Thursday, August 11, 2011

BlogHer 11 - I Survived!

So I may actually be the last Blogger that attended BlogHer to give a recap... I'm a little behind the times, so SUE ME. We just got home and there's piles of laundry and a kid to keep alive and the dog ate my homework... so yeah.

BlogHer - the Recap
aka 
Things That Shocked the Sh** Out of Me About BlogHer

1) I wish I had paid attention to the comfortable shoes comments. My feet were bleeding by the end of the first day. Like BLEEDING people. I'm hobbled. But I looked pretty hot, if I do say so myself.  
     For the 3600 women who attended... Was I trying to impress them with pain? Apparently. Most impressive. 

2) That I would get to hug Amalah. She's awesome by the way, and totally huggable and I may actually have squeeed a few times. It's ok, she's used to it.

3) That I would only go to half the sessions but I went to all of the BlogHer parties (in addition to a few off-site ones...)

4) That I would meet bloggers with whom I had the MOST random connections. Fairfax County represents, Bebehblog!!

5) That I would meet other slightly crunchy green moms at the really cool Haute Green party and that I would come out of that party with over $150 in cloth diapers. I mean, REALLY?

6) That when they say swag... they mean swag. I can't believe the amount of stuff I brought home. I may have to take a picture of it later to really impress you with the quantity and quality of the sponsors that were there. It was mind boggling.

7) That I would not take a single, stupid picture the entire time...even when I was dancing on stage at Sparklecorn and love every stinking minute of it. This from the person who has watched most of her child's babyhood through the lens of a camera.

8) That I would go in knowing only 1 person out of 3600 and I would see them for approximately 10 minutes. (sad face)

9) That I would come out having made awesome and amazing connections with some brilliant, hysterical, emotional, raw and honest people. I have beautiful friends that came out of this chaos and for that I am grateful.

10) That despite that fact I was FRIED by the end of the first day, and barely dragged my lifeless body through the second day of sessions... I can't WAIT for BlogHer 12. I can't wait to reconnect, to tackle the goals I've laid out for the year and to see what I've finished by the time it rolls around again.

Watch out NYC, BlogHer is coming back!!!


9 comments:

jamiewalkerball.com said...

BlogHer was pretty special, wasn't it? I'm glad I went and thanks again for letting me glom onto you for a while at Cheeseburger! I enjoyed talking to you and will look forward to reading your posts and tweets! Until NYC!

CanCan said...

I knew about the shoes, but I still had to bring my sexy shoes! :)

Suzanne said...

SO RANDOM!! I'm sort of shocked we weren't already internet-aquainted, but the Fairfax Country thing is just so weird.

It was great to meet you and we will definitely have to make plans to get together at BlogHer12!

laura said...

of course YOU had sexy shoes! i wouldn't expect anything less! ;)

it sounds like an AMAZING time. i saw the video of sparklecorn on amalah's blog today - omg - awesome.

oooh, bloggy goals - do share, my friend! xo!

Amber Page Writes said...

I'm so glad that we met and had a chance to hang out! I had a blast too - so much so that I still haven't recovered.

Melissa said...

it was nice meeting you on day #1 as you were putting bandaids on your feet! Sad I missed the dancing on the stage at Sparklecorn, I ditched that party early on in the evening and headed home. Great recap!!

groovygreenlivin.com said...

It was so great to meet you at the Haute Green party!How did I miss you on stage at Sparklecorn? So looking forward to NYC next year. Now you have to travel across the country!

becomingamother said...

You were second-to-last to recap; I was last. But I didn't have to deal with the fancy shoes. I put the Dr. Scholl's in my Converse sneakers, and my feet STILL hurt. Did you buy your BH12 ticket already? I'd love to hear more about your blogging goals!

Nikki

Chrystal @ Happy Mothering said...

You definitely aren't last! I still haven't recapped, so I must be WAY behind! Next week, I swear. It was really great meeting you at BlogHer this year and I hope we can keep in touch!

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