Dear BlogHer ’12 Conference,
Right after I send this, I’ll be en route to Manhattan for you, my first blogging conference.
I must confess: Every time I say that, my inner nerd pushes up her taped-together glasses and giggle-snorts in anticipation. Then the other part of me rolls her eyes and goes, “Blogging conference? There are conferences? For blogging? Really?”
How many conferences do you know of, Jules, that get the President of the free world to speak? I can almost hear you saying.
That’s right. On Thursday, Barack Obama addressed the BlogHer ’12 crowd!
Today, thanks to you, I will see Katie Couric, Soledad O’Brien, Christy Turlington Burns and Malaak Compton-Rock. Not too shabby, but *pssst*, not nearly as cool as seeing JM, Misty and Thoughtsy.
Did I ever tell you Misty runs a “Weekly Whacked” series displaying greater Baltimore’s finest fashion faux pas? In her honor, I’m wearing her favorite clothing pet peeve: Stretch pants! (I’m sure you remember my see-through stretch pants disaster from a previous trip to New York to see JM? I’m an old pro here.)
And thanks to my beloved Chipmunks, I’m armed with the most kick-tail business cards a blogger could hope for:
Do you think I should promise a follow-up post tomorrow, or will you be so full of awesomesauce that it’ll take me until Monday to get a post up? …Okay. Fine. Let’s say Monday.
Have you been to any type of conference or convention for your passion? If not, have you ever met a pen pal or online pal? How did it go?