A week from today, I will be in NYC at BlogHer. I am excited, nervous and overwelmed in a good way. There are so many people that I can not wait to meet, sessions that look incredible and fun parties that will add to the experience. Last year, I was one of the people that was not at BlogHer ’09 in Chicago. I had planned on it, but opted for a family Disney World vacation earlier instead. I remember sitting at my computer wishing I was there with everyone in Chicago. I saw all of the pre-BlogHer posts and drooled, then sulked when everyone was there and live blogging/Tweeting.
I vowed not to over write about BlogHer before the conference. Since this will be my first BlogHer experience, I am going in naive with the expectation to take it one moment at a time. Sure, I have a tentative schedule of everything I would love to do. Will I be upset if it doesn’t work out? Not really, there is so much that I will learn from BlogHer and I am thrilled to be able to go.
So my question to you this week:
Have you ever been to BlogHer in the past and will you be there next week? If not, please know I feel for you and hope that one day you will be able to attend if that is your wish.
P.S. One last thing before I go. I would like to take the time to thank Chevrolet. I am part of a group that will be carpooling to BlogHer in NYC in a Chevy sponsored vehicle. CutestKidEver, AlbanyMommy, TechyDad and I will be driving in a Tahoe Hybrid to our destination.
We are one of ten groups that were selected. They will be providing us with the vehicle, one tank of gas, ON STAR access, and parking once we arrive. They are not paying for additional gas, lodging or our tickets to BlogHer. If you would like to follow along with our journey and the others carpooling to BlogHer ’10, you can follow #ChevyBlogHer on Twitter.
Update: For those taking part in the #ChevyBlogHer carpool and want to use the banner, Lisa asked me to share. Here is the code to use:
<p><a href="http://www.blogher.com/carpool-blogher-10-chevrolet" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.theangelforever.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/ChevyBlogHer.jpg"></a></p>
Thanks to Kailani at An Island Life for starting this fun for Friday. Please be sure to head over to her blog to say hello and sign the linky there if you are participating.
I have never attended BlogHer and will not be there next week. I do hope to get the chance to go someday.
Kari´s last blog post ..I Have Let My House Go By The Wayside
I am a relatively new blogger so am not familiar with this, but look forward to hearing about your experience.
No I have not been to one. However I am Impressed with Chevy providing a vehicle and Parking! A real premium in NYC.
Auntie E´s last blog post ..Wordless Wednesday-A Guessing Game
nope, not going…
hope you have a great time
noelle d´s last blog post ..Aloha Friday – 45 i think
I want to really bad but its just not doable with 5 young kiddos here.
Jess´s last blog post ..Aloha Friday – Babies & Piercings
No~Never been! And just what the heck is BlogHer????
Ollie McKay’s´s last blog post ..WORDLESS WEDNESDAY & Sizzlin Summer Finds Take 2
I’ll be going to BlogHer for the first time next week. Lucky me, I get to share a hotel room with a beautiful woman! ;-)
TechyDad´s last blog post ..Aloha Friday- Mens Wear At BlogHer’s SparkleCorn
Not going this year… but would love to next year! I have been getting rather bummed reading everyone’s tweets and updates. My kiddos are too young and money is tight, so I had better plan ahead.
Owen’s Mom´s last blog post ..Aloha Friday – 23
I have never been to Blogher nor will I be attending the festivities this year! I will however be visiting NYC during this time to meet up with some bloggy friends! YAY!
They had blogher not too far from me and I wish there was a way to attend ‘ala cart’ so that people could go for as long as they are able or attend what they are able to attend.
I will be doing something a bit more exciting in my opinion.
Have a great Friday!
I honestly had never even heard of BlogHer until about a month ago. I’m pretty new to the blogosphere so, I think my blog has a way to go before I could benefit from going, but I’d love to go in a year or two!
Have a great time! I’d love to read a post about your experiences if you write one!
Children Teaching Mama
not going this year, but hope to within the next few years!
Have a great time!
Roxanne @ Children Teaching Mama
i wish i was going! i had hoped to go but things just didn’t work out this time…maybe next year. have a great time, be yourself, and enjoy every minute!
phyllis´s last blog post ..Rainbow Pudding Pops
Last year was the first year I heard about BlogHer. I vowed to go this year, but when this year came around, I wasn’t overly motivated to go. Maybe in the future :)
Becca´s last blog post ..Guys and Dolls
I have not been, but someday would love to go.
Melanie @ Whimsical Creations´s last blog post ..Aloha Friday 33
GREAT banner! I’ll be using it on my next post! (And linking to you!)
– A fellow roadtripper!
FireMom´s last blog post ..Boys and Silly Bandz
not going this time! Maybe one day! have a great time!
twincerely,Olga´s last blog post ..Aloha FridAy!
I wish I were getting to go this year, but alas….no go for me. BUT….I am so excited you will be attending and I can’t wait to hear all about it from your perspective. Have fun!!
Mommy Cracked´s last blog post ..About That Cat
I have not been and I’m not sure when I will go. There are TONS of bloggers I would like to meet since I’ve been blogging for so long. I know many of you online and it would be so nice to meet in person.
Pamela M. Kramer´s last blog post ..5 Fingers of Thanks
I saw some of your Twitter exchange finalizing car pool details, but had NO idea just how awesome it would be. Wow! I’m very impressed!
By the way, I’ll be curious to hear how far the Tahoe Hybrid tank of gas goes. I’m usually able to drive my Suburban into the city & back (or nearly back) on one tank (27 G, I think.) Definitely, avoid fueling in NYC or Westchester, if you can!
Sandra Foyt´s last blog post ..Jumping Jacks- Dinner- Show- & Water Ski Lessons
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