Tuesday, July 15, 2008

BlogHer Talk

I've only been blogging since January of 2007. I was too much of a newbie to even KNOW what BlogHer was last year. So I didn't go. This year? I am too much of a broke mama to fly from Jersey to California.


Every where I go. Every blog I read. There it is, talk of the funtastic conference that is BlogHer '08.

Sigh again.

But I can't let 1000 women (and men) bring me down with their talk of The People's Party and various Cocktail Receptions. Or the special events like Makeovers, Massages, and Yoga. And who hasn't heard about the Silicon Valley Moms Group Summer Road Trip '08? Because everyone loves a road trip! The Agenda is packed with great sessions and I am so bummed that I will be missing out on 22 bloggers reading their posts LIVE at day one's Community Keynote.

The all-mighty Dooce will be speaking! And she will be there, and her, and these two, and how could I not mention her. Plus, you know, all the bloggers I regularly stalk read.

And to rub salt in my wounds, they have buttons! BUTTONS!

But I'm not bitter. Seriously. SHUT.UP.I'M.NOT! I'm truly happy for anyone who is lucky enough to go. I hope they all have a half-way decent crappy great time!

It's not too late to "be there" either. Download Second Life and Register to virtually attend BlogHer. Leave a comment HERE and you may have a chance to read YOUR favorite post during the Second Life Community Keynote.

For all of us gals that can't attend, there will be plenty of ways to have our faces rubbed in experience, the happenings of BlogHer.

I have sent my MOO cards to the wonderfully kind Megan. She has graciously offered to display them for me.

Kelley, my idol, has begged pimped herself out asked politely if anyone would carry her mug beautiful face around with them.

Lotus, with the incredibly hawt rack, is having the hilarious and talented Red Neck Mommy tote her Bewbs around with her.

Witness the drunken antics social etiquette of The People's Party guests via the Kirtsy Podcast.

Read the Tweets. Or if that's just too much for you, follow Erika's advice. Though anyone who would give out their cell phone like that might not necessarily be in their right mind. Erika, you sure you don't want to rethink that? ;)

We homebodies also have our OWN parties to attend. Margarita anyone? And at Kelby's Pity Party you can even win prizes! Saaaahweet!

Some chicks are getting away from it all and doing it THEIR way and going to the Bloggymoon Capital of the World for the BFF (Blog Friends Fest).

AND guess what? We have our own Button too!

So, it sounds like, that no matter where you are, the blogging world will be jumping this weekend.

Me? I'll be taking my own road trip to the liquor store, putting my feet up on my desk for a pedicure, wearing my button with pride, drinking a margarita glass of wine or two or three, Tweeting, visiting a virtual world, possibly calling Erika when I get drunk enough, and definitely checking out that picture of Lotus again!


Shelli said...


BlogHer needs to come out to the East Coast for some love. So us Jersey girls get a break. lol.

jennifer, playgroups are no place for children said...

I had the button up last year...I'll have fun FOR you, how's that sound?

Marshamlow said...

I'm not going either. So sad. I don't even have any plans this weekend. Perhaps I will have a drink with you. Didn't know you were on twitter, I will have to find you and subscribe. Me love Twitter.

Laura said...

We are sooooo on the same page...I will use that button for sure...I soooooooo wanted to go...maybe next year!

Oh, The Joys said...

I LIKE that button!

Kelley said...

You called me your idol!


I am like an idol! Awesome.

Now where are my riches and minions and shit...

I just bought some kick arse shoes to make up for not getting drunk with other bloggers.

Sarcastic Mom (aka Lotus) said...



Karly said...

Stupid conference. :(

I'll be there next year. I just need to start saving up for it now!

Janine said...

Haha. Now imagine what it's like for us poor saddo mom bloggers all the way in South Africa. Sigh.

Threeundertwo said...

Love the button.

I'm having fun watching from afar, but it looks a little overwhelming. Yeah, overwhelming, that's my story.

The Fritz Facts said...

Blogher needs to go midwest...then I could go. I wish I could, but it just wasn't happening this year. Maybe (major maybe) next year.

Domestic Spaz said...

You linked to the Margaritas! I could kiss you for it. If I could reach you... and if that didn't give you the heebie jeebies.

I'm bummed I'm not going but I wasn't at all prepared. Maybe next year. Maybe.

meleah rebeccah said...

Aw. I really wanted to go too.

But, now, I have this kick ass button and I can display it with pride!


Jennifer H said...

Somehow Jennifer's lovely offer to have fun FOR you isn't quite the same as being there... :-) A lovely offer, nonetheless.

I'm not going, but I wish I could have. I'm gearing up to leave all sorts of nice (fake) comments, like "Oh, it's so great that you're having such a good time. I'm so happy for you."

I'll try not to choke on them.

Mrs. Schmitty said...

Shelli: You said it SISTAH!

Jennifer: Um, thanks?! No really thanks.

Marshamlow: Yes, let's drink and Tweet!

Laura: Definitely next year? It's a plan!

Oh, The Joys: But YOU have no use for it, do you? LOL ;)

Kelley: Kick ass shoes always make up for anything, don't they? Do send me a picture!

Sarcastic Mom: What? I was serious!

Karly: Me too!

Janine: I guess if you went to BlogHer you'd have to sell a kid or maybe a kidney. Go visit Kelley, she'll tell you all about it.

Threeundertwo: I do too...but I can't take credit growingalife designed it.

The Fritz Facts: I'm saving for next year...maybe we both can pull it off?!

Domestic Spaz: MUUUUAAAAH!!

Meleah: Shelli and I want it to be in the East Coast so us Jersey girls can go...you in?

Jennifer: SNORT...write the comments and put a voodoo hex on them, right?

Karen MEG said...

Cute button; hilarious post!
I'll be at the party!

slackermommy said...

Wish you were here!

Next year, I hope?

Damselfly said...

Great recap!

The bloggy world is jumping, but comments are down. At least for me.

My non-BlogHer chat room will be open all weekend!

Anonymous said...

I missed you, Momma and could have used some east coast backup from Jersey peeps like you and shelli!

Perhaps next year, we can ALL represent and then trash a room, or something ;o)