Monday, August 09, 2010

BlogHer Day One Recap

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I'm now back home from my absolutely amazing time in New York City and I'm really sad it's over.

I learned so much this weekend and met so many wonderful bloggers.

I'm going

I have a list a mile long of things to follow up on.

The first day was the BlogHer Business portion of the conference, which I loved. It was a smaller affair with only about 200 people getting together to discuss what's worked for their companies, what can be improved and what's next.

The most interesting session was a study the founders of BlogHer presented on women's use of social media.


Fun stat: 55.6 million women read blogs at least once a month and often a lot more.

After the learning portion of the day wrapped, I headed over to the Martha Stewart party that I somehow managed to score an invite to. It was held at Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia headquarters, which has a gorgeous view over the Hudson River.




It was no surprise the offices were decorated beautifully and delicious foods and drinks were being passed around. It was a Martha Stewart party after all.






It was a great chance to talk with some of the Martha Stewart Living staff and mix and mingle with other bloggers.

Martha even made a brief appearance and spoke about the importance of blogging.


It was a great party, and afterward, I headed back to the hotel to get some sleep for the BlogHer 5K bright and early the next morning. More on that later.

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