11 Highlights from BlogHer '11

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Last week I spoke at BlogHer '11, a gathering of over 3,000 women bloggers. One of the main reasons I go to BlogHer is to connect with old friends and to make new ones like: Beth of My Plastic-free Life. Together Counts' BlogHer 5K I ran the BlogHer 5K with Siel/Green LA Girl, which was a real milestone for me, since I've been Embracing Resting this year after injuring my toe. It was my fifth, and favorite BlogHer conference, largely because of the location.

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BlogHer Geeks

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Gina Tranpani , Barb Dybwad , and Annalee Newitz geeking out at BlogHer

BlogHers Act!

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BlogHer announces BlogHers Act, a year-long initiative to harness the incredible power of women online. Here's my suggestion for #1 over at Blogher There are two goals: 1. Making a difference on a single global cause. Identifying the top four issues that women online want the U.S. Presidential candidates to address in order to win our votes in the ??????08 08 Election. The details of how to participate are here.

Ponzi's Coverage of Blogher.

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Ponzi has posted her coverage of the Blogher Conference. Technorati Tags: blogher

BlogHers Act: Global Health Poll

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BlogHer (where I am a Contributing Editor) launched a year-long campaign, BlogHers Act, at their 2007 conference this summer. During BlogHers Act, BlogHers will work to make a measurable improvement in "global health" issues. BlogHers Act will take a two-pronged approach to make a positive change in global health issues. BlogHers will work together around a single global health issue that they want to create change around.

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Meet Some Do Good BlogHers

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I'm having a great time at the BlogHer Conference this year connecting with lots of do-good, good-hearted BlogHers like: Zoe Chafe, Staff Researcher and blogger for Worldwatch Institute. Photo Credit: Photo of Birdie Jawarski at the Scrapblog Stand at the BlogHer Conference 07 by Alex de Carvalho.

BlogHer Acts: How Should BlogHers Change the World?

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Yesterday BlogHer launched a new, year-long initiative to use the power of its 11,000+ members for positive change. What is the global issue BlogHer's members should focus on this year? You can read my answer to the first question in my post on BlogHer, " BlogHers Act: We Need to Be A Witness for Darfur ". Bloghers Act , Bloghersact , Blogher , politics , women , election , social change Darfur

Blogher Shoes & Feet

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Flip flops are big again this year blogher. View the complete set of blogher shoes and feet here So are wedge heels, pointed high heel shoes, and pedicures with various shades of pink, red, orange, and sliver polish.

Renee Blodgett's Blogher Fashion Photos

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Renee Blodgett took these awesome photos at blogher

BlogHer at SXSW

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BlogHer at SXSW Originally uploaded by GraceD. I stumbled upon this in flickr and just had to blog it. I just love illustrations inspired by 50's kitch. Someday, ask me about my Holt Howard collections

Elisa Camahort Page, BlogHer: How I Have Fun, Do Good

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Elisa Camahort Page is the co-founder and COO of BlogHer Inc, the largest community of women who blog, and the future of women's lifestyle programming.where women actively participate and can integrate their perspectives on everything from parenting to politics, food to finance. The best ways to follow her are via Twitter ( @ElisaC ) and by all the headline feeds found in her BlogHer profile.

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Morning at BlogHer, Day 1

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This is my first BlogHer Conference and when I walked into the registration area this morning--wow, wow, wow. blogher blogher_06I can only describe it as a room filled with the energy of potential. The potential to connect, the potential to learn, the potential to see the world in another way.

Nonprofit BlogHer: Starfish Circle

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I finally arrived in Chicago after getting up at 3:00 am to catch an early flight. So, yesterday was on less hours of sleep than number of lattes consumed. I had three lattes. Do the math. But, I had an opportunity to meet Sheila Bernus Dowd who writes a blog called Starfish Circle where she shares her insights about the nonprofit community in Silicon Valley. Check it out! It is always fun to meet readers who you have never met face-to-face and so I had to get my photo taken with her

I'm going to Blogher

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I'm going to blogher conference ! Got childcare lined up and found a cheap flight. I'm going! Now all I have to do is figure out how to make this image show up on of my side bars

Afternoon Blogher Buzz

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This group of bloghers was having an animated conversation in the hall after lunch. That was the biggest buzz in the halls at Blogher. Technorati Tags: blogher. It turns out that they all read each other, but never had a chance to meet face-to-face. Jade Li from Weblogs, Inc and Lynda Keeler from delight.com. The buzz? Blogging is a women's platform because women love to talk and blogging facilitates talking on and offline.

I'm going to BlogHer 06

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But today, blogher Lisa Stone posted the Blogher 06 collection of blog banners and buttons. As soon as the announcement came out in January, I registered. Here's more information about the conference and registration. Okay, now I need to decide which button to put on my side bar

Nonprofit Bloggers at Blogher

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If you were at Blogher and are interested in nonprofit blogging, add a comment below. Technorati Tags: blogherThis is Nancy White making a toast at the Saturday night dinner which was going to be nonprofit bloggers, but was a large group of everyone who wanted to eat together. There was a "birds of feather" nonprofit table and I think I photographed most of the bloggers with an interest in nonprofit blogging.

Marc Canter at Blogher

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Why did you come to blogher? What's it like to be a man at blogher? Technorati Tags: blogher blogherconMeet Marc Canter. I'm not sure if we are related or not. Both our Kanter/Canter last names came from Russia. Marc told me that he owns the domain name canter.com which is devoted to the family history of all Canters, Kanters, Cantors, or Kantors. I learned that the Canters came from Russia but immigrated to England first, not to the US like the Kanters did.

I'm live blogging at blogher!

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Found this link via the blogher flickr photo group So, I thought I'd make myself a press badge!

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Blogher: Getting it on for a Cause!

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Yesterday, on very little sleep, I did a session at Blogher. Britt Bravo did a superb job of moderating. VITA and Kaylyn , fellow panelists, were inspiring. Katie took excellent notes! Thank you

Blogher Shoes & Feet

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Technorati Tags: blogher blogherconI'm blogging shoes and feet this morning during breakfast. The complete set is here. The only way I got these photographs was promise not to attach a name to the photo. I did get permission from anina.net who is a fashion blogger from Paris. The shoes are by the designer Andre). Lots of colorful flipflops with nail polish. The above are mirror images almost. I saw all different shades of pink and red as well as green, black, and blue polish.

Meet Bloghers: Michele McLellan

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Technorati Tags: blogher blogherconMeet Michelle McLellan who is the director of Tommorrow's Workforce at Northwestern University. She approached after I got the nerve to share my experience covering the Cambodian Blogosphere in the When Globalization is Good for Women panel moderated by Nancy White. (It

Blogher Purses, Bags, and Backpacks

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The minute I walked into the reception at blogher tonight, Susan Getgood came up to me and said "Don't photograph my shoes. My blogher shoes and feet photos have gotten more hits than anything else on my blog! The second purse from Hawaii spotted during the blogher reception. But because the blogher logo is green. - Lots more blogher purses captured here

Blogher Reflections from others

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Wee Hours ' analysis of gender differences between the visual stream out of flickr for Blogher versus Gnomedex. Words from the three organizers: Elisa 's post on the conference content and a blogher story. Jory 's inside the blogher conference post. Excellent summary posts. Lisa Stone 's post setting the context for the debate. Danah Boyd One issue came up over the fact that women don't network. Well, that's bullshit.

BlogHer Social Change and Nonprofits Meetup

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Britt Bravo facilitated a meet up session yesterday for bloghers who write about social change and nonprofits. And if that isn't enough - Marshall Kirkpatrick has a great round up of favorite Bloghers over at Read/Write Web Photo by Britt Bravo. She compiled a list of all in attendance and I'm sharing it here. why not add a few new blogs into your reader?

The Hands That Created the Blogher Logo

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Look at these gorgeous rings and bracelets, but more importantly these are the hands that created the Blogher Logo! Technorati Tags: blogher

I'm Speaking at BlogHer and Blogme2007

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I'm off to my third BlogHer Conference! Meanwhile, I'm finally doing the ten-second blogme meme: I'm going to have to use my BlogHer 2005 T-shirt slogan again -- "Enough about me, let's talk about my blog" a big hat tip to Alexandra Samuels This year I"m speaking on a panel called " Getting It On(line) for a Cause. While PowerPoint presentations with deadening bullet points are banned from sessions, I a few slides to share.

July 2: Last Day to Register for BlogHer

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Just a quick post to say that today at 6 PM Pacific Time is the last day to register for the BlogHer Conference. blogher women blog nonprofit green social changeThey are selling out. If you've been waiting to sign up, don't delay. I'll be facilitating a Birds of a Feather session for Green, Social Change & NPO/NGO bloggers on Friday, July 18th from 10:30-11:45 AM.

Could Blogher Be Green Next Year?

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I met lots of great folks tonight at the evening cocktail party, but as I saw tons of trash being thrown away, and lots of meat being served, I couldn't help asking myself, could BlogHer be green next year? Couldn't BlogHer be zero waste, too? blogher blogher06 greenJulia Butterfly Hill's nonprofit, Circle of Life, has a Greening Event Guide available for free to event planners. The Craigslist Foundation Nonprofit Boot Camp was a zero waste event last year.

Meeting the Bloghers: Ellen Spertus

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Technorati Tags: blogher blogherconEllen Spertus works for Google. She doesn't have a blog. Check out the t-shirt, you can buy at the google store. Ellen says that Google is the most female-friendly technology place she has ever worked for!

Meet the Bloghers: Susan

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Meet Susan. Her blog live blogs the Atom bomb as if it were stuck in the 1940s. She admits to being a little obsessive, but does not own Fat Man and Little Boy shot glasses. What a fantastic concept for a high school history project - does have to be about the bomb, but any point in history

Check out Village Girl's Vblog of Blogher or Vlogher

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Eath (Village Girl) just posted a video of blogher

Global Health Initiative: Bloghers Act - Take the Poll

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BlogHers Act is a year-long initiative in which members of BlogHer , both on BlogHer???s s network and in our extended communities, will work to make a measurable improvement in Global Health (as distinct from BlogHer's Election 2008 Voter Manifesto initiative focused on the domestic issues of importance to Presidential candidates). BlogHers Act will take a two-pronged approach to improving Global Health: 1.

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FLickr Blogher Meetup: Where's the Group Photo?

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This kind soul happen to walk by when the flickr blogher meetup birds of a feather session ended and we needed a group photo. I know that the photo was taken on this blogher's camera phone. But I can't find her card and I can't find the photo. Can anyone help? And, while I was listening to folks wax rhapsodic, I took photos and practiced some of the points that Heather Champ mentioned during her digital photography workshop yesterday. I'd love to see the photos that others took?

Meet A Cambodian BlogHer: Sopheap Chak

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How come there are not so many BlogHers in Cambodia? Cross posted on BlogHerphoto by Oso Sopheap blogs at ifocus with the tagline ???three three dimensions of life.??? She is the Advocacy and Public Relation Officer for the Cambodian Center for Human Rights. She has worked for that NGO for almost two years. She started her blog this year in May, 2007 because it was an opportunity for self-expression.

JD Lasica's Video Interviews from Blogher

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By chance, I stumbled upon these interviews from JD Lasica of people he interviewed at Blogher. Technorati Tags: blogher blogherconThis was while I was learning how to use ourmedia.org for publishing my vlog posts for Cambodia4kids using the fantastic tutorials from freevlog.org.).

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BlogHers Act and Other Ways to Help Myanmar Cyclone Victims

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And BlogHer has responded. Earlier today, Lisa Stone of BlogHer let us know that BlogHers Act and Global Giving expanded the Mother's Day fundraising initiative to include support for a project for emergency relief. (I I had already made a donation to the BlogHer's act, but I've donated a second time to the Myanmar project, won't you?) Thank you to everyone who has donated to the BlogHers Act

Blogher T-Shirt Arrived: One Week To Go!

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My blogher t-shirt arrived with one week to spare! Here's the ordering information for how to get your blogher t-shirt and other items. Technorati Tags: blogherThe text you can read says "Hat Tip" Alexandra Samuel.

Advanced Tools Session At Blogher

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blogher George from Flickr Originally uploaded by cambodia4kidsorg. This is George from Flickr takaing a picture of me while I took a picture of her. I want to see that picture. She was on the Advanced Tools Panel with Marnie Webb and Alexandra Samuel. She couldn't demonstrate because the connection was down, but when she wrote stuff on the flipchart - she wrote the L I in flickr in a way that looked like: fucker. Inside joke at Flickr. Advanced Tools Originally uploaded by whitneybee.

November 15th Cambridge, MA Blogher Meetup

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When I saw that the speaker list at the upcoming Symposium on Social Architecture co-hosted by the Berkman Center and Corante had a number of bloghers including one of the blogher orignators, Lisa Stone. it lead to a Cambridge, MA blogher meetup in Harvard Square! So, calling out to all Bloghers as well as Boston Technobabes to join us for the fun! Technorati Tags: blogher

Meet Michaela Hackner: BlogHer and Nonprofit Techie

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So, she graciously agreed to participate in our panel and do a quick interview for me so I could "pro blog it" for BlogHer. Photo by Michaela Hackner, Kalabird. By the time you read this post, I will be crossing the International Dateline enroute to the first Cambodian Bloggers Summit in Phnom Penh. (No, No, I'm not blogging on the plane! I wrote it in advance). I was asked to participate on a panel proposal at SXSW 2008 with several nonprofit colleagues.

Meet the Bloghers: Village Girl - Eath Chhon

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She came to Blogher with her husband and daughter, Jampa only briefly. That's on my personal blogher to-do list) She has also encouraged me to do vblogging, her passion about it is contagious. Technorati Tags: blogher. Eath Chhon is vlogger behind the Village Girl Blog. She is blogging her trip to California, taking a break from her life story which is a must view.) She spotted me because I carried my Cambodian bag (I did that on purpose).