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Blogging HER Way to Fame and Fortune

 

Did you happen to go to the annual BlogHer conference last weekend? If you did then you were among about a thousand bloggers, (mostly women) in attendance. The conference, which began in 2005 to help female bloggers gain exposure has grown in size, popularity and influence over the past few years.

 

I’ve been blogging for almost two year now and love it so much I have gone from 1 blog to 7!  I guess I better make plans to attend BlogHer 09, now shouldn’t I?

 

According to an article in the New York Times ~ Blogging’s Glass Ceiling, “Blogging has come a long way from its modest beginnings. These days, there is money to be made, fame to be earned and influence to be gained .… A study conducted by BlogHer and Compass Partners last year found that 36 million women participate in the blogosphere each week, and 15 million of them have their own blogs. BlogHer, has itself grown into a mini empire that includes a Web site that helps publicize women’s blogs, and an advertising network to help women generate revenue for the site.)”

Among the celebrity bloggers in attendance that are making money and making a difference were, Allison Blass of Lemonade Life  www.lemonade-life.com, Kristen Dimont of Mod Mom, Stephanie Klein of Greek Tragedy, Amy Mueller from MumsTheWurd,  Heather Armstrong of Dooce.com, and of course the Lisa Stone, Elisa Camahort Page and Jory Des Jardins, founders of BlogHer, and my good friend Mary Clare Hunt of In Women We Trust.

According to Hunt, “The best part of BlogHer is meeting women outside of my normal interest zone. The blogosphere allows me to talk with others “like me” which locks me into same/same mode.  These conferences force me to considering other options. One thing no one lacks is passion; it’s the #1 vibe in the room. The #2 vibe is community. Even with our differences, our ability to express those differences in such an open and uncensored way is what joins us together.”  You can read the rest of Mary’s comments at BlogHer 08 by the Numbers.

You can read the rest of the article in the New York Times here.  


So if you aren’t yet blogging, now is as good a time as any.  You can be among the famous and yes, rich! Blogging is definitely one of the many tools you can use to Grow a Million Dollar Business. Ask any of the women (and men) who are already doing it!  You will hear from some of them during the Grow a Million Dollar Business Summit taking place September 18-20.

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