Welcome to SF Bay Area BlogHers
Can you believe it, BlogHer '09 is less than 90 days away! This is going to be my second BlogHer conference, and I'm so excited!
I remember showing up for BlogHer '08 last year, looking at the endless sea of faces and wondering what I was doing there. Everyone was chatting and laughing and everyone seemed to know one another! I'm not too good at marching up to people and introducing myself, so I spent a lot of time pretending I was waiting for a friend to come back with the drinks. So if this is your first BlogHer conference and you're feeling a bit intimidated, believe me, I know how you're feeling.
That's why this group exists. We're going to try to arrange some meet-ups for BlogHers from the SF Bay Area to connect before the conference. You'll get to meet other conference attendees. You'll get to share tips on what to eat, what to wear, and whether you simply must get that ultralight notebook so you can liveblog all the sessions you attend. So when you walk into that big ol' ballroom on the first day, you can smile with relief when you see a familiar face and say, "Hey! How's it going? Save me a seat, will you?", just like all the cool kids do.
For those BlogHers who aren't attending BlogHer, this group is for you, too. One of the best things about BlogHer is getting to meet other people who blog, getting to see the faces behind the funny/snarky/poignant/insightful posts and feeling like part of the blogging community. Non-attendees will also benefit from these meet-ups because you'll also get a tiny taste of what the real BlogHer is like. Maybe you can even get some tips from the BlogHer attendees on how to fund your trip for next year!