Where do you go to get your news? I don’t watch regular TV, so I rely on social media for most of my news. (I also catch some news infrequently on NPR if I’m driving anywhere). It’s so interesting how the landscape of our news media has changed in the past twenty years, and will continue to change for the next many years. In case you didn’t know, we’re at a turningpoint in media history!
I usually get breaking news via Twitter or Facebook, but for commentary on news, living, and other topics I’m interested in, I like to visit BlogHer. If there was a newspaper by women for women, BlogHer would be it!
BlogHer: The Site
You may have heard of the BlogHer blogging conference*, which brings over 3000 attendees from all over the world to discuss blogging, social media, and the business surrounding them. Well, BlogHer is much more than a conference! The BlogHer site is full of fresh content every day, on nearly any topic you could wish for.
I check the site several times a week because the BlogHer Facebook stream always tempts me with such great headlines and topics. Several BlogHer articles or series have caught my eye lately: Own Your Beauty (a campaign to help women recognize their own beauty and feel comfortable no matter what their size, shape, or other features); Picture Perfect (an article about all the angst involved in getting a perfect family photo, and the struggle with appearing perfect even though you’re not); and 10 Ways to Get Your Guests to Leave (when your party was so good your guests don’t want to leave).
There are also other features of the site that I don’t use very often, but appear to be robust and active: the BlogHer Groups (basically forums for people who share common interests), a Blog Directory (we should all go add our blogs right after we’re done with this article!), and Exclusive Offers (sweepstakes, giveaways, etc. — like the HomeGoods giveaway I’m participating in).
You can Win
Speaking of sweepstakes, BlogHer has a good one going on this week: Visit this week’s Sweepstakes post on BlogHer.com
This week’s sweepstakes is for a Full Conference pass to BlogHer ’11 in San Diego. The contest is open to US and Canadian Residents (except Quebec) who are 18 or older. Sweepstakes is running until December 19th, 2010.
Then next week, you can enter to win an iPad, and the week after that, they’re giving away another Conference pass. I don’t know about you but I’m off to enter the contest right now! See you at the BlogHer conference next summer!