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May 02, 2006

BlogHer

I met the founders of BlogHer today. This is a delightful group of people doing something very meaningful for the blogosphere.

My interpretation of what they are doing is opening up the blogosphere to people who aren't "in the club" ... though I'm not sure they would put it that way. :-) Think: barbarellas at the gate.

I'm going to the BlogHer conference on July 28th and 29th at the Hyatt San Jose. I hope that many of you attend too. Incidentally, if I were the marketing person for a company selling blogging tools or services, I would certainly exhibit at this conference.

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Kiss you! I think this is the best site in the net I have ever visited!

Really, very nice site. I check it regularly!

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It’s nice to see a website devoted to women’s blogs, especially on Mother’s Day.
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sheesh. heh. just because a marketer is mentioning a blogging network---doesn't mean you have to raise your eyebrow and look for the hidden meaning behind it all. I think Guy's just trying to make a mention of a very spiffy blogging organization. because you know, maybe some of the readers may find it to be useful and of interest?

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Exactly! Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar! :-)

Guy

In another comment, I said people want one function done incredibly well.

BlogHer is one function done incredibly well.

Wow - Thanks Guy, thanks Jonathan, thanks Belinda!

As I tell the kids, there are two ways to change the world: Complain until someone else does it. Or shut up and do it yourself. BlogHer is the latter -- a do-ocracy, filled with women and men who are using this conference and this community to get their word out and pound their own printing presses a little harder.

As for the role of men in BlogHer? Thank you for asking, so that we can yell from the rooftops: Yes! Men already are an important part of the BlogHer community!

Nearly 20 percent of the people who attended BlogHer Conference ’05 were men. Our first conference volunteers in 2005 were men. You'll even find some men listed on the BlogHer Blogrolls. Speaking roles at the conference are reserved for women at the request of our '05 attendees -- but we plan to revisit that question regularly. Goal: A great roster of humans to guide our conversations.

Since there’s been a lot of disinformation on this topic, I would like to repeat in no-longer-dulcet tones:

Gentlemen, if you are interested in learning more about women who blog, please accept our invitation to the greater blogging community to attend BlogHer Conference ‘06.

Now, may we ask a favor? Please copy this question and answer, and send it to ten humans who blog. Thanks.

See you July 28-29 in San Jose.

Almost forgot, thanks Guy, for your mention of BlogHer! Looking forward to meeting you at the conference.

With all due respect, do you have any financial interest in this company?

Thanks!

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None whatsoever. I also don't believe in the second gunman theory of JFK's assasination.

Guy

Oh, give me a break. The BlogHer conference is a conference for bloggers. Conference sponsorship is a great opportunity for a company trying to either 1) sell products and services to bloggers or 2) inspired bloggers to write about products and services.

How you twisted a manicure out of that, I have no idea.

I know the founders of blogher, and this is one of the most open organizations (non-sexist) out there. Read the FAQs before you make a crude comment like the manicure one Dossy. It's not very edumicated.

Guy, glad to see you writing this resource up. This is the one site I have sent my baby boomer mother to that turned out to be useful for her to "get" blogging - and THAT is a compliment beyond compare.

"Incidentally, if I were the marketing person for a company selling blogging tools or services, I would certainly exhibit at this conference."

Wow, that has such an incredibly sexist connotation, Guy. Let me finish the sentence:

"... because, you know, women love to shop!"

Guy Kawasaki, marketing *genius* -- turn BlogHer into a mini-mall! Set up a booth to give free manicures in exchange for listening to a pitch about some new web application.

Damn. When I grow up, I want to be just like you. Seriously. Why don't I get great ideas like these.

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Dossy,

You think I'm telling companies to exhibit at BlogHer because "women love to shop"? And they'll get manicures there? You're kidding, right? This comment says more about you than me.

Companies should exhibit at BlogHer because it is an inexpensive way to reach hundreds of bloggers who can spread the word about products and services.

Guy

Great you had to mention Barberella. Now I can't think for the rest of the day. :)

BlogHer, I don't even know her!

According to this article
| http://www.businessweek.com/the_thread/blogspotting/archives/2005/10/women_bloggers.html |
43% of bloggers are women.

Sounds like CNET could use a little help in finding good blogs to read though.

Aloha

Good grief. BlogHer is anything but sexist. Go spend some time there. Come to the conference. And Guy? I'll be VERY happy to meet you there!

Blog Central for women.

Sexism (like racism) is all wrong when espoused by white males but it is a wonderful, world enriching thing when it's coming from women, especially non-white women.

I'm sure they are wonderful people. Why is this so terribly meaningful?

Aloha

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Because it empowers people who are not "in the club."

Guy

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