BlogHer http://m.blogher.com/feed/all/1?search= en #BlogHer17 Brings Back Food Expo http://m.blogher.com/blogher17-brings-back-food-expo <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-full-image"> <div class="field-label">Full Image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_full_image" width="2048" height="1365" alt="" src="http://m.blogher.com/files/blogherfood16.jpg?1486493916" /> </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Today I’m announcing a new addition to <a href="http://www.blogher.com/blogher17">#BlogHer17</a> this June in Orlando that also affects our Food Conference. We are merging a food focus back into the annual conference this June, meaning we’re introducing everything from a new food-focused program track to a new “Food Pavilion” sponsor area in the Expo.</p><p><img src="/files/blogherfood16.jpg" alt="" /></p><p>Eight years ago, with food as our largest content category, we broke out and started the first BlogHer Food Conference. It started as one day and about 300 people, but it eventually grew. Over the past five years it has settled in to a very familiar routine and a very stable size.</p><p>But two things happened:</p><p>Not entirely unexpectedly, our food community ended up being in the position of choosing between our two major conferences, and their presence at our annual conference waned. This has felt like more and more of a miss in the last few years. If food creators drive so much traffic, interest and engagement, and if food content has been part of the growth story of so many emerging social platforms over the last few years, then food creators seem like a necessary component to serve the mission of our annual conference.</p><p>The other thing that happened is that creators have become less niche-ified over the past 8 years. You’ve probably seen a lot of parenting bloggers expand to talk about travel, or food, or crafts, or other topics. The same thing has happened with our food community. More and more general “lifestyle” bloggers are involved because food is part of everyone’s life. And more and more food bloggers are branching into these same broader lifestyle categories.</p><p>The bottom line is that we want our annual conference to be the one place where we all come together across interests, across demographics, across platforms… and so this year we’re taking steps to make that happen.</p><p>It’s obviously important to us to do this to make the most of our annual conference, but we also think it will turn out to be important for the food community of both attendees and sponsors, expanding your circle to include more folks who will be very interested in what you’re doing.</p><p>And we are creating multiple ways to spotlight what you’re doing to make your welcome (back) to the annual conference as fun and easy as possible:</p><p>• We’ll be introducing a “Food Pavilion” area in the Expo to feature our food sponsors<br />• We've already introduced a new Food Photography category to the Voices of the Year, so we can honor the scrumptious work of food bloggers<br />• We’re integrating food-focused speakers into every track of the existing program<br />• But perhaps most excitingly: We’re adding a new Food track to the program, and we’re looking for our food experts to be a part of it.</p><p><img src="/files/images/offers/blogherfood17-photo.jpg" alt="" /></p><p>The Food Track:</p><p>As of today we’ve opened up a new submission form, and we are looking for our experts in the following topics:</p><p>1. Food Photography for Your Blog, for Instagram, for cookbooks<br />2. Food Career Options: Have You Turned Your Best Recipe into a Product? Or Become a Professional Recipe Developer?<br />3. The Good, Bad &amp; Ugly of Cookbook Publishing <br />4. The Latest Success Tactics on Pinterest<br />5. Un-Bore Your Brand: How to Expand, Evolve, or Just Switch Up Your Brand as a Creative<br />6. Brands and Bloggers Working Together in the Food Vertical<br />7. The Future of Food Blogging: Teens and Tweens Cooking Online</p><p>Go to <a href="https://form.jotform.com/70336240898158" target="_blank">this link</a> to share your expertise, pedigree and credentials to speak on these topics (one submission per topic) and we will be circling back to add the Food Track to the program as quickly as we can. Deadline is end of day February 21st, so don’t let that time speed by without submitting.</p><p><strong>What else is coming for Events in 2017?</strong></p><p>As we make this change to our conference schedule, we are also planning to launch a brand new series of smaller, regional events that highlight all of SheKnows Media’s community-driven initiatives that serve our mission. You may remember The Pitch and Wine + Gyn from their activations at our annual conference, and we want to bring those to more cities, along with our Hatch program for tweens and teens, and even add other targeted events that speak to our core SheKnows content areas that include parenting, health and, yes, food, too.</p><p>We’ll be working to release a schedule of all the opportunities to see SheKnows where you are, but we certainly hope you’ll come to where we are this June in Orlando! You can still <a href="https://www.eventbrite.com/e/blogher17-conference-tickets-26709536944" target="_parent">register with earlybird pricing</a> here until February 28th.&nbsp;</p><p>Come to our <a href="https://www.facebook.com/groups/blogherannual/?fref=nf" target="_blank">Facebook page</a> to discuss and ask any questions you may have.</p><p>Or feel free to email the team at <a href="mailto:conferences@sheknows.com">conferences@sheknows.com</a> if you have a private question.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div> BlogHer Conferences #BlogHer17 http://m.blogher.com/files/imagecache/user_small/user_pictures/picture-12.jpg Tue, 07 Feb 2017 18:58:36 +0000 Elisa Camahort 2523607 at http://m.blogher.com She's Geeky offers a space for women in STEAM to connect http://m.blogher.com/shes-geeky-interview <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-full-image"> <div class="field-label">Full Image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_full_image" width="5472" height="3648" alt="" src="http://m.blogher.com/files/computer_1.jpg?1485294036" /> </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><em>Julie Ross Godar interviewed She's Geeky co-organizer, Estee Solomon Gray, about the work She's Geeky is doing to give women in STEAM careers a space to connect. <em>One-Day Special Edition of&nbsp;<a href="http://www.ShesGeeky.org">She's Geeky</a>&nbsp;Unconference on Jan 28th in the Bay Area to be with each other as women in STEAM engage with issues in this unprecedented time. Sign up for the event&nbsp;<a href="https://www.eventbrite.com/e/shes-geeky-special-2017-edition-tickets-9166532345">here</a>.</em></em></p><p><strong>What are the goals of She's Geeky?</strong></p><p>Generally to connect and inspire women in STEAM. To continually surface key topics, to address pressing issues and questions, to stimulate innovation and connection across disciplines, industries, and generations.</p><p>To learn from and with each other. To push the boundaries of language and practice to say what now needs to be said and build what now needs to be built.</p><p>She’s Geeky does not try to replace other women in tech or engineering monthly meetups or communities our goal is to connect what is now a flourishing landscape of networks and conferences and programs with a unique, freewheeling space for cross-pollination, inspiration, and support women to women.</p><p><strong>What do you want every participant to walk away with?</strong></p><p>Very practical stuff: A solution to a problem. Insight into a new tool, practice, buzzword, technology. The confidence that comes from putting out a topic and/or making a session meaningful for others too. The next gig, a new partner, an ally, a friend. Whatever it takes to not leave the industry or a company whose mission you still appreciate but whose workstyle or culture hurts. The ability to see and take a different next step and a few faces to turn to as you do. A good laugh or three. At least one totally unexpected takeaway. And a sense of being part of making the tech-infused future more female than it has been.</p><p>We want every participant to walk away savoring that special sense of deep learning, others’ experience gathering, insight sharing, worldview extension, connection and confirmation that she already knows tends arise from conversations and collaborations among women dealing with what I call the everyday “business of life.” We want every participant to walk away more comfortable with showing, sharing and&nbsp;optimizing the multiple roles and intersecting identities she is made of. And we want every participant to walk away carrying the core of an answer to the question of how the technology, or science, or math, or art she is producing might be made to better serve and reflect her values.</p><p><strong>How did the idea to launch these events come about?</strong></p><p>From conversation between a couple of women geeky enough to be holding their own in some very techy conversations that were early enough, foundational enough, and technically gnarly enough to require crossing not only existing company and industry bounds but those separating sectors: corporate, nonprofit, public sector, and academia.</p><p>As She’s Geeky founder Kaliya Young describes it, everywhere she went a few women were playing key roles in these technology and market-defining conversation. In most places they were starting to come together internally and at the occasional industry event but had no awareness of or access to their counterparts in other industries and sectors. So she and a few others decide to create a way for that to happen for geeky women of any and all ages, disciplines, and job descriptions to literally see and hear<br />one another, unmediated by others.</p><p>The UnConference format was a perfect match in that it relies on something that women tend to do naturally: bring themselves and their questions into a face to face event and then quickly and effectively orchestrate a multithreaded conversation that fits the time, space and people in the room or at the table.</p><p>When one of them remembered the cover of a 2006 anthology called “She’s Such a Geek: Women write about science, technology and other nerdy stuff,” they pounced and launched the first She’s Geeky, in the Bay Area, in 2007. Twenty events in 6 US cities have happened since. Each low budget, high impact, locally organized and amazingly diverse.</p><p><strong>How do you define "geeky"?</strong></p><p>Loosely. And proactively. Following the advice of women leaders like Gloria Feldt to define your own terms first (before someone else defines you) and to “use what you’ve got.”</p><p>“Geek” is a slang term originally used to describe eccentric or non-mainstream<br />people. In current use, however, the word typically connotes an expert or enthusiast or a person passionately engaged with what others consider obscure, technical or niche topics. Such topics typically require a command of detail and the ability to construct, enter, navigate, and interact with a whole dynamic system or universe. Relative to<br />the term 'nerd,' geekiness implies a bias toward action, as in “Geeks Get It Done.” When applied to women, geeky also means busting stereotypes of what it means to be a geek. She’s Geeky is both a celebration and a call to arms.</p><p><strong>What's an unConference?</strong></p><p>Unconference methods range from anything more organized then a cocktail party and less organized than talking heads on panel. At She’s Geeky we use a method called Open Space Technology. We begin each day with a blank wall and, with a facilitator guiding the process, in less than an hour attendees create a full, multitrack conference agenda that is relevant and inspiring to all. At a She’s Geeky unConference we ask participants to volunteer to create digital notes of each session, if appropriate, and contribute them to the whole for posting on the event website. The day ends with a closing circle where highlights and insights from the day are shared and sometimes there is a whole group conversation.</p><p>All participants are welcome to propose conversations, which means that breaking issues in their fields, or for women in general, can be discussed and are not restricted to an agenda created months in advance. We find that many people have similar ideas about sessions. As a result, this creates rich dialogue, collaboration and peer-to-peer learning. UnConferences are now common addenda to tech industry conference. They are highly valued as the time and place to think out loud with others and spend some time actively learning with colleagues pushing the limits.</p><p><strong>Tell me about the Special Convening. How is it different, and what prompted it?</strong></p><p>Over Thanksgiving weekend a small group gathered to consider what the second decade of She’s Geeky might be. Midway through the strategy discussion (what’s changed, what’s needed, is there a brand here, etc) we realized that the customary date for the annual two day “mothership” SG Bay Area event fell a week after the Inauguration and the rumored #womensmarch’s. In an instant, it was clear that this year of all years, a place to regroup, reenergize and redirect our efforts for the everyday haul ahead was essential. No woman we know was unaffected by the campaign, the election, the transition , and the reactions of Silicon Valley personalities and businesses thus far. So we pared it to one day. We added an Organizing Question: "What are WE, the women of tech and STEAM, doing in this time?" We decided to trust that the we could cover expenses mainly with participant fees and contributions. And went for it.</p><p><strong>What's the experience like for moms and daughters?</strong></p><p>Speaking as a mom, it’s a rare and wonderful thing to be able to bring one’s child into one’s adult world in its naturally occurring form. In the past, ‘tween and teen daughters have tagged along with mom, proposed and led sessions, come for a few hours or stayed and participated all day. And never ignored by the crowd, as you might imagine.</p><p>One of the phenomena we’ve been noticing recently is moms and daughters both working in tech. Can’t wait to start asking about and hearing what that’s like!</p><p><strong>What was the most memorable take‐away you've ever gotten from She's Geeky?</strong></p><p>For me, truthfully, it was something about the meaning and prevalence of 'geeky' and nd how it shows up in women. I’m a Boomer. I have BA in neurophysiology and biomechanics (I had been a dancer) from Yale, MBA and an MSEE (computer architecture) degree from Stanford. I came to Silicon Valley when it was semiconductor driven and decades later found myself back on the Stanford campus as a visiting scholar in social entrepreneurship. I co-wrote one of the most quoted nontechnical articles in tech industry history for the launch edition of Fast Company magazine in 1995 (“the People are the Company”).</p><p>I remember sitting in a cluster of chairs in the hall at the Computer History Museum and seeing what I identified as geekily-dressed young woman with a great look, thoroughly absorbed in listening to the session and I knew suddenly that I’d have looked just like her were I born a decade or two later. I’d have seen my own quite celebrated “analytical” skills as much deeper, multicolored and masterful than I knew to see them then.</p><p><strong>How has the tech culture changed, if at all, since the first She's Geeky in 2007?</strong></p><p>Huge changes. iOs and its inbuilt visual, tactile, and social functionality was brand new in 2007. BlogHer was still asking that brilliant opening question, “Where are the women bloggers?” We knew they were there but literally couldn’t see them. Now we know and see women in tech. We see smart female face and forms grace the covers and pages of tech pubs. Grace Hopper is an annual rite. But there’s also a huge elephant in the Valley. And broculture pervades entrepreneurship in ways seen and spoken and not. Some see a low point in women’s acceptance as tech professionals relative to the mid 80s, when personal technology was just emerging.</p><p>Many more things are speakable today than a decade ago and many more networks enable the speaking. Women are VERY connected. Collaboration is considered a basic business competency in most tech organizations. Employers and investors are beginning to acknowledge that “pipeline” is no longer the main problem. “Implicit bias” training and revamped hiring processes are widely understood as necessary but not sufficient. You could say that the table is now set for going beyond “the low hanging fruit.” In my opinion, figuring out the basics of relational productivity and rewarding, promoting, and designing products for them is the next battleground.</p><p><strong>How do you typically address the "A" in STEAM at an unConference?</strong></p><p>First of all, by recognizing it. It was at my first She’s Geeky that I first understood that many of the younger women in the room had entered the tech world through the door of design, powered by what we now call the Maker ethos. They were entering through the then emerging craft of building websites, of designing software experiences, of creating blogs, or working for tech companies doing those jobs . In the process they found themselves learning to code, establishing mastery in what we know call digital<br />media, making rich contributions to product and marketing teams, going to grad school and on.</p><p>It was a quiet phenomenon for a long time because, like much else relating to women, it felt risky to talk about. Nor did we have the language, until recently when the A formally got added to STEM.</p><p>Each year, each unConference, the A shows up differently depending on the participants and the program that emerges. But one look around the room tends to make the point pretty quickly.</p><p><strong>I read that you want to take it to the next level this year. What are you planning to level up in 2017?</strong></p><p>We’re open to shifting everything from refining the brand and how She’s Geeky adds value to a bubbling ecosystem to the format and variety of She’s Geeky events. From the mix of curated (i.e. invited) and emergent content to the staffing model (extremely minimal to date.). We intended to start 2017 by asking and listening and convening small groups in the first half of the year, speaking with potential funders, women in the first decade of their career, women leaving or resuming their careers.</p><p>Then November 9th happened.</p><p>At this point, a "full" She’s Geeky Bay Area is in the works for May 2017 to build upon what happens on the 28th and start manifesting what’s required by these very special times.</p><p><strong>Is there anything I haven’t asked about that you’d like to share with our</strong><br /><strong>community?</strong></p><p>One of our ‘uplevelings’ for 2017 is an attempt to build upon the new giving habits many women adopted over the last year by adding “personal”, “team”, and “girlfriend group” sponsorship options with appropriate recognition :). One of the tenets of the Open Space Technology movement is that whoever is in the room is the right set of people to have the conversation. But geeky women who are not in the<br />room also benefit, in part through their friends, team members, etc, &nbsp;and know they do.&nbsp;&nbsp;So we hope to create a new tradition of women directly funding women-to-women<br />conversation through national, cross-disciplinary nonprofits like She’s Geeky.</p><p><em>Follow Estee Solomon Gray on <a href="http://www.linkedin.com/in/esteesolomongray" target="_blank">LinkedIn</a> and <a href="http://twitter.com/estee" target="_blank">Twitter</a>. Contact her at estee@shesgeeky.org.</em></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div> Blogging & Social Media http://m.blogher.com/files/imagecache/user_small/user_pictures/picture-38434.jpg Tue, 24 Jan 2017 15:37:42 +0000 Julie Ross Godar 2516541 at http://m.blogher.com Tell Everyone You're Going to #BlogHer17 in Orlando http://m.blogher.com/tell-everyone-youre-going-blogher17-orlando <!--paging_filter--><p><a href="http://www.blogher.com/blogher17">BlogHer17</a> is headed to Orlando for the first time ever this June, and we're beyond excited. We've already announced <a href="http://www.blogher.com/blogher17-register-now">Luvvie Ajayi</a> as our first keynote speaker and <a href="http://www.blogher.com/janet-mock-will-emcee-voices-year-blogher17">Janet Mock</a> as our Voices of the Year emcee. We've opened <a href="http://www.blogher.com/submissions-are-open-blogher17-voices-year">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="https://www.blogher.com/files/BH17_Bling_Post.jpg" 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. 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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="https://www.blogher.com/files/VOTY17_Submissions_post.jpg" 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="http://www.blogher.com/janet-mock-will-emcee-voices-year-blogher17" 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="https://www.instagram.com/p/9mTSfmRGp1/" target="_blank">A photo posted by Jenna Hatfield (@jennalhatfield)</a> on Nov 2, 2015 at 2:01pm PST</p></div></blockquote><script src="//platform.instagram.com/en_US/embeds.js" type="text/javascript"></script></center><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Or <a href="https://www.instagram.com/fromentfree/">this amazing food Instagram feed</a> by Jennifer Reidy, and <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VrGNjGLs0ms">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="https://www.blogher.com/files/Jennifer-Borget-BH16.jpg" 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="http://imwithlizzie.com/">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="http://www.chicagonow.com/affirmed-mom/2015/05/affirmed-mom-transgender-child/">learning she's the mom of a transgender child</a>. And Clementine Bhiga's shattering account of <a href="http://www.femininecollective.com/giving-not-option/">her life as a Rwandan refugee</a>. And Nathan James' beautiful essay about <a href="https://innatejames.wordpress.com/2015/09/09/what-matters/">his childhood friend Lisa</a>.</p><p>Take a look at our rundown of <a href="http://www.blogher.com/what-we-saw-blogher16-voices-year-community-keynote">last year's Community Keynote</a> and <a href="http://www.blogher.com/announcing-2016-voices-year-honorees">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="http://www.blogher.com/what-its-be-conference-famous">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="https://www.blogher.com/files/BH17_VOTY_Quote_DanielleDayney-002.jpg" 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="https://form.jotform.com/60686861964168">Submissions open today</a> and close at 11:59PM ET on February 3, 2017. <strong><a href="https://form.jotform.com/63184296686167" 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="https://form.jotform.com/63184296686167" 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="http://www.addyeb.com/" target="_blank">addyeB</a></li><li>Alexandra Rosas, <a href="http://www.gooddayregularpeople.com" target="_blank">Good Day Regular People</a></li><li>Aliza Worthington, <a href="http://www.theworthingtonpost.net" target="_blank">The Worthington Post</a></li><li>Allison Kenny, <a href="http://www.raisingagogirl.com" target="_blank">Raising a Go Girl</a></li><li>Amandalyn Jones, <a href="http://www.sheknows.com" target="_blank">SheKnows Media</a></li><li>Amber Dorsey, <a href="http://www.fromcarpoolstococktails.com/" target="_blank">From Carpools to Cocktails</a></li><li>Annie Reneau, <a href="http://www.motherhoodandmore.com" target="_blank">Motherhood and More</a></li><li>Arnebya Herndon, <a href="http://arnebya.com" target="_blank">Arnebya</a></li><li>Ashley Cambers, <a href="http://happyprettysweet.com/" target="_blank">Happy Pretty Sweet</a></li><li>Brandi Riley, <a href="http://www.mamaknowsitall.com/about-me" target="_blank">SheKnows Media / Mama Knows It All</a></li><li>Christine Gutierrez, <a href="http://www.christineg.tv" target="_blank">ChristineEG TV</a></li><li>Cindy Reed, <a href="http://www.reedsterspeaks.com" target="_blank">Reedster Speaks</a></li><li>Clementine Bihiga, <a href="http://www.clementinebihiga.com" target="_blank">Clementine Bihiga</a></li><li>Colleen Stinchcombe, <a href="http://sheknows.com/authors/colleen-stinchcombe/articles" target="_blank">SheKnows Media</a></li><li>Daisy Eagan, <a href="http://www.daisyeagan.com" target="_blank">Daisy Eagan</a></li><li>Danielle Barnsley, <a href="http://www.anotherversion.ca" target="_blank">Another Version</a></li><li>Danielle Dayney, <a href="http://danielledayney.com" target="_blank">Danielle Dayney</a></li><li>Danielle Faust, <a href="http://www.okdani.com" target="_blank">OK Dani</a></li><li>Danielle Slaughter, <a href="http://www.mamademics.com" target="_blank">Mamademics</a></li><li>Dawn Lopez, <a href="http://www.cutefetti.com" target="_blank">Cute Fetti</a></li><li>Deborah Cruz, <a href="http://www.motherhoodthetruth.com" target="_blank">The TRUTH About Motherhood</a></li><li>Denise Cortes, <a href="http://www.pearmama.com/" target="_blank">Pear Mama</a></li><li>Deva Dalporto, <a href="https://www.youtube.com/user/MyLifeSuckers" target="_blank">My Life Suckers</a></li><li>Elaine Alguire, <a href="http://www.misselaineouslife.com" target="_blank">Miss Elaineous Life</a></li><li>Elan Morgan, <a href="https://elanmorgan.com" target="_blank">Elan Morgan</a></li><li>Elayna Fernandez, <a href="http://thepositivemom.com" target="_blank">The Positive Mom</a></li><li>Elisa Camahort Page, <a href="http://www.blogher.com/conferences" target="_blank">SheKnows Media</a></li><li>Elisha Fernandez, <a href="http://WhollyART.com/blog" target="_blank">Wholly Art</a></li><li>Ellen Seidman, <a href="http://lovethatmax.com" target="_blank">Love That Max</a></li><li>Elyssa Fernandez, <a href="http://WhollyART.com/blog" target="_blank">Wholly Art</a></li><li>Erica Dermer, <a href="http://www.celiacandthebeast.com" target="_blank">Celiac and the Beast</a></li><li>Erica Chao, <a href="http://mamasmission.com" target="_blank">Mamas Mission</a></li><li>Erin Best, <a href="http://www.erinbest.com" target="_blank">Erin Best</a></li><li>Erin Groh, <a href="http://www.blogher.com/conferences" target="_blank">SheKnows Media</a></li><li>Eva Wilson, <a href="http://socamom.com/s/index.php/blog" target="_blank">SoCa Mom</a></li><li>Eva Smith, <a href="http://techfoodlife.com/about/" target="_blank">Tech Food Life</a></li><li>Haley Moss, <a href="http://www.haleymossart.com" target="_blank">Haley Moss Art</a></li><li>Hasty Words, <a href="https://hastywords.wordpress.com/" target="_blank">Hasty Words</a></li><li>Hedia Anvar, <a href="http://gunmetalgeisha.com" target="_blank">Gunmetal Geisha</a></li><li>Holly Rosen Fink, <a href="http://www.theculturemom.com" target="_blank">The Culture Mom</a></li><li>Janelle Hanchett. <a href="http://www.renegademothering.com" target="_blank">Renegade Mothering</a></li><li>Jasmine Banks, <a href="http://www.justjasmineblog.com" target="_blank">Just Jasmine Blog</a></li><li>Jeannette Kaplun, <a href="hispanaglobal.com" target="_blank">HispanaGlobal</a></li><li>Jenifer Monroe, <a href="notcalm.com" target="_blank">SheKnows Media / Not Calm</a></li><li>Jenna Hatfield, <a href="http://stopdropandblog.com" target="_blank">Stop, Drop &amp; Blog</a></li><li>Jenni Ottum, <a href="http://www.sheknows.com" target="_blank">SheKnows Media</a></li><li>Jennifer Borget, <a href="http://babymakingmachine.com" target="_blank">Babymaking Machine</a></li><li>Jennifer Evers, <a href="http://www.memyselfandjen.com" target="_blank">SheKnows Media / Me, Myself and Jen</a></li><li>Jennifer Gaonach, <a href="http://www.sheknows.com" target="_blank">SheKnows Media</a></li><li>Jennifer Reidy, <a href="http://fromentfree.com" target="_blank">Froment Free</a></li><li>Jennifer Swartvagher, <a href="http://www.beyondthecrib.com" target="_blank">Beyond the Crib</a></li><li>Jessi Sanfilippo, <a href="http://www.shuggilippo.com" target="_blank">Shuggilippo</a></li><li>Jill Robbins, <a href="http://www.rippedjeansandbifocals.com" target="_blank">Ripped Jeans and Bifocals</a></li><li>Joanne De Simone, <a href="https://special-educationmom.com/" target="_blank">Special-Education Mom</a></li><li>Joy Johnson, <a href="http://www.sheknows.com" target="_blank">SheKnows Media</a></li><li>Joy Sussman, <a href="http://www.JoyfullyGreen.com" target="_blank">Joyfully Green</a></li><li>Kait Hanson, <a href="http://www.communikait.com" target="_blank">CommuniKait</a></li><li>Karin Hitselberger, <a href="http://www.claimingcrip.com" target="_blank">Claiming Crip</a></li><li>Kathy Moran, <a href="http://www.blogher.com/conferences" target="_blank">SheKnows Media</a></li><li>Kathy Cano-Murillo, <a href="http://craftychica.com" target="_blank">Crafty Chica</a></li><li>Katie Hoffman, <a href="sassandbalderdash.com" target="_blank">Sass and Balderdash</a></li><li>Katie Reed, <a href="amotherthing.com" target="_blank">A Mother Thing</a></li><li>Keisha Reed, <a href="http://www.citygirlgoesdigital.com" target="_blank">City Girl Goes Digital</a></li><li>Kimberly Zapata, <a href="http://sunshineandspoiledmilk.com" target="_blank">Sunshine and Spoiled Milk</a></li><li>Kristin Shaw, <a href="http://www.kristinvshaw.com" target="_blank">Kristin V Shaw</a></li><li>Lauren Goveo, <a href="http://www.sheknows.com">SheKnows Media</a></li><li>Leigh Ann Torres, <a href="http://www.blogher.com/myprofile/leigh-ann-torres" target="_blank">Leigh Ann Torres</a></li><li>Lisa Page Rosenberg, <a href="http://www.smacksy.com" target="_blank">Smacksy</a></li><li>Liv Rich, <a href="http://www.unbelievablyhuman.com" target="_blank">Unbelievably Human</a></li><li>Liz Thompson, <a href="http://www.thisfullhouse.com" target="_blank">SheKnows Media / This Full House</a></li><li>Lizz Porter, <a href="http://morethanthursdays.com/" target="_blank">More Than Thursdays</a></li><li>Lori Luna, <a href="http://www.blogher.com/conferences" target="_blank">SheKnows Media</a></li><li>Lucy Satinoff, <a href="http://www.lucyslifeslessons.com" target="_blank">Lucy's Life's Lessons</a></li><li>Meghan Walbert, <a href="http://www.phasethreeoflife.com" target="_blank">Phase Three of Life</a></li><li>Melisa Wells, <a href="http://suburbanscrawl.com" target="_blank">SheKnows Media / Suburban Scrawl</a></li><li>Michelle Dowell-Vest, <a href="http://www.michelledowellvest.com" target="_blank">Michelle Dowell-Vest</a></li><li>Miranda Santiago, <a href="http://www.spendyourdays.com" target="_blank">Spend Your Days</a></li><li>Mona Darling, <a href="http://www.VivaYourRevolution.com" target="_blank">Viva Your Revolution</a></li><li>Nancy Ruffin, <a href="http://www.nancyarroyoruffin.com" target="_blank">Nancy Arroyo Ruffin</a></li><li>Natalie DeYoung, <a href="http://thecatladysings.com" target="_blank">The Cat Lady Sings</a></li><li>Natasha Nicholes, <a href="http://www.housefulofnicholes.com" target="_blank">Houseful of Nicholes</a></li><li>Nathan James, <a href="http://www.innatejames.wordpress.com" target="_blank">The Relative Cartographer</a></li><li>Pamela Valentine, <a href="http://www.chicagonow.com/affirmed-mom" target="_blank">Affirmed Mom</a></li><li>Philippe Guelton, <a href="http://www.sheknows.com" target="_blank">SheKnows Media</a></li><li>Phyllis Myung, <a href="http://napkinhoarder.com" target="_blank">Napkin Hoarder</a></li><li>Pooja Makhijani, <a href="http://www.poojamakhijani.com" target="_blank">Pooja Makhijani</a></li><li>Renee Robbins,<a href="https://thatshamelesshussy.com">That Shameless Hussy</a></li><li>Ryan Bell, <a href="http://www.twitter.com/Ryan_A_Bell" target="_blank">Ryan Bell</a></li><li>Samantha Skey, <a href="http://www.sheknows.com" target="_blank">SheKnows Media</a></li><li>Sarah Fader, <a href="http://www.oldschoolnewschoolmom.com" target="_blank">Old School New School Mom</a></li><li>Sili Recio, <a href="http://mymamihood.com" target="_blank">My Mamihood</a></li><li>Stacie Connerty, <a href="http://divinelifestyle.com" target="_blank">Divine Lifestyle</a></li><li>Stacy Jill Calvert, <a href="http://www.stacyjillcalvert.com" target="_blank">Stacy Jill Calvert</a></li><li>Susan Kaplow, <a href="http://www.sheknows.com">SheKnows Media</a></li><li>Susan Maccarelli, <a href="beyondyourblog.com" target="_blank">Beyond Your Blog</a></li><li>Tabatha Wharton, <a href="http://www.tabathaetc.com" target="_blank">Tabatha Etc</a></li><li>Tanis Miller, <a href="http://www.tanismiller.com" target="_blank">Tanis Miller</a></li><li>Tiffany Haywood, <a href="http://themrstee.com" target="_blank">The Mrs Tee</a></li><li>Tina Plantamura, <a href="tinaplantamura.com" target="_blank">Tina Plantamura</a></li><li>Tracey Michae'l Lewis, Giggetts, <a href="http://www.traceymlewis.com" target="_blank">Tracey M Lewis</a></li><li>Vanessa Bell, <a href="http://www.desumama.com" target="_blank">De Su Mama</a></li><li>Whitney Cicero, <a href="http://www.Facebook.com/TheNewStepford" target="_blank">The New Stepford</a></li><li>William Dameron, <a href="http://www.living-authentically.com" target="_blank">Living Authentically</a></li><li>Xenia Galaviz, <a href="http://raisedbyculture.com" target="_blank">Raised By Culture</a></li><li>Yvonne Spence, <a href="http://yvonnespence.com" target="_blank">Yvonne Spence</a></li><li>Zakary Watson, <a href="http://www.raisingcolorado.com" target="_blank">Raising Colorado</a></li></ul><p><strong>Finally, check out our <a href="https://www.blogher.com/blogher-voices-year-faq" 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="https://form.jotform.com/63184296686167" 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 http://m.blogher.com/files/imagecache/user_small/user_pictures/picture-285725.jpg Wed, 04 Jan 2017 15:00:00 +0000 AFewGoodJens 2496702 at http://m.blogher.com I'm Making a Big Leap … But I'm Also Still Here http://m.blogher.com/im-making-big-leap-im-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="http://www.blogher.com/meet-members-our-first-ever-community-advisory-board">community</a>. And I will continue to be this community’s online and on-site champion and host. </p> <p><center><img src="https://www.blogher.com/files/Elisa-Camahort-Page-Thank-You-600.jpg" 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="http://www.blogher.com/member/loriluna">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="http://www.blogher.com/great-leap-forward">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="http://www.blogher.com/pitch-keynote-returns-blogher16-featuring-sallie-krawcheck-brought-you-godaddy" target="_blank">The Pitch</a>, <a href="https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLt8E15LaHqG4qvun7u0yXL1t39rsUgPSp" target="_blank">Hatch</a>, and <a href="http://www.blogher.com/wine-gyn-0" 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 http://m.blogher.com/files/imagecache/user_small/user_pictures/picture-12.jpg Tue, 03 Jan 2017 23:02:05 +0000 Elisa Camahort 2505419 at http://m.blogher.com Janet Mock Will Emcee Voices of the Year at #BlogHer17 http://m.blogher.com/janet-mock-will-emcee-voices-year-blogher17 <!--paging_filter--><p>Three years ago, I read <a href="http://janetmock.com/">Janet Mock</a>'s New York Times-bestselling memoir <em><a href="https://www.amazon.com/Redefining-Realness-Path-Womanhood-Identity/dp/1476709130/">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="https://www.blogher.com/files/Janet-Mock.jpg" 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="http://www.blogher.com/blogher17">#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="http://janetmock.com/tv/">"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="http://www.hbo.com/documentaries/the-trans-list">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="https://www.eventbrite.com/e/blogher17-conference-tickets-26709536944"><b>Register now</b></a> so you don't miss Janet, previously announced keynote speaker <a href="http://www.blogher.com/blogher17-register-now">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 http://m.blogher.com/files/imagecache/user_small/user_pictures/picture-12.jpg Thu, 15 Dec 2016 13:00:00 +0000 Elisa Camahort 2496240 at http://m.blogher.com Bloggers Report Legal Trouble for Using Photos They Bought Online http://m.blogher.com/bloggers-report-legal-trouble-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="http://www.blogher.com/how-find-amazing-photos-you-can-legally-use">using images you don't have the right to use</a> on your blog. <a href="http://www.blogher.com/bloggers-beware-you-can-get-sued-using-photos-your-blog-my-story">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="https://www.blogher.com/files/Blogger-looking-for-images.jpg" alt="Blogger looking for images, by Dai KE on Unsplash" /><em>Image by <a href="https://unsplash.com/photos/GkraTrCYA_0">Dai KE on Unsplash</a></em></center></p> <p>Last month, Liz Krause shared her experience <a href="https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/10-emotions-expect-when-accused-image-copyright-even-chicken-krause">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 mailto:julie.rossgodar@sheknows.com>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 http://m.blogher.com/files/imagecache/user_small/user_pictures/picture-38434.jpg Tue, 22 Nov 2016 17:37:31 +0000 Julie Ross Godar 2483306 at http://m.blogher.com Sign Up to Volunteer and Get a Free Pass to #BlogHer17 in Orlando http://m.blogher.com/sign-volunteer-and-get-free-pass-blogher17-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="https://www.blogher.com/files/BlogHer-registration-desk.jpg" 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="https://form.jotform.com/63144642308149">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="https://form.jotform.com/63144642308149">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="https://form.jotform.com/63144642308149">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 http://m.blogher.com/files/imagecache/user_small/user_pictures/picture-51763.jpg Tue, 15 Nov 2016 19:20:12 +0000 Lori Luna 2479010 at http://m.blogher.com Who's on the 2016 NaBloPoMo Blogroll http://m.blogher.com/nablopomo-november-2016-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="https://www.facebook.com/groups/BlogHerWritingLab/">Writing Lab Facebook group</a>.</p> <p> <center><img src="https://www.blogher.com/files/NaBloPoMo_1116_Blogroll_465x287_0.jpg" alt="NaBloPoMo November 2016 blogroll" /></center></p> <p><a href="https://erinmacminn.wordpress.com/" target="_blank">(a work in progress)</a><br /> <a href="http://spindlerose.typepad.com" target="_blank">(mis)adventures of spindlerose</a><br /> <a href="http://familyphotosfoodcraft.com" target="_blank">[NB] by Nic Beltane</a><br /> <a href="http://www.200fingersandtoes.com" target="blank">200 fingers and toes</a><br /> <a href="http://40wishesandcounting.com/" target="_blank">40 Wishes and Counting</a><br /> <a href="http://www.biselblog.com" target="_blank">A Bisel Dis... A Bisel Dat</a><br /> <a href="http://www.ablackbirdsepiphany.co.uk" target="_blank">A Blackbird's Epiphany</a><br /> <a href="http://adayinthelifeofkat.blogspot.ca" target="_blank">A Day in the Life of Kathy</a><br /> <a href="http://afrugalhome.com/" target="_blank">A Frugal Home</a><br /> <a href="http://www.afurfilledlife.wordpress.com" target="_blank">A Fur-Filled Life</a><br /> <a href="http://agrandelife.net" target="_blank">A Grande Life</a><br /> <a href="Http://www.amadisonmom.net" target=_blank">A Madison Mom</a><br /> <a href="www.anewversionofme.com" target="_blank">A New Version of Me</a><br /> <a href="http://www.aroadtome.com" target="_blank">A Road to Me</a><br /> <a href="http://shilpaagarg.com/" target="_blank">A Rose is a Rose is a Rose</a><br /> <a href="http://ASavingsWOW.com" target="_blank">A Savings WOW!</a><br /> <a href="http://songeveryday.org" target="_blank">A Song Every Day</a><br /> <a href="http://somemorebanter.wordpress.com" target="_blank">A Vibrant 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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="https://www.voteplz.org/vote/early/?edit=true">Early voting tool</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.voteplz.org/vote/polls/?edit=true">Polling place finder</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.voteplz.org/vote/ballot/?edit=true">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="http://jsbin.com/nilurugeye/1/edit?html,css,output">example banner with html/css to use</a>. </p> <p>You can get <a href="https://docs.google.com/document/d/1-rZuXI5kroKYo_ETHGpx3YY6YNLUrXF_SByyGmwFEL4/edit">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="https://www.voteplz.org/partners/">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="https://medium.com/voteplz">VotePlz Team</a></p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> News & Entertainment Politics http://m.blogher.com/files/imagecache/user_small/user_pictures/picture-466406.jpg Wed, 02 Nov 2016 23:28:03 +0000 Fouad Matin 2471882 at http://m.blogher.com