BlogHer: Martha, Katie, Soledad And Female Domination
I am again at Huff Submit after a three-week blogging hiatus. It was a present I gave myself.
During my three-week running a blog break, I had a chance to calm down, unWINE unwind and rest my brain so that I can proceed to add value to the blogging community. It is no straightforward feat to manage an engaged viewers as smart as YOU and constantly provide recent, captivating content. In order to do so, this mama needs to interact in stimulating activities, corresponding to reading Fifty Shades Of Gray Warfare and Peace.
So… I relaxed by the lake.
I watched my children play fortunately on the beach in Maine.
I labored. So much really.
I went on just a few dates with my hubby.
After which…. BloghHer!
What is BlogHer, you may ask Properly, it’s three days of magic. There is de facto no different approach to describe BlogHer as anyting apart from magical.
I quote Huffington Post blogger Darryle Pollack, whom I truly met at BlogHer this weekend in New York, and her article. That is what makes BlogHer so distinctive…
Created in 2005 by three women as a gathering for ladies who blogged, BlogHer has multiplied in size — and importance — every year since. Now a profitable webpage, promoting community and Television channel the annual BlogHer conference is the jewel within the crown — the place bloggers, entrepreneurs and sponsors come to connect. Four smaller conferences have also blossomed from it.
Twitter, blogs and social media channels have been buzzing about BlogHer for weeks. There’s recommendation, lists of tips– even lists of the lists of ideas.
So, why such a giant deal about BlogHer
I am unable to let you know.
Critically. There’s something for everybody, so BlogHer means different things to totally different folks…
In a world the place the Kardashians are the gold commonplace of success, for me, BlogHer represents a kernel of actuality, a source of inspiration and an island of sanity where individuals are appreciated not for what they appear like or what they’ve, but for who they are. Generally that seems like a uncommon thing.
And for me that is an enormous deal. Possibly Martha Stewart and Katie Couric (speakers at Blogher) perceive the ability of that, too.” -Darryle Pollack
So, to provide you with a recap of my past three days, I weblog to you in photograph. I apologize the for less-than-ample quality on most of the photographs. What can I say I am the final individual on earth nonetheless using a Blackberry (I can’t let go of the rattling keypad). Please also read the photo descriptions…
BlogHer is legendary for its parties. Who can match all the shoes and dresses into one suitcase It wasn’t easy closing this pet up
Power session with my buddy Adam Keats (who works in PR) discussing Girls On The Fence and brand relationships
Sure, WE BLOGGERS ARE THAT Powerful, THAT PRESIDENT OBAMA TALKS TO US! 4000 BLOGGERS AND BARACK.
An outdated friend I met in the Twitter neighborhood — Ted Rubin. This man is a gem.
Me, maternity empire pioneer Liz Lange, and bestselling creator and speaker Samantha Ettus at New York Instances Bestselling Author Gretchen Rubin’s guide launch
Laura Mayes (founder of Mother 2.Zero Summit), me, Liz Lange, Samantha Ettus, and Jen Singer (MommaSaid.net)
Jen Singer, Samantha Ettus and me
Getting ready for a BlogHer picture shoot
Stay from Blogher 2012
Hanging with Canadian Bloggers, Nadine Silverthorne (left) and Gossip Blogger Kelli Catana (right)
Something goes at BlogHer. How ridiculously adorable are these mothers
BlogHer brings Energy Ladies. By far, my favorite a part of the weekend.
Martha Stewart snapping a photo of the audience for Twitter as she walks in…
Discussing Martha Stewart Omnimedia, and what it takes to run an empire
Due to a family good friend, I acquired to meet one in all my favourite female entrepreneurs, Martha. Clearly an incredible second for an entrepreneur like myself. Now that’s Oprah, Richard Branson and Martha Stewart in 12 months. Not unhealthy!
Yes, now I’ve seen it all. Trojan giving out VIBRATORS at BlogHer. Yup, that’s what 4000 ‘power’ girls brings (no pun meant)
My Milk Moustache at ‘Bought Milk ‘ with the milk males!
With certainly one of my favourite women in our running a blog group, Whitney Wingerd, at the perfect Buy booth
Having a Bethenny Frankel SkinnyGirl margarita
My oldest and dearest Social Media/Digital Mother buddies Kimberley Clayton Blaine (TheGoToMom.tv) and Beth Blecheman (TechMamas.com)
My doppleganger (do not we glance alike ) blogger extraordinaire, Liz Gumbinner (Mother-101.com)
Me and the superb Amy Windsor (TheBitchinWife.com) having dinner
One of those legendary parties. Crazy bloggers on the dance flooring at Sparklecorn (sure, that’s the name of the yearly party)
Because I am the geek that enjoys the periods probably the most. I at all times love perfecting my craft and trade
On the “Getting Gorgeous” occasion with my girls Vera Sweeney (left) and Audrey McClellan (right)
At “Getting Gorgeous” with Nicole Feliciano of MomTrends.com
At “Getting Gorgeous” with Joni from Mom Pulse, a new YouTube channel for moms that I am thrilled to be a part of
I was requested to describe what Inner Beauty means to me. “Inner beauty is…” That is my reply.
One in every of my favorite journalists, Katie Couric (left) being interviewed by BlogHer co-founder Lisa Stone
Katie’s famous legs! You go girl!
A video I shot of Katie Couric discussing her new fall daytime talk present, The Katie Present
CNN Reporter Soledad O’Brien interviewing Supermodel and Activist Christy Turlington
Malaak Compton-Rock (Activist and wife of comic Chris Rock), Christy Turlington and Soledad O’Brien discussing the challenges of non-profit organizations
Three exceptionally dynamic girls
This picture is “Magnificence and the Beast,” I swear. I also not too long ago interviewed Christy Turlington on WomenOnTheFence.com, and right here we’re meeting in-individual for the primary time. She referred to as me out in the viewers and thanked me for helping her ‘Get off the fence.’ Really nice.
Me and Soledad O’Brien who promised me an interview for WomenOnTheFence.com. Yay! She additionally told me, “I will always remember Girls On The Fence.” Find it irresistible.
Hanging with the nice peeps at RetailMeNot.com- the largest coupon site in the world. I am a Model Ambassador for them.
New York Metropolis – one in every of my favorites in the world
And if that doesn’t provde the vibe, this has bought to be the very best TWEET I’ve seen on Twitter. 😉
– I am extra unbiased than I believed I was. This has served me nicely.
– Regardless of being more unbiased, I’m nothing with out my family, specifically my position as wife and mom.
– In case you at all times stay OPEN, good things come.
– If you’re cool going anywhere alone, good things come once more.
– In case you plant enough seeds, eventually one thing sticks.
– I realized that not all girls are catty. At the least not those I have allowed into my life. Give and you stone island dyed down jacket orange shall obtain mates for life.
– Work onerous, but play exhausting too. Passion is the place to live.
– Success comes from following your goals. I learn on Twitter this morning, “If you don’t comply with your dreams, you will work for somebody who did. Discover time to make your ardour a reality.” Amen to that.