Sunday, July 26, 2009

Decompressing ... BlogHer09 had me hopping!

Wow, I'm still trying to decompress after the few sensational days at BlogHer09. So many bloggers, so little time to try and do everything I wanted to accomplish. But what an experience! 1300+ bloggers not to mention all the PR/sponsor individuals and a few other curious onlookers that wanted in on the fun. Yes, I attended some fairly interesting sessions, popped in on plenty of parties, and walked around feeling slightly overwhelmed by the largeness of it all. I wonder just exactly how much coin was dropped to make it all possible.


(View of Chicago from the road. Yes, we drove there. Doesn't it look like there's a face in the little cloud on the left?)

But I really don't care about most of that. I decided to attend because I wanted to meet other bloggers. And, boy did I get that chance. I had some fun conversations with many bloggers I already knew of including @zrecsmom of http://zrecs.com/ and Average Jane. And I made lots of new connections and friends including Stacey from CreateaBalance.com and the sweet and petite Tara behind When Tara Met Blog. Standing in line for one of the parties I even met a Community Keynote speaker, Danielle (#10), of Knotty Yarn. Her reading of "stuck in the middle with you" had me reaching for the Kleenex not because I was crying but because I was laughing so hard I could barely see through the happy tears. The Community Keynote Lineup was full of wonderful, insightful bloggers sharing some heartbreaking, funny and beautiful moments.


(That was the line on Thursday night to register!)

Anyhow, like I said I'm still decompressing. Promise to post a few more pics and memories later. In the meantime, I'm trying to decide if I could handle a trip to NY next year. Yep, that is where Blogher '10 will be held. You can even register already, if you are so inclined. ツ

8 comments:

celi.a said...

Thanks for the link to the Knotty Yarn post. It made me smile (and laugh a little on the inside)!

Marina said...

Sounds like so much fun.I do hope I can go next year. While you all were away we had a Not Blog Her Party for all of us who missed out :<

PS Please hop over and leave a comment to help with this contest I'm in(ends midnight today)- http://energizerbunnysmommyreports.blogspot.com/2009/07/top-10-reasons-i-am-excited-to-stay.html

Sheila DeChantal said...

That sounds so wonderful! I am fairly new to all of this so I am just hearing about these great events as they happen but next year I am so hoping to be a part of some of these events!

Thanks for sharing this! :)

Marie said...

It was so great meeting you at BlogHer. One of my highlights was also the keynote - I was in tears!

TheEclecticElement said...

Oh wow. That looks so fun! I don't blame you for taking a little R&R time to unwind.

Bill and Lorie Shewbridge said...

Glad you had such a wonderful time. Thanks for the little snippet, looking forward to hearing more. Take your time decompressing.

Steph at Problem Solvin' Mom said...

I feel like I'm still decompressing...is Tuesday over already? Thank goodness I have this week off to recover. Was great meeting you!

Stacey / Create a Balance said...

Hi. I'm still decompressing too (and still going through all of the business cards I gathered). I met amazing bloggers and am now signed up for the typeamom conference. I think I may be hooked.