The emails are coming fast and furious and I’ve got to reply with a few tears each time: I’m not going to be at this year’s BlogHer’14, which just so happens to be the 10th anniversary BlogHer annual conference.
But I can honor the three co-founders, and in spirit, all the women (and men) they’ve boosted, inspired, launched, kept alive and comforted. This local San Jose article – the con is happening in that city, where it began – offers a nice glimpse at and into the magic that is Lisa Stone, Jory Des Jardins and Elisa Camahort Page. But Technorati did an interview with Elisa that’s a must-read if for no reason other than providing a great definition of BlogHer:
BlogHer is the largest community, network, and media company created by, for, and with women in social media. We reach 100 million users a month across blogs, every social platform, and our conferences. Our mission is to create opportunities for our community members to pursue education, exposure, community, and economic empowerment. And to do that we created the BlogHer Economy, connecting brands/marketers with influencers, so brands can connect with their customers, and influencers can be paid for their work. In the last five years we’ve paid nearly 6,000 BlogHer members $36 million dollars. And we’re damn proud of that.
For my indebtedness to Lisa, Jory, Elisa and the entire gang to whom they’ve entrusted women like myself over the last 10 years, you are today’s A Woman A Day.