I'm back from BlogHer 12 in New York City! I wanted to have a BlogHer 12 post ready for Monday, but I was EXHAUSTED when I got back and after two naps, I still just didn't have it in me. But, don't worry. I've got lots of pictures and info to share with you starting with this post. I plan to break my recap up into 4 different posts, covering different aspects of the conference and my time in New York City so as not to overwhelm you with too much in one post. I had an amazing time, made some new friends, learned some new stuff, made some great connections, ate some great food, got some good swag, met some cool people, and got very little sleep (which is why I fell asleep in the middle of typing this). I will start off by recapping the sessions and speakers.
The BlogHer 12 crew really set the standard even higher for blogger conferences. This was my first time attending a BlogHer conference and I was not disappointed. I mean, does it get much better than kicking off a conference with a live video chat with President Barack Obama (he told us, "Michelle says hi.")?? President Obama spoke to us about what he has done in his first term to advance women's rights, such as signing the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act.
The rest of our speakers were Martha Stewart, Katie Couric, Soledad O'Brien, Christy Turlington Burns, and Malaak Compton-Rock. What a line-up! Be sure to look out for new shows from Martha and Katie coming soon. One cool thing about Katie's new show is that she will have two seats at each show set aside for bloggers! Tweet @KatieShow if you're interested in being one of those bloggers. Also, tweet them with show ideas that you would like to see and also blog post ideas if you're interested in writing for her site. If you're one who likes to give back (shouldn't we all?), Soledad, Christy, and Malaak all have wonderful charities that you should look into to see how you can help.
The panelists at the sessions I attended gave some useful information that I want to share with you. If you follow me on Twitter then you probably saw me live tweeting this, but I wanted to have it all in one place for you and for those who missed my tweets.
Live Tweet: BlogHer 12 Sessions
These are the live tweets by Tamara A. Marbury (@BlitzAndGlam) during BlogHer 12 in New York City (August 3-4, 2012).
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Do you find this information helpful to you and your blog? Is there anything that you plan to implement or change after reading these tweets? Stay tuned for more posts recapping other aspects of the trip!