Updated: Good news: The BlogHer blog is back up and running.
Do any of you remember that "mother of all to-do lists" I talked about drafting in the opening session at BlogHer Conference '05?
I sure do -- as I described it then, this mother-of-all-to-do-lists was to be a checklist of what BlogHer.org needs to accomplish in the next year to meet at least some (and hopefully many) of the needs, demands and goals of a nascent community of women bloggers and their supporters.
Ten weeks later, I'm ready to point to the links below and say we're not finished, but we've started. These links are posts that BlogHer co-founders (Elisa Camahort, Jory Des Jardins, myself) wrote based on hundreds of suggestions from the 300+ women and men who attended BlogHer Conference '05 this summer and many more who joined in online. This to-do list is deceptively brief in appearance--rather ironic given that it's our attempt to boil the ocean of feedback down to a few valuable next steps:
- Save These Dates: BlogHer Conference '06
- BlogHer vision, mission and position statement
- BlogHer '05 Survey Results
- BlogHer site initiatives in '05 and '06
Next comes the hard work: Developing our two-day 2006 conference and a more robust Web site. I'd love to hear back from any of you about these posts--in the comments below, on the BlogHer blog, or via email. I'm particularly interested in discussing the Web site.
Another option is to tell Elisa and Jory your thoughts in person--they're traveling to Manhattan this weekend to represent BlogHer and they're holding a 10/17 BlogHer MeetUp in NYC. I wish I could be there!