Why wait until July? You're invited to get your BlogHer '09 on in 17 cities this June
Whether you're going to BlogHer '09 in Chicago or not, you're invited to a blogger meet-up in one of 17 cities this June.
Thanks to some incredible blog-hostesses with the mostest -- with a little help from BlogHer.com's new party-starting Groups technology -- you can find out below where and when bloggers are getting together in Atlanta, Austin, Boston, Boulder/Denver, Chicago, Cincinnati, Dallas, Los Angeles, NYC, Philadelphia, Portland, San Francisco, Seattle, St. Louis, Tampa, Toronto and Vancouver.
Why the meet-ups? Every year we see women blogging about wanting to get together with other BlogHers who live nearby -- some of us wish we could attend BlogHer's annual conference but can't, or newbies with pre-conference jitters write about wondering what to wear, or oldies write about wondering who's going.
This year, we have the technology! You may not even have a ticket to BlogHer '09, but don't let that stop you from joining us. As you'll see from the list below, the bloggers hosting these meet-ups are amazing, talented women whom we think you'll really enjoy meeting. Huge props to Jenny Lauck of Three Kid Circus -- this was her great idea.
Here's how to sign up:
East (3 cities):
Hosted by Susan Getgood from Getgood Marketing and Snapshot Chronicles
Hosted by Megan Smith from Megan's Minute:
Hosted by Paula Gregorowicz, BlogHer CE
Midwest (3 cities):
Hosted by Jamie from Oh How Lovely
Hosted by Shannan Boyer from MommyBits
St. Louis: http://www.blogher.com/groups/st-louis-area-bloghers
Hosted by Kelli Best-Oliver from South City Confidential
South (4 cities):
Hosted by Renee from CutieBootyCakes
Hosted by Skye Kilaen from Flooded Lizard Kingdom
Hosted by Jes Ferris from Chirky
Hosted by Janet Dean from Caffeinatrix
West (5 cities):
Hosted by Gwen Bell from Gwen Bell Dot Com | Big Love in a Small World
Los Angeles: http://www.blogher.com/groups/los-angeles-area-bloghers
Hosted by Y from Joy Unexpected
Hosted by Katherine Grey who is @thisKat on Twitter
San Francisco: http://www.blogher.com/groups/san-francisco-bay-area-bloghers
Hosted by Ana Picazo from Finding BonggaMom
Hosted by Mrs. Flinger from Mrs. Flinger
Canada (2 cities):
Hosted by Katie from MotherBumper and Catherine Connors from Her Bad Mother
Hosted by Mr. Lady from Whiskey in My Sippy Cup
I don't know which parties Elisa, Jory and I'll hit. Selfishly, I wish I could join them all!
This list of local groups is just what we have today -- if you want to host a meet-up near you, we welcome your ideas below. After all, BlogHers have also started discussions in three other cities:
Albuquerque/Santa Fe: http://www.blogher.com/groups/albuquerque-santa-fe-new-mexico-area-bloghers
Hosted by Virginia DeBolt from Web Teacher
Minneapolis/St. Paul: http://www.blogher.com/groups/twin-cities-area-bloghers
Hosted by Pamela Punt who is PJCloud9 on Twitter
for Elisa, Jory and Lisa