Speaking at Blogher!

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I’ll be attending Blogher for the 3rd time this year, and this time I’m SPEAKING!

Actually, I’m on a panel with some other really amazing, accomplished bloggers: Charlie from How To Be A Dad, Mandy from Harpers Happenings and Gina from The Feminist Breeder.

Our panel’s official title is “Pro Tips: Branding and Blogging Professionally” but it’s secret title is “Fake It Till You Make it,” all about how to “dress” for the blog you want, not the one you necessarily have. We’re going to talk about how to and why it’s important to take yourself seriously as a blogger first, even before anyone else does, and how to move beyond self-deprecation as a defense mechanism to really owning the power you have. Basically we’re going to tell everyone to value themselves more. We might even have them look in a mirror and chant, “I’m good enough, I’m smart enough, and gosh darn it, people like me.”

Maybe. I don’t know if they will provide us enough mirrors, though.

Oh, and we’ll actually give attendees some solid action steps they can take to help take their blog from personal to professional.

ANYWAY, super excited. And, I know a lot of you reading this don’t blog or won’t be at Blogher (sad face), so it’s not like any of this pertains to you, but to you I want to say THANK YOU because, obviously, I wouldn’t have much to take seriously if you didn’t read and weren’t such a great community.

If you ARE going to be there (happy face!) our session is Saturday, August 4th from 10:45- 12:00. Hope to see you, and PLEASE come find me and say hi.

  • Brett - That’s awesome, congrats! I’ll be in NYC a few days after you. πŸ™‚ReplyCancel

  • Sharon {Grumpy, Sleepy, and Bashful} - Yay, you! Wish I was going … I’m doing BBC Las Vegas, and hopefully then Blissdom. Working my way up to BlogHer!ReplyCancel

  • Amy - Can’t wait to see it!ReplyCancel

  • Mandy - SO PROUD OF YOU!! I’m going to need you to practice your speech on me before you leave. πŸ™‚ReplyCancel

  • Michelle - I so with I had a blog (other than my frequently neglected photography blog) so that I could go to BlogHer!ReplyCancel

  • Sarah M. - Oh, awesome! I may have to check that session out!ReplyCancel

  • Michelle - Ill be there and totally plan on attending the session. Can’t wait!ReplyCancel

  • Good Girl Gone Green - I am so there with bells on! Cant wait! πŸ™‚ReplyCancel

  • Upstatemamma - See, now I am TOTALLY BUMMED that I’m not going. I was going to go. It is in NYC – just a few hours from my house. We can even stay with the ILs and save on the hotel cost. And then we hit a big speed bump with our daughter and therapy and unexpected costs and when it was time to order (the affordable) tickets I had to give up my plan. UGH! I’m so bummed. :/ReplyCancel

  • Colleen - @amadisonmom - Very cool! Definitely adding this to my list of must go to sessions!ReplyCancel

  • Emily (CityBabyLiving.com) - Congrats! This will be my first conference – I’d love to attend your panel. I kind of need that mirror…ReplyCancel

  • Friday Features | and a thank you | sunnysideup - […] BlogHer in New York this summer, and I am even more excited because Jill from Baby Rabies announced she’s going to be part of a panel discussion.Β  I love Jill, and her talk looks […]ReplyCancel

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