When I tell people about BlogHer, I have to explain that it is something so much larger than a publishing network, a web site, or a conference organizer. It is an immense community of social-media savvy individuals who have vast and passionate opinions. BlogHer is the type of group who puts the social in social media.
During the years, we have tweeted a lot as a community. We have talked during television shows (I'm shaking my fist at you, Downton Abbey), tragedies, politics, and just about every other topic under the sun. The conversations are always respectful, often witty, and sometimes thought-provoking. We love hearing what you have to say.
We decided to expand the conversation with an organized approach, inviting you to join us. Two weeks ago, we held our inaugural Twitter chat, aptly named #BlogHerTalks. Our first topic was The Oscars.
We talked about the "boob song."
People shared their opinions about the infamous tweet from The Onion.
And, we discussed Ben Affleck's acceptance speech in which he said, “I want to thank my wife… I want to thank you for working on marriage for ten Christmases. It’s good, it is work, but it’s the best kind of work, and there’s no one I’d rather work with.”
We even found a moral.
#BlogHerTalks will cover current events and subjects that are hot in the BlogHer community and on BlogHer.com. The chats will take place every other Tuesday, from 1-2pm Eastern/10-11am Pacific. Here's what's coming up in March:
March 12th - #BlogHerTalks with a Co-founder
BlogHer co-founder and COO, Elisa Camahort Page will be our guest as we discuss entrepreneurship, BlogHer's recent appearances at SXSW, and how to attach value to your services as a blogger.
March 26th - #BlogHerTalks Hair
We think you will enjoy #BlogHerTalks and hope you can join us for what are sure to be interesting topics and if you have an idea for a chat, please feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org. Let's talk!
In fact, what topics would you love to see addressed (as well as special guests) in upcoming chats?
When she isn't tweeting, posting to LinkedIn, or pinning for the BlogHer Community of 55 million, Diane can be found blogging at Momo Fali, where she writes about her sports-fanatic husband, teen daughter and her special-needs son.
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