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Do you have a BlogHer Hero?

April 2, 2008

I’m so happy to break news about a contest that Wiley is launching at BlogHer Business tomorrow. 

Speaking for many people at Wiley, we’ve all been blown away about the community that is the blogosphere.  How people can use this means of communication to inspire others.  To comfort others.  To advance the causes that impact women all over the word.  Maybe you’re thinking of some special blogger who has made that kind of an impact on others.  If so, and you want to “pay it forward” for him/her, have we got an opportunity for you.

Announcing the “Who’s Your BlogHer Hero?” contest.  In a nutshell, here’s how this is going to go down…I quote from the official ruleswhen I say that we’re looking for “a blogger that has made an impact in the life of women and how that blog inspires passion, innovation and ability to inspire a community.”  Said blogger can be male or female, btw.  The nominator will send in a 100 word essay on why this person is worthy of being the BlogHer hero, and a team of judges will pick one blogger to award an awesome prize to.  The prize in question is a trip for 2 to BlogHer in San Francisco this summer. 

Trust me, there’s tons of legalese on the official rules page, so don’t take my word for it (seriously, DON’T take my word for it) and check it out on the BlogHer site.  I can’t talk about any of the judging or criteria, but I can say that I am thrilled to have this opportunity to partner with the great folks at BlogHer on this amazing opportunity.  I’d also like to thank Alison Clarke at Wiley who has worked her tush off to make this dream of ours a reality.  More to come!

7 Comments leave one →
  1. April 2, 2008 7:50 pm

    Awesome job, Alison & Ellen!

  2. April 3, 2008 3:18 pm

    This sounds like a wonderful contest!

  3. April 5, 2008 8:14 am

    Great contest, I sit here remembering my mentors – my heros – and they were responsible for me joining.
    I thought it was this hard thing to do, to keep a blog, why no harder than raising 3 while running a business and being on call 24/7 –
    My Blogher heros-
    All the best 2007
    Kwana Writes
    Easy and Elegant (BlogHE Hero)


  4. April 5, 2008 9:02 am

    I can’t imagine any female blogger more influential than Sarah Dessen but I doubt she would want to leave her new baby to travel anywhere!

  5. April 5, 2008 5:54 pm

    Patricia, wow, that’s most sweet. I’m humbled. You’re a fantastic blogger and I hear a lot of folks at work talk about how amazing your blog is for them.

    CLM – both the the winning blogger and the nominator can be either gender. There are certainly some male bloggers who fit the critera about inspiring women and advancing our cause. And you never know if Sarah would want a weekend in San Francisco, with or without kid. I brought IT Boy to BlogHer last summer and he was a great tool for networking. In fact, when Mr. IT was felled by food poisoning, I had both kids with me and no one batted an eye. There’s day care for those who want it, and you’re sure to see even nursing moms in some of the meeting rooms. It’s a conference run by women, so they certainly are accomodating to moms.

    EVERYONE – go ahead and nominate your favorite blogger! I’ll leave you with my disclaimer that I have nothing to do with the judging process – I won’t know who the winner is until s/he is announced.


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