Belmont, CA (PRWEB) January 14, 2014
January 14, 2014 – BlogHer, Inc., the premium cross-platform media network and publisher for women, today announced that Jenny Lawson and Tig Notaro will be among the keynote speakers at the 10th Annual BlogHer Conference, which takes place July 24-26, 2014 in San Jose, CA.
The largest event for bloggers and social media influencers in the nation, BlogHer ’14 will host thousands of bloggers who are creative entrepreneurs, thought leaders, and market influencers. Tig Notaro and Jenny Lawson both have grown massive followings by mining life’s most challenging circumstances to create their inimitable brands of humor. Notaro and Lawson will appear to share insights on authenticity, the craft of writing and operating as an independent artist.
“Tig and Jenny embody the success that can be attained by staying true to your singular voice. I can think of few women who manage to be as consistently hilarious and brave,” said BlogHer co-founder and COO Elisa Camahort Page. “The BlogHer community is full of many such voices, and Tig and Jenny will inspire them, as well as share useful advice on how to succeed in the evolving new media landscape.”
Tig Notaro is a comedian and writer who announced her breast cancer diagnosis during a stand-up set, delivering a hilarious and heart-wrenching monologue. Comedian Louis C.K. dubbed the act “one of the best stand up performances he ever saw” and helped Tig to self-publish Tig Notaro LIVE, which has since been nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Comedy Album. The album sold 100,000 copies in the first 6 weeks, which is unheard of for comedy albums these days. After this performance, Tig was given a book deal with Ecco, an imprint of Harper Collins. Tig recently appeared in the Lake Bell feature, In a World, and can next be seen opposite Elizabeth Banks in the feature, Walk of Shame, due out later this year.
Jenny Lawson, aka The Bloggess, has been a blogger since 2006, and is the author of the New York Times #1 best-selling memoir, Let’s Pretend This Never Happened. She began attending BlogHer conferences in 2007, and was a speaker at the first BlogHer Community Keynote in 2008, where she also met her book agent. Her second book, Furiously Happy, is scheduled for release in 2014.
To register for BlogHer '14, please visit: http://blogher14.eventbrite.com
BlogHer (http://www.blogher.com) is the leading cross-platform media network created by, for and with women in social media. BlogHer delivers quality advocacy at scale for brands seeking to engage in authentic and persuasive dialogue with moderated communities led by more than 7,000 leading influencers who reach an audience of 100 million across premium blogs, Pinterest™, Facebook®, Twitter™ and social media. Founded in February 2005 by Elisa Camahort Page, Jory Des Jardins and Lisa Stone, BlogHer publishes and syndicates news, information, advice, recommendations and research on women in social media across interest areas as well as on BlogHer.com. The Company also hosts the world’s largest conferences for women in social media.