Tomorrow I leave for the BlogHer Conference in San Jose, where I will be meeting lots of people and handing out my blog business card right and left. With that in mind, I figured this would be a good time for a little "who am I?" rundown.
First my BlogHer history: I was at the very first BlogHer Conference in 2005. Also at the next six, if you need that bit of trivia. For various reasons I missed the last two years, but I'm back to see how they're going to celebrate the 10th anniversary.
I don't have a photo of myself from the first year because for some reason I confined most of my picture-taking to my tour of the Winchester Mystery House with Cagey. So here's what I looked like at the 2009 conference. That's Liz Rizzo on the left and me on the right, back when I had black hair with blue streaks in it.
In my professional life I do content marketing, which is a fancy way of saying I write for the web and run social media programs. So, pretty much the same as what I'm doing here except for the whole salary thing. You don't need to see a picture of that. It's just a plain old cubicle.
In my spare time, I sing in a rock band. This photo was taken last weekend, so if you're looking for me at the conference, that's what my hair looks like now. I'll probably leave the skull sweater at home, though. It hasn't made it out of my gig bag and into the laundry yet.
I also spend significant amounts of my free time playing geeky board games. Here's one of my main gaming group's favorites. We have a fancier Battlestar Galactica setup now, but this was from early on.
I aspire to get in better shape, although I'm pretty sure it's safe to say I'll never be a runner. Yoga is really more my speed, but I'm not too great about keeping up with classes. Look how optimistic I am before I start a 5k! Yes, I walked most of it. Incidentally, I live in the Central time zone, so if you also get up early and want to take a walk some morning during the conference, I'm in.
I have pets. Oh, yes I do. Would you like to meet them? Of course you would! Here there are in the order in which they came to live with us. First we have Xena, my husband's kitteh wife.
Velvet is our oldest cat and a big fan of sitting in my lap.
Trillian, the snapping tortie. Sweeter than she looks, when she wants to be. Otherwise, hands off!
Dr. Jones is my lazy tabby and our only male cat. He's really not as lazy as all that; he likes to play fetch with his favorite toy mousie.
What is this? Yes, a dog! We have one dog, Toby the Italian Greyhound. He's 11 years old (eight when we got him) and down to five teeth, which means his tongue hangs out a lot.
Last but not least is Kaylee, who lives in my husband's recording studio. Did I mention I have a husband? Who runs a recording studio? We'll get back to that.
So on to my husband. We'll be celebrating our 20th wedding anniversary late this year. He's a drummer in addition to being a recording engineer. And he is sometimes very silly.
I'm sure there's more I could tell you, but then what would we talk about at the conference? I'm looking forward to meeting all the new people I've been hanging out with online lately. This is going to be fun!