Friday, July 07, 2006

BlogHer or Bust

Edited to add: You convinced me. I'm officially signed up for the Saturday night cocktail party. Yahoooo!

OK, people. I have a serious question for you, and I need your I've been having this internal debate raging within me for some time now. It's gone something like this:
Me (circa March 2006): What's this BlogHer thing people keep talking about? It's a what? A conference for women bloggers? You mean people are actually going to meet up with people they've only met over the Internet? I'd never do that. These people must be really obsessed with the whole blogging thing. Weird.

Me (circa April 2006): Mommy bloggers are cool. And nice. And, gosh, I really like them. They're starting to feel like real friends.

Me (circa May 2006): Wow, BlogHer is in San Jose. That's only like 2 hours from where I live. Maybe I should go. It would be kinda cool to meet some of these mommies.....get an autograph or two...put a face to a blogger template. Maybe I'll sign up. Hmmmm. *twiddles thumbs and contemplates*

Me (circa June 2006): OK, there's no more denying it. I totally want to go to BlogHer. Bad. That's it. I'm registering....What? Day One is sold out?! GAH! Why didn't I register sooner, like back in March when I had a chance? I'm SO DUMB. *bangs head against keyboard*

Me (July 2006): Well, tickets are still available for the cocktail party happening Saturday evening. I could go to that. But would people still be hanging around or would all the fun be over by then?
So, now that you know what keeps me up at night, my question to you is:
Are you going to BlogHer, and if so, will you still be around for the Saturday evening cocktail party? Cuz I really truly only want to go if you're gonna be there. I'd so love to join you for a drink...A real drink.


Blogger Nut's mom said...

let me know how much and I might be there. email me

12:28 AM  
Blogger Lindsay said...

I am sooo sad I will not be able to go... I really would LOVE to meet you for a drink!
Maybe next time!!!

3:08 AM  
Blogger Pattie said...

If I lived close to where the conference is, I would looovvveee to go! I think you should go! If I could go, I would have loved to meet you!

5:58 AM  
Anonymous mamatulip said...

I'm not going, but I hope you can meet up with some cool-ass bloggers for drinks! How sweet would that be?

6:03 AM  
Blogger Pendullum said...

Have a drink for me...
Wish I could have gone...

6:07 AM  
Blogger Mega Mom said...

Goofball...some people are ONLY going Sat. night. I told you I'm not doing the conference thing. Pool by day, party by night woman!

And if you don't snore or move at all in your sleep you've got a place to stay!

7:07 AM  
Blogger ~d said...

Do you know the WAY to San Jose?

I will NOT be there. But, toast me anyway, huh? Please.

7:43 AM  
Blogger Andrea said...

If it were closer to where I live, I'd totally be going, but sadly, I can't. It also coincides with a mandatory business trip I'm taking. Wah!

But you have to go. I've read where other bloggers are ONLY going to the cocktail party. And you have to go so you can come back and write about it. Hafta! I need to live vicariously through SOMEBODY! Purty please?

7:44 AM  
Blogger Gingers Mom said...

That sounds so fun. I would go if I lived close. Cheers!

9:35 AM  
Blogger sunshinedaily4me_wuz_here said...

That would be fun. If I were that close, I would SERIOUSLY consider going. However, I live way too far and no time off go and have a great time and write all about it like Sunshine Scribe did!!!

10:11 AM  
Blogger Dawn said...

You know - Madge at Mainely Madge has a Blogher ticket she can't use, cause of some home issues.....She's looking for someone to take it off her hands

And I will SO be there.

10:15 AM  
Blogger margalit said...

I'm not going, but several of my blogfriends are, and I've heard that the cocktail party is well worth attending.

10:26 AM  
Anonymous Nancy said...

I'm going! And planning to par-tay as much as my low tolerance self will permit. I will so buy you a drink if you make it!!

10:32 AM  
Blogger Babaloo said...

I didn't know you lived so close! I live in San Jose, however, won't be attending any of the BlogHer events...I am looking forward to reading about it, though. If you've got the availability to go...then go! Have fun.

10:34 AM  
Blogger jennster said... arriving friday night and then leaving sunday morning. so YES, i'll be there saturday night. so COME. COME OR ELSE. the end.

10:35 AM  
Blogger Mommy off the Record said...

Peanut's Mom: you've got mail...

Mega Mom: you are the sweetest. I would love to share a room with you...I will e-mail you.

Dawn: thanks for the tip! I would love to meet the woman behind TWC.

Babaloo: you're IN San Jose? Wow! Wish you could stop in...let me know if you change your mind.

Nancy: ditto back to you on the drink.

Jennster: awesome. I KNOW it will be a party if you're going.

Lindsay, Domesticator, MamaTulip, Pendullum, ~d, Andrea, Kristin, Sunshinedaily, Margalit: if you ever happen to be in Northern CA some other time, you drop me a line you hear!

10:56 AM  
Blogger Dirty Birdie said...

I'd go but noone would have a clue who I am...LOL

11:58 AM  
Blogger Piece of Work said...

I'm totally going, and I'm freaking out just a little, about it. However, I only bought tickets to the cocktail parties, not the conference. (I'm sure you're shocked. Right? RIGHT?)
Anyway, yeah, come! I'll be there! The one in the corner looking nervous, downing a beer, that'll be me.

3:40 PM  
Blogger soleclaw said...

I'm not going for geographical reasons...but I would if I could!

I think Blogher should have an east coast conference!

4:22 PM  
Blogger Catherine said...

Next year for me. Now just watch, NOBODY I know will be at that one.

But I'd most definitely be there for cocktails on Saturday if I were two hours away. Do it!

7:05 PM  
Anonymous mothergoosemouse said...

You already know I will be there. And you already know I will be drinking. I really hope you will come to the cocktail party - I would love to meet you.

Will do the meme this weekend - promise. Been collecting pics of all the stuff in the various places.

7:13 PM  
Blogger Catch said...

Im too far away but I hope you go and have a great time!!! I think it would be cool to meet fellow bloggers!

7:33 PM  
Anonymous k said...

You should go. I wish I could go if I didn't live so dang far away.

10:19 PM  
Blogger ninepounddictator said...

I'm not going...however, I would love to hear about it if you do go, and tell me if it's worth going for next time!

10:54 PM  
Blogger lildb said...

I wanna go... and I'm not having the baby's party that weekend, now, for the traveling relatives' sake. so I'm free. and I'm not that far away. and I want to meet you *and* have a drink.

but. sad. no moooney. no ticky. no way.


12:06 AM  
Anonymous sweatpantsmom said...

I wish I was going, but can't. You should definitely go, and crash the Day 1 festivities like the badass mama you are. Have a drink (or 8) for me.

1:21 AM  
Anonymous wendy boucher said...

I will be there! Saturday night and all. I'm looking forward to it.

Would love to meet you too!

6:24 AM  
Blogger Happy0303 said...

I've only recently heard about BlogHer. It sounds so cool but I don't think it'll ever be here. Maybe I can catch one on a layover.

1:10 PM  
Blogger Lisa said...

I tried to sign up too and it was too late. Gah. I was bummed. Hope you go and have fun!

3:26 PM  
Anonymous Kari said...

I'm there. The cocktail party will rock. I guarantee you that people will stick around forever and ever.

7:34 PM  
Blogger Mommy off the Record said...

So many of you are not going...I am sad. Perhaps next year?? I know a lot of people want to do one on the East Coast, which would be cool, but can we also consider a BlogHer Hawaii one year? Anybody with me?

P.S. I just signed up for the Saturday night cocktail party. Yahooo!

11:39 PM  
Blogger J's Mommy said...

It's a no go for me living in Jersey and all, but have a shot for me would ya!!!

11:18 AM  
Blogger Christina said...

I'll be there! I'm still in shock that I'm going, but I'll be there for the entire conference. See you at the party Saturday night!

6:22 AM  

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