Dear Old Spice guy,
I've loved you for months now, ever since you rode into my life on a horse, smelling like jet fighters and punching and offering diamonds and two tickets to that thing I love. I followed you on twitter and facebook. And just recently you returned to swan dive into the best night of my life. I've been deliriously happy ever since.
Until yesterday, that is.
Mentally I cross off a business trip to Chicago and my high school reunion, which would take place in the two weeks before the conference. These are the sacrifices I must make as a mom to be. But no. Not my conference. Lunch with H-band after the appointment was tense. "I don't think she knows that this isn't just a blogging conference, it's my company's conference. MY company's conference." "Oh I think she does."
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In two days, I’ll be heading to Chicago to my very first blogging conference.
When I started this blog seven months ago, I had no idea that there
were so many bloggers out there. And now, I get to meet about 1,400 of
them. Or at least 5. Including my roommies, (Rachel and Julia) who graciously are letting me crash in their room.
So, among my New Year's resolutions was to reach out and (virtually) touch someone. Specifically, to reach out to writers and would-be writers beyond my own little corner of the world. Very specifically, to get a tad more active here at Blogher. Somehow, I sort kinda forgot all about that goal till today. But hey, better late than never!
AND, I was all set to reach out at a Blogher conference, but Chicago? In the (sorta, kinda) words of Harrison Ford as Indiana Jones, "Chicago. Why does it have to be Chicago?"
Every year, we announce that our annual BlogHer event will have something for everyone.
And every year, we get lots of feedback like:
I don't think I'm a big or important enough to go...
I won't know anyone there..
I can't go, I'm a dude!
I'm not techie enough for a blog conference...
I'm way too techie for a blog conference...
So in case you -- or someone you know -- is feeling hesitant, here's our take. Please pass it on!
For new and beginning bloggers
BlogHer Boston kicks off bright and early on October 11, 2008. This is the place to find the liveblogs, which will be posted shortly after the sessions end. Check back often as the links go live!
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