th annual conference!</p> <p>PS: We're opening submissions for Voices of the Year immediately after the New Year. Are you already thinking about your best work over the past year, so you can submit? You—yes, YOU—should!</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> BlogHer Conferences #BlogHer17 Voices of the Year Thu, 15 Dec 2016 13:00:00 +0000 Elisa Camahort 2496240 at Bloggers Report Legal Trouble for Using Photos They Bought Online <!--paging_filter--><p>You may already know you can be sued for violating copyright law if you're <a href="">using images you don't have the right to use</a> on your blog. <a href="">Roni wrote about her experience with a copyright lawsuit</a> that ended up with her having to change out images on hundreds of posts, pay a photographer for a photo, and hire a lawyer to get her out of trouble—even though she didn't realize she wasn't following the rules.</p> <p>But recently, bloggers have also reported being accused of copyright violation for photos they legally purchased online.</p> <p><center><img src="" alt="Blogger looking for images, by Dai KE on Unsplash" /><em>Image by <a href="">Dai KE on Unsplash</a></em></center></p> <p>Last month, Liz Krause shared her experience <a href="">being sued for a photo she knew she had purchased</a>. She said she was able to find her original download of the image, but had no proof that she had paid for it.</p> <p>Another blogger, who has asked to have her details withheld because she is still in the process of negotiating, shared a similar experience with me last week. She told me that, to her understanding, she bought the rights to use the photo from a company that later sold the photo to a third party. The legal notification came from that third party, she says.</p> <p>This blogger said that when she went to the site where she purchased the photo, but found that the transaction was no longer showing up on her account. She contacted the site and was told that the photo and its invoice had been archived. They did end up sending her documentation of her purchase, she reports.</p> <h2><strong>Protect yourself from being sued</strong></h2> <p>I wasn't able to verify these reports independently, but I think it's definitely worth a little bit of extra organization to make sure you're not vulnerable. </p> <ul> <li>Take a screenshot of each online image you pay for, right as you acquire it.</li> <li>File the screenshot along with with the image in your computer, grouped by the provider you got your images from.</li> <li>Keep any receipts or invoices that were emailed to you.</li> <li>Back everything up outside of your computer.</li> <li>Document the source and license for all photos you have rights to use for free as well.</li> <li>Make sure to add attribution and any licensing information as a caption on the photo on your blog.</li> <li>Krause recommends going through your blog and proactively swapping out photos you can't find a paper trail for. For some bloggers, that's a TON of work, so it might be worthwhile to consult an attorney.</li> </ul> <p>If you have a similar experience or any advice you want to share, <a>email me</a> and let me know.</p> <p><em>Note: I'm not an attorney and I'm not providing legal advice, just giving an opinion. Definitely contact a real lawyer for legal advice, okay?</em></p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> Blogging & Social Media Tue, 22 Nov 2016 17:37:31 +0000 Julie Ross Godar 2483306 at Sign Up to Volunteer and Get a Free Pass to #BlogHer17 in Orlando <!--paging_filter--><p>**Our call for volunteers for #BlogHer17 is closed and we are no longer accepting requests.**</p> <p>#BlogHer conferences are the "conferences the community built," and our volunteer program is a way for community members who can't afford a BlogHer conference pass to still attend. Because we're asking for your time, effort, and elbow grease to get something done at the conference, <strong>we will compensate you with a full conference pass to #BlogHer17 in Orlando June 22-24, 2017</strong>.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><center><img src="" alt="" /></center> </p><p>&nbsp;</p> <p>We have volunteer positions available for the following positions:</p> <ul> <li>Mic wrangler</li> <li>Registration desk helper</li> <li>Tote bag helper</li> <li>Live tweeter</li> <li>Floater</li> </ul> <p>All volunteer passes are designed to cover the $399 registration fee only and do not include travel expenses or hotel accommodations. <a href="">Apply now</a> for your chance at free admission into #BlogHer17 in Orlando, Florida in June, 2017!</p> <p>More info about the <a href="">volunteer positions</a> for 2017:</p> <h2><strong>Mic wrangler</strong></h2> <p>Movers and shakers, apply here! Mic wranglers will need to maneuver through rooms to deliver the microphone to attendees who want to make their voices heard. This task is especially important because it also affects audio recordings, so you'll need to be able to move about the room quickly during a session. This position requires the ability to stand for long periods of time.</p> <p>The estimated time commitment for mic wranglers is 3.5 hours per day.</p> <h2><strong>Registration desk helper</strong></h2> <p>This job is more than just being a friendly face—registration desk helpers have the critical task of coordinating check-in for attendees, providing badges, answering questions, and being a general know-it-all (or at least knowing where to find the answers). Experience with Mac and iPad is a plus. This position requires the ability to sit behind a counter for long stretches of time.</p> <p>The estimated time commitment for registration desk volunteers is 3.5 hours per day.</p> <h2><strong>Tote bag area helper</strong></h2> <p>Who doesn't love to see the friendly faces at the swag bag table? Tote bag area volunteers will be distributing bags to all attendees and sponsors at a designated area in the conference space. Light lifting, moving, and unpacking of boxes is required for this position.</p> <p>The estimated time commitment for the tote bag area helpers is 4 hours per day.</p> <h2><strong>Live tweeter</strong></h2> <p>Are you capable of live tweeting a session? This position entails quickly constructing sound bites of what the speakers are saying in 140 characters or less and tweeting them, using the #BlogHer17 hashtag, and potentially a session-specific hashtag. Live tweeters must use their own wifi-enabled laptops or phones. You must tweet the session as it plays out, not summarize or editorialize the discussion between panelists and attendees, or send tweets after the fact.</p> <p>The estimated time commitment for live tweeters is 3.5 hours per day.</p> <h2><strong>Floater</strong></h2> <p>For those willing to help wherever they're needed (bless you), the estimated time commitment is 3.5 hours per day.</p> <p>If you are interested in volunteering, don't wait. You have until Monday, November 28* to <a href="">apply to volunteer</a>. We will notify you by December 2 if you have been selected.</p> <p>*Any request received after November 28 will be placed on the wait list.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> BlogHer Conferences #BlogHer17 Tue, 15 Nov 2016 19:20:12 +0000 Lori Luna 2479010 at Who's on the 2016 NaBloPoMo Blogroll <!--paging_filter--><p><strong>The blogroll for 2016 is now closed.</strong> If you're participating in NaBloPoMo and didn't add your info, you can still share it in the <a href="">Writing Lab Facebook group</a>.</p> <p> <center><img src="" alt="NaBloPoMo November 2016 blogroll" /></center></p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">(a work in progress)</a><br /> <a href="" target="_blank">(mis)adventures of spindlerose</a><br /> <a href="" target="_blank">[NB] by Nic Beltane</a><br /> <a href="" target="blank">200 fingers and toes</a><br /> <a href="" target="_blank">40 Wishes and Counting</a><br /> <a href="" target="_blank">A Bisel Dis... A Bisel Dat</a><br /> <a href="" target="_blank">A Blackbird's Epiphany</a><br /> <a href="" target="_blank">A Day in the Life of Kathy</a><br /> <a href="" target="_blank">A Frugal Home</a><br /> <a href="" target="_blank">A Fur-Filled Life</a><br /> <a href="" target="_blank">A Grande Life</a><br /> <a href="Http://" target=_blank">A Madison Mom</a><br /> <a href="" target="_blank">A New Version of Me</a><br /> <a href="" target="_blank">A Road to Me</a><br /> <a href="" target="_blank">A Rose is a Rose is a Rose</a><br /> <a href="" target="_blank">A Savings WOW!</a><br /> <a href="" target="_blank">A Song Every Day</a><br /> <a href="" target="_blank">A Vibrant Palette</a><br /> <a href="" target="_blank">A Writer's Muses</a><br /> <a href="" target="blank">A.Hiroko</a><br /> <a href="" target="_blank">Aberrant Crochet</a><br /> <a href="" target="_blank">AfroVeganChick</a><br /> <a href="" target="_blank">Alice in Paris Loves Art and Tea</a><br /> <a href="" target="blank">Alice's Grand Adventures</a><br /> <a href="" target="_blank">aLightningbug</a><br /> <a href="" target="_blank">All About the Woman</a><br /> <a href="" target=_blank">All Day Mom</a><br /> <a href="" target=_blank">All of Me Now</a><br /> <a href="" target="blank">Alyssa Dahlberg on BlogHer</a><br /> <a href="" target=_blank">An Experienced Tourist</a><br /> <a href="" target="_blank">An Imperfect Wife</a><br /> <a href="" target=_blank">An Offbeat Bluestocking</a><br /> <a href="" target="_blank">And Starring as Herself</a><br /> <a href="" target="_blank">Angel Stew &amp; Devil's Brew</a><br /> <a href="" target="blank">Angela, Herself</a><br /> <a href="" target="blank">Angela's Academy</a><br /> <a href="Http://" target="_blank">Anna Blanch Rabe</a><br /> <a href="" target="_blank">Anointed Heels</a><br /> <a href="" target="_blank">Anthony Wilson</a><br /> <a href="" target="_blank">A-plus Effort</a><br /> <a href="" target="_blank">Ariana Rodriguez</a><br /> <a href="" target="_blank">Arnebya</a><br /> <a href="" target=_blank">Art &amp; Photography | ImagesByCW</a><br /> <a href="" target="_blank">As Told By Rey<br /> </a><a href="" target="_blank">As Told by V</a><br /> <a href="" target="_blank">AsKatKnits</a><br /> <a href="" target="_blank">At a time</a><br /> <a href="" target="_blank">At Least I'm Pretty</a><br /> <a href="" target="_blank">babycostsmoney</a><br /> <a href="" target="_blank">Bamboo Moon</a><br /> <a href="" target="_blank">BeautySmack</a><br /> <a href="" target="blank">Becoming Angela</a><br /> <a href="" target="_blank">Behind The Willows</a><br /> <a href="" target="_blank">Belgianwaffle</a><br /> <a href="Http://" target="_blank">Belugasinva</a><br /> <a href="" target="_blank">benitadua</a><br /> <a href="" target="_blank">Better 2 Me</a><br /> <a href="" target="blank">better out than in</a><br /> <a href="" target="_blank">Bless Our Mess</a><br /> <a href="" target="_blank">Bliss Food</a><br /> <a href="" 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/> <a href="" target=_blank"></a><br /> <a href="" target="_blank">Chasing Stories</a><br /> <a href="" target="_blank">Childish!</a><br /> <a href="" target=_blank">christopher a. kess | a life for itself</a><br /> <a href="" target="_blank">CitySurfing Orlando</a><br /> <a href="Http://" target=_blank">CoCo And Twins</a><br /> <a href="" target=_blank">Coffee Talk</a><br /> <a href="" target="_blank">Coffee, Love, Travel</a><br /> <a href="" target="blank">collecting tokens</a><br /> <a href="" target="_blank">Coll-ection</a><br /> <a href="" target=_blank">Colleen Vanderlinden</a><br /> <a href="" target="_blank">Cöllefornia</a><br /> <a href="" target="_blank">Color My Palate</a><br /> <a href="" target="_blank">Compulsive Writer</a><br /> <a href="" target="_blank">Confessions of a Cooking Diva</a><br /> <a href="" target=_blank">Confessions of a Misplaced Southern Belle</a><br /> <a href="" target=_blank">Constantly Moving the Bookmark</a><br /> <a href="" target="_blank">Cookie Crumbs</a><br /> <a href="" target="_blank">Cool College Helpers</a><br /> <a href="" target="_blank">Crazy Eddie's Motie News</a><br /> <a href="" target=_blank">Create All You Can</a><br /> <a href="" target=_blank">Creative Cynchronicity</a><br /> <a href="" target="_blank">Creative Life Star</a><br /> <a href="" target="_blank">Crochet Concupiscence</a><br /> <a href="" target="_blank">Curiosity Cult</a><br /> <a href="" target="blank">Customer Servant consultancy</a><br /> <a href="" target=_blank">Cyndi V</a><br /> <a href="" target="_blank">Dana Selkirk</a><br /> <a href="" target="_blank">danaCreative</a><br /> <a href="" target=_blank">Dancing With Fireflies</a><br /> <a href="" target="_blank">Darkstarian Discourse</a><br /> <a href="" target="_blank">Dawn Ponders</a><br /> <a href="" target="_blank">Day By Day in Our World</a><br /> <a href="" target="_blank">Debra Manskey The Online Journal of a Professional Musician and Accidental Urban Farmer</a><br /> <a href="" 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Esq.</a><br /> <a href="" target="_blank">DragonLady's World</a><br /> <a href="" target="_blank">Dragon's alley</a><br /> <a href="" target="_blank">Dreamwidth</a><br /> <a href="" target="_blank">Drunk on Life</a><br /> <a href="" target=_blank">Drunk On Love in the Kitchen</a><br /> <a href="" target="_blank">Earth Mother Divine Sage Blog</a><br /> <a href="Http://" target="_blank">Eat Make Travel</a><br /> <a href="" target="_blank">Eat Play Love</a><br /> <a href="" target=_blank">EatingArtWork</a><br /> <a href="" target="_blank">Edwina's Episodes</a><br /> <a href="" target="_blank">Eleven Floors</a><br /> <a href="" target="_blank">Elkit in Wonderland</a><br /> <a href="" target="_blank"></a><br /> <a href="" target="_blank">Empty Nest</a><br /> <a href="" target="_blank">Endearingly Wacko</a><br /> <a href="" target="_blank">Enigma In Black</a><br /> <a href="" target="_blank">Everyday Eyecandy</a><br /> <a href="" target=_blank">Everyday Gyaan</a><br /> <a href="Http://" target="_blank">Fantastic feathers</a><br /> <a href="" target="_blank">Far Away In The Sunshine</a><br /> <a href="" target="_blank">Feistymomma</a><br /> <a href="" target=_blank">Finding My Voice</a><br /> <a href="" target="_blank">Finding the Fit</a><br /> <a href="" target="_blank">Fire In a Bucket</a><br /> <a href="" target="_blank">Fishbowl Fortune</a><br /> <a href="" target="_blank">Five in the Forest</a><br /> <a href="" target="_blank">Flip Flop Fantasies</a><br /> <a href="" target="_blank">Food in the Kitchen with Kitchen Gadget Girl</a><br /> <a href="" target="_blank">For Better - Or What?</a><br /> <a href="" target="_blank">Forever A Homebody</a><br /> <a href="" target="_blank">forfoodiefamily</a><br /> <a href="" target="_blank">Free To Be Bri</a><br /> <a href="" target="_blank">Frell Cancer</a><br /> <a href="" target=_blank">Frivolous Views</a><br /> <a href="" target="_blank">From The Poet's Heart</a><br /> <a href="" target="_blank">Funny Broad</a><br /> <a href="" target="_blank">Gabi's Stuff</a><br /> <a href="" target="_blank">GandLMom</a><br /> <a href="" target="_blank">Genevieve Lifts. 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In over 30 states, you can vote early <strong>as of October 31</strong>. In some states, you can even register to vote at the same time. </p> <p><strong>We're asking all blogs and tech companies to help your users vote.</strong></p> <p>Over the past few weeks, we've built a few tools to make it as easy as possible to get out and vote, and we could really use your help in getting them into your followers' hands. </p> <p>Here are the tools: </p> <ol> <li><a href="">Early voting tool</a></li> <li><a href="">Polling place finder</a></li> <li><a href="">See your ballot tool</a></li> </ol> <p>Here are easy, high-impact ways you can help: </p> <h2><strong>As soon as possible</strong></h2> <ol> <li>Let your followers know that early voting is open in key states, and they can vote today. </li> <li>Add a call to action that helps people find their polling place or vote early. </li> </ol> <h2><strong>On November 8</strong></h2> <p>Message users with a reminder to vote via push notification or email<br /> Add a call-to-action that helps users find their polling place</p> <p>Here's an <a href=",css,output">example banner with html/css to use</a>. </p> <p>You can get <a href="">more details here</a> on all of these options. <a href="">Email us</a> for help in getting setup or any questions. Also, check out other examples from <a href="">our awesome partners</a>! </p> <h2><strong>We need your help. </strong></h2> <p>This is personally my first presidential election, as it is for millions of young Americans. It is imperative that we work together and provide tools to make voting seem as easy as calling an Uber. </p> <p>Please share these tools with your followers, and let's get out the vote!</p> <p>— Fouad &amp; the <a href="">VotePlz Team</a></p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> News & Entertainment Politics Wed, 02 Nov 2016 23:28:03 +0000 Fouad Matin 2471882 at NaBloPoMo November 2016 Writing Prompts <!--paging_filter--><p>If you've decided to join <a href="">NaBloPoMo 2016</a> and post every single day in November, here's where you'll find writing prompts to keep you going. We'll post the week's prompts here every Monday, and we'll be sharing them daily in the <a href="">BlogHer Writing Lab Facebook group</a> for your convenience, too. </p> <p><center><img src="" alt="NaBloPoMo November 2017 prompts" /></center></p> <p>As always, we've left weekends for free writing, but if you're looking for more inspiration, I love the <a href="">one-word prompts at the Daily Post</a> and the <a href="">writing prompts Tumblr</a>. </p> <p>Happy posting!</p> <h2><strong>Week 1</strong></h2> <p>Nov. 1: When you're having a bad day with your mental health, what do you do to help yourself? </p> <p>Nov. 2: When was the last time you did something brave? What happened? </p> <p>Nov. 3: If you could be completely honest with no regrets, what would you say and to whom? </p> <p>Nov. 4: Which fall shows should totally be canceled already? </p> <h2><strong>Week 2</strong></h2> <p>Nov. 7: What was your worst Thanksgiving food fail? </p> <p> Nov. 8: If you could redo one moment in your life, what would it be and why? How would it change who you are now? </p> <p> Nov. 9: What do you want to say to Hillary Clinton today? </p> <p> Nov. 10: Did you celebrate or commemorate your divorce or a significant breakup? Would you ever? </p> <p> Nov. 11: What are five funny (but real) things your current relationship has taught you? </p> <p>Nov. 14: What was it like to be you in 2016? </p> <p>Nov. 15: What are the best/worst dishes at Thanksgiving dinner? </p> <p>Nov. 16: What TV series finale are you still upset about and why? </p> <p>Nov. 17: What is the hardest lesson you’ve learned from having pets? </p> <p>Nov. 18: What's the dumbest thing you and a partner have ever fought about? </p> <p>Nov. 21: What is the one thing you wish people better understood about something in your life?</p> <p>Nov. 22: What TV show are you obsessed with? Share 10 reasons it’s better than the other shows.</p> <p>Nov. 23: What’s the weirdest/grossest thing your pet has ever done? </p> <p>Nov. 24: Have you ever rage-quit a job?</p> <p>Nov. 25: What do you think we could all do better with if we looked at it with a child's eyes?</p> <p>Nov. 28: What was your most precious possession when you were a kid?</p> <p>Nov. 29: What was your most embarrassing or scary trip to the doctor?</p> <p>Nov. 30: Have you chosen a word of the year for yourself for 2017? What is it? If not, what words would you consider?</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> Blogging & Social Media NaBloPoMo Tue, 01 Nov 2016 10:00:00 +0000 Julie Ross Godar 2470507 at Sign Up to Blog Every Day in November: You Could Win a Pass to #BlogHer17 <!--paging_filter--><!--break--><!--break--><p>Every November, thousands of bloggers pledge to post every single day (yep, weekends; yep, Thanksgiving too) for National Blog Posting Month. It's about creatively challenging yourself. It's about growing your readership. And it's also about joining in, discovering other blogs, connecting with one another. </p> <p><center><img src="" alt="BlogHer NaBloPoMo November 2016" /></center></p> <p>If you're joining NaBloPoMo this year, add your blog to our blogroll—it's a public pledge of your commitment to this mighty task, and a way to increase your visibility. Just fill out the <strong><a href=>NaBloPoMo Blogroll Form</a></strong>. (Only submit your blog once, please.) The November blogroll is open until <strong>November 5</strong>. After that point, no new blogs will be added. We'll post the completed blogroll here on November 7, so you can see who else has signed up to write along with you this year.</p> <p>We like to reward the bold, so <strong>everyone who adds a blog by November 5 will be eligible to win 1 of 4 passes to <a href="">#BlogHer17 in Orlando</a> next June. Good luck!</strong></p> <p>Make sure to read <a href="">the sweepstakes rules</a> (including other options for entering to win) right now. <strong>The sweepstakes also closes at midnight Pacific Time on November 5.</strong></p> <h2><strong>More things to do for NaBloPoMo:</strong></h2> <ul> <li>Join our the <a href="">Writing Lab Facebook group</a> for writing prompts every weekday in November. </li> <li><a href="">Grab a NaBloPoMo 2016 badge</a> for your blog.</li> <li>Learn about how <a href="">NaBloPoMo was started in 2006 by Eden Kennedy</a>, and how <a href="">BlogHer began leading NaBlo in 2011</a>.</li> <li> <p>Read <a href="">everything we've ever written about NaBloPoMo</a>.</p></li> </ul> <p>Have fun!</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> Blogging & Social Media NaBloPoMo Fri, 28 Oct 2016 22:44:32 +0000 Julie Ross Godar 2469237 at