Somewhere in the span of a month, I’ve become completely overwhelmed with the idea of flying across the country and leaving my husband, son, and extended family to go to
a the THE blogging conference of the year, known as BlogHer’12. Held in NYC this year, over 4200 women and men bloggers will flock to learn, socialize, swag…… and in the midst of trying to understand what all of it means, I have this knee-jerk reaction of closing my eyes and putting my face in my hands. When I do this in front of HJ about something like, well, locking yourself out of your apartment for 2 hours during nap time and without a cell phone or accurate use of the native language, he asks, “Momma sad?” (I have the best boy, so insightful at the tender age of 2 years and nine months.)
Is Momma sad about BlogHer’12? I don’t think I’m sad, instead just trying to forge my path through hundreds of posts about what I should and should not do, things I should bring, things I shouldn’t do, or say, FB comments, Twitter comments, emails, party invitations…. face in hands.
So I did exactly this: I opened up the schedule of the ACTUAL conference, and picked my favorite sessions, noteworthy BlogHer’12 sponsors, and thought to myself that if nothing else, I am going to learn. A lot. And meet some great people (okay a lot of great people).
I’ve generally avoided talking about this conference because although some of you are bloggers, I know many a reader isn’t and who wants to hear about something you care little to nothing about?? (I know I don’t.)