3/21/11

We'll do it by the pool with umbrellas in our drinks.

Many of us who blog are spending quite a bit of time right about now planning and thinking about the BlogHer conference coming up in August.

I remember the first year I went some incredible, incredible things happened. I learned that there are amazing souls in the world, and I learned that each conference is what YOU make it. I would link to all those things, but they are among the 200 posts deleted after the incident. You remember that, right??


I am so thrilled that I am attending this year’s conference, and was honored to be asked to participate in a Room of Your Own proposal. Let me take a minute to explain.

Conferences consist of sponsors (who provide amazing meals, gifts, and other support for the BlogHer organization) speakers, volunteers, organizers and panels that facilitate and initiate discussions. (That's not all, but my mind is a blur right about now.)

Each conference is geared towards meeting the needs of its attendees. The best way to do that, is to have proposals “put out there” to the general public, and see which ones would be well attended.

Here’s where I come in.

The amazing Stacey from anymommy called me and asked if I would be interested in participating on a panel for a session on creative writing.

Would I? WOULD I?????????

I felt like the girl who got asked to the prom by the best looking guy in town. “Cept she’s a girl.

I am devoted to the craft of writing, and am pinching myself each and every day that this audience is kind, grateful, patient, supportive and ha a GREAT sense of humor. (And a great sense of honor, of which I am also grateful.)

So, if you would like to attend a session facilitated by yours truly, anymommy and the talented Bon of cribcronicles, then click here and go to Post Process, from creative spark to blog post, by anymommy. All you have to do is say you’ll attend!!


And while you’re there, There are several others I highly recommend!! Scary Mommy, Anissa, Lucretia and Tech Savvy Mom all come to mind!!!! This is our conference, and we decide what we listen to and who we learn with. Make your choices!


And now, I have to go the gym. Frank was in rare form today, and I have to lift about a thousand pounds before I can even talk about it.


(The good news? I still love him.)

21 comments:

Magpie said...

You and Stacey and Bon? I'm there.

SkylersDad said...

Congrats on the invite!!

a Broad said...

Weeping because I want to be there and I am kinda stuck in South America ..

anymommy said...

No one is more excited & honored about this possibility than I am. This tiny chance that I'll get to sit in a room with you and Bon and so many other wonderful writers and talk words and how they string together is making my life happy. xo.

Cheryl D. said...

I'm going to BlogHer this August! It will be my very first blogging conference. I cannot wait!

Joanie said...

Wish I could be there! Have an amazing time!!

I just went to Babble (they let me vote maybe once a week) and my first thought was "move over, ladies! Vodkamom is movin' on up!!" #32 as of Monday night!! Keep on voting everyone!!!

Lynn MacDonald said...

Well, I might go if you were speaking. Of course, if I was speaking I would definitely go. That might involve me actuallynusing my brain though and I haven't done that for a while so...maybe not.

Sorry I haven't been bynlately, I pretty much suck at this time of year

Loukia said...

You have no idea how excited this news made me when I read it on Stacey's blog that you guys would be doing a Room Of Your Own! And an awesome topic! I am 100% SO there! I love you guys!

Sandee said...

How cool and it's so close. I'll not be attending, because I've boating to do, but y'all have fun.

Can't wait to hear about what Frank did today. He's a pistol indeed.

I love your new look.

Have a terrific day. :)

That Janie Girl said...

someday I am SOOOO gonna go. That being said, are your flights booked yet? I have passes.

Maggie May said...

i almost never have this emotion...
but i'm jealous!!!!

Anna See said...

Sounds wonderful! I so wish I could go this year and attend your panel discussion! Alas, our CA money is going to send my son to Legoland, not his mom to Blogher. :(

Brian Miller said...

oh i think about blogher all the time...oh wait i cant go...drat...i am hitting NYC this weekend though....

Kyddryn said...

I wish I could be there...sigh...perhaps some other time. I shall simply have to be envious of the folks who ARE there and hope it goes swimmingly for you!

Shade and Sweetwater,
K

Angie Ledbetter said...

Have a ball! I know your audience will go away with huge smiles. :)

Jill said...

I voted ... and I so hope your ROYO is chosen! Oh what I wouldn't give!!

As Cape Cod Turns said...

I am doing a little dance of happiness because you are going to blogher :)

Sexnfries said...

How awesome for you, we stole stuff to celebrate, thanks

Pastor Sharon said...

Sometime, I just read the fine print. And I'm here to confirm with you that God does have a plan.
Every single moment of dread, every single thing that is going on is working together for your good. You are on your way to great things!

When you are tired, rest. Breathe deep and know, you are in the best possible hands there are, God's hands.

Pastor Sharon said...

I would love to go to this conference. Who knows, maybe one day, we will make it there.

Rima said...

Congratulations! That's awesome :)