BlogWho? No, no – BlogHer ’11! Coming up this week is one of the largest blogging conferences for women (guys are welcome too though). Over 3,000 women will be converging from all walks of life and blogging from various angles including parenting, photography, food/recipes, deals, travel, and many more. Sessions specifically tailored to each genre are scheduled and speakers will share tips for success from their personal experience. This year it will be held in San Diego on August 5th to 6th.
What makes BlogHer different is the participation of companies both large and small. With the consumer market largely dependent on women, many brands are beginning to see the benefit in connecting with these influential bloggers to promote their products and/or services.
Last year BlogHer was held in New York and it was at a time I was still learning of the blogging world. So, I did not go and just followed all the posts and tweets from home. With the event being on my side of the country this year in San Diego, it was the perfect opportunity to jump in and attend. That said, I am going and I’ll be going full-throttle!
I have several companies that are helping to sponsor my attendance. If you can, please check them out:
My Job Chart is an online chore chart that helps parents teach their children responsibility while helping children to gain a feeling of accomplishment and the value of hard work. It’s a free application that is executed extremely well. If you have two or more children this is hands-down better alternative to that 8-1/2″ x 11″ refrigerator magnet you’ve been using!
The Westin Gaslamp Quarter in San Diego is a four-star hotel in the bustling Gaslamp District. With newly renovated rooms and luxury amenities, this seems to be a great option for your next Southern California excursion. They are always offering great specials and deals with rooms starting at $99/night so might want to bookmark their page!
UPrinting is a fast and reasonable online printing company that does a wonderful job! In addition to printing greeting cards, posters, and flyers they have so many other options I don’t even have room to list them all. My beautiful new business cards were printed by UPrinting and I am so proud to be showing them off next week!