Sunday, July 10, 2011

5 Things: Have a Better Blogher

When thinking of what to talk about, then finding out that I could not post it last night (GRR) and losing it, I decided to talk about what I felt last year at Blogher and what I am going to do differently this year.

1. Pack right.

Last year, I took Greyhound from Boston to New York and did not pack right at all. I ended up carrying 7 bags full of stuff on the bus then on the T home. This year, I do not want to do the same. I am flying and going across the country. I am going to pack two extra bags into the suitcase and get rid of in the exchange room everything else I do not want.

2. Everyone is nervous. 99% of the people there are there for the same reason you are.

Last year I was nervous talking to everyone. This year I am determined to be friendlier. I am just going to have a good time.

3. Get in the know early.

I was a bit jealous, ok more than a bit jealous, of people and all their party invites last year. How did they do it?

Now I know.  Maybe my blog does not get picked often to be invited to things (I should change that) but just following the #Blogher11 Twitter feed has been enlightening this year. Not only am I getting “know” people, there are party tweets. I have gotten into a few parties this year.

4. Look at the agenda and plan what you want to attend.

I have not spend a lot of time looking at the agenda yet but there are a couple of sessions I want to attend. I am going to attend : Changing Yourself Your Perfect Imperfections: Blogging Your Way to Self Acceptance. If you have read this blog for a little while, you would know that is a big issue with me.

I am also thinking of attending: Change the World Owning Your Beauty: If We Change the Conversation, Can We Change The Culture? and Change the World Malcolm Gladwell is Missing the Point: Revolutions are Happening Online and possibly one of the writing and/or photography workshops.

I will also spend time roaming the Expo Hall. It can all be overwhelming.

5. Have fun.

I am going to relax and have fun. You should too.

If you are going and want to meet up let me know. I’d love to meet you.

I am also staying in San Diego for a few extra days and getting in Wednesday. I may tweet or see if anyone wants to meet for dinner on Wednesday.









  1. And remember, anything you don't want to bring on the plane you can give to me on Sunday so I can mail it to you!

  2. I'm soooooo jealous you're going. Can't wait to hear all about your experience. ; D


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