BlogHer 2007

Posted in Events, Professional Blogging

I have thoroughly enjoyed the weekend here at BlogHer. Probably the best one I’ve been to yet. I’ve met a lot of great people, and attended many good discussions. The "un-conference" style format is, by far, my preference.

Today I moderated a panel on Professional Blogging with Jody DeVere, Paula Neal Mooney, Stefania Pomponi Butler and Chloe Spencer. It was an incredibly diverse panel on all the ways you can use blogs to make money, grow your business, or develop your own personal brand. It was well attended and there were a lot of good questions. I felt that we just skimmed the surface on many things, and perhaps would have liked to offer more tangible tips to both the bloggers and companies there, but I thoroughly enjoyed the panel. The recap is here.

Right now I’m listening to the keynote by Elizabeth Edwards. This time last year, Ianiv and I heard her husband, John Edwards, at Gnomedex. I think that I’ve been more impressed with Elizabeth. I don’t feel like she’s doing lip service to the topics she’s talking about – whether politics or technology or the women here at the conference. She is a very intelligent and well spoken woman.

I’ve enjoyed being in Chicago – love the shopping – and meeting so many amazing women. It was especially nice to meet fellow b5ers CJ and Mary Jo – and of course, to spend time with Leora.

Tonight we’re having the final BlogHer dinner at the Children’s Museum here on the gorgeous Navy Pier. Tomorrow is some relaxing, maybe some sun, and some shopping. And Monday I return home – crossing my fingers that I leave Chicago on time to make my connection!

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8 Responses to “BlogHer 2007”

  1. Mary Jo says:

    It was great to meet you, too, Arieanna. The weekend was a lot of fun!

  2. Jody DeVere says:


    Great panel! Got some great tips from you and the other BlogHer’s on the panel. Nice to meet you and the other panel participants at BlogHer07.

    Jody DeVere

  3. Hey Arieanna -

    THANK YOU SO MUCH for that tip about putting dashes in the names of your images so Google can find you.

    All this time I’ve been running my image names together.

    GOD BLESS YOU — I just know your tip is gonna bring lots more traffic.

    You’re an inspiration.

    And thanks for letting us know you make six figures a year.

    It was so great and an honor being on the panel with you.

    Take care,
    Paula Neal Mooney

  4. GAH. This is one of those moments when I hit myself in the forehead wishing I had introduced myself to you – I’m so bummed we didn’t connect at the conference!! :(

    And I had no idea so many b5′ers were there. I was wondering about you guys! I’m good friends with several of your bloggers, including Char Polanosky and Gayla, and Darren of course.

    Now I wish I hadn’t seen your post. I’m totally bummed. ;)

    Hopefully we can make up for it getting to know each other the old fashioned way – through blogging! :D

  5. arieanna says:

    Thanks all, it was great to meet everyone at BlogHer. So sorry we didn’t get to catch up Wendy! Yeah, we tried to have a little b5 get together while we were there – we had a thread on the forum – but not everyone at the conference knew about it I think.

    It was great to get to see at least some of my fellow b5ers!

  6. Saw your link over at Paula Mooney’s blog and had to come over. I didn’t get to go to BlogHer although I am close enough to and so I am living vicariously it by visiting the big names in blogging posts… Very cool the SEO image optimization tip, not sure I understand it per se but will give it a try. -Michelle

  7. I just read about you on Paula Neal Mooney’s blog. I will definately stop back by!


  8. This is a great suggestion for those of us that write tutorials and use images to illustrate.

    Thanks. I also came from Paula Neal Mooney’s blog.

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