I didn’t go to BlogHer to go to BlogHer.
Sounds weird but it’s true.
I went to BlogHer to finally meet all of my online friends “in real life” which was the theme of this year’s BlogHer conference. Mostly I was excited about meeting all of the great friends I have made through MomDot, but also there were so many other bloggers I looked forward to rubbing elbows with too.
I admit I did not go to any sessions, and I admit that for a brief period I was enamored with swag. At least until the Expo Room started filling up and you could barely move. Then it was a little bit of sensory overload and I just had to get out of there.
I attended a couple of parties. But there is no proof that I had anything to drink. None.
That’s Miss Blondie on the left and someone who may or may not be me on the right.
I took my sense of humor with me and was responsible for landing a sugar packet (from the side which is totally a skill) in Miss Blondie’s cleavage.
I know I met a bunch of other people (I have a nice stack of business cards and quite a few contacts on my Poken) but I haven’t taken the time to sort through all that yet.
I do want to take a moment to thank my great sponsors yet again because without them my trip would not have been possible. Country Bob’s, Protect-A-Bed and PokenZoo were all instrumental in making my trip a success and I was proud to represent them at BlogHer. All three companies make products that have become an integral part of my and my family’s life.
I know a lot of people have mentioned how they were disappointed with their BlogHer experience for a number of reasons. I noticed many of the things that went on that people are touting as “negative” events or things that happened and while I certainly have my share of things that I would have liked to seen happen differently, BlogHer was one of the best times I have had in a long time. I went without any real expectations except to make the most of my time there and with my goals of connecting with my online friends I am very content with how I succeeded in achieving those goals.