July 18, 2011

BlogHer Voices of the Year & Me

We came home from last week's camping trip (reluctantly--it was really wonderful, despite the nightly rain) to the usual post-vacation mountains of laundry, mountains of gear to put away, and mountains of unread emails. But hidden in the middle of that mountain of messages was one that still has me a bit astonished and smiling.

For a few years now, the big BlogHer conference has had a "community keynote" instead of a single keynote speaker, highlighting the talent within our blogging community. This year ninety bloggers were selected as "Voices of the Year" and fifteen of will those read their posts aloud at the community keynote address at the BlogHer conference next month.

So the news I still can't quite believe? I was included as an honoree in the BlogHer 2011 Voices of the Year in the Niche category for my post "Thirteen Ways of Looking at 'Our Birthmother'". Reading through the other selected posts, I'm so honored to be included alongside some of my favorite bloggers. Especially for a post that captures in some small way what so many of us are, I think, trying to express about openness in adoption: that it is about expanding the very ways we talk about and define "family".

A huge thank you to BlogHer and to the two judges in my category. I can't wait to hear the community keynote selections in person at the conference in a few weeks!


It Is What It Is said...

Congratulations, Heather, on the well deserved honor.

Lori Lavender Luz said...

Congrats. It's a wonderful post -- I've had it bookmarked since you wrote it :-)

Jenna said...

Congrats, Heather!

Lori said...

Congratulations Heather! That is such a well deserved honor. You write eloquently from the heart.

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