The second annual BlogHer ‘06 Conference held on July 28 and 29 in San Jose, CA, attracted more than 700 bloggers and soon-to-be bloggers from all over the world to share perspectives, exchange experience and techniques, and to engage in a diverse collection of extended “live” conversations. Join us for this podcast series and hear what the bloggers have to say. This podcast series is brought to you by ListenShare.
Do you control which parts of your identity are exposed? Do you feel an obligation to represent for your gender, race or culture? Do you feel you're not allowed to comment on issues facing a group to which you don't belong? Maria Niles (Consumer Pop) moderates a discussion with Karen Walrond (Chookooloonks), Dawn Rouse (I am doing the best I can), Marisa Trevino (Latina Lista) and Carmen Van Kerckhove (Addicted to Race) on how we slice and dice our identity.
Food and craft blogs have huge followings and opportunity. What, if anything, should they do with it? Maggie Mason (Might Goods) sits down with Pim Techamuanvivit (Chez Pim), Gayla Trail (You Grow Girl), Marnie MacLean (Marnie Talks) and Andrea Scher (Superhero Journal) who have used or are trying to use blogs to help their commercial ventures, from professional writing to selling their handiwork.
Last year Alice Bradley brought the house down declaring MommyBlogging a "radical act." Now, she returns in a discussion with Tracey from Sweetney and Mir from Woulda Coulda Shoulda on what that means. Far from receding, this issue continues to resonate on- and off-line. Can you say "MommyWars"? Well, plenty of moms wish you wouldn't!
Chris Nolan leads a discussion with four powerhouse women creating and controlling their own agenda: Arianna Huffington, founder of the Huffington Post, Caroline Little, CEO and Publisher of WashingtonPost.com/Newsweek Interactive, Mena Trott, co-founder and president of Six Apart and Grace Davis, founder of Hurricane Katrina Direct Relief.