I know, I know. What kind of blogger goes to a blogging conference and then doesn't post about it until almost two days later? The answer: a jet-lagged blogger who didn't get home until after midnight last night, then overslept and was almost late to work.
What can I say about BlogHer? It exceeded all my expectations. I finally met Yvonne, Toby, Amy, Elisa, Jory and Susannah - all of whose blogs I read daily. I bought a "Writing well is the best revenge" shirt from Mrs. Kennedy, which distracted me from introducing myself to finslippy, darn it. I met lots of other bloggers, too - they're all in the BlogHer blogroll to the left and I'll try to link to more specific people I met within a later post.
I attended mainly business-oriented sessions: Advanced Tools, Blogging for Business and $$ and Sense. I also treated myself to the How to Get Naked session and went to the early breakout session on Identity Blogging (which is the kind of blogging I do, but I didn't know a good term for it until now). Every session was great, but I wish I'd been able to catch some of the other ones that were held at the same time, particularly the Audio- and Videoblogging session.
I meant to participate more actively in various sessions, but I didn't end up saying anything until I got to $$ and Sense and spoke a little about a character blog I wrote for a client last year. I made up for it during breaks, lunch and the cocktail reception afterwards, though.
I'm SO glad I went and I can't wait to read through the blogroll further now that I have faces to go with more of the names. Tomorrow I'll discuss my BlogHer experience a little bit more and also talk about some of the other things I did in San Jose this weekend. (If I'm really on the ball I'll get my photos uploaded to Flickr, too.)
Thanks again to everyone who helped make my weekend so much fun, particularly Cagey, who was a much better traveling companion than she thinks she was.
Amazing event.Meeting the wonderful, talent bloggers - like you!- that I've been reading was a real treat.
Posted by: Toby | August 01, 2005 at 08:37 PM
Sounds like it was a great event.
So, what's Identity Blogging?
Posted by: Fi | August 01, 2005 at 08:58 PM
What the--too DISTRACTED? By a T-SHIRT? I was looking for you! Damn you!
Posted by: alice | August 01, 2005 at 10:42 PM
That was you! Ah, I'm connecting the dots now.
You cracked me up talking about people taking your 60 ft tall woman seriously :)
Thanks for coming and attending our conference and our session.
Posted by: Elisa Camahort | August 02, 2005 at 12:46 AM
Yeah, I want to hear more about what constitutes Identity Blogging. I'm intrigued.
Posted by: Rozanne | August 02, 2005 at 01:23 PM
Aw shucks - I am glad you were not too irritated by the constant treks to the bathroom because even I was getting peeved with myself.
Identity Blogging is exactly what we are doing - writing about our daily lives, hobbies, comings, goings, and such. As opposed to someone who blogs about a particular topic - be it politics, a social issue or career specific.
Posted by: cagey | August 02, 2005 at 03:29 PM
that sounds like it was really cool!
Posted by: Sarah | August 02, 2005 at 10:54 PM
i had an amzing time as well! high five to Blogher.
Posted by: rversde23 | August 03, 2005 at 10:27 AM