Blogher.org

A big thank you to my friend Amanda for pointing out that Blogher.org is live. I knew it was coming, but I hadn’t followed up on it. What is blogher? Blogher is a network of women bloggers designed to create opportunities for it’s members to pursue exposure, education, and community. Blogher’s long-term vision is to manifest leadership by wired women. Blogher and it’s members are working toward:

  • A do-ocracy where BlogHer doesn’t serve women bloggers, but rather creates opportunities for all women bloggers to help ourselves and work together to voice and achieve our goals–professional, technical, social and/or personal;
  • A robust BlogHer Network equipped with the tools we need to deliver on the education, exposure and community of women bloggers, branching out beyond a single blog to create a true community resource and meeting place;
  • A community that regularly meets in person, at regional, local and specialized meet-ups, as well as at our annual conference, to continue our conversations. We are committed to extending our conversations and network even to those who cannot attend these meetings in person.

I’ve already joined this group and listed both bloggingforacause and FIspace. If you have a second, take a look at the long list of blogs listed on the site. It’s impressive.

Blogher started in 2005 as a conference that sold out with 300+ attendees and garnered national attention. Podcasts of this event can be found through the IT Conversations site. Photos of the event can be found here and videos can be found here.

2 comments

  1. I like the “do-ocracy” term. The big, big change that the net is bringing is that good services aren’t: “I am expert, so I’ll do this for you”; instead they’re: “This service facilitates your doing with others.” If that makes sense…

  2. It makes a lot of sense and leads into a post I’m writing about volunteerism.

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