July Events: BlogHer ’08 Reach! in San Francisco


Welcome to July! Where will your adventures take you this month?

Going on vacation, to the fireworks, to a parade, to the beach, to a conference?

Will I see you at BlogHer ’08 in San Francisco? Check out the list of BlogHer ’08 attendees.

I had so much fun volunteering as live blogger and microphone wrangler at BlogHer ’07 here in Chicago, I decided to take the trip to San Francisco to be part of BlogHer ’08.

Can’t make it to San Francisco? Attend BlogHer ’08 in Second Life.

This morning, I was thrilled to discover my BlogHer ’07 experience mentioned in this article about how the power users of the Internet are forging a new women’s movement online. Written by Elisa Camahort, Jory Des Jardins and Lisa Stone, the article appeared in the O’Reilly Networks’ Women in Technology series.

Here’s a clip . . .

We women use technology, and our beloved computers and mobile devices, to improve all aspects of our lives. That’s why even savvy non-technical companies (such as BlogHer advertisers Kraft, Dove, Gerber, and Uncle Ben’s) are reaching out to bloggers across topics as varied as food, health, politics and business. Even those of us who are moms do more than parent. This isn’t news but, according to our community, it is a novel approach:

“For the first time in my life, it was okay to be completely me at a conference: a woman, a mother of three, an entrepreneur, a writer, and a blogger,” said Barbara Rozgonyi, BlogHer ’07 attendee

While I knew the article was coming, I didn’t find it until today. Are you a mom or a dad? How does technology fit into your parenting life?

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