social media expert interviewIn this video I interview Lisa Stone, CEO and co-founder of BlogHer, the leading cross-platform media network created by, for and with women social media leaders.

Lisa tells the story of BlogHer, the fifth largest blog network.  She also shares insights and tips for successful blogs and current trends for women bloggers.

Be sure to check out the takeaways below after you watch the video.

Here are some of the things you’ll learn in this video:

  • How blogging changes the voice of women
  • Why blogging is the perfect tool for women
  • Why you should find a community when you start blogging
  • How to build your blog community
  • What the popular topics are for women bloggers
  • How to manage an online community
  • How to set up your blog to drive revenue
  • Examples of blog-to-book stories

Connect with Lisa on Twitter @LisaStone and Google+. And be sure to check out the BlogHer community.

Do you belong to a blogging community? What tips do you have to share for women bloggers? Please leave them below.

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  • I was at an event by BlogHer in Sept (TCC) and it was great! I agree that blogging is a great channel for women and coincidentally wrote a post today about how blogs can help people with creative businesses.

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  • An excellent interview. Thanks for sharing. What an amazing story.

  • I belong to a couple of different blogging communities.. BlogHer and Mom Bloggers Club. They’re great resources for connecting with other bloggers and keeping me committed to good and consistent writing. Being inspired by both of these 2 amazing sites, I’ve also started my OWN blogging community which is in the infant stages but I’m confident it will do well! Thank you for the great interview with Lisa!

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  • I run a baby boomer blog — not specifically designed for women, but I’m a woman and most of my guest bloggers are women.  We discuss issues we face and share tips (and recipes).  I think it’s fun and most of my readers seem to agree — we’ve built a pretty strong community of followers.  

    This blog also gives voice to baby boomers, who are increasingly among those using social networks for a variety of reasons.  But, baby boomers don’t have many voices out there.

    I invite you to check out my blog —  Let me know what you think.

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  • Kelly Grace

    Informative, challenging, and accessible content.  Good questions Michael and an excellent guest to draw in and engage greater numbers of women into Social Media.  Lisa made the point that this aspect of technology is a perfect fit for women, it is after all, social media.  I’m headed to check out right now.
    Your updates  are almost always the best things in my Inbox.

    Kelly Grace

  • PhillipaKiripatea

    Lisa is such an inspirational woman and has helped so many women online through her community.
    Some great takeaways from this interview.

  • Ken Morrison

    I’m a male college teacher and I have accidentally end up on BlogHer many times via links on Twitter from my PLN.  It usually offers a great glimpse of how technology is being used in our society.   For example, I saw a link about parents ‘friending’ their kids on Facebook.  

    This site does many things right.  They are a good case study for young new media students

  • Blogging absolutely gives women a bigger voice. It enables us to be empowered and find strength in numbers and within a community. 

  • MalikaBourne

    Informative video. Thank you.Like any bussines blogging must have a “product’ the public wants to have.
    You touched on this succintly. It is helpful to learn about the technoligies and other interests of people who you would like to follow your blog inorder to be up to date on the outside world.

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  • Mustafakyuz

    This video explain good things. Thanks for sharing…

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  • Great video with great information. Even that I’m a male I still can use this information! And I like the way Lisa is saying that when you wanna start blogging then you have to start blogging. Don’t think to long but just start.

  • Great post! That was interesting.I like your quality that you put into your post.Please do continue with more like this.

  • Oh! It is quiet interesting. Good points have been raised in the video. Thanks for sharing.

  • Definitely a great resource for anyone who’s thinking of starting a blog. I know a few people who are considering it, but feel that the whole blog scene is so saturated already. I think people will still gravitate to new blogs that offer a fresh perspective.

  • Thanks for all of the valuable information, given in this post! Thanks for sharing.

  • I am a Syracuse University student studying Social Media Theory & Practice with @dr4ward at @NewhouseSU and I subscribe to this blog! I appreciate the work of Lisa Stone and BlogHer and I strongly agree that blogging is a great way for women to share ideas. This has inspired me to begin blogging to contribute to a community I am passionate about. #NewhouseSM4

  • Thanks for sharing this post, Michael!

    Blogging is a great equalizer! Everyone can blog! 

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