Tips for Attending @BlogHer in NYC #BlogHer12

Tip #1: Bring lots of business cards…I think I bought like 600 and gave out approx. 300. Also make sure your cards stand out.

Tip #2: There is no real dress code… but dress to represent your brand. ex: If you are a Fashion Blogger, dress fashionable.  If you are a Mommy Blogger, bring your kid (or pictures of them loll)

Tip #3: I wore sandals the whole time… comfortable ones (except when I went trolling for a husband near the navy ship, lolll).

Tip #4: So I live in NYC…the concrete jungle. It is hot as Hell, and the Devil isn’t serving lemonade. Leave your sweater at home.  Also don’t be afraid to show off a little shoulder action.

Tip #5: Although its nice to meet new Bloggers…when meeting with brands you DON’T need to roll with a posse to meet with representatives. Competition is already tough… “Travel Light, Travel Far”

Tip #6: This is New York…the greatest city in the world…please schedule time to sight see. Connect with at least 1 NYC Blogger

Note: When I was in San Diego last year during BlogHer11 …. I connected with the California Bloggers.

Tip #7: If possible, try & connect w/ the brands prior to BlogHer12. I find it saves time, and the chances for follow-up are greater.  There are several ways to do this:

1.  When you register for the BlogHer conference, they automatically add you to their mailing list.  Read the emails from BlogHer… they inform you what brands are participating.  Pick out the ones that stand out and reach out to them through Twitter, FaceBook, etc.

2. Send the brand an email.  Inquire about setting some time to meet.

3. Write a post about the brand prior to attending or do a VBlog and post it on the brands FaceBook wall.  This will get you noticed for sure.


Tip #8: Prior to attending, write out a list of your expectations/goals… then research ways to achieve them.

Example: My personal goals are to meet new bloggers, connect w/ brands & develop relationships, get my brand out there by hosting an event. I am already half way through my BlogHer12 expectations list and the event is not even here yet… so I will not be disappointed.

Tip #9: Stalk the “BlogHer12” hashtag…. like read it every day on the hour so you won’t miss out on anything.

Tip #10: Set money aside for shipping. Last year I received so much product I had to ship it home separately.

Tip #11: When attending events… it is in good taste to email the host or event organizer afterwards thanking them.

Tip #12: Although it is not mandatory to write about the brands, events, sponsors… it is very beneficial if you do.

Note: My BlogHer11 post from last year still get good traffic… so I will be doing recaps again for BlogHer12.


If you have attended BlogHer in the past, please feel free to leave more tips below 🙂




  1. says

    Tip #4 made me LOL! And tip #11 makes a lot of sense but isn't something I thought of before reading.

    This is my first year at BlogHer, I'm looking forward to it! See you there.

  2. lovelicioustoy1 says

    Kitty these Tips are all on point!! I will be using Tip # 7 for sure. I never thought about posting to a brands facebook page. Thank you so much for sharing!! You're Awesome!! 🙂

  3. glossedmimi says

    Great post!! I am looking forward to going. I am a bit nervous since this is my first time but this has been helpful. I love the saying "Travel light. Travel far"

    Hopefully I'll get a chance to meet you!

  4. dragynally says

    Tip #5 is so like me! I love to do stuff solo so I can do what I want when I want. That doesn't mean I don't want to make friends but I also don't need an entourage.

  5. Krista - The Tech Mom says

    Great tips. Thank you! I went to BlogHer last year, but I was kind of a spectator and a little shy. I hope to change that this year and become more active in meeting people and making connections.

  6. says

    Great tips, especially for newbies!

    Also, and this may not work for everyone, find a buddy or two that perhaps are invited to parties that you're not, or the respective parties have networked with companies the other has not. Exchanging contact information for use after the conference might be helpful, if they're willing to share.

  7. says

    Thanks for the a mom blogger though I am not sure if I want to bring my 2 year old son…yikes, that is a disaster waiting to happen…but of course I'll be showing off pictures 🙂 It'll be my first time attending, so I'm looking forward to an exciting time.
    BTW, love your blog, you have a new follower!

  8. says

    Thanks for the confidence boost Kitty! I'll be at BlogHer this year with Reichel Broussard representing Copy Cat Chic (and the BAY!) We just R.S.V.P'd for your event on Thursday. 🙂 I look forward to meeting you and having a good ol' time!

  9. says

    Great tips. I'm just wondering if you have any tips for people who are shy. LOL, I think they will get lost with these. Also have you heard President Barak Obama will be address Blogher attendees via video. OMG 😀

  10. says

    These tips actually helps. Maybe one day Ill start up one of my own blogs. But yes its your girl Demetria here again. I signed up for the Mindless Behavior’s contest. I really hope I get the chance to win . It will mean the world <3 again Im from jersey. We dont get much entertainment here so winning this would mean the world. Keep doing what you do Kitty Bradshaw! muchlove.


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