BlogHer 2015 Bound


This week is an exciting one. I’m headed to New York for BlogHer.

If you don’t know, BlogHer is the premiere conference for bloggers and influencers.

This will be my third BlogHer conference. I’m so thrilled to be a BlogHer Voice of the Year (or as we call it VOTY) for the piece I wrote for Purple Clover, Giving Up the Ghost Baby.



It is my third time as a VOTY. In 2012 and 2014 I was honored in the op-ed category. ย This year there is a champagne reception where I’ll get to meet the other VOTYs, many of whom I already know and admire.

Also, I’ll be speaking on a panel called “Kill All Your Darlings” with Susan Macarelli of Beyond Your Blog on Saturday, July 18th from 2:00 pm. -3:30 pm.

Here is some info on the panel:

The phrase “kill all your darlings” is shorthand for something all writers have experienced: Editing can be painful, but it’s necessary. This panel of writer/editors will share how we look at articles and posts to edit, and why we make the changes we do. Then, weโ€™ll show you how to look at your own work with an editorial eye and make it stronger (even if those cuts run deep).

Hope to meet you there. Please come up and say hi!

Seriously, with my contact lenses in its hard for me to see and read everyone’s name tag.




30 thoughts on “BlogHer 2015 Bound”

  1. I learned a lot from your editing session, and your example using “portcullis” has really stuck with me, how creative and vivid it is. I always have a hard time “killing my darlings,” too. I cut parts out, but often save the phrases/paragraphs in a separate “nuggets” document, so it’s more that I exile them than kill them. Congratulations on your VOTY!

    1. Thank you so much Marcy. I really tried to be specific and offer examples. I’m so glad that you felt our session was helpful.

    1. Hi Kristen, It’s definitely worth the price to go. I think meeting people irl makes such a difference. Hope to see you there next year.

  2. Have a great time! Hard to read so many of my favorite bloggers blogs and see that everyone is going this year to BlogHer15. I had a great time at last year’s conference and hope to go again next year.

  3. I wish I could be there but I will be cheering you on from afar. I know you’ll be a great presenter. Have fun!!

  4. (I’m sorry if this is a second comment; I don’t see my first attempt.)

    Have a wonderful time in NYC at BlogHer15, Estelle. How wonderful that you earned a VOTY. Enjoy meeting and remeeting and face-to-face meeting other bloggers and influencers.

  5. I am so bummed I will not get to attend your workshop which I’m sure will be fantastic. However, I will see you at dinner Thursday night and that makes me happy!

  6. Sounds like a blast! Have a great time. I will look forward to reading about it when it’s over! I’ll have to go next year for sure.

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